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Trick Dog Bar & Bistro

4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2120
+1 804-438-6363
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“duck” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2120
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and our service was excellent. It was a little small, so I would recommend reservations. The food was really very good, from the caprese salad to all the seafood dishes, which were very fresh. the portions were generous.

Thank brian f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is great! Good food reasonably priced, great waitress, well stocked bar. Great sign out front- be sure to stop when sign says "playing". You won't be disappointed

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Under new ownership, the physical appearance of Trick Dog has greatly improved. However, the menu is limited and the prices have skyrocketed. On my last visit, a Wednesday night, I was the only patron at the bar. Prior to that, the "kitchen" had not thawed...More

Thank Bayloverr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 had 8 o'clock reservations. We were seated promptly and had a nice enough server. He was a little inexperienced but tried. We ordered a cheese board as a starter and it was wonderful. The dinner that followed, however, was awful. We...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Easy to drive by this place - but don't! Trick Dog offers fine food, relaxing ambiance and a friendly staff. Open for dinner only so plan accordingly so you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank bbh8324
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Was uncertain going in, given small town experiences on Cape Cod where I come from, but this place was great, across the board. Food excellent...I was told there is new ownership and chef, which explains the mediocre reviews from years before.

1  Thank sandoshian
Reviewed 31 May 2017

When we called to make a reservation at the Trick Dog, we were told we could not come at 7:00 because they were too busy. So we settled on 7:15, but when we arrived only two other tables were occupied. Had everyone cancelled? Our server...More

1  Thank caravanseri
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a delightful dinner. Staff was very accommodating and prompt. Fried oysters were gluten free and delicious. I asked for remoulade (they come with cocktail sauce) and promptly received my request. Salmon was cooked perfectly: crispy on edges, tender and moist in middle. Risotto...More

1  Thank AWHSUM
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Just had dinner at the Trick Dog. Most disappointing. Server advised us that the reason our dinner took 25 minutes after we got our salad was because our dinner was fired before the apps. Finally we got our meals and the seared tuna was cold...More

Thank jiffymatt
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Staying at the Hope and Glory B&B across the street, this was a natural choice for dinner. We sat in the bar this time and enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Our server Lisa was excellent! I had the Cajun Chicken Alfredo and my wife ordered the...More

Thank SharpShoey
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5 July 2016|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
The new manager is Ann Meekins. She owns a real estate company here in Irvington as well. Paul Ferguson
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Seafood, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4357 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA 22480-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Irvington
  • Phone Number: +1 804-438-6363
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Great small town rest. with bigger city attitude...great food and service
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