Where to eat

Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a fancy meal, Stafford's restaurants will fill your appetite
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Bella Cafe
Bella Cafe is known for our Food, Music, and Brainfreezes, as well as a great place to hang out!  The cafe has Family Game Night every Tuesday, Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday, Open Mics every Friday, and Shows featuring local musicians every Saturday!  
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Anthony’s Italian Restaurant
Enjoy Italian meals, pizza ,subs, pasta, salads and several Spanish dishes. Hours: Monday-Sat – 11am-10pm; Sunday – Closed.
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The Grille at Leeland Junction
Family-friendly, casual dining near the Leeland VRE Station in South Stafford.  Enjoy some delicious american sandwiches, burgers, pasta and various kinds of appetizers.
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Amy’s Cafe…Down By the River
Amy’s Cafe…Down By The River in the historic port of Falmouth! Enjoy the ambiance in this historic tavern building, dating to the late 18th and early 19th century. Exposed brick interior walls and wood timbers line the room. Dine on the porch with glimpses of the pristine Rappahannock River. Full…
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Wings to Go
Choose from chicken wings and shrimp with your choice of over 20 dipping sauces. A limited selection of appetizers, salads, wraps, and sandwiches are also available. All menu items are for dine-in or carry-out.
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Pancho Villa – Garrisonville West
This is the original Stafford location of Pancho Villa. The interior decor, delicious cuisine and full bar, accompanied by excellent service, will never disappoint you. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, the Pacheco Family, moved to Virginia from Southern California. In May 1993, the Pacheco Family fo…
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Hunan Chef
Authentic Chinese cuisine has been served at this Stafford restaurant since 1995.
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Clubhouse at Aquia Harbor
Welcome to the Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour, providing delicious fare that has been described as “American-casual with a dash of New Orleans style and a pinch of Italian.” We use the finest and freshest ingredients to create a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In addition, our lounge offer…
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Ann’s Soul Food: Wings & Things
If you want a true home-cooked, southern experience, then you don’t want to miss Ann’s! Fried chicken, collards, macaroni and cheese, and more. Call ahead and bring a taste of south home with you.
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Tops China Buffet
This well-known Chinese restaurant is a favorite among locals. Indulge in the all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring snow crab legs, green mussels and shrimp. Top’s has been around since 1997. Reservations accepted. Dine-in only.
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Donut Connection
Fresh donuts, coffee and other baked goods are served here all day long. Get here early before your favorites run out!
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Marcela’s Chicken
Stop in here for a delicious taste of Marcela’s specialty chicken dishes!
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China Wong
Popular quick and easy Chinese takeout with plenty of parking along Rt 17.
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Scoops on White Oak
Locally owned and operated, Scoops offers an inviting atmosphere for ice cream lovers of all ages with a traditional ice cream parlor setting. Outdoor seating and extended hours are available during summer months. Try the super premium home-made ice cream, soft serve ice cream, coffee, tea and ice c…
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DELIcious
For a local deli experience, stop by here for subs, sandwiches, sushi and other food. For carry out and delivery.
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Umi Japanese Cuisine
Come and enjoy a variety of fresh authentic Japanese dishes from the delicious spicy crab salad to the extensive sushi list.  This restaurant has everything covered – soup, salad, hot and cold appetizers, noodles, fried rice and more types of rolls than you can count.  
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Mission BBQ
Who are we? Two friends passionate about BBQ, patriotic for Our Country, and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose. We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and O…
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Family Pizzeria
This restaurant is a local legend, having served Stafford for over 23 years. Enjoy hearty American food made fresh on site in this chef-owned restaurant which specializes in New York Style pizza in a 50’s, 60’s and 70’s style atmosphere. Menu items include pizzas, subs, burgers and more for dine-in…
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Smyrna Mediteranean Cuisine
Great food fast…..NOT fast food. Real home-style, heart-healthy Mediterranean foods and imported groceries. Take out or eat in at casual cafe seating.   Full array of daily specials on display in lighted glass cabinets allows plenty of choice. Conveniently located on Rt 3 East, Business…
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Five Guys Burgers & Fries (Market Place)
While doing some shopping at the Stafford Market Place, drop in this burger joint for a quick meal to go. Hearty meals of old-fashioned BIG American burgers and fries by the sack-full, for dine-in or carry-out. Located on the corner, facing Kohl’s.
