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Richardson's Cafe

12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
+1 804-725-7772
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (19 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“clam strips” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Church St, Mathews, VA 23109-2322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was tasty but portions were small and prices were too high. Atmosphere is ok but watching "I Love Lucy" reruns over and over is boring. Not overly thrilled with the food at Richardson's so I don't go there anymore. Prices truly are too high.

Thank jf1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been about three years since I was last at Richardson's Cafe. Last visit was for lunch, this one was for dinner. It was, once again, well worth the trip! The cheese curd appetizer was delicious! The side-salad chosen as the "side" with my meal...More

Thank SouthernGalTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch and ordered two burgers. We got well done meat pancakes. These were 8 ounce patties that were flattened till the edges cracked. What gives? Perhaps more attention should be paid to the food and less to the 50's diner motif. Elvis and...More

Thank Prewitt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the only restaurant in Mathews open on Mondays, it was already crowded and noisy when we arrived at 5.45pm. We were quickly seated, the service was efficient, the food was excellent and the decor was a few steps back in time. My crab and...More

Thank Yogaphile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Richardson's twice this month and enjoyed it enormously both times. The crab strips are excellent, and there are a variety of healthy (and less healthy) sides to go with the entrees. If you happen to save room for dessert, the ice cream...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Richardsons was a drug store from the 40's or maybe older. This diner still has the original stools at the counter. Every memorable in there is from the 40's or 50's, they even play the old reruns of Lucy. The food is fantastic and you...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Located on the Main Street, this popular local restaurant serves good sandwiches and seafood. The service is good and the atmosphere reminds one of a drugstore lunch counter. They also have great milkshakes, ice cream, pies, and cakes. A nice place to eat after visiting...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Never had a bad meal at Richardson's . Always eat there on every trip to this area. Great ambiance and service.

Thank Winston F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My lovely bride has a diary allergy and they took special care to prepare her Shrimp dinner. She enjoyed her dinner and I enjoyed mine. Plenty to choose from from the menu. From Prime Rib to Burgers. The Banana Split is outstanding. Great place and...More

Thank 327stanleyk
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place has made major improvements in their food over the past couple of years. Pretty much everything on the menu is delicious, with large portions and very reasonable prices. The Ruben was huge and came with French Fries. I had to take half of...More

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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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