|Bart´s Radford, Virginia Restaurant Guide
I hope these reviews will be helpful whether you are a long time resident or someone considering relocating. I don´t review chain restaurants, as you are most likely already familiar with them. Most of these eating establishments are locally owned. The owners, the staff and the patrons are part of the Radford community. Dine at a few of these establishments to get a feel for the city you may be moving to.
Radford Restaurant Map
is Radford´s best Italian restaurant. I don´t think it´s possible to go wrong here. A wide variety of choices from subs and pizza to nightly gourmet chef specials, featuring seafood, pasta, and more. The steak and cheese is as good as they get, don´t forget the side of thick crinkle fries. Pizza is hand tossed, and fresh, if you want a gut buster order a Sicilian square pizza with the works, bring a friend to help carry, it must weigh 20 pounds! Pasta is served just about any way you could imagine. Nightly specials as well.
Locally owned by the Pugilise family; you often see a few generations working together on any given evening. Sal´s is a comfortable small town restaurant. If you have been in town for more than a week, you´ll see someone you know here.
709 West Main Street, Radford 540-639-9669
River City Grill
is a new family-owned restaurant just a block off of East Main Street. It serves breakfast all day, as well as lunch and dinner! The food is great and the owners and staff have created a very welcoming atmosphere. They also offer a variety of catering options. Beer and wine are available, and on Monday evenings, the Radford Fiddle and Banjo Jam performs. Insider tip: There's plenty of free parking behind Taylor Office Supply, the blue building diagonally across the street.
103 Third Avenue, Radford 540-629-2130
R&R Market & Snack Bar is famous for "Specializing in Pressure-Fried Chicken." In my opinion this is what fried chicken is supposed to be. In some areas this is called broasted chicken. They also have homemade deep fried potato wedges. The cole slaw is delicious. Just to warn you though: the biscuits are deep fried too and served with a side of honey. It may feel good to eat here, but this is not health food. If you deep-fry it, they will come. Years ago in school this was a favorite place to eat because it was cheap. We had a running bet that no one could eat $5.00 worth of food here. Other delicacies include a deep fried chuckwagon burger, fried baloney sandwiches, an R&R burger that is cooked in barbecue sauce, and chicken tenders. Of course they also offer a range of hamburgers and hot dogs. Their slaw dog (mustard, chili, onions, and slaw) is tough to beat. No seating, carryout only.
1611 Wadsworth St, Radford 540-633-6636
Canton Restaurant may be Radford´s oldest and best Chinese restaurant. It´s a popular Sunday destination for the after-church crowd. The food is fresh and the service is great. The Canton has one of the best lunch specials in Radford, and every lunch includes dessert. Simon Kwong the owner and cook is a very nice person. Several articles about him are on the wall above the register.
702 East Main Street, Radford 540-639-2345
The Sportsman is a convenience store with a bait shop, and campground. The ladies working in the Sportsman´s kitchen fix wonderful meals and treat you like a family member. You can eat at one of the two tables inside or at a picnic table outside along the New River. Prices are what you might have paid in the 1970´s. Popular dishes include pinto beans and cornbread, barbecue sandwich with cole slaw. The breakfast will satisfy any appetite. As the sign says, "Our food is "fat free"; You pay for the meal and we include the fat for free".
2947 Little River Dam Road (near I-81 Exit 105), Radford 540-633-6700
Here´s a list of some other restaurants in Radford, though I encourage you to try my favorite places first!
Mike´s Famous Pizza
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