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Bistro 1888

221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
+1 434-572-1888
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (12 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends here for a nice dinner date. On Thursdays, there are some special deals but 3 of us choose main dishes. My Ribeye steak was excellent and topped with fine cut onion strings. These strings are phenomenal and should be eaten first...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited Bistro 1888 while staying nearby at the Berry Hill Plantation. The service was slightly slow, but the food was excellent. Great downtown location!

Thank KimShort81
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It was great food in a casual atmosphere. Had a good time chatting with the locals. I felt like I was home.

Thank JedTinDE
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This was our first visit, though we had heard and read great reviews of the restaurant. We enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour drive to South Boston and found that the distance to Bistro 1888 was well worth it. The waiter was, perhaps, the most attentive...More

2  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This Bistro opens for dinner. The food is delicious, and lovely presented. The service was also very attentive. There seemed to be some tables that were celebrating special events when we were there ......so it seems to be a very popular restaurant for the locals....More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Looking for a go to place in the area for foodies .. Was NOT disappointed..Calamari and fried oysters foe appetizers ..YUM!! Both lightly breaded, crispy and fresh. Just what we were looking for as starters. Entrees: Backfin Crabcake and Pan Seared Sea Scallops; lots of...More

1  Thank HotMessNC
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Friday night dinner. Place was busy. Small place. Noisey. Service was great. Fried Calamari appetizer (tempura style) was tender and cooked properly .... just bland. Appetizer and drinks came out fast. Then we waited for entrees....... Two hour dinner. Shrimp and scallop Etouffee was good...More

Thank Billaban
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Sure, there's not exactly lots of choice for places to go for dinner if you live in the area, but this is actually a great place for a nice dinner (and I've been all over the world to nearly 30 countries)! Lovely, classy atmosphere, a...More

2  Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I ate here twice, and thought it was very good. The tempura shrimp is done very well with a good dipping sauce. The portions are smaller than most places, but everything seems to be done well.

Thank gladebaba
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

When is south Boston I try to make it to Bistro 1888 at least once. The food has never disappointed me. From the appetizers to the main course to dessert it us worth the trip. While this last visit the service was not great the...More

2  Thank BobCNewJerseyUSA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$24
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Main St, South Boston, VA 24592-4625
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-572-1888
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