Smithfield Station

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
One of the best things about Smithfield Station is indulging at our award-winning restaurant! We are renowned for an extensive menu of fresh seafood, Genuine Smithfield Ham, and ever popular Sunday Breakfast Buffet.

Enjoy a quiet romantic dinner by candlelight overlooking the marina and marshes beyond, have dinner on the deck, or reserve our Private Dining Room for a special occasion or business dinner.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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TB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sherri was our server. She was polite and very attentive.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our third time there and we are never disappointed

B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Yes but would advise that they specify to server to please not over cook the seafood. Most of the seafood was over cooked. Out of four meals 3 were over cooked. Also staff were not aware of the norovirus issue with the Rappahannock oyster beds. The beds were closed off but the oysters were still coming from there according to the server. We read the articles about it. If we hadn’t, illness from the oysters would not have been a good thing.

JL
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since my husband and I had been to Smithfield Station. We never even knew they were open for breakfast. What a great surprise!!! From the warm greeting as we walked in the door to the “Thank you for dining with us and have a Happy New Year!”, everything was GREAT!!! Our waitress, Megan, never let our coffee get cold nor allowed a dirty dish to remain on our table. Thank you, Smithfield Station and Megan, for a wonderful last Sunday of 2019 breakfast!!! We will definitely be back in 2020!!

SW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Host/waitress were very friendly and responsive. Will definitely be back!

HF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood - always a treat. A favorite for celebrating with the family.

NS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent and our service was outstanding. We always enjoy coming to Smithfield Station.

MB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent family Christmas eve dinner there. Food awesome service was excellent!

NB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second year in a row that my husband and I went there for our anniversary. The food was great and the service was good for a busy night.

SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Family and I went for dinner. It has been a few years since we have dined here. The quality of the food has declined from what I remember. My dinner was Luke warm and another entree was almost inedible due to the food temperature. The overall atmosphere was not as nice as I remembered either. The interior needs to have some money put back into it. Resembles a Longhorn steakhouse at the moment. Overall I was sadly disappointed.

RF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got off to a slow start, waited more than 10 minutes to be greeted, then went to host stand to make sure we had a wait person.
A waitress appeared within 30 seconds, from that point on everything went very well.
A little disappointed in the crab cakes, no lump crab and a lot of filler

OT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific lunch at this waterfront vemue. Ceab soup delicious and creamy with generous portion of crab. Ate in the bar, which was not as comfortable as main dining room. Attentive service. Have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed it.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal. There for my birthday. Server was friendly. Restaurant was clean.

CD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there, and we were very impressed. We had reservations, so we were seated right away and our waitress was right there ready to take our drink order. She was an excellent server, too. The food was exceptional. I can't say anything negative!

d
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bring back the Spady Style Oysters!!! They were my favorite and are unobtainable elsewhere!

BB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful hotel. Terrific staff, always kind and very inviting! Amazing view, especially with the fog and all of the Christmas lights. Beautiful!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third trip to Smithfield Station and as in previous visits in did not disappoint. My wife and I stayed the night at the adjoining Smithfield Station Lodge and had a wonderful time. The staff is always very friendly and the rooms are always clean and comfortable.
It was a busy weekend with many activities going on around town for Christmas, but we had reservations and were seated promptly for our dinner. The waiter was very accommodating and efficient throughout the evening . While a great portion of the the menu is understandably seafood, my personal favorite is the rib dinner. The food was delicious as always and we already have reservations to return in February.

WH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service! Food was excellent and portion size was greater than expected. Food came quickly and staff was genuinely concerned that everything was perfect. Love this place and would recommend to anyone looking for a special evening out.

W
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was fairly empty. The service was good but the food was just okay. Despite clicking on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday and including a note that it was an 85th birthday, the restaurant did absolutely nothing special for the guest of honor.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Omelet and waffles were a hit; roasted potatoes were soggy and bacon was not cooked crispy. Suggest relocating buffet to the bar area to relieve overcrowding.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Smithfield Station for Thanksgiving. It was the best decision we could have made! They had their Thanksgiving menu so only decisions you really had to make were drink, salad dressing, and which pie y wanted for desert. The service was impeccable and friendly. We are planning on making it a holiday tradition.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner. They were even able to accommodate special dietary needs.

S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great area, given the view. Food was average at an above average price. Celebrating a Birthday and was surprised this restaurant didn’t recognize the event.

l
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fried oyster appetizers with cold beer and wine were great. The four of us all got the special which was flounder stuffed with crab. Tasted good but only warm at best. This dish needed to be hot. It's like the cooking staff was over loaded. A little slow on the delivery for this trip. Loud talkers on both sides of us made it hard to talk at our table. Only time I have had to give a less than excellent review for the Smithfield Station.

RM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simply beautiful place with a great staff and lovely atmosphere

DM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was not overly impressed. We got the Shrimp Tacos and the Soup and Sandwich Special. Came with small cup of soup (loaded bake potato, which I thought was good) and 3 little ham sliders that were very tasty. Shrimp Taco were alright, although the shrimp seemed over cooked. Seemed like a cute place, weather was bad and the road and parking lot were flooded, so we did not really get to experience the view or location. Service was good and very attentive.

LT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip and we will definitely be back. Very good breakfast buffet for the price.

JT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence is the standard at the Station. Recommend the experience!

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome! My birthday breakfast. Really fantastic shrimp crab omelet. Birthday dessert was chocolate covered strawberries with infusers of amaretto. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Thank you.

SQ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The menu listed online wasn't the same as the menu at the restaurant. The food tasted like it had set in the warmer too long. The stuffed mushrooms were awful and the oysters Rockefeller were weird. I will say the she crab soup and the crab dip were great. Over all I wouldn't go back.

HH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The location, view, food and service was spectacular! Just wish we had opted to sit outside on the deck instead of the dining room...highly recommend the outdoor option and will definitely plan for the deck on our next trip.

FW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my staff to Smithfield Station, celebrating a birthday. The food was good and served in a timely manner. The waitress was on point. Everyone was pleased with their meals.

PW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice place. Food was good, not great, services good depending on the waiter. Great views of the river and boats, (marina was full of very nice boats).

K
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ladies group just four of us went for dinner and told him enjoyed ourselves

JW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin was here from New Mexico and wanted to eat some good seafood. Well the first place to come to mind was Smithfield Station. He was impressed and left full. As always; good food, good service.

CL
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a girls luncheon. We had wonderful seating and the waiter was most attentive. Everyone loved their food selection

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time at The Restaurant at Smithfield Inn. Food was delicious and te service was friendly and fast.

s
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Small portions for what you pay
Waitress not very attentive

Y
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff so friendly. One of my favorite places to eat.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is our 2nd visit to Smithfield Station, overall it was very good. We were able to sit outside and we had very comfortable seating and atmosphere. The food was very good and a great variety ( ask for the bar menu also, as they have great food on it also). The service was a slow getting drink refills but the wait staff had great personality. Definitely will be going back.

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