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About Sam Miller's

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.

1210 E.Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23219
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday 11:30AM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
23219

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 644-5465

Website:
http://www.sammillers.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for Valentine's Day! Check out our website for our special menus.

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.

Executive Chef:
Rhian Pryor

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!

Private Party Contact:
Jillian Hermes: (804) 644-5465

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Sam Miller's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.5

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4.2

value

3.8

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
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Romantic (2)
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Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service great.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Grand Illumination

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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 :)

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Healthy, Comfort Food
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A few of our dishes came

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Savannah)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2016

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The Thanksgiving menu did not include options for vegetarians. The pasta offered was bland with no sauce. We took our dessert with us but the portion was basically a spoon full, very disappointing. However, the entrees for non-vegetarians was delicious. The brussel sprouts were amazing.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Went to Sam Millers for Thanksgiving with friends and was very please with the offerings, as I was not wanting a traditional meal. All three meals were fabulous, desserts (key lime pie) was out of this world. So many offer key lime and so few do it so well. I want to go back to try their brunch soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This was our Thanksgiving Lunch and it was wonderful -- good food, on time reservations, child's plate -- very relaxing.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Seasonal
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2016

As always, great food and great service! We had the crab bisque (yummy!), salad, and we split the Teriyaki Salmon - everything was great and more than enough! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants when we are in Richmond!:-)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Food portions very tiny. Ambiance ok. Service was ok. Not worth the money. Will not be going back!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Sam Miller's was one of our picks for Richmond Restaurant Week - and what a great choice! Everthing was perfect - excellent service, delicious entrees, and the manager came over to make sure we were pleased. Will definitely return soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Went for Richmond Restaurant week. Very good. Would love to go back and see the entire menu and not just the abbreviated for Restaurant week.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Great place for a quick and delicious lunch if you work downtown

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Went to Sam Miller's on Friday for date night. We were promptly seated, but then it took at least 10 minutes for our server to take our order and bring back the beverages. We were served our food with no silverware. We asked for a refill of bread which took 20 minutes and the it took equally as long to get our check and pay. The food was fine, however their prices are much higher than most restaurants we frequent with the same if not higher quality of food. Overall, I would not go back, there are too many other options in Richmond.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Love the crab cakes-consistent and always tasty; same for fries, sweet potatoes fries. For calorie conscious there is cuke and tomato salad. Fried oysters are yummy, crab soup is excellent. Never get to dessert--too full. Shrimp on salads could be grilled for better taste/texture. AC a bit on the cool side.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Great find in old downtown Richmond. Excellent dining experience, good service and great food

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