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Sam Miller's

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351 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Located in a 165 year old building in the heart of historic Shockoe Slip, Sam Miller's is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and has been featured in national publications including "Southern Living Magazine." In addition to fine seafood and "the best crab cakes in Richmond," we serve USDA Prime beef , creative pasta dishes, and salads to suit any tastes. Looking for something more casual? A small plates menu is available in our Oyster Bar featuring classic favorites and new lighter fare options. Whether you are looking for a fine dining facility to host your business dinner, or a casual place to meet friends for drinks, Sam Miller's has all the options to satisfy your needs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday 11:30AM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(804) 644-5465
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lo McGrath
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Private party facilities
Sam Miller's is in the perfect location for your private party! In the heart of Shockoe Slip, you and your guests will be sure to experience great service from our experienced staff, our delicious cuisines and fantastic cocktails to pair. Join us at Sam Miller's for your next special occasion!
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Private party contact
Jillian Hermes: (804) 644-5465
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Catering
We are proud to introduce our innovative gourmet Box Lunch. Enjoy a wide array of lunch. Our menus are perfect for a day to day meal or an executive meeting. Our box lunches are hassle free and sure to impress any staff or client. Let us take care of you.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
23219
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Entertainment
Join us for Valentine's Day! Check out our website for our special menus.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us at Sam Miller's located in the historic Shockoe Slip of downtown Richmond this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13th between 11:00am-3:00pm. Our last seating will be at 2:30pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 351 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lovely menu and great employees. Food was fab! Went in a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Samatha is a terrific server, very personable. The crab soup was delicious. The shrimp was the best I’ve ever tasted. The chicken wings were hands down the best we’ve ever had. Also has a salad with warm blueberries and balsamic dressing. Outstanding. All in all, we would definitely go back and recommend everyone try this restaurant .

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time eating here. Noted the large seafood entrees but good choices. Coming from a seafood city found their choices were good but not the best I have eaten. Would probably not go back. I think it would be fine for those who like seafood in general.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Was a loud party of girls soccer players there which accounted for the noise, but not for the first 2 entrees which were sold out by 6 pm, and the wine which they didn't have but replaced with a warm bottle of another "equal" wine. The corn meal dusted trout was very good, as were the fried oyster appetizers. Hush puppies were little overcooked rocks. Disappointing despite a charming waitress.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Delicious fried oyster appetizer - maybe best I have ever had. Very good cream of crab soup.
Good, attentive service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Myself and some fellow work colleagues enjoyed a lovely Valentine's dinner at Sam Miller's while visiting Richmond for business. The food was delicious and the drinks were fresh. Our server Mel was so attentive and eager to make our experience wonderful. The lobster corn chowder was perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great lunch with friends! Service and food was fabulous. Great atmosphere! Will definitely return at some point. Trying to get into Town more often to experience all the eclectic food finds.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We were very impressed with the welcome and the service we received. Our server was excellent and made suggestions as it was the first time some of us had been there.
Food was well prepared and presentation excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Sam Miller's for New Year's Eve, and it was an absolutely wonderful time. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and the experience was memorable. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for cozy and intimate setting in the bustling Shockoe Slip area,

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I enjoy coming to sam millers for special occasions due to the location and the historical building.
We come for the food and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was good for the price. Service was a little slow. Nice place to meet friends. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food and service great.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Grand Illumination

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving. It was our first time eating at Sam Millers. So, I was really worried about eating there. I have many food allergies and I have had several bad experiences at other restaurants. I contacted Sam Miller’s ahead of time and the event manager replied via email w the options I could eat. I was still very nervous. I had additional questions when I arrived. I talked to the manager who talked to the head chef. She was very willing to answer my questions and offer reassurance. I’m pleased to say the food was very good and I had no reactions.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

It was a cold and rainy day - perfect day for some of Sam Miller's crab soup and one of four ordered crab cakes. Delicious! We also ordered a dozen steamed oysters and a dozen fried. I preferred the steamed yet that's just a personal preference. Will come again :)

