The 190-seat Lodge Restaurant serves great food anytime, including a full buffet breakfast for just under $15. If you order from the menu, choose from home cooked delights like the "Militiaman Breakfast" (two eggs, Surry County bacon or sausage, potatoes or grits, and buttermilk biscuits) or the Jamestown (spiced French toast with custard cream, toasted pecans, maple syrup and fresh fruit). NB In the evenings, the lounge area features warm fires, live music and your favorite libations.
A casual atmosphere, good basic food, great beer selections, and free wireless Internet service – what more could you want to party or relax? Locals like the burgers so much they have voted this place as having the "best burger" for nine consecutive years. The menu also includes huge salads, chicken, steak and gargantuan sandwiches. The crowd is young and fun, and a lot of locals bring the whole family. Early bird specials from 4-6pm.
The Trellis has become one of the best-known restaurants in Virginia. For over 20 years, patrons have been enjoying regional delicacies such as baby halibut, soft shell crabs and pigeon. To top it off are the desserts – Desaulniers is the author of three best-selling cookbooks and one of them just happens to be called "Death by Chocolate." So don't leave without tempting fate! There are three different dining rooms and an outside patio for dining in good weather.
If you are lucky, they will have the "Hot Pot" on the menu when you dine here. It is a combination of seafood, vegetables and beans and is a complete meal. But other items are also outstanding – local seafood is done right here! On a summer day, the outside raw bar is a great place to dine and people watch. There are lots of specials for lunch and dinner, and they are always excellent. This is a casual, fun place in Merchants Square.