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Vintage Tavern

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American, Bar
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1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138 (Bridge Road / Route 17)
+1 757-238-8808
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Suffolk, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I reserved a table in the vintage Tavern recently to celebrate my Wife's birthday. It was one of the nicest meals we have ever enjoyed. We were downstairs close to their working fireplace. The food was wonderful. And the service was great also!

1 Thank Richard D
Suffolk, Virginia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to Vintage Tavern several times for special occasions. We've had romantic dinners for two, small group celebrations and a large 50 person graduation dinner on the second floor. Everytime I've been impressed with the restaurant. They do everything right with the souther cuisine (this past time we had the seafood and grits and fried pork belly, and... More 

Thank Samuel E
Suffolk, Virginia
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220 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here the other night in the bar. Had the pulled pork barbecue French fries. It was terrific although probably not the most healthy food I've eaten.

Thank tombob7
Suffolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding food. Excellent atmosphere and superb staff. Whether you eat in the dining room or the bar, the food is wonderful. Management is always chatting with guests. Bartender is great. Try the BBQ Duck Wings from the Tavern menu, a meal by itself.

Suffolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Vintage Tavern is one of our favorite restaurants in Suffolk. The food is great, the service is outstanding and the "Olde Tavern" decor will make you want to remodel your house!

Thank Ron M
Suffolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Well this will be a little wordy. Vintage Tavern used to be my favorite, was excellent in every respect. Hard to get a reservation and worth the effort to do. Economy crashes in 08 and staff cuts eat away the quality of the product, hey we all got to be profitable I understand. Still very good and the bride and... More 

Thank Paul S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place in Suffolk. The crab cakes are some of the best I have ever had. The shrimp and grits are also excellent. Their cornbread is awesome! The service is always excellent. Great wine list as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Jay H
Smithfield, Virginia
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434 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place has a lot of great chow. Normally hang out in the bar. Ordered a couple of specialty drinks and they were marvelous.....then had the BLT with softshell. One of us ate the BLT with the softshell; delicious. One had the softshell on the side; delicious......but the star of the show was the smoked potato salad. Neither of us... More 

Thank cjdotheworld
Fresh Meadows, New York
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207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Reviews of this restaurant are accurate. Very good food with specials. Interesting that it is not in downtown section. Very nice setting with friendly and helpful staff. If in area be sure to dine there

Thank Leonard C
New York
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great food and service but the restaurant seems focused on serving business travelers or those hoping to impress. Food is wonderful but a bit too planned. Seems like they are trying very hard to tell you know you are eating real Southern food. Perfect for the business traveler who wants to feel like they didn't miss out on a Southern... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 200
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
    (Bridge Road / Route 17)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Suffolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-238-8808
Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point is owned by Brian and Teresa Mullins. Located in the hunting and fishing community of Northern Suffolk, Virginia the restaurant features 'Seasonally Southern' fare. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas both with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the covered veranda and a 400 plus selection wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. Voted #1 by Hampton Roads magazine 2012 Platinum Plate Awards. Recognized by Open Table as one of America's Top 50 Restaurants in 2009 and 2010, and by Sante magazine for Wine Hospitality in 2010.

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