Places to Eat near Locust Grove

Lake of the Woods Clubhouse

The Clubhouse restaurant offers both fine and casual dining for members and their guests, with meals served in the Main Dining Room, the casual Grill Room, and seasonally on the Clubhouse deck.  Read our review of the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse restaurant.

Piedmont, A Virginia Steakhouse  – See review article

Located in Downtown Culpeper, VA in an 1890’s historic brick building, this restaurant features main and balcony level dining as well as cozy bar and lounge area.

Bella J Cucina

Our menu offers some of the finest Italian dishes made with integrity and attention to detail. Try one of our delicious Neapolitan style pizzas; choose from one of our favorites or create your own. Come in and try the homemade minestrone or chicken soup. We have something for everyone in the family including the children and vegetarians. Read our review of Bella J Cucina

Clearwater Grill

Grill and catering situated just outside the Lake of the Woods front gate on Route 3.

El Vaquero West Mexican Restaurant

At El Vaquero, we want to keep you coming back with the most authentic, best tasting Mexican cuisine you can find.  Our beef and chicken is hot and spicy,  our guacamole is freshly made each day, and our foods are made with the traditional Mexican recipes and ingredients.

The Inn at Willow Grove

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Central Virginia, The Inn at Willow Grove’s guest experience features unsurpassed luxury, gourmet food and impeccable service. Escape. Unwind. Indulge!

Tyme in Culpeper

A little slice of Europe with scenic murals and old world ambiance. It’s About Thyme is casual dining at its finest with an atmosphere of many guests enjoying great food and excellent, friendly service. The menu and a large selection of daily specials, present you with a delectable selection of top quality meats, seafood dishes, pastas and vegetables prepared in European style with innovative and delicious sides and sauces. Don’t forget to save room for a selection from our extensive offering of house made desserts.

Mama’s Pizza and Subs

The Copper Fish

The Copper Fish is the newest creation of John Yarnall and his restaurant family. Fresh fish (filet and whole) crab, oysters, and lobsters are available for home preparation, or cooked to your specification using a wood fired oven, grill or rotisserie.  A broad selection of sauces and rubs are available to compliment your selection. You may also choose to dine in our full-service dining area, or at our raw bar. The Copper Fish is closely associated with our Thyme Market and patrons may order off either, or both menus depending on which they prefer.

Flavor on Main

Step back in time in this roaring twenties and thirties themed restaurant on an historical art deco themed main street that was voted “Top Ten Main Streets in America”. This is a must go to restaurant in one of America’s top ten small towns! History comes to life in this beautifully decorated Restaurant in Culpeper with its wonderful ambiance, delicious cuisine and amazing themed specialty & prohibition cocktails.

Knakal’s Bakery

“A  traditional, 1950’s-style place that sells cookies, cupcakes, doughnuts, cakes, pies, and the like.” Yelp review

Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ

Welcome to Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ. Home of “Scrunch” and the best BBQ flavor imaginable. We are a local, family-run business in beautiful Culpeper, Virginia. Owner, Shawn Moss has worked to perfect our flavors with his homemade sauces and use of on-site smokers. Winner of several regional BBQ contests, as well as the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2013. We welcome you to visit and become part of our growing family.

Wise Guys (Orange)

Pizza, Pasta, and Premium Drafts

Fareways Café at the Woods Center

Fareways Cafe at the Woods Center is your place for Fast, Casual, Friendly dining at Lake of the Woods. Fareways offers breakfast and lunch service for eat-in or carry-out daily.

Sam’s Pizza & Subs

Well known local chain offering a variety of Italian food.


Tokyo Restaurant

“One of my favorite restaurants. The shrimp tempura roll is very yummy. Quiet atmosphere & good food. The owners are very nice.” Yelp review

Top’s China

Our restaurant offers a wide array of fine Chinese dishes, ranging from traditional dish such as Shrimp w. Broccoli, Sesame Chicken, Boneless Spare Ribs to new style entrees such as Steak Kew, Crispy Shrimp with Walnuts, House Special Chicken.

Red Bull Grill at Meadows Farm Golf Course

We have a full-service restaurant with a grill. This benefits golfers and non-golfers for a sit down breakfast and lunch. We can now provide a more comfortable setting and elaborate menu to our outing customers. We have a full-service restaurant with a grill. This benefits golfers and non-golfers for a sit down breakfast and lunch. We can now provide a more comfortable setting and elaborate menu to our outing.

Eleni’s Restaurant

“Nicest waitress ever.  Good quality food   Our neighborhood “go to joint” for a don’t feel like cooking night.  I love their salad dressing.” Yelp review

Generals Quarters Restaurant

Here at the Generals’ Quarters, we want to be part of the community. In an effort to do that, we are serving family style dinning on Monday and Tuesday evenings in place of our regular dinner menu. We will serve a main dish, sides and dessert to your content, bring your fat pants!

Restaurant Pomme

“My filet was a nicely seared and medium rare as I requested and my husband’s veal was fork tender in a wonderful sauce.” Yelp review

Elmwood at Sparks

Between the four of us we had duck, trout & filet mignon and each morsel was delectable

The Bavarian Chef

The Thalwitz family has owned and operated The Bavarian Chef since its opening in 1974. Sip and savor the authentic flavors of Germany and relish our warm, gemütlich hospitality. All of our foods are homemade with only the freshest ingredients. From Oma’s table to yours, experience the special recipes and traditions of our family’s rich culinary heritage.

Strite’s Donuts

Serving the area since July 2004, Strite’s Donuts is the original donut truck of the Shenandoah Valley. Currently, Strite’s Donuts offers eight different varieties of donuts, including our original two, glazed and cinnamon sugar, along with chocolate dipped, blueberry glazed, Bavarian cream, apple filled, raspberry filled, and donut holes.


Authentic Mexican