Downtown Directory / Dinner

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza

Neapolitan-inspired, thin-crusted pizza is baked at 900 degrees in a wood-fired oven and topped with artisanal ingredients locally sourced by nearby farms. Chef Colin rounds out the menu at this farm-to-table restaurant with handmade pastas, fresh salads and sandwiches, and decadent desserts. The bar features a wide selection of local microbrews and hard ciders on tap, in addition to choice wines and artisan cocktails. You can bring a slice of Bella Luna to your party or event by reserving Bella Festa, a fully restored 1950s classic truck complete with a wood-fired oven and four-tap draft beer system. more

Benny Sorrentino’s Pizza

Benny’s is known for their incredible 28” pies, which they claim are large enough to feed two whole families. Not to worry for those who can’t handle such an enormous meal, they also sell pizza by the slice, although the slices alone are so large they have to be served on two plates. Their menu features classics like cheese, pepperoni, and sausage, while their specials spice things up with new and fresh offerings like pulled pork and jalapeños or garlic mushroom. They also offer a wide variety of drinks ranging from every soda imaginable, lemonades, teas, and juices to a list of domestic beers and ever-changing local ones. more

Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

This swanky restaurant brings Asian Fusion flavors to downtown. In addition to tapas, salads, and entrees, Beyond's Sushi Chef Praserth Saesow serves up more than 17 different types of sushi rolls. You can dine inside or opt for the patio on beautiful, warm days. more

Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack

Walking into this restaurant feels just a little bit like walking into a funhouse, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. Chandeliers made out of Mickey’s grenade bottles, old doors hanging on the walls, and a rubber chicken standing guard over the bar are just a few of the things that makes Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack so unique. Known and loved for their famous Sticky Nuggs, fresh fried chicken served with one of their delicious sauces in a Chinese takeout box, Billy Jacks knows food. Here you will find a variety of choices that includes salads, fresh oysters, and house-made donuts. Every Thursday is “Nugg” day where their signature dish is only $4 — not a deal to miss! They also offer weekend brunch with choices like chicken & waffles benedict, biscuits & gravy, and breakfast nachos, as well as unique drink specials like mimosas, Bj’s bloody mary, and frooty tang.  more

BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe

BoBoKo offers a bright and cozy space with a total of 20 seats and a view of the kitchen. The foods that Chef Ridwan creates use the exotic spices and ingredients of Indonesia. You'll find many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, including homemade ice cream and French macarons for a sweet ending. more

Capital Ale House

Craft beer lovers - this is the place for you! An upstairs and downstairs bar offers over 100 draft beers on tap with the choice of table dining, seasonal rooftop patio relaxation or an evening of fun with billiards and darts. Their German-American-inspired menu features sandwiches, entrees, salads and daily specials! more

Clementine & Ruby’s Lounge

Owner Clay Clark's vision for this restaurant was an innovative space that focused not only on food, but also music and art. This concept is infused into every part of the business, from the changing menus and art-lined walls to the band line-up. Clementine always tops the list of great places to see music in town. With two stages for live music performances - upstairs or downstairs at Ruby's Lounge - they bring in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis. more

Cuban Burger

Step into the past and experience Hemingway's Havana. Owner, Steve Pizarro is a first generation Cuban-American with a deep passion for all things food and drink. He has re-imagined the Cuban-style burgers known as "fritas" that he enjoyed during his childhood. The burgers take center stage on the menu, but you'll also find hand crafted Cuban cocktails, craft beer and a creative spin on traditional Cuban cuisine. The low-light atmosphere sets the tone and the music keeps things lively. more

Food.Bar.Food

One visit and you'll see why guests crave their global comfort food, inspired cocktails, and gracious charm. The menu explores a broad spectrum of styles, traditions and flavors, and is filled with truly unique dishes you won't find anywhere else. You don't want to miss out on their award-winning brunch and cocktails (2015-2017 Best Brunch and Most Creative Cocktails, Virginia Living Magazine). more

Friendly City Food Co-op

The Friendly City Food Co-op is a business that’s owned and democratically controlled by a large group of owners right here in our area. As a friendly, neighborhood grocery store with a distinctively modern twist, the co-op offers meat and produce from local farmers and producers, bulk spices and herbs, gourmet cheeses, delicious baked goods from local bakers, locally made soaps and lotions, and more. They also have a pleasant seating area so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or soup and salad from their deli. more