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Sam’s Pizza & Subs – Garrisonville
If you love pizza, subs, fresh salads, and Greek cuisine, you will love the food at Sam’s – as prepared in this chef-owned, local favorite restaurant. This family-friendly restaurant chain, now with 3 locations in Stafford, has been in business since 1987. Reservations accepted. Dine-in or carry-out…
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BAM Restaurant
This fun casual restaurant caters to families with birthday parties and regular specials.  The decor is clean and fresh with a focus on local heroes in uniform mixed with cartoon super heroes.   Everything classic diner is available with burgers, dogs, fries and shakes as well as sala…
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Tu Tierra
Be sure to try this local Mexican restaurant. Enjoy the Salvadorian specialties, as well as the seafood delights.
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Panera Bread – Stafford Marketplace
Looking for a place to meet up with friends or colleagues? Just passing through town and need to check your email? This wireless hotspot and well-known chain has delicious gourmet soups, sandwiches and baked goods made fresh daily. Dine inside in the warmth of the sunlit rooms, or sit outside at a c…
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Embassy Cigar Lounge
The Embassy Cigar Lounge was founded by a group of cigar enthusiasts looking for a comfortable indoor venue to enjoy cigars. Tired of spending winters smoking in their garages, they began searching the Stafford area for a place to enjoy a cigar, a cocktail and even some food. The search ended when t…
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Zum Rheingarten Restaurant
Zum Rheingarten holds a fine reputation in Northern Virginia. The Herold family opened Zum Rheingarten with the idea of serving delicious European cuisine with fine international wines and great German beer. Handpainted wall murals reflect the romantic notions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the stories tol…
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Thomas’ Italian Restaurant
You’ll love the authentic cuisine at this chef-owned Italian restaurant in Stafford. Enjoy lunch and dinner in this casual, family-style dining environment. Reservations are suggested.
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Greek House of Pizza
Locally owned, small diner convenient to George Washington’s Boyhood Home with quality meals at family-friendly prices.
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Jerry’s Subs and Pizza, Stafford
World Famous Cheesesteaks and Authentic New York Style Pizza are Jerry’s claims to fame. Enjoy enormous subs, fresh sandwiches, and delicious pizzas at this famous dining spot.
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Taste of Kabob
This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean kabobs made with vegetables, chicken, beef, lamb or fish. Each kabob is made fresh, and grilled – no oils, no frozen foods. The breads are made fresh daily in a clay oven. Each meal comes with bread or rice, as well as vegetables (tomato, cucumber, onion,…
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Hot N Fluffy
BISCUITS GOOD FOR THE SOUL Hot N Fluffy was opened with a simple idea: Southern food didn’t have to be a “fast food” or just in the South. Using high quality, local, and seasonal ingredients Hot N Fluffy aims to please all visitors. Not just those from the south. Menu options range…
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Outback Steakhouse – Doc Stone Commons
Come on down under to the Outback! Many know this familiar chain of steakhouses — recognized for their large portions and delicious meals. Their specialty is steak, but you won’t be disappointed with the salmon, soups, salads and more!
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Pancho Villa – Warrenton Road
Yet another Pancho Villa – built perfectly to impress! This locally-owned family chain of restaurants is wonderful. The atmosphere, cuisine and full bar, accompanied by excellent service, will never disappoint you. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, the Pacheco Family, moved to Virginia from Southern…
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Stafford Diner
For a traditional diner experience, stop by for breakfast anytime. This menu includes a nice variety of breakfast items, hot and cold sandwiches, entrees and desserts.
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I Luv Teriyaki
If you love Asian cuisine, you’ll love this restaurant. The menu includes Teriyaki, Yakisoba, Hand Roll, Tempura and other Asian dishes.
