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Good Eats Cafe

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12720 Cople Hwy, Kinsale, VA 22488-2400
+1 804-472-4385
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Ankara, Turkey
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2015

While this roadside eatery sits in a former gas station in the heart of Virginia's Northern Neck, it's well worth the visit for its cozy atmosphere, attentive wait staff, innovative cuisine, and wonderful wine list. My family's had a river house in the area for almost 75 years and this is only the second restaurant in the area I've recommended.... More 

Thank Tedde T
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The food is excellent along with the staff they really care about what there doing and try hard to keep the customer happy.Try to always make reservation's .

Thank Rob B
Richmond, Virginia
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Eclectic decor, great waitstaff and good food and wine make this a restaurant I will return too. Usual fare for a riverside restaurant with good seafood and salads.

Thank Greg Y
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Expecting to eat lunch in the Cafe, we were disappointed to learn after a 1 1/2 hr. drive, that the Cafe was only open for dinner. Lunch was served in Spuntino's, which is in a converted garage adjacent to the Cafe. No ambiance and poor acoustics, but afterall, it's a Garage! Getting to the food, I had a Caesar Salad... More 

Thank benahere
Heathsville, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2013

The crab cakes are delicious and so is the Angus burger if it is not greasy. Don't expect ambiance, but the servers try hard. The prices are acceptable, but there is almost no competition in the area.

Thank Ann R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

After hearing good things about Good Eats over the past few years we were extremely disappointed with the food. I could smell the crab cakes before they got to the table, and it wasn't a "yay, dinner" aroma, but a strong "who forgot to put the seafood away last night" smell. They tasted like they smelled. The salmon with the... More 

Thank Ontheriverguy
Gordonsville, Virginia
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We had heard excellent things about Good Eats, but either they have a new chef or we just hit an off night. We dined on a recent Friday evening. Service was good, but food was very low quality. Crab cakes were almost burnt, kids French fries came out room temperature, caesar salad had way too much dressing. We were very... More 

Thank saracs80
Northern Neck, Virginia
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

That was their best meal. Rest of the food is good, and veggies are something special.

Thank cigardough
Manassas, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Yes, its a converted gas station. Yes, the interior of the restaurant is small, cramped and a bit cheesy. However, the food is as good as you will find anywhere. Whether it be locally-sourced seafood dishes or the prime rib, I've never been disappointed.

1 Thank jsaylors
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

This is a restaurant that Foodies love. The Owner/Chef buys local produce and fish then changes his menu weekly to feature what is in peak season. His cooking is creative and the results are mouthwatering. Don't miss the soup!

Thank Nnker

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12720 Cople Hwy, Kinsale, VA 22488-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +1 804-472-4385

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?