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“Something Different is delightfully different.”

Something Different
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Urbanna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Staunton, Virginia
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201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Something Different is delightfully different.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Something Different is moving from its destination location to convenient downtown Urbanna. Food is great. I love the crab cakes, but the slow cooked brisket is a favorite too. Kid friendly! Great chef, friendly service. I hope they can capture some of the old time atmosphere in the new place. They did definitely need more seating! Carry out available too. Great place but not presently suited to large parties or special events. They'd make a great caterer, though, if they do catering.

  • Visited May 2013
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Richmond
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Definately Something Different at The Rivah”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

A hidden gem outside of the town of Urbanna is moving into town this July! Something Different is definately "something different" at the Rivah! The barbeque is out of this world so try the open face barbeque sub covered in provolone! The brisket is amazing so try a sandwich or just get it sliced and take some home with you! All the ice scream is homemade and if you are over 18 try the Fuzzy Peach or Grasshopper with bit of alcohol in it. If you are daring try the Hot Chocolate with chili peppers! Breakfast is served all day and beats messing up your kitchen when you can be out the door enjoying the day on the rivah! I am sad to see this gem move further away from me but I will make the drive to enjoy Something Different!

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Nancy C
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Connecticut/NYC
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I sure hope they manage to bring the same great food and ambiance to the new location in Urbanna! Stopped in and enjoyed some absolutely divine ribs and sandwiches. Something Different is a place that really does EVERYTHING the right way: unique environment that'll make you feel at home; great beverages (well selected microbrews and wines - not just Coors and Bud); menu items that really stand out for originality and execution. The staff there is great - very friendly, knowledgeable, and happy; they seem to get along well with each other and with the patrons. We wish Something Different great success in the new location - but not so much success that we can never get through the door again!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank MGinCT
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Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“" great experience and Something Different "”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We read the other great reviews and decided to try Something Different for ourselves. Definitely a great experience ! The staff was friendly and the food was amazing ! The She Crab Soup, the Crab Cakes and the BBQ and almost forgot the Dry Rubbed Ribs all were very good.. When you pull up it just looks like an old general store but when inside, you can feel the warm hospitality. There's not much room for dining inside, there's only 3 tables and a small bar area. This quaint little restaurant is definitely worth the drive and we will be going back soon !

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Wayne B
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I love this place!!!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I love everything about Something Different. I have never had a meal I did not like. Love the ice cream too. It's worth my hour drive. Yes it is a little out of the way.

  • Visited June 2013
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