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Richardson's Cafe

12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7772
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
“clam strips” (6 reviews)
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12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has made major improvements in their food over the past couple of years. Pretty much everything on the menu is delicious, with large portions and very reasonable prices. The Ruben was huge and came with French Fries. I had to take half of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at Richardson's for dinner on July 9th and It was so good, that we went back the very next day for lunch on July, 10th! We ate outside for dinner and enjoyed the street sights. Our waitress was excellent and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great food in an adorable nostalgic setting. Great service. The Bleu Cheese Burger is fantastic.

Thank janet d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love their crab cakes, beet salad, and desserts. Save room for the best coconut cream pie in the world. The next dessert you need to try is the Smith Cake--12 layers of the most moist cake with chocolate between each layer. Share the desserts!!

Thank Katie3199
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are on vacation. Wonderful service and the food here is awesome with surprising variety of seafood and GREAT hamburgers. The best thing is the ambience, and the old fashioned soda shop shakes!

Thank Kris D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a wonderful old time cafe, serving large portions of quality food. This old fashion restaurant featuring counters takes us back to the 1950's. The ice cream sundaes are superb. It's worth the visit.

Thank Ed R
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic greek shrimp wrap and sweet potato fries! Our parents loved the root beer floats. Very nostalgic, yet great updated menu.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Classic diner food, tasty with nice size portions and Great staff. Got to sit outside on a beautiful day eating picked beet salad on Main Street southern town, what more could you want?

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is good for old-fashioned comfort food -- chicken salad, fried seafood, ice cream sundaes. They're friendly and the service is just fine. The 1950's decor: travelers who remember the America of the 1950's with awareness of the inequities for women, people of color,...More

1  Thank SusanBrian2012
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Wait staff excellent. I got a crab cake sandwich, more filler than meat, tasteless and cold. Lettuce leaf on sandwich was bad... croissant bun was very dry, fries were cold too. Husband got frog legs, said they were good. Pricey for...More

1  Thank Sue R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mathews
  • Phone Number: +1 804-725-7772
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