TAPP into local fresh seafood, NN burgers, Italian and Mexican faves and ice cream so good you’ll be ordering seconds while you’re finishing firsts

Of course, you’ll find only the freshest Rappahannock oysters here. TAPP into all our seafood that includes crab, clams, rockfish and local delicacy salt fish. We’ve even got lobster rolls prepared the traditional way.

If you love a good burger, you’ve come to the right place and while we’re pretty far from Italy, our family owned Italian restaurants are hometown favorites.

Speaking of yummy, you’ve never tasted better ice cream. You won’t go hungry with a visit to any of our restaurants.

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1710 Tavern

1710 Tavern

The 1710 Tavern has undergone extensive renovations for over a year, turning the former Emerson’s Ordinary/Henley House into a restaurant with historical root dating back to the earliest days of Tappahannock. Their menu will feature modern interpretations of colonial era food, with a focus on locally sourced food. The restaurant will offer a variety of options, form fine dining, to a comfortable tavern pub environment, to a casual patio for friends and family to meet.

528 Prime Steak and Seafood

Enjoy family friendly fine dining in the center of town near the Rappahannock riverfront, site of the former Lowery’s. Menu includes locally sourced seafood, brick oven pizzas and selections off the chopping block, including a 40-ounce Tomahawk Steak for two. Happy hour menu served from 3-6 p.m. daily. Specialty cocktails include a Rappahannock Mule; you can also grab a bottle of wine to go.

Acme Ice Cream Parlor

It feels like 1950 in this old- fashioned shop with a fountain next door to Acme Antiques. Waffle cones, sundaes, soft serve, smoothies and 36 handspun flavors along with hotdogs and nachos. Carnival and circus décor make it fun to linger.

ACT XII Wine & Provisions

ACT XII Wine & Provisions, serves as a wine and sandwich shop located in the heart of Tappahannock. In 1618, the House of Burgesses of Virginia was founded by the governor of the colony per the request of the Council of London. This was in order to allow the colonists of Virginia to have representation in local matters. It was in 1619, a formal document was established by the House of Burgesses, with a portion specifically having households grow grapes for production. It is this edict that Act XII Wine and Provisions is founded. Wine shall be for all.

Almost There

Family diner includes outdoor seating and serves comfort food.

Asia Café

Appetizers, soups, fried rice, lo mein, chow mein, sweet and sour favorites, moo shu, egg fu young along with chicken, beef, pork, seafood and veggie dishes. Multiple diet dishes, too.

Bella’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Fresh Italian salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps and pizza including Sicilian Square. Special plates and multiple veal entrees, too along with nearly a dozen types of spaghetti, steak and seafood.

China King

Appetizers, soups, chow mein, chop suey, foo young and a wide range of chicken, beef, seafood, pork and vegetarian dishes. Combination platters, too.

Java Jacks Café

Iconic restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day with a full service coffee bar. You’ll feel at home in this converted farmhouse. Don’t leave without trying the doughnut-like “jacks,” a signature item.

Los Portales Mexican Restaurant

Hot, fresh Mexican food made to order with margaritas. Daily lunch specials.

Maltese Brewing Company

Maltese Brewing Company was founded and started by Bobby Cook and Joseph Smith. Two firefighters with a passion for craft beer, which brought them together. When the two heroes were not saving homeless babies from their burning mansions, they loved getting together to create delicious home brew. A past time that the two could share while their little ones were running a muck in the house. Many home brews and band-aids later (don’t worry they’re professionals) the two decided that they could make better use of their time by finding part time jobs. After many more brewing sessions to discuss this further, they decided to sell their beer! Thus the creation of the world’s most awesome nano-brewery began.

NN Burger Tappahannock

Fresh-crafted yummy burgers, hand-cut twister chips and a dessert called a freakshake — handspun ice cream served with toppings that range from an entire piece of chocolate cake to cotton candy or a baked donut presented in a take-home “NN” logo mason jar mug. Tender lobster meat on a butter-crisped New England roll is a seasonal treat.

Prince Street Café

Owner Maria Esquer recently relocated this local eatery to Hobbs Hole Golf Course. Vast menu includes hometown favorite Salt Fish breakfast featuring the savory fish with two eggs, fried potatoes and cinnamon apples.

Roma Ristorante Italiano

Elena and Filippo Giambanco started the first Italian restaurant in Tappahannock in 1976 with a small venue that has since expanded to include more than 250 specialty items. Mama Giambanco’s secret spaghetti sauce recipe is used today; the pizza dough is made from scratch every day and the salad bar is a community favorite. Several dishes bear the name of family members. Of course, the oysters are fresh!

Taste of Latin America

Your go-to for made-from-scratch bowls, fajitas tacos and more. Yuca fries with a homemade sauce and fried plantains served with sour cream.

The Farm at 17 South

Evolving menu based on what’s in season with main dishes and sides like your grandmother used to make. The Crab Bisque is “loaded with crab.” A Country Fried Filet Mignon bills itself as the “fanciest country fried steak this side of the Mississippi.” Remember to leave room for a handspun milkshake for dessert.

To Do Café

Owners Bob and Diane Lentz met in this building on 1008 Church St., back in 1975. She was a waitress at what was then the J&L Drive-In, and he had hitchhiked to Tappahannock to visit his mother. The husband-wife team married for nearly 50 years opened To Do Café in 2009 and named it after Diane’s dear friend, Linda McCroskey, who had a list of quirky sayings but prefaced everything positive with the words “to do.” Menu includes hand breaded oysters, onion petals, crabcakes minus filler; a mix of sandwiches from po’ boys to BBQ, specialty burgers, lunch baskets and a range of dinner entrees.

White Oak Nutrition

Family owned wellness shop that specializes in protein shakes, refreshers, acai bowls, coffee, teas and protein snacks.

Chain Restaurants

If you’re looking for one of your favorite chains, we have those, too!




Burger King


KFC/Taco Bell

Pizza Hut




Grocery Stores

If you need to shop for food or supplies, check out our list of local stores!

Dollar General

Family Dollar

Food Lion

Fas Mart

Quick Stop


Sunnyside Grocery


Walmart Supercenter

Watts & Sons Supermarket

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Wind Vineyards Brings Gold Medal Wine Trail to Tappahannock for the First Time

Wind Vineyards at Laurel Grove entered six wines in Virginia’s most stringent competition and earned medals for all of them, including the 2020 Chambourcin winning Gold. The Virginia Governor’s Cup,… Continue reading Wind Vineyards Brings Gold Medal Wine Trail to Tappahannock for the First Time

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