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With its small town charm and big city assets, Danville is a jewel in the heart of southern Virginia. Sitting on the banks of the Dan River, the town offers plenty of attractions, from outdoor festivals to a newly renovated amphitheater. Amid its interesting shops and architecture, you’ll find fine restaurants, cafés and diners that range from traditional Italian to sophisticated farm-to-fork experiences. Here are our top ten picks of the bunch.
Come to this family-owned eatery that has been around for 40 years for a cozy setting and some of the best Italian cooking in town. You’ll find the menu packed full of all of your Mediterranean favorites, including pizza, pasta and calzone combinations as well as delicious seafood and an array of veal dishes. Anyone after a lighter lunch or something for the kids may prefer the panini offerings that include pesto chicken and prosciutto and Fontina, all served with healthy greens from the abundant salad bar.
Joe & Mimma’s, 3336 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA, USA, +1 434 799 5763
The recently opened The 616 brings a new eating experience to Danville through its partnership with around 20 different local farms of the region in order to offer bona fide farm-to-table dishes. Served in the dining room of a beautifully restored heritage building, the daily changing menu features delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and there is also live music and performances during the weekend. Alternatively, come to Sunday brunch for the buffet bounty served with eggs, breads and a spicy Bloody Mary.
The 616, 616 N Main St, Danville, VA, USA, +1 434 797 3463
Run by a mother-and-daughter outfit, this gourmet burger joint provides a relaxed neighborhood ambience. Top quality ingredients dominate the menu. 100 percent Angus Reserve beef, locally sourced lamb and free-ranged chicken are used in the menu’s hearty dishes. Book lovers will enjoy the burgers that are each named after a famous literary character such as The Agatha Christie with mystery mushrooms, Swiss, basil mayo and fresh spinach.
Me’s Burgers and Brews, 215 Main Street, Danville, VA, USA, +1 434 792 0123
Blink and you’ll miss this intimate little restaurant, but it’s an unsung hero of Danville’s lunch scene. You’ll find this lunch spot attached to the Gingerbread House so that hungry shoppers can rest and refuel on the fresh, daily changing specials before continuing to shop. Options include cheesy quiches and fresh salads, chunky vegetable soups and a selection of yummy sandwiches served on soft, doughy bread. The laid-back setting and their delicious coffees and pastry selection make it a good tea stop too.
The Brown Bean, 1799 Memorial Dr, Danville, VA, USA, +1 434 791 2700