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Micks Restaurant & Sports Bar
Voted “Best American Food” by Potomac Local News. Mick’s Restaurant and Sports Lounge is the ultimate destination in Stafford County, Virginia. Whether you’re looking for a perfect lunch location, dinner with the family, catching a game, or you just want to cut loose with you…
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Lin’s Gourmet, Stafford
Come in and enjoy a delicious menu of classic Chinese dishes, a relaxed atmosphere and great service! This brand new restaurant opened in the Shops at Amy Clae, just a mile from Augustine Golf Club and Porter Library.
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Panera Bread – Stafford Southern Gateway
So convenient for folks on I-95 AND with a Drive-thru.  Artisan breads, homemade soups and the freshest ingredients make Panera a favorite for all ages and tastes.  Free Wi-fi at this location.  Great stopping place to relax and replenish before you explore the little town of Falmouth…
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Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe
Traditional southwestern cuisine is this restaurant and bar’s specialty. A large selection of tacos, quesadillas and salads, along with an extensive margarita menu and some vegetarian options are among the choices of this Mexican cafe. Catering service is also available. Group reservations (includin…
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Ruby Tuesday- Aquia
Looking for a place to meet up with friends or family? Ruby Tuesday’s has a diverse menu featuring fresh fish, steaks, burgers, salad bar and vegetarian delights. A full bar is also available to serve up your favorite drink. Don’t feel like cooking, try the new “RubyTueGo” and take dinner home with…
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Paddy’s 32 Restaurant & Pub
Guys and gals all love this Irish pub and sports bar. Have a meal, shoot some pool, and drink some beers in this social hub. Steaks and traditional Irish dishes are the house specialities — especially in March. Live entertainment on weekends. Located just minutes from the back TBS gate to Quantico.
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The Log Cabin Restaurant
This quaint restaurant opened its doors in 1942. One of Stafford’s best rated restaurants is The Log Cabin. Cozy, timberlined walls and a fireplace create the perfect ambience for a private, specially prepared meal. An all year round place to go for live lobster, fresh steak, and seafood t…
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Padrino’s II
Subs, pizza, eggplant and veal parmesan. Great Italian delights served quick!
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Applebee’s – Stafford
Once you’ve dined at Applebee’s, you’ll want to come back again and again. This family-style bar & grill is a great place to bring the family, friends or co-workers. Steaks, seafood, burgers and sensational salads are delicious in-house, or for carside-to-go. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm; Fri-Sa…
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Dougherty’s Tavern
“Warm beer…Lousy food…” That is the motto of this light-hearted, traditional pub. Come enjoy a beer and an entree, billiards and darts, and live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sundays for private parties.
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VInny’s Italian Grill of Stafford
Vinny’s Italian Grill of Stafford is a family owned and operated Italian Restaurant serving New York style pizzas, and Italian food specialty dishes like pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. Conveniently located minutes from I95 in the heart of North Stafford on Garrisonville Road, we have…
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Vinny’s Italian Restaurant
Hot authentic Italian fare, along with a large selection of American menu items, including pasta, sandwiches and pizza with fresh dough made the traditional way. This local family-owned chain is a favorite in Stafford. Family-friendly. Quick service; dine-in or carry-out. Reservations accepted. Here…
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Burger & Kabab Place
This tiny, well-hidden restaurant is a delicious find. The diverse menu is mainly Middle Eastern cuisine, including an array of kababs, gyros, curry dishes, as well as American favorites such as burgers and chicken fingers. For dine-in or carry-out.
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Starbucks Coffee – In Target
Need a little burst of energy during your shopping spree? Kids need a snack? Stop by Starbucks located inside the Target department store.
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Yak-A-Dos
Yak-A-Dos American Restaurant and Nightclub is co-located with the Clarion Inn Fredericksburg and offers full service breakfast, lunch and dinner with both buffet and ala carte options.    A full-service bar provides nightly entertainment and catering facilities are also available
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Tony’s Deli & Pizza
Enjoy some quick Italian food, for carry-out, dine-in or delivery.
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The Worst Sushi
Co-located with The Worst Deli, this sushi restaurant features the Master of the Authentic Tokyo Style – Mr. Oh with 20 years experience.  The menu includes bento box specials, sushi ala carte, dinner platters, soups, salads, and party platters.
