Where to eat American food in Hampton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 10, 2019 Osvaldo Hartline

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Things to do in Hampton

10. Grey Goose

118 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669-4096 Seafood, American Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor [email protected] +1 757-723-7978 http://www.greygooserestaurant.com
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4 based on 101 reviews

Grey Goose

Open 7 days a week, Saturday and Sunday Brunch and dinner Tuesday - Saturday .We feature local cuisine and have been open 37years!

Reviewed By boxshop

We have not been to the Grey Goose in years but attending the Virginia Living Museum BACCUS 2019 event and finding The Grey Goose was delightful. The owners were very friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you for supporting this event.Our pleasure! We do love the Bacchus Festival! Thanks for joining us!

9. Mango Mangeaux

33 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663-1736 American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations [email protected] +1 757-224-9189 http://www.mangomangeaux.com
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4 based on 150 reviews

Mango Mangeaux

Reviewed By David R

This was our second visit to the restaurant. The staff was friendly, the food was good, but we had to wait soooooo long for our food it put everyone at the table in a bad mood. By the time the food arrived at the table, no one cared what it tasted like. We just wanted to eat and leave.

8. Brown Chicken Brown Cow

13 E Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669-4001 American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Live Music +1 757-788-7500 http://www.BChixBCow.com
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4 based on 66 reviews

Brown Chicken Brown Cow

Grass Fed and Finished Burgers, BBQ, 20 Draft Beers, Hard Floats, Live Music, Patio Dining. Downtown Hampton Virginia.

Reviewed By Brend482

Brown Chicken Brown Cow is heavy on BBQ items. Mine was served on a platter with sauce on the side rather than baked in. It was good though not outstanding. The seasoned fries were excellent, but my favorite thing I had here was the boozy float, an ice cream float with alcoholic root beer that really adds a nice kick to a great dessert drink.

7. The Barking Dog

4330 Kecoughtan Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4333 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 757-325-8352 http://barkingdogva.com
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4 based on 164 reviews

The Barking Dog

An abandoned waterfront Fish Shack. An audacious idea. Hot dogs, hamburgers, craft beer and a simple philosophy...exceed expectations and embrace community. A rustic gathering spot for all walks of life.

Reviewed By KristaR348

The family headed over for a quick lunch.Wow! The place was busy and we know why. My daughter had the shrimp po boy and raved. Hubby had the mac daddy dog and it's his new favorite.I wanted the fish tacos, but they were out. So, I opted for the alligator sausage with relish and grilled onions. I was not disappointed with my second choice and definitely recommend with a side of beans.They offer adult beverages in cans, served in can cozies to keep the drinks cool as most people sit on the porch.This place is right next to the boat dry dock, there is always a line of people. It's worth the wait.

6. Surf Rider Restaurant

1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4548 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +1 757-723-9366 http://www.surfriderrestaurant.com/home
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4 based on 621 reviews

Surf Rider Restaurant

Reviewed By M W C

I have been going to various Surfrider's for over a decade. When still working ate mainly at a Va Bch and Chesapeake location. Live on the peninsula so more often now eat at the Hampton location. Very nice location back in Blue Water Yachts on the Hampton River/Sunset Creek. Had lunch w/another couple on a recent Saturday.Restaurant much slower then typical lunch time during the work week. This location has been open for over 10 yrs but still looks very fresh inside. The large windows facing the water and light colored décor make the place very inviting.I had had fried soft shells earlier in the week over in Va Bch. Not a Surfrider but one of our favorite restaurants, they were fine but as I told the other's dinning w/me they weren't as good as Surfriders. I was looking forward to having them but they were out. None of the fresh fish interested me so I got their fried shrimp. Have had them many times in the past. Have stated in other Surfrider reviews but still swear by them. They are as good as any fried shrimp I have ever had on the east coast. They bread them in house, and I'd guess they are U12-15's. They do serve their dinner entrees during the lunch times as well. If a plater or entrée you get a choice of two sides most lunch dishes you get one side. I got the larger order w/10 shrimp, the other option is 6. I knew I wasn't going to need sides so I just got a side salad as one side and my wife got a side salad to. She was getting a lunch special of fish/chips which didn't come w/a side. My dish came w/two large hush puppies house made and as good a hushpuppy as I have ever had. My wife's fish/chips special looked great. Unfortunately I think it may have not been fried to order. Even though the coating looked great it wasn't crispy. She didn't like that the black skin was still on the pieces. I didn't try it but will say I have gotten their fried flounder platter many times. Have always gotten a very large flounder filet and it was great. One of the others got shrimp like I did but the other person noticed that the clam strips said fresh breaded. All the times I have eaten there never tried them. When I see fresh on a menu I actually am a little skeptical. He asked the waitress and she didn't know said she eats them all the time and they are great but she'd check w/kitchen. When she came back she confirmed they were fresh and breaded in house. I never get clamstrips in restaurants one's I have tried were too boring like Ho-Jo's of the past. Well my friend got them, I trade a shrimp for a couple of them. Wow...fantastic. Lightly breaded, truly fried golden brown. I would highly recommend them or the shrimp and I will be trying them in the future. Our server was excellent. Not hovering but checked and got anything extra we needed. Bringing ice tea refill's w/her w/out being asked. I'm just giving them a break on my wife's fish and chips. They do not take reservations or call ahead seating.

