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Jul 7, 2008 02:27 PM

Chesapeake, VA--nice restaurant to take elderly lady

Hi VA Hounds.

I am coming to Tidewater for a visit in August. Part of the visit is meeting my BF's mother for the first time. We need a nice restaurant to take an elderly (86) lady with pretty traditional taste. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

DC Deb

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  1. You're probably not going to get a lot of responses b/c Chesapeake is not exactly a foodie mecca. Lots of chains. You may want to search for Hampton Roads and find something in Va Beach (close to Chesapeake) or Norfolk. Good luck.

    1. There is the Sterling Steakhouse in the Greenbrier area...I have been to their outlet in Norfolk & it is a very nice traditional steakhouse....also crabcakes, lambchops, creamed spinach, etc... This is their only other location so it is not really a chain. The other option would be Swan Terrace at the Founders Inn (in Va Beach but right on the city line) I have not eaten there in years but it is a lovely setting.

      1. For a woman with traditional tastes the Courthouse Cafe would be a good idea for the two of you to try. But I will also recommend the Founder's Inn.

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        1. re: chefsteveo

          Thank you for your help! I was getting worried from doing online searches--most of the places listed were fast food chains.

        2. Forgot about Courthouse Cafe....less "fancy" than the others, casual. Still some nice fried & broiled seafood and some homestyle dishes. Not the place to "impress someone" per se, but comfortable and good. and friendly

          1. If she likes seafood steaks or pasta try Dennis' spaghetti and steakhouse. It's in Churchland which is very close to Chesapeake, actually the Chesapeake line is very close. Everything there is homemde, delicous and affordable. In fact they give you large portions and there is still plenty to take home. It comes with all you can eat soup salad and home made bread. It's casual but great staff and the owner is a great guy.