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Le Grand Cru Bistro
Le Grand Cru Bistro is located within Potomac Point Winery and headed by Chef Duane Keller.  New menu updates coming soon! Bistro hours: Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 -3 pm Friday 11:30 -3pm and 4pm-9pm Saturday 11:30-3pm and 4pm -8:30pm Sunday 11:30 -5pm Bistro Closed Mondays & Tuesdays….
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Greek House of Pizza – Ferry Farm
This well-known favorite serves delicious pizzas, and the best subs in town. Located right across the street from George Washington’s Boyhood Home, Ferry Farm.
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Starbucks Coffee – Stafford Marketplace
Stop in for a rich, delicious cup of coffee. Meet with friends over an iced coffee or perhaps a cup of chai tea. Be sure to sample the baked goods. Wireless internet is also available.
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IHOP – International House of Pancakes
Hop on over to IHOP where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day in this family-friendly atmosphere. Specializing in breakfast delicacies such as eggs, pancakes and waffles any time of day!
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HoneyBaked Ham
Over 40 years ago, Harry J. Hoenselaar began a special tradition when he opened his first The HoneyBaked Ham Company store in Michigan. He selected the finest quality bone-in ham, cured it in his secret marinade, and then for tenderness, he smoked the ham for hours over a unique blend of hardwood ch…
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Buffalo Mo’s Tap & Grill
Hang out at this bar & grill. Shoot some pool or play darts. Daily specials are available. Live music is here on scheduled nights and weekends.
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Quickway Hibachi
Here at Quickway Japanese Hibachi, you’ll find fresh, quality food, served fast, with style. It’s how we have grown from one prototype store to 7 locations, and counting, within 20 months, in the DC metro area. We bring the Teppanyaki (teppan, Japanese for griddle; yaki, grill,…
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Padrino’s III
Subs, pizza, eggplant and veal parmesan. Great Italian delights served quick!
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El Gran Charro
Come enjoy an authentic Mexican meal at this locally owned and operated restaurant.
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Szechuan D’Lite
We specialize in a variety of Asian dishes, including Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan & Mandarin cuisine. All meals are served in a casual setting. Large parties are welcome. Delivery, Carry out and Catering services are available.
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Zibibbo 73
Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants by the Washingtonian Magazine, Zibibbo 73 Trattoria & Raw Bar brings a large Italian taste to the Stafford area.  Zibibbo’s provides delectable calamari, shrimp, mussels, to name a few seafoods. The Italian selection has several pasta and…
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Mione’s Pizza & Subs
This brand new restaurant specializes in pizzas, Italian dinners, salads, garlic bread, subs, fries and more. Reasonably priced meals ideal for families! 
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Buffalo Wild Wings – Stafford
Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to hang out, watch some sports on the big screen TVs, and eat delicious wings, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Raise a glass to your favorite team! Stop in and pick up some last minute gifts that any wing and sports fan would love! Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-1am; Fri-Sa…
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Pancho Villa – Garrisonville East
The atmosphere, cuisine and full bar, accompanied by excellent service, will never disappoint you. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, the Pacheco Family, moved to Virginia from Southern California. In May 1993, the Pacheco Family founded Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant. The cuisine is a fusion between…
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La Rosetta Ristorante
This family owned and operated restaurant specializes in fine northern Italian cuisine. Hidden by an unassuming facade, the ambience and cuisine surpass all expectations. Homemade pasta and breads are made daily. The wonderful presentation of the meals is second only to the delicious taste of the cu…
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Ponderosa
Enjoy the delicious steaks and many sides prepared just for you, and served right to your table. Too many choices on the menu? Try the buffet – you won’t go home hungry.
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Napoleta Pizza
This quaint little Italian dive has quite a following of locals. You will love it too! Enjoy your favorite pizza and subs, accompanied by a cold beer. Prices are very reasonable.