5. Park Lane Tavern

4200 Kilgore Ave, Hampton, VA 23666-2062 American, Bar, British, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +1 757-838-2748 http://parklanetavern.com/
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4 based on 413 reviews

Park Lane Tavern

Reviewed By huskyhoops

I ate here with a large party for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in late July. Parking was convenient, and service was good. The beer selection was decent, with lots of local craft brews on the menu. I ordered the french dip sandwich, which was flavorful, and the au jus was more like gravy, very good, but a little unexpected. Prices were fair and reasonable. Would definitely return if I were in the area again.

4. The Deadrise

100 McNair Dr Hampton, Virginia, Hampton, VA 23651-1047 American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, +1 757-788-7190 http://www.facebook.com/thedeadriseva
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4 based on 478 reviews

The Deadrise

Reviewed By Katie R

We stopped in here after visiting Fort Monroe. The place is nothing to look at but the reviews on Trip Advisor were so good we decided to try it. The sign on the building is faded, so it was hard to find. But the search was well worth it. I was torn between clam strips and flounder, and our waiter told us that it was Big Fish Friday, so definitely flounder. It had to be some of the freshest, sweetest flounder I have ever been served. And it was truly big. My husband had the fish sandwich and the fish hung over the bun on both ends by 4 inches. The atmosphere was great and our waiter was attentive and very good.

3. County Grill & Smokehouse

26 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669-2912 American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 757-723-0600 http://www.countygrill.com
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4 based on 448 reviews

County Grill & Smokehouse

Reviewed By Hal C

My wife and I had the pull pork sandwich and two sides, mine was beans and potato salad. Sandwich had chunks of gristle. Small bowls of potato salad had hard chunky potatoes and beans had a odd smoky taste. Food server's street clothing was dirty with stains. Price was higher than worth. For same price could have gone to a real steak house. Will not be returning.

2. Tommy's Restaurant

3406 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23666-3705 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 757-825-1644 http://tommysrestauranthampton.cafesonly.website
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4 based on 319 reviews

Tommy's Restaurant

Reviewed By AFTaylor83

The food in this establishment is very good, Service is excellent but can become slowed by due to large numbers. As this is a cash only establishment be prepared to bring cash but go to the ATM located on site. During busy hours parking can become a bit scarce but it is worth the wait. All in all you get a home cooked feeling from the food and service. A must try in my book.

Top 10 Things to do in Hampton, United States

1. Venture Kitchen and Bar

9 E Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669-3587 American, Pizza, Bar, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations +1 757-325-8868 http://www.venturekitchenandbar.com/
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4 based on 206 reviews

Venture Kitchen and Bar

Winner of Coastal Virginia Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards for Best Restaurant Overall on the Peninsula 2014 ("Bronze", behind Fat Canary and Le Yaca... We're in great company!). We also took Bronze for Best New Restaurant and Silver for Best Signature

Reviewed By mcpherson154

Well I Went to enjoy the Hampton Block Party with some friends and ended up in Venturer getting a beverage that night. I got home and realized I realized I lost my ID, retracing my steps I called Venture and low and behold the Bartender had it in her possesion..Yeahh!!! I ended up going there on the Tuesday early afternoon and decided to stay for lunch!! I ordered the BEST IN VA. Tai Spiced Shrimp Tacos and these Tater Tots that look like they ATE all the other Tater Tots!! The Food is Phenomenal and if you get a chance?? say hello to Sissy!! Very Professional Bartender!!! Ty Venture!!!

Top 10 restaurants in Hampton, United States

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