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Willaby's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
+1 804-435-0000
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My cousin and I had dinner here twice while staying in town. Oysters were excellent as well as the crab cakes!!!

Thank Lopez958
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by fur dinner after Urbana Oyster Festival. I had the shrimp and grits. It was not as flavorful as I had hoped. My husband had the crab cakes which was enjoyed. Mac and cheese yummy. Others in our party had the catfish , ribs, and shrimp. All were enjoyed and yummy. Hush puppies we yummy as well. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Sherry F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Loved coming here for some cheap drinks and solid food! Wish it was open on the weekdays in the summer, but I loved being able to go for dinner one night. It's doesn't disappoint. Nothing fancy, but good food and well priced with a pretty view of the water.

1 Thank kcbestbest
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a nice seafood meal on the water and most of the locals that we asked said this was the place and we were so right! There was a line of locals waiting to get in so we added our name to the list and squeezed into one seat at the bar to wait... More 

1 Thank aat20
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Our dinner started out OK, with prompt seating and drink orders somewhat timely. As the evening wore on, things got progressively worse. Service was terrible, but not the fault of the wait staff - it was clearly a management issue. Too few people trying to do too many things. There was no one to show people to tables, and the... More 

Thank Jim W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is another old standby for the Northern Neck which has been around for many years with few, if any, changes. That said, the burgers are excellent with a special burger every day. Creative toppings. Good choice of sandwiches, soups (delicious oyster stew), some vegetarian choices. All of my trip to Willaby's, save one, have been for lunch, so I... More 

1 Thank summergal2015
RIchmond, VA
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a nice view of the river, and the bridge. I don't eat gluten so I had to ask for the fish to be broiled instead of breaded and fried. It turned out tasty, but some more options would be nice, as there wasn't much I could eat. The restaurant is very casual. Service took a while to get... More 

Thank Karen B
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Came in on a Saturday in a hurry. They were able to seat us quickly. We ate outside and it was really nice! I opened the menu and I was Wowed right away! There is so much stuff to choose from! I chose the Willaburger, with fries and a side of hush puppies. The hush puppies are sooo amazing! I... More 

Thank Joanna M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a whim and so glad we did. They have "famous" oyster stew. Despite being bit nervous of the idea, I tried the stew. It was yummy with huge whole oysters. I loved the broth and ate one oyster. I do believe that stew fans will love it. And the other parts of our meals were quite tasty. Loved... More 

1 Thank MsKelliH
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great location and food was good. Prices fair but the day we visited was not a good day for the restaurant. It was hot, AC not working hardly at all and there were flies around our table and biting our legs. The floor was dirty and this place could use a good facelift.

Thank godrfgo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  White Stone
  • Phone Number: +1 804-435-0000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?