Good Eatin’: The Best Local Restaurants Around Hampton Roads


Hampton Roads has so much to offer. In addition to being the home of Langley Air Force Base and the Virginia Air and Space Center, we’ve got a slew of local restaurants that are must-visit destinations in their own right. Here are some of the best local restaurants around Hampton Roads that you won’t want to miss. Best of all, they’re just a short trip from your home at Waypoint Apartments.


County Grill & Smokehouse

Are you in the mood for old-fashioned, homemade southern food? The County Grill & Smokehouse is the place to visit. Just about everything on their menu is grilled, smoked, or barbecued.  Would you like to try some pulled pork barbeque? Maybe some smokehouse quesadillas? How about some pit-grilled tuna, smokin’ wings, or beef brisket? There’s something for everyone on the menu at County Grill & Smokehouse, and it’s all delicious!


The Deadrise

If seafood is more to your liking, visit The Deadrise, a bar and seafood restaurant located on the waterfront at the Old Point Comfort Marina. There are even boat slips available if you’re coming by sea. Entrees, starters, sandwiches, wraps, and tacos are all made with fresh seafood. Delight your taste buds when you visit this local favorite.


Venture Kitchen and Bar

The Venture Kitchen and Bar won a Coastal Virginia Magazine Readers’ Choice Award in 2017. Their motto is “adventurous food and drink,” and their menu certainly delivers. Gourmet pizza and salads are available all day, sandwiches are available before 4 pm, and tapas are available in the evenings. Your stomach will thank you!


Park Lane Tavern

Are you looking for the perfect adult beverage? The Park Lane Tavern is a great place to drink and dine. This European-style tavern serves American and British cuisine along with an ample selection of beer. There are draughts (24 taps) from around the world, scotches, bourbons, wines, and bottles. Some of their favorite dishes are fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie. This tavern is vegetarian-friendly and also has vegan and gluten-free options. Talley-ho!

There you have it, the best local restaurants around Hampton Roads! If you would like to learn more about living in the Newport News area, please contact us. We’d love to welcome you to our vibrant community.

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