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Virginia Diner

408 Country Dr N, Wakefield, VA - (804) 899-3106
Posted By Nick Dedi on 10/4/2011 7:01:00 PM
The Virginia Diner, based on my one visit, is the "Emperor's New Clothes."

I ordered the continental breakfast special: two biscuits with country ham, juice and coffee. The biscuits were a joke: two inches across, devoid of any flavor let alone a biscuit taste; like bad bread. The ham was cold and flavorless. The dish came with pickles, an odd choice for a breakfast special. Juice and coffee did not appear at all. The famous peanut pie was average, the crust thin and tough.

And, usually, tourist traps like this lead you to the gift shop after the meal. This place greets you with racks of peanuts. Go across the street to Plantation Peanuts for a wide selection of the regional specialty with free samples of each one. Avoid the VA Diner.

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1 - Overall: Won't Eat Again
Overall: Won't Eat Again
peanut pie
Country Ham
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Served warm, this thin crusted, not-too-sweet unique dessert lived up to its billing as the Virginia Diner's signature item.
"Served warm, this thin crusted, not-too-sweet unique dessert lived up to its billing as the Virginia Diner's signature item. "
Cliff Strutz





This bears little resemblance to what one expects a silk pie to be.  It is incredibly thick and rich and begs to be eaten with a tall glass of milk.
"This bears little resemblance to what one expects a silk pie to be. It is incredibly thick and rich and begs to be eaten with a tall glass of milk."
Cliff Strutz


Not as salty as typical country ham, it still packs a flavor wallop.
"Not as salty as typical country ham, it still packs a flavor wallop."
Cliff Strutz


The surprise of our meal was the peach cobbler.  It was loaded with cinnamon which, to our tastes, blended well with the peaches.
"The surprise of our meal was the peach cobbler. It was loaded with cinnamon which, to our tastes, blended well with the peaches."
Cliff Strutz


They were just setting up the lunch buffet as we were leaving.  The fried chicken looked good and deserves further investigation!
"They were just setting up the lunch buffet as we were leaving. The fried chicken looked good and deserves further investigation!"
Cliff Strutz


A few of the many different flavors of peanuts available in the gift shop.
"A few of the many different flavors of peanuts available in the gift shop."
Cliff Strutz


The Virginia Diner feels much more like a family restaurant than a diner.
"The Virginia Diner feels much more like a family restaurant than a diner."
Cliff Strutz


It doesn't change, so you don't have to worry about missing it!
"It doesn't change, so you don't have to worry about missing it!"
Debi Schaefer


No false modesty here.  The Virginia Diner bills itself as
"No false modesty here. The Virginia Diner bills itself as "Peanut Capital of the World" and "A Legend in a Nutshell.""
Cliff Strutz



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