There is no better time to experience Virginia’s unique culinary scene than during Restaurant Week, a foodie extravaganza when some of the best restaurants around the Commonwealth offer incredible multi-course meals for a fraction of the price. Use our restaurant week guide to mark your calendars for the annual (and sometimes semi-annual) culinary celebration in your area! 

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week

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Dates: January 13-22, 2023; Summer Restaurant Week TBA

Fredericksburg hosts semi-annual Restaurant Weeks, with the Winter Restaurant Week occurring January 13-22, 2023.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • FoodE
  • Orofino Restaurant
  • Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe
  • Sunken Well Tavern
  • Red Dragon Brewery
  • La Petite Auberge

Norfolk Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Corey Pittman, @mainfocusmedia

Dates: January 15-22, 2023

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week gives you the chance to try a new spot or visit a long-time favorite to sample special dishes. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus ranging from $15–$55 and include brunch, lunch, and dinner, depending on the restaurant’s hours and offerings.

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Newport News Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Hannah Armstrong, @hannahelizarmstrong

Dates: January 15-29, 2023

Celebrate the coastal culinary scene during Newport News Restaurant Week as participating restaurants offer set menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at affordable prices. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Fin Seafood
  • Harpoon Larry’s Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Circa 1918
  • Burger Theory

Metro D.C. Area Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: April Greer

Dates: January 16-22, 2023

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's (RAMW) Winter Restaurant Week Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area returns from January 16-22, 2023. Options include a three-course brunch or lunch for $25 or three-course dinners for $40 or $55.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • B Side
  • Agora Tysons
  • PassionFish
  • Circa
  • Osteria Marzano

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

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Dates: January 16-22, 2023

The 2023 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week marks the eighteenth year of the city’s culinary event, a weeklong celebration of coastal food that includes special menus and prix fixe pricing. Participating restaurants incorporate the restaurant week logo, a pineapple, into the decor, beverage, and menu options as a nod to their inclusion. Additionally, some Virginia Beach hotels offer discounts during Restaurant Week, giving out-of-town visitors an even bigger reason to visit the oceanfront destination. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Becca Restaurant & Garden at The Cavalier Hotel
  • Waterman’s Surfside Grille
  • Rudee’s on the Inlet Restaurant & Cabana Bar
  • Orion’s Roof
  • Esoteric

Roanoke Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Hannah Armstrong, @hannahelizarmstrong

Dates: January 20-29, 2023

Dine in the “Star City” during the annual Roanoke Restaurant Week, the tastiest week of the year! Lunch options are just $10 at participating restaurants, while dinner menus are available for $25, $35, and $50. Reservations are encouraged at restaurants that accept them. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Inka Grill Latin Fusion
  • Martin’s
  • Tuco’s Taqueria Garaje
  • The Pine Room at Hotel Roanoke
  • Sidecar
  • Billy’s

Alexandria Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: John Park, @hungryasianrke

Dates: January 20-29, 2023

Explore more than 70 restaurants during the Alexandria Restaurant Week. Special menus are available for in-person dining at participating restaurants (many with heated outdoor seating!), with price points at $25, $35, or $45 for dinner. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Ada’s on the River
  • BARCA Pier & Wine Bar
  • Hen Quarter
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar
  • The Majestic
  • Union Street Public House
  • Yunnan By Potomac Noodle House

Virginia's River Realm Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Todd Wright, @toddwrightphoto

Dates: January 21-31, 2023

More than 90 restaurants, food trucks, and Bay-to-Table food retailers in eight River Realm towns, including Kilmarnock, White Stone, Irvington, and Urbanna, offer special menus and discounts during the eleven days of the Virginia's River Realm Restaurant Week.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Car Wash Cafe
  • Adrift
  • Big Oak Cafe
  • Fish Hawk Oyster Bar at the Tides Inn
  • Merroir
  • Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar

Portsmouth Restaurant Week

Dates: January 21-28, 2023

During Portsmouth Restaurant Week, participating restaurants have two-course lunches for $10 or $15 and three-course dinners for $25 or $35. Some of the restaurants create special menus that are only available during Restaurant Week. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Twisted Pig Ale & Smokehouse
  • Guads
  • The Bier Garden

