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Old 09-08-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping you might know of non-chain eating -- the kind of restaurants that kids and parents will like a lot. I don't need a train circling the ceiling, but that wouldn't hurt if you know of one!

I'm mainly looking for really good food of any ethnicity -- just as long as it's good food.

And if you know of a novel place where the restaurant is inside an old train car or something like that, I'd love to hear about that too.

My husband loves to sample bakeries. We saw Just Cupcakes on Cupcake Wars and would like to visit.

Any other outstanding bakery suggestions?

Breakfast suggestions would be great too!

Thanks!

Alley
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping you might know of non-chain eating -- the kind of restaurants that kids and parents will like a lot. I don't need a train circling the ceiling, but that wouldn't hurt if you know of one!

I'm mainly looking for really good food of any ethnicity -- just as long as it's good food.
I stick around the main tourist areas when I visit VB, as I come in via Amtrak. Those are mostly chain restaurants though. I personally like Tautogs in that area, which is a local restaurant in an old beach shack. Other family members like to eat breakfast at Doc Martin's, though I haven't tried it yet. That's a sister restaurant to Tautog's and is located near it. It looks more like somebody's house with a huge front porch.

If you family ever decides to check out the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I can recommend The Narrows Restaurant on Kent Island. Good food, nice water views and a train circling the ceiling that has fascinated generations of children.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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Breakfast suggestion - Classic Diner is amazing! Best cream chipped beef. it's pretty simple looking but is pretty delicious and inexpensive
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Great breakfast at the Oceanfront is Pocahontas Pancake House. For a great Mom and Pop seafood place, visit Margie and Rays Seafood on Sandbridge Road about a mile off the Sandbridge beach.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Breakfast - Marys on the oceanfront. Huge pancakes and servings :-)
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Best bakery in Virginia Beach is an area called Hilltop, just west of the Oceanfront. It's called Sugar Plum Bakery. Definitely go there.

Sugar Plum Bakery located in Virginia Beach, VA

There's also Flour Child Bakery near Chic's Beach. It's tiny and easy to miss, but they have really great mini key-lime pies in there. Good stuff!
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Best place for breakfast that is very family friendly is 757Crave at Marina Shores (Great Neck and Shore Drive). It's outdoor seating (covered though if it's raining) and at the marina so you can watch all the boats. Dogs are welcome too! Chicks and Bubba's, both on Shore Drive, are very family friendly and casual and have good seafood. Both are on the water.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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No Frill Grill, there are two, one in Norfolk and one in Virginia Beach. The beach location is larger and in a diner style. Both have great food!
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