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Richardson's Cafe

12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7772
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (21 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Richardson's is always on our list of stops when in the area. It's not only a charming reminder of drugstore soda counters from yesteryear with vintage photos, but has good food, friendly staff & good ice cream.

Thank TravelOwlVA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cold beer and a milkshake. Fallon was our server and she was very personable. She didn’t rush us, let us order at a casual pace. Had the fried green tomato grilled cheese sandwich with basil pesto and almost fell out of...More

Thank Daisy23185
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is sort of a nostalgia place with the usual Elvis's, Marilyn's, Great Generation, and actress stuff on the walls. Food is good; the beet salad was quite tasty, cole slaw OK; my wife loved the shrimp plate and I enjoyed the Italian meatloaf sandwich...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were told about this cafe by a friend so we stopped by during a road trip to the Mathews county area. I got a crabcake sandwich and my bride got a friend green tomato grilled cheese sandwich. Lunch was good and then I saw...More

Thank USCGRetired
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

You feel like you are in Mayberry at the corner dinner. Great food, great service and very reasonable prices.

Thank iris L
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Once an old-fashioned soda fountain, Richardson’s is now a full-service restaurant. Still looks pretty much the way it did years ago with the black-and-white tile floor and the counter complete with the red vinyl covered stools. The menu ranges from sandwiches to complete dinners in...More

Thank Dick P
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The atmosphere, staff, and especially the menu (in it’s entirety) is EXCELLENT! One of my favorite restaurants.

Thank luvgoddess1280
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Varied menu. Excellent 2fer prime rib special. Excellent server. Reasonable prices. Located in town central.

Thank Laurie J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Adorable diner style restaurant! Awesome food and so very quaint. A must do when you are in Mathews Courthouse area!

Thank Terri Clay E
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Finally went with friends. Casual and fun place. Friendly, accommodating ataff. Had fried clams, ziti, a 2 great hamburgers. All were delicious. Smith island coconut cake was really good too. Coming back for the prime rib.

Thank DrNoah
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Yes Monday through Saturday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mathews
  • Phone Number: +1 804-725-7772
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