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Willaby's Cafe

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327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
+1 804-435-0000
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Rochester, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

our VA-based relatives took us here for an early afternoon lunch. The location is on the north side of the Rappahannock river. The dining area has a great river view. The menu selection was good. I 'zeroed' in on the oyster stew and crab cake plates. The stew was served hot and very tasty. Sadly, the stew was not 'bottomless'........ More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go close to 3:00 , for some odd reason they close from 3-5 and if you are even close to 3 getting there, waitress doesn't want to wait on you, very rushed, rude, run out of coffee, food cold, not the service you expect that you paid for!

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Thank Evelyn G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at Willaby's a number of times, but I have never written a review......run, don't walk, their food is great. Our latest trip was this passed Friday, we had fish and chips......excellent! Their chili is always good, my husband loves their burgers. You won't be sorry....and on a nice day the river is spectacular. GO - Enjoy! Service is... More 

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Thank Ellen H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great service, very friendly staff. Great food with lots to choose from on the menu. Has become a favorite of ours!

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Thank Sue S
Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I so enjoyed the Oyster Stew. Probably one of the best I have ever eaten, but the wait can be very long. The staff was friendly and the tables clean. I enjoyed my meal but my husband found his very ordinary. this was a mixed bag. I would go back again.

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Thank mjhinkins
Richmond
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Willaby's has been around for ages. More of hang out for local folks, but you can get a good burger, BBQ, seafood anytime. It is not gourmet. William has really beefed up the bar with so many different beers on tap. He takes great pride in his bar. Every Friday there is a band....some really good and some not so.

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Thank 834annk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Willaby's is great for lunch or a casual dinner, with outside dining and many tables at big windows overlooking the Rappahannock. Get there just before sunset on a winter evening for a fabulous show of the sunset on the river. Their Reuben sandwich is New York deli quality, and their wings outstanding. Interesting specials are offered each day. They have... More 

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Thank Siggy D
William B, Owner at Willaby's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Siggy D, Thank you so much, glad you enjoy our location on the Rappahannock. New York Deli quality Reuben is a great way to describe it, one of my favorites too! Glad also you like our wings, we source the best quality and cook them to order. Our beer selection is a personal passion, 16 of our taps constantly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Poor service, rude. This is my second review. The first review was removed by Trip Advisor because, I was told by Trip Advisor, it didn't have enough detail. The first review read: "This is one of the better places on the Rappahannock River to view the sunset. Unfortunately, that is all this location has to offer. There are couple picnic... More 

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Thank Tom J
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We love the Sunday brunch and decided to give it a try for dinner last Friday. We were seated right away in a booth overlooking the water, and a very friendly waitress took our order. I got the Buffalo Oysters appetizer and fried oysters as a main course. My wife got the crab stuffed flounder. Everything was exceptional except for... More 

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Thank BobB966
William B, Owner at Willaby's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi BobB966, Thanks so much for coming in, we take great pride in all the meals we serve. Our crowds for Brunch and dinner have been reflecting our constant attention to each item. Our fresh baked breads have been a a crowd pleaser for years at our catering events, four years ago we decided to make them part of our... More 

Virginia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

For my ladyfriend's birthday, we set out in search of the best place in town. Actually, 3 towns...Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone. We hit everyplace and found them all to be completely lifeless. The last place to try was Willaby's and we knew immediately after seeing the cars parked ALL the way down a long street that this is where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Old Ferry Rd, White Stone, VA 22578-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  White Stone
  • Phone Number: +1 804-435-0000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?