Richmond has many excellent dining options to offer, but here’s a short list to help you narrow down your selections during your time there. All of the following restaurants received great reviews from both locals and tourists and are within a reasonable distance of the River City Sportsplex and downtown Richmond.
Capital Ale House
623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23219
Capital Ale House is Virginia’s beer authority, welcoming the citizens of the Commonwealth with the best food, most knowledgeable staff and largest selection of craft and imported brews. The Capital Ale House offers an extremely very diverse menu with burgers, sandwiches, seafood, salads, tacos, and much more!
Mama J’s Kitchen
415 N 1st St. Richmond, VA 23219
Mama J’s Kitchen is the place to go for authentic homemade southern soul food. They’re known for their delicious catfish, mac & cheese, fried chicken, ribs, and candied yams. If you’re looking for a relaxing family atmosphere and old fashioned southern food, Mama J’s is the place for you. Make sure to call ahead of time to see if there is a long wait, because it’s a very popular spot in Richmond.
1601 Park Ave. Richmond, VA 23220
This Cuban joint near downtown Richmond and the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University offers an authentic Cuban menu for visitors. Enjoy huevos rancheros, paella, tres leche cake, Cuban coffee, and other traditional Cuban food with friends and family in a casual setting at Kuba Kuba.
404 N 2nd St. Richmond, VA 23219
Lucy’s is one of Richmond’s best spots for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Located in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, Lucy’s is most well-known for their offerings of local produce and meats. All of their meat comes from nearby Monrovia Farms, once the property of 5th President of the United States James Monroe.
5599 Midlothian Tpke Richmond, VA 23225
Located in Midlothian, about a 20 minute drive from River City Sportsplex, Sub Central is the best place in Richmond for a steak and cheese. Regulars also love their onion rings and gyros. Sub Central is a great spot to stop for a quick lunch in Midlothian, especially if you need to take food to-go.
O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub
4800 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond, VA 23225
O’Toole’s is an Irish pub where you can find delicious sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and fish and chips. If you’re looking for something casual with lots of variety on the menu, O’Toole’s could be perfect for you. It’s about a 25 minute drive from River City Sportsplex.