Smithfield Station

4.7
472 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steph
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

6 of us went for Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed ourselves but have had better. Our waitress was excellent. Drinks were refilled without asking, and used plates were quickly whisked away. The portions were huge - none of us could finish our entrees. The ham roll appetizers were excellent. The crab soup was unlike any I've ever had. Really thick, more than a chowder, with a generous topping of fresh crab. Despite the texture it tasted good but the temperature was about lukewarm; I didn't send it back because I didn't want to hold up the rest of my party. The chopped salad was excellent. I ordered their version of a Bloody Mary which was to come garnished with a shrimp - I got an olive instead. The drink was not worth $9 in my opinion. My grandson had a seafood platter and said the scallops and crab cake were very good, but he didn't eat the broiled fish fillet because he said it was tasteless. The biggest disappointment for those of us who had the turkey was the saltiness. It was paper thin slices of turkey wrapped around stuffing. Due to the saltiness none of us finished it. This was our first experience there; don't know if we'll be back, but maybe for lunch on a non-holiday for the view - the restaurant does have many glowing reviews. It was a very expensive bill for a dinner that was not excellent.

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LindaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Smithfield Station. It is one of our GoTo places when we want to go out for a meal and also the bar is a great place to go when we just want to go out for a drink.

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TammyS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With COVID, we couldn’t chance going to visit elderly family, so we treated ourselves to a few days at Smithfield station. To be honest I booked our trip specifically to eat thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant. We ate there 3 nights in a row. It was so good. The thanksgiving dinner was perfect!

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carrien
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for our Thanksgiving Day meal! Being from out of town, I was a little nervous, but it was fantastic. The food was great and the service was top notch.

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MacM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and visitors from California had Thanksgiving atSmithfield Station. The food was great and so was the service. Very nice evening.

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BillS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised! Food was excellent and large portions. Service was also excellent.

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BillT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining experience for Thanksgiving.

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food for thanksgiving. hit the spot. she crab soup was off the hook.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful traditional Thanksgiving meal! Excellent all the way around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving

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SueJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would definitely go back. Food and service was good. Great location.

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Charli
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Clean, Friendly staff that served large portions if excellent flavored cuisine.

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MikeF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and warm hospitality!

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best breakfast we have ever had. We always make it a point to eat at Smithfield Station when we come into town. Excellent always!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great atmosphere, great customer service, great food, family atmosphere, love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch with family
Great service and great food
We had a wonderful time

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JackL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests can't keep from talking about the food and experience.
Jack Leach

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GloriaS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 65 miles to eat at this restaurant that was featured in the Southside Electric Co-op Magazine several years ago. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection. Our waiter, Chad, was polite and attentive. We will certainly eat there again.

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Kfink333
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday brunch - great food, good atmosphere, good service. This was our 1st visit - we will definitely be back!

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value for Sunday Brunch. Omlette station included crab and shrimp. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Brunch!

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Taylor
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for a Valentine's Date on the 15th. Restaurant was about 2/3 full, which made the slow service pretty surprising. The seafood platter was very good, my wife got a sirloin which was very tough and dry. Our bacon sampler appetizer had a piece of cardboard stuck to it...very unusual. Overall we had a good experience. The location and building was very cool, but probably having realistic expectations about the service we would receive would have set us up better, although I would say I'd expect more for a $50/person dinner.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding every time. Highly recommend to my friends. Ambience is amazing

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DennisU
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Smithfield Station, and everything was outstanding. The service and food were excellent. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place..
Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. The food, service and atmosphere all were an A+

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michaelk
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the menu had plenty of choices. We will definitely return.

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Trish
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to stay! Very clean and orderly! I would recommend to anyone!

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Acvitt01
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes, martini, and most tender filet I've ever had!

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dineout
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant! I had a boneless New York strip that was perfectly prepared rare. It was juicy and flavorful. The restaurant has a water view of the Pagan River and has a marina. It is great place for lunch or dinner.

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CaseyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went there on Valentines Day with my wife. Was honestly the worst meal we’ve ever had. The best part about the experience was ordering Pizza Hut to pickup on the way home.

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BruceK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here Friday night. Even thou they were extremely busy they still had the time to provide outstanding personal service. The food was cooked to perfection and the portions were just right. My wife and I will definitely be back

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ConorB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately I had made reservations a month prior to the February 14th date. Upon arrival the hostesses placed us on a wait list. No big deal, we told them we’d wait at the bar until seated. I had to go back 2 times to remind the hostess we were there, as I saw other parties arrive and being sat immediately. She then gave us a table. Once seated, we waited 20 minutes until finding a manager as a server never came to greet us. We were ready to leave but we really wanted to try the food. The food was great but the service was just unfortunately horrendous.

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RMac
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smithfield station has old world charm and an impeccable view of the pagan river. With its pleasurecraft serenely docked its views of the water transcends the individual into an offshore island experience. The staff endeavors to assist the you in anyway they are able. In sum, The location the ambience and the service is beyond reproach I highly recommend Smithfield station for a wonderful experience

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love2cook
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch date with old friends. Oysters for appetizers, fish & chips, seafood Cesar salad, fried oysters, and a Cajun seafood pasta dish. All this topped of with two great desserts. Our server, Jen, was outstanding.

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JohnA
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was good. I love the location

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ReneeL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took the family for Sunday Brunch. Great food, great service! Family friendly for all ages.

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband's birthday on 1/26/2020. The service was outstanding, food was delicious and our experience was lovely

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Zinger888
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking is a bear, but manageable. The food and service is outstanding. We had the seafood platter, the blackened chicken, and the steamed shrimp. Each was very well seasoned and delicious. A full bar for cocktails and draft/bottle beers. Very reasonably priced. Make sure you get the bacon platter appetizer...it is awesome.

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took our visiting friends to the "Station" for dinner and had a very pleasant experience. Our waitress, Meghan, was excellent. We all enjoyed our meal very much. If I had anything to say about my entree, I would suggest that the next time I order the broiled Flounder, I would ask that they leave the Old Bay Seasoning off. I am not an Old Bay Seasoning person and the broiled Flounder is so good that it does not need a distraction from it's flavor. This was also my first time to ever reserve a table through "Open Table" and it was an excellent experience. I will always do it from now on whenever possible.

FAQs

Smithfield Station offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 357-7700.

Smithfield Station is rated 4.7 stars by 472 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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