A Legend in a Nutshell Since 1929
The Virginia Diner has been a refuge for folks who like country cooking ever since Mrs. Davis served ham biscuits and Brunswick stew to hungry travelers and locals back in 1929. Today the Virginia Diner continues the same tradition offering true Southern hospitality.
The Diner began as a refurbished Sussex, Surry and Southampton Railroad dining car and as popularity increased, dining rooms were added. In 1945 the Diner was purchased by the Monahan family and in 1976 purchased by the current owners, the Galloway family.
In 1989 the Galloway family replicated the Virginia Diner and the old railroad car is a legend. With red and white checked tablecloths and white bentwood-style chairs, you will find the menu as inviting as the atmosphere. Be sure to stop and enjoy the antique collections displayed throughout the restaurant including peanut roasters, lamps from the original car, and cast iron toys. Don’t forget to get your free sample of our famous Virginia peanuts.
Today, the Virginia Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of our customers have been coming for 50 years and more, bringing their children and grandchildren to savor the experience of the Virginia Diner.
Make us a tradition with your family.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Galloway Family