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Pates Cafe and Deli
Soul food cafe Comfort Food Served Fast Specialties of the house include fried fish sandwich, burgers and dogs, pork chop sandwich and pulled pork or brisket BBQ with all the best southern sides like yams, greens, black eyed peas, fries, hushpuppies, fried okra and cornbread. Combo and kids meals av…
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Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt
SweetFrog, where our goal is to create the best frozen yogurt experience you’ve ever had! You create your own combination of delicious, soft-serve premium frozen yogurt, then finish it off with any toppings you choose. Our toppings bar is stocked fresh every day with the best ingredients for a light…
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Augustine Golf Club Restaurant
Reinvigorated and REOPENED in 2012 Augustine’s course conditions are amazing.  The 6,817 yard Par 71 Rick Jacobson designed course  carved from the gentle rolling hills of central Stafford County.  The emerald green fairways and bright white bunkers provide dramatic contrast to the na…
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Kobe Steakhouse
Kobe Stafford’s original Japanese steakhouse and seafood dining experience.Come for the experience, stay for the food FRESH….Your meal starts with the freshest meats and seafood. All our beef is 100% USDA certified and our fish is never frozen. From USDA filet mignon, chicken and shrimp to salmon,…
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Top Chef Restaurant
A clean, family-owned and operated Chinese takeout location with a small seating area.   Classic Chinese menu with fast, friendly service. Conveniently located on Rt 218, White Oak Rd, in south Stafford serving multiple neighborhoods and travelers to and from Dahlgren.
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Dad’s Deli
Looking for a personalized sandwich? Then you’ll love Dad’s delicious deli sandwiches and subs, made fresh to order. Be sure to try the Texas Steak & Cheese!
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Fortune House
Enjoy delicious Chinese food at this local favorite restaurant, located 1 mile from the Leeland VRE station. Limited seating; carry-out available.
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Mick’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge
Just in time for football season, this brand new sports bar is a perfect meeting place for friends and colleagues to hang out and cheer for a favorite team! Mick’s is an upscale sports bar with a casual environment and neighborhood feel. Enjoy a good hearty meal at a private or group table, or saunt…
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Vinny’s Italian Grill
Hot authentic Italian food, including fresh pizza dough made the traditional way. This local family-owned chain is a favorite in Stafford. Family-friendly. Quick service; dine-in or carry-out. Reservations accepted.
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Sam’s Pizza & Subs
You will love the pizza, subs, fresh salads, and Greek cuisine as prepared by this chef-owned, local favorite restaurant. This family-friendly restaurant chain, now with 3 locations in Stafford, has been in business since 1987. Reservations accepted. Dine-in or carry-out.
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Blue Bangkok Thai Cuisine
Enjoy delicious Thai cuisine at this brand new Stafford restaurant, located at the entrance to Celebrate Virginia.
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Moe’s Southwest Grill – Stafford Marketplace
If you’ve never been to Moe’s before, you’ll never forget your first visit greeting: “Welcome to Moe’s!” The moment you walk in the door, you’ll feel welcome. You’ll love the very upbeat atmosphere as much as the delicious Mexican and Southwest style foods.
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Chili’s Grill & Bar (Garrisonville)
This warm and friendly atmosphere serves up delicious grilled American favorites, terrific soups and salads, great combos and desserts. The bar is a happenin’ place to socialize after hours in Stafford, serving a wide variety of cocktails and beers.
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Globe & Laurel, The
This restaurant honors the men and women of our nation who “strap on a sidearm or wear a uniform or badge” in service to this great country. Marines and law enforcement officers – past and present – meet and dine here to honor those who have made significant contributions or sacrifices. Hundreds of…
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Shun Xing
This tiny Chinese restaurant has amazing food and excellent service. Limited seating; carry-out available.
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The Icing Baking Company
We create custom cakes that taste amazing, but have added cupcakes, pies, cookies, breads and so much more! Everything is made from scratch in small batches baked daily in house. There are no preservatives in anything we create, nor is anything ever frozen. We have been fortunate in our success and…
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Vinny’s Italian Restaurant – Falmouth
This local family-owned restaurant chain is a favorite in Stafford. The menu includes hot authentic Italian fare, along with a large selection of American menu items, including pasta, sandwiches and pizza with fresh dough made the traditional way. Family-friendly. Quick service; dine-in or carry-out…
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