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If it was your last meal where in Virginia would you eat?

I am putting a trip to Virginia together focusing on restaurants, joints, dives, hole in the wall places that have great local food. If you have a suggestion I would love to hear about it!

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  1. In truth, if it was my last meal ever (rather than last this week) it probably wouldn't be in Virginia and it certainly wouln't be a joint, dive or hole. But given the constraints, it surely would be The Inn At Little Washington.

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    Inn At Little Washington
    PO Box 300, Washington, VA 22747

    1. I've had 'finer' food - but Joe's Inn in the Fan (Richmond) for Spaghetti ala Greek plus a greek salad with anchovies is one of my favorite comfort meals.

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      Joe's Inn
      205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

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      1. re: jeanmarieok

        I LOVE Joe's Inn, when I lived and cooked in Richmond it was one of my regular haunts.

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        Joe's Inn
        205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

        1. re: jeanmarieok

          c'mon. Joes Inn is awful. I just can't figure out what people like about it, aside from the fact it's dirt cheap. I live around the corner from it, so I wish I could say better things.

        2. Edo squid/ mama zu (different restaurants, same owner basically same menu) in Richmond. don't expect awesome service. but expect AMAZINGGG food. and the house wine is great at $4 a glass! i would suggest the rockfish.

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          Edo
          22299 Exploration Dr Ste 402, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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          1. re: CHO123123

            Both are great places, thanks! Do you have any favorites that are over on the coast or on highway 1?

            1. re: CHO123123

              also 8.5 = takeout place from the same people.

            2. If I had to pick a last meal to eat in Virginia, it certainly wouldn't be at a joint or a dive; it would be
              The Inn at Little Washington, hands down.

              1. Okay, let me clarify a bit. I want to hear about your favorite non fine dining, family or chef owned and run restaurant.

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                1. re: Marsha R

                  Sandpiper Reef in sleepy Mathews County. Fresh local seafood including fantastic OYsters Rockefeller and great crabcakes. And surprisingly great ribs. Lots of different items on the menu; there was something for everyone in my family including the kids. Owned by a local family and the entire staff was so friendly. Both the bartender and chef came out to our table to talk to us.
                  A little out of the way and hard to find but it was more than worth the hassle.

                  Betz

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                  Sandpiper Reef Restaurant
                  , Mathews, VA 23109

                  1. re: Marsha R

                    Louisiana Flair. Great New Orleans Po'boys on 322 Grace Street. Its the real deal. First place outside New Orleans I've ever eaten at where the food tasted "right"

                    1. re: BostonCharles

                      Totally agree about Louisiana Flair. It's awesome!

                      1. re: BostonCharles

                        Which is your favorite Po"boy at Louisiana Flair? Was going to try this week for lunch.

                        Thanks....