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

All staff pleasant and welcoming. Our waiter was excellent. Food very good, nice variety. Atmosphere very nice. All in all a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was very good, the only exception is the appetizer wings could have been crisper.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

This was our first visit to Sam Miller's and we'll be back. The oysters were fresh & tasty, as was the seasonal cocktail. Our serve, Mel, was very pleasant and helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

The crab cakes were delicious. Enjoyed the restaurant being in a historical building. Great place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

We ordered the oyster Rockefeller, mussels, 8oz fillet, and the crab cake everything was cooked to perfection. We were able to talk with the cook to pick his brain about what he enjoyed cooking. The hostess and waitress were amazing. Great beer and great wine.highly recommended

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

A few of our dishes came

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great table server, very attentive. Fresh and tasty food. Great drinks. Very nice e ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

This was the first time that we went to Sam Miller's and can't believe we have not been before. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great and service was top notch! We will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

The staff was attentive. The bartender was great. Food was wonderful! Need to go more often!!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was very good; however, our waiter barely noticed us. Service was poor and almost non-existent.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice place. Relaxing. Enjoy the downtown scene. Good food and drinks. I had a taste of my kids food, that was good too. I would come back.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

So the description my husband came up with was: It's like eating at a Red Lobster at Morton Steakhouse prices. Very accurate.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Loved the Valentine's special 3 course meal and the music was excellent. First time there and will repeat

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great setup. Valentine's Day was my first time there and I will now become a regular. Everything exceeded my expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The Atmosphere was Amazing!!! My date and I really enjoyed the food... And the service was superb. We were given a window seat which suited us well because we quite enjoyed people watching on Cary...lol. We had a 3 course meal; The starter arrived shortly after our drinks, Our Entree was prepared well, our vegetables were crisp and our dessert was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Went with wife and didn't realize Valentine's Day was being celebrated on the 11th. Menu was set so could not order off regular menu but menu was good but very limited. If you are a seafood lover they have the best. Oysters, fish, lobster it's all prepared really great.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2017

We had a group of 16 and we received excellent service. Everyone was pleased with their meal. We have business dinners at Sam's at least once a year and they're always great.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Fixed menu for NYE. We both had the petite filet with skewered shrimp...excellent except for the balsamic reduction. Didn't seem to fit and was a little overwhelming. I had crab soup which was great, as was her lobster bisque. Key lime pie and crem Brule were very good. Nice atmosphere, good beer menu. Live band was pretty amateurish. Trumpet player did NOT need a mic in that venue, but he used one anyway. This was why we left right after dinner. Overall good place. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

My family and I celebrated Father's Day Brunch at SM and we had hoped to get back for another family occasion. When searching for New Year's dinner destinations they had a spot and I jumped on it. Glad I did and glad we did! We were not disappointed with our overall dining experience once again! They serve solid culinary staples in a way that you would ask for more if you weren't so full from the generous portions!
From seafood to steak and everything in between Sam Miller's gets it right! I have a VERY picky set of eaters on my hands and my children always are excited to return to Sam Miller's as am I! Just looking forward to another reason to celebrate over a fine dinner at Sam Miller's!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

We had had such a fabulous meal and friendly, attentive service during fall Restaurant Week that we decided to return. Much less impressed this time, both in terms of food quality and service.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2016

The relaxed atmosphere was nice for our staff's holiday lunch.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Just ok this time. I usually like Sam Miller's but this trip was not quite as good as usual. They were out of all burgers and red meat menu items. Service was super slow and my waiter seemed to not hear me when I asked for things. Food was good tho.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Great place for a business luncheon. The food was served hot. Took a group for Christmas, so service was a tad slow.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2016

Lunch wasn't great. There are better food options available within close walking distance.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Food and service was very good. A very busy night for the staff but they handled everything very well. Excellent drinks from the bar.

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