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Wining and Dining

Dining in the Lynchburg ranges from grills to fine dining. Best known for Southern country dining, Lynchburg has a wide variety of choices from continental to ethnic to New American Cuisine and, of course, Southern fare.

Some of our favorite restaurants

*Highly recommended
**Worth the Drive and highly recommended

**Dish (downtown-15 minutes)

1120 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24505
(434) 528-0070

Lunch Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:00pm,
Dinner Mon 5:30-9:30pm, Tue-Thur 5:00-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00-10:00pm

Tapas or small plates, cheese plate, daily specials, wine and beer in this downtown urban style restaurant are as varied as they are excellent. (non-smoking)

**The Millstone Tea Room   (30 Minutes)

9058 Big Island Highway
Route 122, Bedford, VA
1(540) 587-7100
Tue-Sat dinner at 5:30pm Fri-Sun Lunch/brunch 11:30am -2pm (Call for winter schedule Jan-March)

Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, this intimate forty seat dining room offers the absolute freshest fish and seafood, pasture-fed meats and seasonal produce from the kitchen gardens behind the restaurant. The nightly wine list feature approachable, drinkable wines by the glass or bottle. (non-smoking)

The following full service restaurants are within a 5-10 minute drive of Ivy Creek Farm

*Isabella’s Italian Trattoria

Boonsboro Shopping Center
4925 Boonsboro Rd
(434) 385-1660
Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Tue-Thurs 5:00-9:00pm; Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10pm
Sun brunch 11am-2pm

Isabella’s new décor offers a comfortable, yet contemporary, dining experience. Isabella’s menu focuses on the flavors of northern Italy and features brick oven pizzas, and nightly specials of local seasonal ingredients. Dining choices include casual bar dining, patio dining, casual café dining, and semi- private and private dining for groups.

King’s Island Restaurant

2804 Old Forest Road
(434) 384-0066
Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm

Chinese-Polynesian-American Cuisine-Japanese Sushi Bar.


2804 Old Forest Road
Italian and Wine Bar
(434) 528- 0070
Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am -5pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
Lounge closes at 1am Fri & Sat
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-3pm

The rustic Italian fare, extensive wine list, local artwork and convivial setting inspire a family style dining experience that is luscious and relaxed. The chalkboard changes daily with local and organic specials or Italian classics.

Favorite places for a drink, small bite or casual lunch or dinner 5-10 minutes away

*Blue Marlin Seafood Market

2223 Bedford Ave
(434) 846-1600
Tue-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm

Full Service Seafood Market & Deli - Largest selection of fresh fish & seafood in the Lynchburg area, Deli features homemade crabcakes, shrimp salad, key lime pie, & LUNCH DAILY

Cavalier Restaurant

2920 Rivermont Avenue
(434) 845 3837
Mon.-Sat. 10am-10pm

Local favorite for burgers, fries with special sauce, hot dogs, beer plus a pool table.

Drowsy Poet

Given’s Bookstore at 2236 Lakeside Drive
(434) 385-4505
Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-9pm
Closed Sunday

Specialty coffee and pastries, sandwiches, lunch entrees

The Farm Basket

2008 Langhorne Road
Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Farm Basket will surprise you with their tantalizing menu of fresh homemade sandwiches and desserts. Enjoy delicious homemade breads, chicken salad, sliced cucumbers on dill, lemon bread and cream cheese, and daily specials on the menu at this eclectic lunch spot in the shop or to go!

*Magnolia Foods

2476 Rivermont Avenue
(434) 528-5442
Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sat. 11am-5pm
Closed Sunday

Lynchburg's premier gourmet deli, specialty food, and wine shop, this unique eatery offers delicious sandwiches, dinners to go, fabulous cappuccino brownies, wedding cakes, salads, and desserts, all served in a casual setting.

Montana Plains Bakery

4925 Boonsboro Rd
(434) 384-1779

*Rivermont Pizza

2496 Rivermont Avenue
Norfolk Avenue and Rivermont
(434) 846-2877
Lunch Tues-Sat 11am to 3pm
Dinner Tues-Thurs from 5pm to 10pm with later hours on Friday and Saturday, from 5pm to Midnight.

