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1213 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230-4707
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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193 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I will say that Ive always had excellent meals at "Supper" but I've had a few "just ok" meals at Lunch. The space is very small, so expect a wait at normal lunch times. It might be the smaller portions lunch gives you.. now I know it's lunch, but the sandwiches I've ordered have been a tad small. That being... More 

Thank The~PuRa~VIdA~
Virginia, USA
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family visited mid-morning for brunch. The place pretty small and was very crowded and loud. However we only waited a few minutes to be seated at a long communal table with other guests. We ordered various breakfast specialties, and they were all outstanding, and large portions too. We split a couple of deserts after the meal, and they too... More 

Thank Jerone V
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a grilled veggie sandwich that was amazing! The veggies were cooked perfectly with pesto sauce. My friend had the roast beef sandwich she said was divine. Would definitely go here again. The restaurant is tiny so go early or plan on waiting

Thank Susan C
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why this is so highly rated. The food was good but just average. It is very crowded and the service is slow. My chair is small and sort of sloped so I kept slipping off. Kind of a young, hipster place, if that's your thing.

Thank Tyria
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One of my colleagues invited several of us for lunch after telling us how great it was. Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches. My southern pride BLT was fantastic. The crab cake sandwich was huge. I highly recommend this restaurant. My Richmond colleague says that she has enjoyed the food on every visit.

Thank Lynn P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting another restaurant in the same chain recently, this is a far cry from the first visit. Staff was very friendly and courteous, food was great, and manager made numerous rounds checking on all patrons. Will definitely be back again.

Thank Thomas D
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Very comfortable atmosphere. We sat at the bar, the wait staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The bartender gave my husband a sampling of all the local brews on tap and told us where we could go find them. The owner was friendly and had a great understanding of food allergies and dietary restrictions.... More 

Thank cait g
Midlothian, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had high expectations and was not disappointed. My husband and I arrived shortly after 5:00 on a Saturday, and were happy to get a table on the small side. There's not much room inside, but it felt nice and cozy. There were so many wonderful choices, we both had difficulty making up our minds. I had the Mediterranean Portobellos... More 

Thank SusanMarie1960
Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

There were so many wonderful things here that I must go back again and again. Fresh, locally grown fare. It's a little hole in the wall that elevates Southern food to the best level. Not pricey and not pretentious. Just delicious. I had the Southern Pride BLT. Local bacon, fresh pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. Brussels Slaw and Kettle... More 

Thank Terri W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice and loved the food both times. The fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwich is amazing. They also have hard boiled egg specials each day which are good. The mint iced tea was good, but it didn't not taste much like mint. The desserts change frequently and are delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230-4707
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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