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Richardson's Cafe

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12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7772
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 20:30
Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic diner food, tasty with nice size portions and Great staff. Got to sit outside on a beautiful day eating picked beet salad on Main Street southern town, what more could you want?

Thank Nick T
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is good for old-fashioned comfort food -- chicken salad, fried seafood, ice cream sundaes. They're friendly and the service is just fine. The 1950's decor: travelers who remember the America of the 1950's with awareness of the inequities for women, people of color, etc might find Richardson's to be implicitly uncomfortable.

1 Thank SusanBrian2012
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Wait staff excellent. I got a crab cake sandwich, more filler than meat, tasteless and cold. Lettuce leaf on sandwich was bad... croissant bun was very dry, fries were cold too. Husband got frog legs, said they were good. Pricey for the type of food.

1 Thank Sue R
Richmond, VA
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Decorated as a 50's Diner, this place which, I believe, opened as a diner has now gone more upscale on their menu, though you can still get some diner basics. For something dressed as a diner, it is not inexpensive, though we got burgers, proving that you do not have to spend a lot. I got a Buffalo Burger, which... More 

1 Thank FredfromRichmond
Hopewell, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It was really good food. It was a little pricey for me but the food was good. There is a real soda jerk and the ice cream was really good. I would recommend this restaurant if you can afford it.

1 Thank DanandLou2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered a "fresh" broiled flounder entree that comes with fries and slaw. I added a garden salad for $2.50. I received the salad which was ok. When the waitress brought out my dinner, it was only a piece of bland fish in a dish. Oh, and a small lemon slice. I asked for hot tea and it was brought... More 

1 Thank Robin S
Mathews, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Frequently visit for the great food and service. Richardson's is my favorite in Mathews. Good lunches and their specials for two at dinner are an outstanding value. I don't think there's anything I have tried I don't like here. Desserts are awesome!

Thank Kristi A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I drop by Richardsons from time to time, either for lunch or dinner at the weekend. Their burgers are great - not gastro extravangzas like some places but a good hand made hearty lump of ground beef!!! Seafood specials are always good. And they do the best prime rib in town too. Friendly local. Beer and wine too.

Thank Paul R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A good lunch stop while exploring. Service was timely and appropriate for a small town eatery. Food was excellent.

Thank John G
Williamsburg, Virginia
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185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Richardson's Cafe is consistent with a wide variety of specials and also menu food. People say that it's expensive, but you will get very large sandwiches and generous sides for $9-11. The servers work hard and do a great job of getting your order fast and getting the food to you fast. Give Richardson's a change and I think you'll... More 

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mathews
  • Phone Number: +1 804-725-7772

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