Orange Restaurant Week

Dates: January 21-30, 2023

2023 marks the third annual Orange Restaurant Week, which celebrates the local restaurants and culinary talent of Orange County, Virginia. Stay tuned for updates about participating restaurants and the menus offered during Restaurant Week.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Spoon & Spindle
  • Well Hung Vineyard
  • Forked on Main
  • La Naranja Cocina Mexicana

Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Restaurant Week

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Dates: January 27-February 4, 2023

Save the dates for the 2023 Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Restaurant Week! From January 27  to February 4, participating restaurants are serving $10 or $15 lunch items and $20 or $30 dinner specials.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Wharf Hill Brewing Co.
  • Smithfield Station
  • Q Daddy’s
  • Darden’s Country Store

Charlottesville Restaurant Week

Image Courtesy of the Clifton Inn

Dates: January 30-February 5, 2023

Sample delicious fare in one of the biggest foodie towns in Virginia during Charlottesville’s Restaurant Week, where diners enjoy special prix fixe three-course menus at participating restaurants for just $25, $35, or $45 per person. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Quirk Charlottesville
  • The Ridley
  • Bizou
  • Clifton
  • Bang!

Winchester Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Robert Harris, @robertharris

Dates: February 20-25, 2023

During the annual Winchester Restaurant Week, food lovers can dine in or take out, choosing from a three-course menu at participating restaurants for $30 each. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Union Jack Pub & Restaurant
  • Cork Street Tavern
  • Violino’s
  • Altos de Jalisco

Harrisonburg Restaurant Week

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Dates: March 2023

For the entire month of March, get great dining deals and attend exclusive culinary events during Harrisonburg’s Taste of Downtown Restaurant Month. Follow Harrisonburg on Facebook for all the latest news and updates, including chef profiles and daily updates on all things food and drink in Downtown Harrisonburg.

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Richmond Black Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Jane Hill, @janelikestoeat

Dates: March 5-12, 2023

Started as a week dedicated to celebrating and supporting Richmond’s growing Black food scene, the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience aims to counter economic disparity often found in minority-owned businesses with interactive experiences that give visitors a deeper understanding of Richmond’s Black culture through cuisine. 

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Mama J’s
  • Lillie Pearl
  • Urban Hang Suite
  • Croaker’s Spot

Hampton Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Hannah Armstrong, @hannahelizarmstrong

Dates: March 5-19,2023

Support local restaurants during the Hampton Restaurant Week, with take-out or dine-in options at participating restaurants. During lunch, enjoy $10 and $15 dishes, while dinners range from $25 to $35.

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Suffolk Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Tray Hasty

Dates: March 18-25, 2023

Suffolk Restaurant Week features a savory blend of the city’s signature flavors, from the secret local hot-spots to the nationally recognized culinary talents. The 2023 spring Restaurant Week will offer three-course meals at participating restaurants at the deluxe ($10 breakfast and lunch; $20 dinner), premier ($15 breakfast and lunch; $30 dinner), or ultimate ($20 lunch and $40 dinner) dining levels.

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Smith Mountain Lake Restaurant Week

Dates: April 17-30, 2023

Nearly two dozen restaurants around the lake are participating in the 2023 Smith Mountain Lake Restaurant Week, which includes dine-in and takeout breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink specials for $5, $10, $20, and $30.

A Few Participating Restaurants; See Full List

  • Drifter's
  • Mango's Bar & Grill
  • Napoli by the Lake
  • Edo Grill and Sushi
  • Hickory Hill Vineyards
  • Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House

Chesapeake Restaurant Week

Dates: October 13-20, 2023

Head towards the coast this fall for the annual Chesapeake Restaurant Week and celebrate Chesapeake’s thriving food scene. Participating restaurants serve up a variety of offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes at price points ranging from $10 to $55.

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Richmond Restaurant Week

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Photo Credit: Jeremiah Claughton, @officialjmiah

Dates: 2023 Dates TBA

Richmond Restaurant Week is a semiannual event that supports local nonprofit Feed More, a community organization that collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need. During these two weeks, dine at some of the capital city’s best restaurants and choose a three-course meal from prix fixe menus for less than $35 per person. 

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon

Lynchburg Restaurant Week

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Dates: TBA

Featuring Lynchburg’s best home-grown eateries and fine dining establishments, Lynchburg Restaurant Week is a collaboration between Lynchburg Living, local restaurants, and community groups that benefits local nonprofit organizations. Follow the Lynchburg Living Facebook page for more details. 

Participating Restaurants & Menus Coming Soon