Home to one of the largest outlet malls in the state, Woodbridge attracts visitors from the surrounding areas and is also the place of residency for numerous Virginians. This town is home to a plethora of restaurants, and we have compiled a list of the top 10 dining establishments that Woodbridge has to offer.
Anyone looking for an upscale dining experience in Woodbridge will be directed to Bistro L’Hermitage without hesitation. Even French restaurant connoisseurs who have sampled the numerous offerings of nearby Washington DC cuisine deem Bistro L’Hermitage one of the finest restaurants around. The service will dazzle you and the ambience is lively yet warm and reminiscent of the French countryside. The attention to detail is apparent in everything from the presentation to the execution of the food, and the waiters make excellent recommendations for wine pairing. For a special occasion or just an excuse for a classy night out, make your next dinner reservation here.
Presto Pizza brings New York pizza to Woodbridge, serving up hot pizzas made with the freshest ingredients. The pizza has a soft thin crust and can be customized with your favorite toppings. The sauces and dough are made from scratch in the restaurant. Not in the mood for pizza? Presto Pizza serves up pasta, focaccia, and paninis. The family who owns and runs the restaurant puts great care into each dish and upholds consistent quality. Next time you want pizza, don’t order from a chain restaurant, and get Presto Pizza.
Another excellent family owned restaurant in Woodbridge is Siam Bistro Thai Cuisine. The restaurant itself is small and simple, but elegantly decorated. Siam Bistro brings out the best flavors of Thai cuisine with favorites including drunken noodles, pad thai, and pad kra-paow. A wide variety of drinks are available to complement the meal, including the Ruby of Siam cocktail, wine, beer, and loose leaf tea. Come for lunch and enjoy this delicious cuisine for only eight dollars a meal.
For a taste of the restaurant described as the best barbecue in Virginia, check out Dixie Bones BBQ. For a hefty portion of food, order a plate of pork, chicken, beef, or sausage barbecue or try the fried catfish or renowned ribs. The plates are served with two sides and a bun, which includes a choice of beans, mac and cheese, and Dixie Chips. For those who aren’t quite so hungry, order a sandwich and sides individually or a giant stuffed potato. Try your best to save room for dessert, because the pie selection is expansive and the bread pudding with caramel sauce is too good to skip.
Whether diners are unfamiliar with Indian food or they are longtime fans of the cuisine, they should have their next meal at Taste of Tandoor. At lunchtime, this establishment serves an all you can eat buffet that’s famously great value, so make sure to bring your appetite. At dinnertime, entrees can be made to cater to particular spice specifications and servers are eager to guide customers through the menu. Along with the delicious entrees, Taste of Tandoor has a selection of seven traditional Indian desserts not to be missed.
Serving up Halal Afghan and Pakistani cuisine, Al-Zaytoun Kabob and Grill provides some of the finest ethnic food in Woodbridge. The food is never frozen and all made from scratch, in-house. This establishment is known for their chicken, lamb, and beef kabobs as well as its family owned charm. The owners exude warmth and friendliness and often chat with customers during the meal. The kabobs are well portioned and are served with their unforgettable bread, rice, vegetables, salad, and chutney. Make sure to also get a mint lemonade and baklava to complete your meal.
Meat lovers rejoice! At Charbroil Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, the selections are presented to the table on skewers and sliced at the table. There are six lunch meat cuts including sirloin steak, pork tenderloin with Parmesan, pork sausage, and chicken. For dinner, there are ten meat cuts available including Brazilian flank steak, beef ribs, and beef tenderloin with Parmesan. The salad bar includes raw and cooked vegetables, chicken, and shrimp. Come for brunch, for a selection of meats and for traditional breakfast delights.
Few experiences are more typically American than eating at a diner. Joe’s American Diner has a vast menu featuring omelets, breakfast sandwiches and salads. This diner is located in a converted house and the quality and flavor of the food keeps customers coming back time and again – indeed, it is often super busy during peak hours. Breakfast is served all day, but for those who are in the mood for something savory, they should order one of the hand-formed burgers that are known for their juiciness.
Authentic Korean food is served up at the family-owned Korean Grill. The popular Korean dish, bibimbap, which is a bowl with rice, vegetables, meat, and an egg, is repeatedly recommended by contented patrons and can be ordered hot or cold. As with many Korean restaurants, several small dishes, including kimchi, are served with the food. Also recommended are the lunch boxes that are served with sides and rice.
El Paso brings Mexican food north of the border to Woodbridge. With bright decor and festive music, all you need is a few of their large and delicious margaritas to have a true fiesta. The food is already reasonably priced, but the massive portions add even more value to the dining experience. Try one of the piping hot fajitas or the super burritos to leave you full and satisfied. If you’re craving something sweet, get a churro or some sopapillas to finish off your meal.