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The Restaurant at Smithfield Station

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415 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430
+1 757-357-7700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Not impressed, crab cakes were dry, green beans could've use some seasoning and olive oil, mashed potatoes and french frys were great, prawns were dried. First time, last time. When we told waitress she didn't seem to care

3 Thank dachief30
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great atmosphere, location, food and drinks. This is a nice place to take a date or your whole family. Well established and great views of the boats and water.

Thank Cary L
Poquoson, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Wonderful food and a must stop if you are in the neighborhood. The views and quiet atmosphere is great for couples.

Thank Michael S
Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We were seated at a table and had no one come by our table to even take a drink order. After 10 minutes, we got up and left - no one even noticed. It was terrible service. The sad thing is that we have had similar service in the past. We thought we'd give it one more try, but not... More 

4 Thank John L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Such a quiet, lovely location on the backwaters. Dessert was very good. Dinner was ok. The view and staff make up for any shortcomings in the menu choices.

Thank 50statetraveler
Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Get a seat out on the deck to fully enjoy the beautiful views, boats and birds. We had a blast relaxing and enjoying lunch there after Chippokes Plantation. Make sure you drop by the visitor center first and check out the museum. Don't forget to try the Wharf Hill Brewing Company.

Thank jwillma7
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We have always loved boating into the Marina, with family and friends to have a wonderful lunch on the outside deck at Smithfield Station. The server, Patrick ,was not very attentive or friendly, until he realized I was writing a review.We ordered drinks and Perrier water.We got the drinks,but my mimosa was hot , so I added ice from my... More 

Thank Nanc8
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We made our dinner reservations when we booked a room in the hotel two days before arriving. They kept a window table available for us even though the room was close to full at our seating time. Nice. The food was great and we really appreciated the half portion option. The Oyster Rockefeller dish was very tasty even for one... More 

Thank Rolling_T
Carrollton, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We were seated fairly promptly for our lunch reservation, then were completely ignored by all service staff for over 10 minutes. They seemed more interested in socializing with one another than in taking care of their customers. When our waitress finally stopped by, she was unapologetic and claimed that she "didn't see us" despite having made eye contact as we... More 

3 Thank Steven M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I spent one night at the Smithfield Station hotel and the front desk lady told us about the Sunday brunch. We decided to go check it out. We were seated after a small wait and we then proceeds to go get our food and it looked fabulous. There was a nice lady making omelets and the food... More 

1 Thank Natasha P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S. Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-7700
  • This restaurant is at Smithfield Station
The award-winning Restaurant at Smithfield Station is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and offers a variety of fine cuisine. Renowned for an extensive menu that places an emphasis on Fresh Local Seafood that combines the flair of legendary Smithfield Ham into many of their dishes. Beautiful Water Views, Reservations Recommended.The Smithfield Station IBX Bar & Grill is also located next door and offers the same great view, but with a more casual setting and great bar specials.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?