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Willaby's Cafe

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327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
+1 804-435-0000
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Ashland, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere. On a nice day I will dine outside to take in the river view. I had the BLT and handcut fries. The bacon cooked just like I like it and generous portion on my choice of Rye bread - totally delicious! The large helping of hand cut fries were perfection. My friend had a burger with cheese and... More 

Thank wildw00d123
Tappahannock, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had two great meals there so far and plan on going back again soon. Nice view of river from window seats. Had to wait both times for a seat and food was a little slow at arriving but well worth the wait. Large selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles. Servers are very nice and attentive. Nice atmosphere... More 

Thank Brian23453
Rochester, New York
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our VA-based relatives took us here for an early afternoon lunch. The location is on the north side of the Rappahannock river. The dining area has a great river view. The menu selection was good. I 'zeroed' in on the oyster stew and crab cake plates. The stew was served hot and very tasty. Sadly, the stew was not 'bottomless'........ More 

1 Thank John E B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Don't go close to 3:00 , for some odd reason they close from 3-5 and if you are even close to 3 getting there, waitress doesn't want to wait on you, very rushed, rude, run out of coffee, food cold, not the service you expect that you paid for!

1 Thank Evelyn G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We've eaten at Willaby's a number of times, but I have never written a review......run, don't walk, their food is great. Our latest trip was this passed Friday, we had fish and chips......excellent! Their chili is always good, my husband loves their burgers. You won't be sorry....and on a nice day the river is spectacular. GO - Enjoy! Service is... More 

Thank Ellen H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great service, very friendly staff. Great food with lots to choose from on the menu. Has become a favorite of ours!

Thank Sue S
Herndon, Virginia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I so enjoyed the Oyster Stew. Probably one of the best I have ever eaten, but the wait can be very long. The staff was friendly and the tables clean. I enjoyed my meal but my husband found his very ordinary. this was a mixed bag. I would go back again.

Thank mjhinkins
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Willaby's has been around for ages. More of hang out for local folks, but you can get a good burger, BBQ, seafood anytime. It is not gourmet. William has really beefed up the bar with so many different beers on tap. He takes great pride in his bar. Every Friday there is a band....some really good and some not so.

Thank 834annk
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Willaby's is great for lunch or a casual dinner, with outside dining and many tables at big windows overlooking the Rappahannock. Get there just before sunset on a winter evening for a fabulous show of the sunset on the river. Their Reuben sandwich is New York deli quality, and their wings outstanding. Interesting specials are offered each day. They have... More 

Thank Siggy D
William B, Owner at Willaby's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Siggy D, Thank you so much, glad you enjoy our location on the Rappahannock. New York Deli quality Reuben is a great way to describe it, one of my favorites too! Glad also you like our wings, we source the best quality and cook them to order. Our beer selection is a personal passion, 16 of our taps constantly... More 

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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Poor service, rude. This is my second review. The first review was removed by Trip Advisor because, I was told by Trip Advisor, it didn't have enough detail. The first review read: "This is one of the better places on the Rappahannock River to view the sunset. Unfortunately, that is all this location has to offer. There are couple picnic... More 

Thank Tom J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  White Stone
  • Phone Number: +1 804-435-0000

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