Lynchburg's best beer, wine, wood-fired brick oven pizzas, gourmet food, and live music... all under one roof! Rivermont Bistro and Vines Beer and Wine Shop are upstairs. (Non-smoking)

Coffee Shops

The Good Cherry Coffee & Tea

14805 Forest Rd
Forest, VA
(434) 525-1333
Fax: (434) 525-1338

White Hart Café

1208 Main St
(434) 455-1659

The following restaurants are also recommended but a little farther from the B&B – 10-20 minutes

Bull Branch (downtown)

109 11 th Street
(434) 847-8477
Tues.-Sat. 6pm-2 am

Hot spot for the 30 something crowd- art deco bar with eclectic menu.

The Depot Grille (downtown)

10 Ninth Street
(434) 846-4464
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-9pm

American grille food served in the former N&W railroad freight depot between the James River, active railroad tracks and the abandoned canal. Two attached freight cars were converted to The Depot Grille's kitchen. The bar is from a pharmacy and the booths are church pews from an old church. Offerings include soups, salads, sandwiches and "lite" bites, pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken and more.

*Milan Indian Cuisine

2124 Wards Road
(434) 237-7990
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Sat-Sun 12 noon-3pm
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5-10pm Fri & Sat 5-10:30pm

Milan offers a richly varied menu of fresh natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavorful spices. Mild, medium, hot or Indian hot, Milan prepares each dish with freshly ground herbs and spices to suit your taste. Lunch buffet 7 days a week. Take out and catering available.

Shoemakers Fine Dining (downtown)

1312 Commerce Street
(434) 455-1510
Mon.-Sat. 5:00-10:00pm
Lounge open at 4:30

Housed in the Craddock Terry Hotel, Shoemakers' menu features steaks and fresh seafood combined with locally grown organic ingredients prepared by chefs in an open finish kitchen. The bar and lounge offer cocktails or wine. An open-air courtyard overlooking the river offers al fresco dining in season.

Thai 99

21 Wadsworth St. #100
(434) 518-2855

Authentic Thai Cuisine and other Asian dishes in a casual atmosphere.

Waterstone (downtown)

1312 Commerce Street
(434) 455-1515
Sun to Thurs 11:00am to 10:00pm
Fri & Sat 11:00am to 11:00pm

The menu includes a variety of delicious, thin crust pizzas made to order in the brick ovens, market fresh salads, as well as grilled Panini and focaccia sandwiches made with restaurant’s own freshly baked bread. Wine is available by the glass or bottle, and the Jefferson Street Brewery, also within Bluffwalk Center, provides on-tap beer from their micro-brewery.

The following recommended restaurants are a 30-minute drive from the B&B:

Babcock House B&B

250 Oakleigh Avenue
Appomattox, VA
(800) 689- 6208
Lunch Open to the public Tue-Fri&Sun,
Candlelight dinner Tue-Sat by reservation only

Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn and Restaurant offering elegant dining in an informal atmosphere near Appomattox Court House surrender site which ended the Civil War.

New London Steakhouse

4312 New London Rd, Forest
(434) 525-3826
Wed.-Sat 5-10pm, Sun. 5-9:30pm

This steakhouse specializes in delicious prime rib, mouthwatering steaks, barbecue ribs, and steamed spiced shrimp, all served in a great casual atmosphere. Reservations are accepted on Friday and Saturday evenings.

*Thai Siam Take Out (Eat In/Carry Out)

Authentic Thai Cuisine
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m
4137 Tye Brook Highway, i.e., Rt 56
Colleen, VA 22922

[Take Rt 29 north from Lynchburg; turn left on Rt. 56 in Colleen, go 0.8 mile, on right]

Duchess of Bedford Bakery & Olde Shoppe

405 Crenshaw (Rt. 122)
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 587-8777

Bedford Social Club

124 South Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-9454


A few Local Dining Websites.

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Telephone: 434-384-3802 · Toll Free: 800-689-7404

Your hosts: Lynn and Marilyn Brooks
2812 Link Road · Lynchburg, Virginia (VA) 24503
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