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Richardson's Cafe

12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7772
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (22 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“prime rib” (10 reviews)
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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

Fun, casual, welcoming, good food, fair prices, good staff. Lunch specials, chicken and cod, were good. Clam strips tender and tasty. Ice cream and coconut pie to round it out. Look forward to the next time.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DrNoah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped mid afternoon Thursday, they were crowded but got a table right away. Ordered hamburgers and fries, food was out quickly. Cooked to order and generous size, very nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank woodside2018
Reviewed 11 December 2018

What a delight and unexpected surprise to get such a great seafood meal and homemade sides. Tasted fresh and the amount of food , it could of been shared. Our waitress was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank beecherk
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner after the elementary school play. There were 8 of us and my wife was Brilliant in making reservations. We were seated almost immediately despite the crowd. Seems like everyone at the play had the same idea. 3 had Burger plates, 2...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Speckul8r
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Old pharmacy with the original counter and barstools that was remodeled into a restaurant. Great food with generous servings in a laid back fun atmosphere!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank keylargo90
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My family discovered this restaurant while on vacation this summer. This establishment is in a converted Drug Store that long ago had a soda fountain. The seafood was out of this world good and just fabulous. The fresh fried clam strips were especially good. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stonewallgrey44
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We only had a brief stay in Mathews, but we ate here twice because the food was so delicious! Small town vibe, retro diner atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mistygblue
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Richardson's ice cream and their awesome milkshakes were addictive and kept us coming back each day we were in town. Forget your diet and just indulge in the BEST milkshakes and ice cream treats you will find anywhere. Lot's more to eat on the menu...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Martyh425
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I had heard the food here is great...and it is! We ordered burgers, salad, fries and special of the day, mahi mahi sliders. Loved everything. I don't know if it's typical for there to only be 2 servers. If this is the case, I would...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank aliceinchains1971
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TravelOwlVA
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29 July 2018|
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Response from TravelOwlVA | Reviewed this property |
Abdolutely a place seniors would love..easy access, good food, friendly staff..what more could you want? Reservations are probably not an option, but we've never never needed one, even for a group. Our timing has been good... More
26 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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