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1008 Church Land, Tappahannock, VA 22560
+1 804-443-2002
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“butter beans” (10 reviews)
“fried oysters” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1008 Church Land, Tappahannock, VA 22560
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A surprising gem left over from a slower and gentler time. Everything made from scratch -- crab cakes, pies, cakes, fresh hamburger, seafood chowder, fresh steamed spiced shrimp and crabs. Homey and welcoming.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for lunch. No greeters. No wait staff. Many diners looking lost for lack of service. Assessed the situation. No personnel anywhere. Departed after 10 minutes at table. Wondering why other lost souls at adjacent tables did not follow suit.

Thank ahbarbour
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Drove 17 from Newport News towards Washington DC to avoid traffic. Stopped for lunch at To Do in Tappahannock, VA. Excellent crab cake and grilled shrimp po'boy sandwich. Sides of tasty butter beans and coleslaw. Friendly service! Waitress even brought water with ice for our...More

1  Thank SydSvenska
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Drove from the Rescue Picnic at Reedville, and decided to spend the night in Tappannock. We had read the reviews on the To Do Cafe, and decided to eat there. We had our 5 year old adopted Springer Spaniel with us and we were worried...More

Thank Deliboss
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were driving her mother to see the Chesapeake and we stopped at To Do. The shrimp and crab cake was great. The staff was friendly and took very good care of us. We will be back

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very nice seafood and excellent service, but don't get turned off by looking at the building from the outside. The building is clean inside and outside, but it doesn't claim to be an architect's dream. Once you walk inside, you are greeted like a member...More

Thank Nelson M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Looking at it from the outside there was a bit of hesitation. Police car in front - can't go wrong! What a hoot! The decor is early, old diner. Clean. Absolutely amazing. We were later in the lunch time window. Three...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stopped here because of reviews on Tripadvisor. Very unassuming place. No cars but we were early for lunch. Decided to give it a try. Excellent food! Husband said his fried oysters were some of the best he'd ever had. My fried shrimp was lightly battered...More

Thank TripFan18
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We love this little diner! We go for lunch and dinner often. Everything on the menu is delicious and desserts are homemade daily! I love their chicken tenders and onion rings!

Thank Amelia D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have ridden by this place several times & we finally decided to stop by & try it. I am glad we did. They had big juicy burgers. The butter beans were good & the onion rings were as well. It is small but very...More

Thank Beachlvrgrl
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, went during the week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Church Land, Tappahannock, VA 22560
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tappahannock
  • Phone Number: +1 804-443-2002
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