COVA Restaurant Week and Winter Cuisine

Cold winter temperatures got you wanting to stay inside? How about spending that time indoors enjoying some delicious food? Coastal Virginia serves up the best dishes and there’s no better time to try something new than during one of our Restaurant Weeks. Grab your friends and indulge your palate!

Here are seven ways to get your grub on in COVA:

Franklin Southampton

Tired of the turkey and ham? Whip up a delicious southeastern seafood dinner at home with the help of Grayson and Emma’s Garden Spot in Courtland. This super cute shop offers a variety of fresh seafood including tuna, salmon, flounder and oysters. Stop in and stock up this winter! LEARN MORE


Smithfield & Isle of Wight County’s 4th Annual Restaurant Week runs Friday, January 27 and Saturday, February 4. With over 17 local restaurants and shops participating, everyone is sure to find something that caters to their own taste. With dinners running just $20 and lunches just $10, you can not only fill up – you can save some bucks too! All meals include an appetizer, entrée and dessert – so visit Smithfield where it’s okay – during Restaurant Week – to make a pig of yourself! LEARN MORE

Virginia Beach

Winter is the time for food that fills you up and warms the soul, and The Stockpot in Virginia Beach will provide just that. Specializing in homemade soups, bone broths and pastries, this local foodie favorite takes comfort food to a new level. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients for their Soups du Jour, it’s hard to beat what they’re ladling out. LEARN MORE


Norfolk restaurants will offer specially priced lunches and dinners during the Restaurant Week, January 15-22, 2017. This is your opportunity to try something new or use the savings for a bottle of wine or delicious cocktail! A gift card for Restaurant Week is the perfect present for the foodie in your life. Contact Downtown Norfolk Council at 757-623-1757 or to purchase yours today! Visit to see a list of participating restaurants. LEARN MORE


Hampton Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence. From March 5-11, participating restaurants throughout the city will offer special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Diners can enjoy two-course lunches for $10 or a three-course dinner for either $20 or $30 at participating restaurants. LEARN MORE


It’s important to know your dining options during your visit! If you’re planning to visit the Williamsburg area around the holidays, check out Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association (WARA)’s 2016 Holiday Dining Guide! Whether you want to visit the famous Cheese Shop in Merchants Square, have breakfast at Colonial Pancake House, or enjoy a drink at Dog Street Pub, the holiday dining guide is here to help you make the most of your trip. LEARN MORE

Newport News

If you’ve had your eye on a certain dining hotspot in Newport News but didn’t think you could afford it, we’ve got some good news for you! Newport News is holding its 4th Annual Restaurant Week, January 21 through February 4, which means you’ll be able to satisfy that champagne taste on a beer budget! During this two-week event, more than a dozen restaurants throughout the city are offering prix fixe menus (which is just a fancy way of saying “fixed-price”). At lunchtime, you can get a two-course meal for a mere $10…while those choosing dinner can indulge in a three-course meal for an affordable $20 or $30, depending on the meal selected (plus tax and gratuity). For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here (and remember that the site will be updated periodically to reflect new participants, so check back often). Whether you decide to return to an old favorite or try something new, Newport News Restaurant Week offers something for every budget and taste bud! LEARN MORE

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