For anyone who needs a little history lesson, The Revolutionary War took place between 1775 and 1783 as an armed conflict between the British and the United States. What if we told you there was a historic Virginia restaurant open since BEFORE The Revolutionary War? Mind-blowing, right? The Half Way House Restaurant in Chesterfield, Virginia, has been feeding tired travelers since 1760. Still, today it is one of the most delightful historic restaurants Virginia has to offer.

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Have you ever heard of this historic Virginia restaurant? Did you know Half Way House Restaurant in Virginia has been open since before The Revolutionary War? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section! Also, if you want to find out more about this iconic restaurant in Chesterfield, visit the Half Way House Restaurant website or the Half Way House Restaurant Facebook Page.

The Half Way House Restaurant is just one of many Virginia restaurants with a unique history within the state. We’ve taken a look at the most historic Virginia restaurant, and it just so happens to be The Red Fox Inn. This restaurant has been around since 1728, making it the oldest restaurant in Virginia.

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Restaurants In Virginia

What are some of the best restaurants in Virginia?

Among the best restaurants in Virginia are the following:

  • Mangia Qui Italian Bistro in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Channel Bass Inn in Chincoteague, VA
  • C&O in Charlottesville, VA
  • Alexanders in Roanoke, VA
  • Fat Canary in Williamsburg, VA
  • 21 Spoons in Midlothian, VA
  • The Shack in Staunton, VA
  • The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm  in Lovettsville, VA
  • Heirloom in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Edelweiss German Restaurant in Staunton, VA

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Are there any other historic restaurants in Virginia?

In a state with a long history like Virginia, you’ll certainly find a few historic restaurants. Here are a few additional historic restaurants in Virginia to add to your dining bucket list:

  • Michie Tavern ca. 1784 in Charlottesville, VA was established, as you may have guessed, in 1784. This 18th-century eatery is where you can dine on delectable Southern-inspired cuisine while also enjoying Southern hospitality.
  • The Red Fox Inn & Tavern was established in 1728 making it the oldest restaurant in the state. Located in Middleburg, VA, this tavern has maintained much of its historic charms.
  • Established in 1770 Gadsby’s Tavern has a long history and was visited by notable figures such as George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. You’ll find this historic restaurant in Alexandria, VA.
  • King’s Arms Tavern in Williamsburg, VA first opened in 1772. Today, you can still dine on dishes made using 18th-century recipes.

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