Dining in Suffolk has never been easier!
From seasonally southern cuisine with flair to authentic Italian dining, Suffolk boasts an eclectic array of chef-owned eateries, diverse enough to please even the most discriminating palate. We may still be best-known for peanuts, but our city is fast becoming known for offering modern perspectives on southern traditional meals.
Historic Downtown Suffolk offers unique restaurant settings, some housed in the repurposed structures of Suffolk’s past. Perhaps, this is where the flavor of Suffolk begins. In just 12 square blocks, you’ll find the fun casual atmosphere of The Baron’s Pub—famous for the mouthwatering Baron Burger—and the artfully eclectic Plaid Turnip (located inside the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts), serving up everything from fried green tomatoes to prime rib. Amici’s Pizza Café opts for a laidback approach to Italian dining with brick-oven gourmet pizzas, gigantic meatballs and even regular “Wines from Around the World” nights. Harper’s Table provides unforgettable hospitality and dining for guests with a focus on high-quality cuisine. Be sure to check out the historic Coca-Cola mural that was uncovered during early renovations . . . the stuff of legends!
With a city spanning 430 square miles, it’s no surprise that award-winning eateries are found throughout the city. In fact, Vintage Tavern is considered one of America’s Top 50 Restaurants by OpenTable.com and has garnered a plethora of honors ranging from Hampton Roads Magazine’s Platinum Plates to Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Not to be outdone, Vintage Tavern’s sister restaurant, River Stone Chophouse, has also received several awards for catering to the tastes of carnivores. The Chophouse’s signature dishes include Smoked Kansas City Strip, Deviled Crab Dip and Live Maine Lobsters. Nearby, you’ll find Rajput Indian Cuisine, a popular choice among locals for the area’s best in Indian food.
Don’t forget to sample your favorite brews at downtown’s Nansemond Brewing Station and try out the unique "self-pour" option at the northern area’s Decent People Taphouse! There’s something for everyone!
An excellent way to sample all this fantastic food is to participate in Suffolk Restaurant Week, which promises a savory blend of the city’s signature flavors. During this annual culinary showcase, participating eateries offer three-course, price-fixed menus. No coupons, vouchers or tickets are needed – simply order from the Suffolk Restaurant Week menu at your establishment of choice. For more information and a list of participating eateries, visit our Suffolk Restaurant Week page.