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Dinner in Virginia near I 95

nancyl126 Apr 5, 2012 06:39 PM

We're driving from Vermont to Kiawah, S.C. and hope to be near Richmond, VA by dinnertime...Looking for casual but Chowworthy dinner...nothing ethnic, one of our party is a picky eater.

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    Ozhit May 1, 2012 08:23 PM

    Joe's Inn in the Fan
    205 N. Shields

    Boulevard exit
    South on Boulevard to Grove (Virginia Museum on right
    )Left (east) on Grove
    Left on Shields (small street)

    Joe's is in the middle of the block.
    A Richmond classic, varied menu with spaghetti a specialty
    Easy to split portions
    Prompt service, reasonable prices,
    Really nice residential area is a break from the interstate.

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      NXS Apr 10, 2012 07:04 AM


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        ForFoodsSake Apr 6, 2012 05:36 AM




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        1. re: ForFoodsSake
          AMFM Apr 7, 2012 08:08 AM

          stronghill (while not the best restaurant in richmond) is a good choice because it is easy to get to off the highway - and back on. and the food is nice as is the decor.

          others are good but strike me as hard to get to, park, etc if you're on the road.
          Are you staying in richmond or continuing from there - because that'd totally change options!

          1. re: AMFM
            Janet from Richmond Apr 19, 2012 09:26 AM

            Read on RVANews that Stronghill has closed.

            1. re: Janet from Richmond
              PenskeFan Apr 20, 2012 06:52 AM

              Dang, I wanted to get there to try it, but a lot of other places I need to try anyhow.

              1. re: Janet from Richmond
                AMFM May 1, 2012 08:00 PM

                Yep. One of the staff there who's now at pasture, told me it was without any forewarning on Easter.

            2. re: ForFoodsSake
              PenskeFan Apr 11, 2012 12:25 PM

              I thought Julep's was jacket required? However pretty sure their new sister restaurant , Mint, is casual . I've not tried it yet, however; but I expect it is very good.


              1. re: PenskeFan
                Janet from Richmond Apr 12, 2012 06:59 AM

                I have heard mixed reviews on Mint. It seems they are still working out some of the kinks. One person had a great meal, another the worst meal of his life.

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              Janet from Richmond Apr 6, 2012 05:34 AM

              comfort. http://www.comfortrestaurant.com/

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              1. re: Janet from Richmond
                PenskeFan Apr 11, 2012 12:31 PM

                Sometimes I wish I worked and/or lived closer to downtown. I need to get there one of these days.

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