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Virginia Diner Inc.

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American, Diner
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408 North County Drive, Highway 460, Wakefield, VA 23888
+1 757-899-3106
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 06:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here every time we pass through Wakefield. I always enjoy the ham biscuits but the Waldorf salad with peanut sauce and peanuts on top is my favorite. Also on my list are the carrot soufflé, the stewed tomatoes and peanut pie. Not a fancy place but definitely worth a visit for southern food.

Thank MtMcGee
Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great southern food and restaurant on tv show Diners Drive Inns and Dives...Found it and would go back!!

Thank walter g
Hendersonville, NC
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch light lunch here on the day after Christmas. We were not hungry enough for a full meal, but wanted to stop while we were in the area. Our server was friendly and helpful; my wife and I each had a cup of Brunswick stew, which was excellent and served nice and warm; we just wanted a... More 

Thank James B
Virginia Beach
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went at about 4:00 on a Saturday night. The buffet is always the best thing on the menu. The chicken, fish, and carrot sufle were cold. They are usually the best things on the buffet. Try the carrot sufle, but go at a time when other people are there and they are bringing the food out on a regular... More 

Thank picturetakingone
Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Have been a patron for decades. Was very disappointed on trip of Nov 27, 2016. Buffet was not well prepared and certainly not up to what was once "outstanding". Meal was overpriced and far from the quality we expected. The service was also very poor. Will never make a trip again. This was once a destination point for our out... More 

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VADiner_Restaurant, Owner at Virginia Diner Inc., responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for being a loyal customer of ours for the past few decades. We are pleased to know that all your previous trips here were very enjoyable. However, we regret to learn that your most recent trip was disappointing. We are proud of the quality of our food and price our menu items accordingly. While we are displeased... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Buffet was very disappointing. Go to KFC for mois chicken. Canned vegetables..non descriptive desserts. Extra for beverages

Thank BrendaU8419ND
VADiner_Restaurant, Owner at Virginia Diner Inc., responded to this review

Hello, We are shocked to learn that the buffet did not meet up to par with your expectations. All of our food at Virginia Diner are prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients and we would like to assure you that it is all made in house. We apologize about the desserts not being as descriptive as they could... More 

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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This very popular restaurant is a little off the beaten path. There are many peanut possibilities for taking home or giving as gifts. The food is ok, but nothing special. If you order the famous peanut pie and ice cream ask that it not be reheated in the microwave as it makes the peanuts texture a little rubbery. The slider-type... More 

Thank J L
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped on the way to the OBX and had their buffet. The fried chicken was excellent! A good assortment of hometown Southern food. I noticed service was slow at some tables but of course I had no problem.

Thank Michael A
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Located in the "Peanut Capital of the World" - Wakefield, Virginia. This restaurant has been in existence since 1929. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Huge menu choices with many recipes that fall into the Southern comfort food category - Virginia ham and Southern fried chicken, and don't pass up the biscuits. Gift shop has peanuts galore as well as other... More 

Thank 757scf
Roanoke, Virginia
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253 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stop on my trip east, made a late lunch. Had the ham and tomato sandwich. The only thing bad I could say was, it was just to big for me. But I ate all of the sandwich. Will stop on the way down next time.

Thank jhais28374

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 North County Drive, Highway 460, Wakefield, VA 23888
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-899-3106

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