Search Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Culpepper for restaurants that are in the 45 minute to 1 hour range away. Restaurants in Stanardsville are 15 minutes away, Ruckersville and Madison are 30 minutes away, and Gordonsville is 40 minutes away.

$ Barbeque Exchange

102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942. (540) 832-0227

Fantastic barbecues and vegetarian option as well. Whitt’s favorites are the Belly-Q and Smoke Salmon! Beware- when they say hot they really mean it! Good selection of local beers. Large portions! On FB

$ Bamboo House

4831 Seminole Trl Charlottesville, VA 22911. (434) 973-9211

Don’t be deterred by the funkiness of this place. A real unique, fun, and delicious experience. Amazing Korean food- the Bibimbap is fantastic as well as the kimchi pancake. The Chinese food leaves something to be desired.

$$$ Bavarian Chef

5102 South Seminole Trl, Madison, VA 22727. (540) 948-6505

The Bavarian Chef has been operated by the Thalwitz family since its opening in 1974. Its cuisine is distinctively German and all the food is prepared onsite using Thalwitz recipes. Huge portions and the staff dresses in traditional German garb, making for a wonderful ambience.

$$ Big Meadows Lodge

The Big Meadows Lodge is an old classic lodge, serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. Convenient for a meal if you are hiking Skyline Drive. Fireplace & views. (Open seasonally: Mid-May through the end of October or early November.)

$$ Coppersmiths

5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968 434-284-5763

American food with a twist- Lobster roll, Jambalaya…We enjoyed the Calamari! Full service bar. Open later than most restaurants in the area- closed Mondays. SUNDAY BRUNCH

$ Dutch Pantry

8296 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968. (434) 985-3300

At Dutch Pantry, you are greeted with friendly smile & quality service. Enjoy coffee, sandwiches, and homemade baked goods. Bring computer or a good book to a comfortable sitting area. Open Monday-Saturday. On FB

$ East Gourmet Restaurant

Stoneridge Dr N, Ruckersville, VA 22968. (434) 985-2218

Chinese restaurant, Carry out or Dine in available. Offering vegetarian dishes. Small casual dining area within restaurant.

$ El Agave

8694 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968. (434) 990-9500

El Agave was started and is still run by cooks from Jalisco (Mexico), who are proud to serve Mexican cuisine. Located on US 29 North in Ruckersville.

$$ Fabios NY Pizza-Ruckersville

6420 Seminole Trail, Barboursville, VA 22923. 434 990-0101

Italian cuisine, pizza, subs and good desserts. Italian family owned & operated restaurant on 29 North. Fine food at great price. On request traditional Italian music too:)

$$ Jack’s Shop Kitchen

14843 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968 (434) 939-9239

“Serving Farm Fresh and Local products to embrace the Virginia life style.” Open 7 days a week.

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. On FB

$ Lazy Day Cafe

8625 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968 (434) 990-4148

“Laid back cozy place to bring your family or friends to enjoy good food at a reasonable price...no hidden costs...Relax and we will do the rest…” Plenty of food. Breakfast,lunch and dinner. Check the menu on FB.

$ Milargo Mexican Restaurant

285 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville, VA 22968. 434 985-9920

An undiscovered treat with a Central American flair. Excellent home cooked food & vegetarian options too. We recommend the pupusas. Extensive tequila selections as well. Open 7 days a week- later hours as well. On FB.

$$$$ Palladio Restaurant

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923-8321. (540) 832-7848

Northern Italian in inspiration, yet creatively indebted to the most seasonal and local resources of the earth and sea, Palladio offers the handsomest gastronomic redemption. (Closed in January)

$ Sombreros

76 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973 (434) 990- 9153

Only 15 minutes away in the heart of our little town. All food made fresh to order. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Reasonable daily specials. Serving Monday through Friday.- Hours may fluctuate- they just got a Food Truck! On FB.

$ Two Brothers Southwest Grill

124 Cedar Grove RD, Ruckersville VA 22968 (434) 939-9124

A nice mix of of Southwestern and American food. Fresh, homemade salsa, and good sauces. SUNDAY BRUNCH and food truck You can check out the menu is on FB.

$ The Wolf’s Fixin’s Barbecue

344 Stoneridge Dr N, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968 (434) 242-1551

Just opened in Ruckersville. Large local following. Please let us know what you think! We have not had a chance to give this place a taste yet.