Guy Fieri's Virginia Spots
Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Citrus
Dine here if you're looking for some breakfast or lunch with a coastal twist. Guy enjoyed the citrus-glazed pancakes topped with cinnamon and nutmeg, bananas and pineapple. The soft-shell crab Benedict's "dynamite" flavor also impressed. The seafood comes straight from the docks and is always fresh.
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Portsmouth, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Moseberth's Fried Chicken
This 71-year-old family-run fried chicken dive is now teaching the fourth generation the secrets to its craft. Guy loved the crunch and seasoning of the fried chicken dinner, which comes with a breast, a thigh, a wing and a long leg, as well as hush puppies, fries, coleslaw and potato salad.
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Norfolk, VA
restaurants • shopping
Posted over 5 years ago
Pendulum Fine Meats
Chef and Owner Dylan Wakefield is serving up sandwiches at Pendulum Fine Meats that transport Guy back to his childhood. The slow-roasted beef is “so thin, it only has one side,” said Guy.
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Richmond, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Dots Back Inn
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Virginia Beach, VA
cafe
Posted over 5 years ago
Citrus
On Triple D, Guy described The Village Cafe as "part dive, part bar, but all neighborhood joint." Since 1956 they've been churning out a little of all three with "crunchy crunch" ale-battered onion rings and Italian classics like stromboli stuffed with ham, salami, mozzarella and green peppers.
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Norfolk, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
The Dirty Buffalo - Colley Ave
Patrons flock to The Dirty Buffalo for the best wings south of Buffalo. Fresh wings that have never been frozen are tossed with any of the unique creations from their huge catalog of sauces. Guy loved the Buffalo Soldier sauce so much that he said he wanted “to use it as a stir fry sauce.”
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Arlington, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Metro 29 Diner
Metro 29 Diner is your traditional monster diner with a monster menu. Swing by for breakfast and chow down on the homemade challah bread French toast. On the weekends, remember to order the leg of lamb with potatoes. For Guy, “the kicker” is the savory, scratch-made gravy drizzled on top.
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Wakefield, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Virginia Diner, Inc
Since opening in 1929 inside a railroad car, Virginia Diner has become a destination for classic melt-in-your-mouth Southern cuisine, including Guy's favorite: collard greens. To finish your meal, don't leave without ordering the Peanut Pie. This is The Peanut Capital of the World, after all.
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Flip Flops Grill + Chill
The coastal cuisine found at this grill is laid-back, fun and fresh. Guy, a native Californian who has high standards for fish tacos, was impressed by the fresh ahi fish tacos topped with slaw and mango barbecue sauce. Locals recommend relaxing with a drink and a basket of sweet potato fries.
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Norfolk, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Jessy's Taqueria
This one-of-a-kind market/restaurant hides some of the best authentic Mexican food Guy has had outside of Mexico. The Consome De Borrego is so good that Guy can’t eat it fast enough. This is “one of my new favorite Mexican dishes,” he gushes.
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Portsmouth, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Harvey's Hot Dogs
This old-school local hangout is pumping out hot dogs and Southern comfort food. The tender dumplings and the rich and creamy flavor of the chicken and dumpling soup captured Guy’s heart. Locals enjoy the chili dogs as well as the subs and barbecue.
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Whitner's Barbecue
Born and raised on barbecue, owner Warren Rogers is pursuing his passion at Whitner's Barbecue. Guy liked the "real-deal" KC burnt ends seasoned with the house rub and homemade barbecue sauce. For an all-in-one Thanksgiving dinner, try Mr. Whitner's smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry chutney.
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Norfolk, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Pendulum Fine Meats
Chef and Owner Kevin Ordonez is taking Asian street food to another level at Alkaline. His popular wings are lightly coated and then fried twice for optimal crunch. He then carefully brushes each one with a sweet and spicy sauce so they don’t lose their crispiness. The braised ox tail-topped ramen was so packed with different flavors and spices that Guy never wanted to dish to end.
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Carib Shack
Carib Shack is the place for a little slice of the islands in a strip mall in Virginia Beach. The jerk pork bowl is a comforting combination of crispy pork coated in a special jerk barbeque sauce served over rice and veggies. Mama’s Stew Beef Bowl melds meltingly tender slow-cooked angus beef with stewed lentils and rice.
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Carrollton, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Captain Chuck-A-Muck's
Believe it or not, the owner of Captain Chuck-A-Muck's in Virginia, Chuck Lawrence, is an actual sea captain, making the fact that most of the fish and seafood is locally caught not the least surprising. The restaurant is famous for its crab cakes, which Guy described as ''all killer, no filler.''
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Leaping Lizard Cafe
Everybody in town loves this cafe and antique shop for its low prices and farm-fresh produce. The "righteous" gourmet panini chicken salad sandwich made with homemade bread, shredded chicken, peach chutney, curry yogurt, fresh tomatoes and mixed greens was Guy's favorite. Also try the duck sammies.
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Richmond, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Dots Back Inn
Inside this small nondescript cafe is a menu filled with "tons of custom-built food." So says Guy, who visited the Richmond, Va., favorite for the Black Bean Corn Cakes loaded with fresh veggies and Chicken MacArthur pasta made with onions, tomatoes and feta cheese, which is "really popping."
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Café
You'll feel like you're in Italy at this mother and daughter-run bakery and cafe. Guy loved the sandwich with thin-sliced Marsala-marinated beef on fresh focaccia bread. The specialty is the stuffed meatballs, which are filled with cold cuts and cheese. For dessert, try the eclairs or the cannoli.
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Norfolk, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Doumar's Cones & Barbecue
Doumar's hasn't just perfected the waffle cone — they also invented it. Home of the ''World's First Cone Machine,'' this place has been a staple of Norfolk, Va., for over a century. When Guy visited here on Triple D, he was a fan of the Strawberry Willy sundae and Doumar's signature limeade.
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Virginia Beach, VA
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
Beach Pub
The seafood at the Beach Pub is always fresh and always delicious. Guy was crazy about the oysters Rockefeller, which were topped with spinach, bacon and feta cheese. The fish hash, an 80-year-old family recipe, also impressed Guy with its tang from the onions and richness from the bacon.
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