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You’re trying to show off East End food to your family, where are you going?

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I have a real white suburban family that thinks “Applebee’s has perfectly cooked steaks”. Personally, for their general tastes I was thinking 821 or Mojo’s.

I’d like to go to a Richmond local spot without putting them too far out of their zone. Any other spots to think about would be awesome.


What do you say East Enders? It is a real struggle sometimes to show us how many great options we have as foodies here in the East End. Do we take them to The Roosevelt? Union Market? Proper Pie? Soul ‘n Vinegar? What about options in Shockoe and Fulton? Where do you take your family?

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Richard Borean
Richard Borean 09/15/2019 at 8:55 AM

Dutch and Co is my go to. If they stay over night, Sub Rosa for breakfast.

Aileen Rivera
Aileen Rivera 09/15/2019 at 9:53 AM

Dutch &Co always

Sandy Miguelez
Sandy Miguelez 09/15/2019 at 10:04 AM

I love The Hill when I come home

Mary Louise Munden
Mary Louise Munden 09/15/2019 at 10:34 AM

8 1/2 & Union!

Adriana R Zamudio Rountree
Adriana R Zamudio Rountree 09/15/2019 at 10:52 AM

Mary Louise Munden love Union pastrami sandwich

Rachel Woolwine Davis
Rachel Woolwine Davis 09/15/2019 at 10:40 AM


Adriana R Zamudio Rountree
Adriana R Zamudio Rountree 09/15/2019 at 10:51 AM

Tree’s tacos and tips
Churchill resident since 2001

Justin Swisher
Justin Swisher 09/15/2019 at 11:18 AM

Alewife and Union Market

Leigh Bob
Leigh Bob 09/15/2019 at 1:09 PM

Riverbend for coffee. Super fresh!
Paninis for lunch… so good!!!

Liz 09/15/2019 at 1:14 PM

Honestly if their go-to is Applebee’s, Dutch may be a little too different for them. I would recommend Hill Cafe or Patrick Henry Grill. And this is from a HUGE Dutch fan! Definitely SubRosa for breakfast though!

Karol Smith Tompkins
Karol Smith Tompkins 09/15/2019 at 1:58 PM

Pomona for breakfast, pastries from Subrosa, lunch at Grisette, cocktails and snacks or dinner at either Dutch, Roosevelt, Alewife or Metzgar. We are super spoiled here in Church Hill, unlike our dining options that existed when we moved here 13 years ago.

Sally Byrd
Sally Byrd 09/15/2019 at 2:33 PM

Breakfast at Ma & Pa’s, lunch at Krispies, dinner at Bubba’s.

Jess Houser
Jess Houser 09/16/2019 at 7:31 AM

Sally Byrd, where are Ma & Pa’s and Bubba’s?

Sally Byrd
Sally Byrd 09/16/2019 at 9:08 AM

Jess Houser down Williamsburg Road.

Jess Houser
Jess Houser 09/16/2019 at 10:51 AM

Sally Byrd, thank you!

Sharon Larkins-Pederson
Sharon Larkins-Pederson 09/16/2019 at 10:59 AM

Dutch & Co, Grisette

Jane Porter
Jane Porter 09/16/2019 at 3:19 PM

The Hill Cafe; Millie’s

Kirsten Gray
Kirsten Gray 09/21/2019 at 9:59 PM

For a grab and go lunch or dinner, proper pie (best meal and sweet pies in the world), The Nile for home cooked clean absolutely delicious food, Union Market to grab Mediterranean Bakery dips and good bread and can’t go wrong wine choices, Muffins from WPA, 8 1/2 for fantastic Italian that you can eat off for 2 or 3 days, Best Pub in the city hands down, Patrick Henry Grille and Pub, I love the ribs from Alamo, the list is so long. Seriously I don’t need to leave my neighborhood anymore… Then there is Millies and Tio Pablo, and there are those mentioned by others I haven’t even tried yet!

Melanie Perry 09/25/2019 at 12:08 PM

Mike and Maddy’s has the best classic breakfast sandwiches on the Hill!


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