A Culinary Tale

Culinary Tale

For foodies on the hunt for everything from foie gras to French fries, Chesapeake has you covered. Whether you’re stopping by for Chesapeake Restaurant Week or just visiting to enjoy a weekend of some of the area’s most scrumptious seafood, with Chesapeake’s upscale options and casual cookouts, you’ll be sure to leave each meal excited for the next.


For your first taste of Chesapeake’s offerings, book a table for dinner at Amber Lantern. Offering fine dining with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway and sunsets over the river. Once you’ve decided between a Riesling or a Chardonnay, dig into a wide array of Northern Italian dishes such as Artichoke and Cucumber Salad before deciding between the Lobster Tortellini or the Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Fig Sauce. Save room for creme' brulee or hot lava chocolate cake, and linger over one more glass of wine. 
After a delicious dinner, tuck yourself into a king- or queen-sized bed at the Delta Hotels Chesapeake Norfolk. This hotel also offers an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and, for fitness junkies, the gym is available 24/7. 


Wake up and head to a bountiful breakfast at Baker’s Crust. Here, savory plates of Shakshouka and various eggs Benedict can be eaten alongside Belgian waffles, buttermilk flapjacks, and sides like maple sausage links.

Then for lunch, enjoy a local meal at Tap It Local Western Branch. Order a pint of one of their craft beers and sit down to a delicious burger or the restaurant’s award-winning she-crab soup! Tap it Local also offers vegetarian options like their Meatless Sub and Vegan Buffalo Chick’un Sandwich.

For another kind of post-lunch sweet treat, make your way to H.E. Williams Candy Company. Here, for over a century, generations of confectionery wizards have been turning out dainty and delightful candies on the same rolling, slicing, and pulling machines that were used when the store first opened. Fresh candy is always ready, and the knowledgeable and friendly staff are available to answer any questions you might have. 

Finally, end the day with a delicious dinner from Reginella's Trattoria & Pizzeria. A casual and comfortable Italian restaurant, Reginella’s specializes in traditional Neapolitan cuisine including delicious brick oven pizza and the best gelato this side of the Atlantic. Adults and children alike will delight in all the tasty options. Buon appetito!


After checking out of your hotel, head to breakfast at Battlegrounds Coffeehouse & Grill, where hungry Coastal Virginia diners love to make the most of their morning meal. Sip organic coffee or a golden milk latte before choosing between Horchata French Toast, Keto-friendly doughless waffles, or an order of Juju’s Oat Crisp Parfait. 

No trip to Chesapeake, VA would be complete without some seafood, and the Black Pelican Seafood Company Greenbrier is just the place to enjoy a lunch filled with fresh fish, steamers, and all kinds of sides. Start with Key West Rock Shrimp and Crab Dip served with tortilla chips before moving on to the Tsunami Tuna or the Wanchese Fisherman’s Risotto. 


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