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Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill

4.4
479 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill presents an American Grill House menu combining the freshest product from Virginia’s best artisans. Our Award Winning Culinary team expertly creates dishes inspired by the culinary heritage of Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard. Please call for large reservations. *Special events subject to change. Please call to see what's new!*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 479 people are saying
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Reese
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was perfect!

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Joanie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, will go again every year! Food was delicious and was very elegant.

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Angel
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time doing the Thanksgiving buffet at Swan Terrace. It was absolutely amazing. We were in the ballroom. The setup was beautiful and spacious. Food was delicious but the service was the icing on the cake. Everyone was so gracious, helpful and on top of everything ! Kudos to all involved. We will definitely be back

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cathiee
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner with all the works served buffet style. Full house. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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CoffeeStains
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for lunch not realizing there would be no menu service, only buffet-style service. For a buffet, where the food is not made to order and sits out, the food was pretty good but the value for the money was not very good.

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vipThomas
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We had gone to this restaurant several years back to celebrate a 50th anniversary. Wow …. What a fall from grace. From fine dining to one step above Denny’s. Maybe the biggest decline I’ve been Ben seen.

The menu had 3 entree’s. Frozen to table. Service was none existent, Food quality is bad. Tremendous decline. Couldn’t wait to get there, couldn’t wait leave.

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RochelleB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I absolutely loved this dining experience! We enjoyed the delicious food and the entire staff is just awesome! Thank you to the gentleman that was our host. And the our waitress! My grandson was amazed at the indoor and outdoor experience as we were able to walk around the grounds which are lovely.. The you for the Piano as well!! We’ll be back soon!☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice and the food was excellent! We went for our anniversary!
I was concerned of lack of mask wearing. I specifically picked this restaurant because the website emphasized mask wearing.
I really did appreciate one of our waiters, Nick, who kept his mask on properly the entire time! I felt so much safer when he came to our table. The host was great about keeping her mask on the entire time!
When a restaurant emphasizes mask wearing it means covering mouth and nose. Nick and the host (plus another gentleman who worked there wearing a suit), were wearing their masks properly.
Fortunately, we were away from other tables. This is a beautiful place and, as I mentioned, the food is excellent!
I would feel a lot less stress if everyone followed the mask policy.

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bblanke
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Little disappointed in the limited menu, but I do realize it is the time of covid. Very busy in the restaurant with a dog show in town. We will be back, the atmosphere is great and the food is good, just miss the old menu

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SPARBIND
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Especially when staying at the Founders Inn, but even if not and in Virginia Beach!

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RichardW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been faithful attendees at Swan Terrace for many years and are pleased to say that the quality of the food presented has returned after some months of a decline.

There is something for everyone at this brunch including raw oysters, boiled chilled shrimp and chilled thinly sliced low (salmon), various salads with many accompanying items, five breakfast and dinner items and at least four deserts.

Enjoy!

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Grammygo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the buffet. Felt very safe. Went early & was able to social distance. Dress went from casual to churchy.

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vipSpectacular
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from hostess Jennifer and server Yvonne. Great Caesar salad and Thai Chili Shrimp and noodles. Finished with a churro bread pudding. Very convenient- highly recommend.

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RichardR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, quite a spread! Everything was very tasty. I am a southerner so I would have liked some grits and I am sure others would have as well. That's not a complaint mind you, just a suggestion, Everything was really good and I would recommend it to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Logan was absolutely wonderful , water never went not refilled the food was delicious , Deseret was outstanding . The bill was very reasonable . The waiter even went out of his way to check and see if they had champagne for me , which they did and it was absolutely delicious. Top notch service and experience all around

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PamelaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Swan Terrace for Sunday brunch, and it was very nice. They laid out a lovely buffet, including an omelet station. Everything was fresh, and the seating was quite comfortable.
We will be back in the future for another brunch!

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MoniqueG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. The service was odd, our waitress had no personality but the manager short blondish brown hair was wonderful. The waitress made a big deal about splitting our check uh my bad my bestie isn’t my wife. Get it together girl.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch Buffett. We stayed at the Founders Inn resort for a wedding and the food was great.

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vipCarnivoresDelight
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing. The size of the buffet is much smaller than the last time I was there. The options have been drastically reduced, by probably half. Extra $6 for a waffle. Same price, half the options. Food was of great quality and service outstanding.

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Rambo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Limited menu; food was deplorable..tasteless, tasted like heat and eat in the microwave;
yet it was rated one of Virginia Beaches top restaurants; only a few patrons were in the restaurant; I won't be coming back; next time to the ORION for sure !

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AureliaA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Disappointed at the menu; be slim. Online thought getting lamb chops and multiple types of seafood but not at all.

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Janny
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall is satisfied. It was my 3rd time to have dinner there. The salmon was good. However, the two sides of fried potatoes and country bean were not that good, they were Overcooked !!

Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your review, Janny!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Good selection was horrible. It looked like an overpriced contennital breakfast. Not worth the time I drove out there or worth the price they charge. Omelettes was the only thing with eating.

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Amber
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Experience was less than stellar. Service was slow, and not great. The food took forever to come out and there was only two other tables in the restaurant and then when it did come to us, it was bland, undercooked, overcooked, both and/burnt. For how much we spent here, I would never come again. I’m so sad that we spent my grandparents 56th anniversary here with family from out of state. I will never return.

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DeniseK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food, atmosphere, service all excellent!

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Anonymous
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

After seeing several highly rated reviews, I was disappointed. This is a beautiful facility, but the meals weren't up to our expectations. The Med Rare steak came out Med Well. The Thai Shrimp tasted great, but the noodles were overcooked (mushy) and the whole meal looked like it was stirred in a bowl and dumped on the plate.

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BrandonK
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, staff was very friendly noticeably short staffed, but everybody worked together well and got everybody taken care of as fast as they could. My wife and I were served by josh, he was the only server and he did an excellent job serving all the guests!

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KimberlyH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Our reservations were at 2:30pm and the brunch was over at 3pm. They treated us and the buffet as though it had just opened!!! Customer service at its finest!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fathers Day

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to hold a retirement dinner for a colleague.

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VaBeachDr
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu, but food and service were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Peeblesshire
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoutout to our server, Lauren. She is a real trooper and showed empathy to us especially with my 2 one year old grand babies with us. She know how to
Pacify and amuse them. She was awesome.

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PerryS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I was surprised when they opened the dining rooms as sessions, but in hindsight, it made perfect sense.

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shani
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mother’s Day brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience and value in VB where most similar restaurants are overpriced. Swan Terrace was lovely and the food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall, we loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was ok. The service was horrible. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good but it took a long time

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Jdess
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a mid-week dinner there and it was really beautiful. The terrace is quiet and the food is good. They had a limited wait staff, I'm guessing due to COVID/not as many mid-week diners. The manager, however, was wonderful and kept checking in and making sure we were OK. They even gave us a nice dessert for free for our anniversary. It's a perfect location for a quiet, delicious meal. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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vipAmyB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience! We were celebrating a special birthday, made reservations in advance and even received confirmation prior.

When we arrived, we were told that dining room was closed for a wedding and we had to sit in bar!! The music was obnoxiously loud... but even worse- no regular menu only bar food!!!!

Thanks for ruining my mother's 75 birthday. If I was just told the truth, we could of gone anywhere else!

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Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 366-5777.

Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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