Food & Drink in Lakeside

American Food at Regency Family Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Regency Family Restaurant


$20 $11

Hearty breakfast sandwiches and omelets served all day alongside grilled cheese, french dip, and taco salad

Saturday Drag Brunch or Weekend Cabaret Dinner at Godfrey's (Up to 57% Off). Five Options Available.


City Center

$20 $12


Costumed drag queens liven up weekend brunches or dinners in a theatrical setting replete with top-shelf liquors and eclectic cuisine

$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $13 Worth of Country-Style Food at Aunt Sarah's Restaurant ($26 Value)

Aunt Sarah's Restaurant


$13 $6.50

Chicken and waffles, three-egg omelets, half- and third-pound burgers, fried chicken, and country-fried steaks

American Comfort Food for Two or Four at Metro Grill Richmond (Up to 47% Off)

Metro Grill

The Fan

$46 $25

Updated versions of comfort food, such as lamb lollipops, shrimp and cheddar cheese grits, and fried chicken with rosemary honey butter

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Rose Marie Inn

Rose Marie Inn


$20 $11


Neighborhood pub serves casual American fare alongside libations while patrons enjoy live music, open-mic nights, or karaoke

Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at Yoojis Asian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Yoojis Asian Restaurant


$24 $12

Spicy Kung Pao chicken and General Tso’s tofu can join decidedly milder options such as Moo Shu pork and Cantonese pan-fired noodles

French-Belgian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at La Parisienne Bistro (Up to 46% Off)

La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe


$35 $19

Modern lounge music creates a relaxing ambiance for feasts of escargots, braised twin quails, Magret de Canard, and seared seabass

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian-Fusion Cuisine for Two at Level Restaurant & Bar

Level Restaurant & Bar

Shockoe Bottom

$30 $16

Restaurant serves Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, such as grilled-lamb lollipops, and speciality cocktails, such as the lychee saketini

Spanish Tapas at C'est Le Vin (Half Off). Two Options Available.

C'est Le Vin

Shockoe Bottom

$30 $15


Tapas and wine served amid eclectic artwork at an eatery with poetry readings, live musicians, and tango lessons

Sandwiches, Wraps, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Stir Crazy Cafe (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Stir Crazy Cafe


$15 $8

Quaint cafe offers indoor and outdoor dining, and serves sandwiches, salads, Pearl's cupcakes, and Rostov's coffee

American Dinner for Two or Four at The Camel (Up to 45% Off)

The Camel

Shockoe Bottom

$20 $11


American entrees, such as grilled fish and creole-spiced black-bean burgers, served at a music venue lauded by The New York Times

Indian Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Alcove Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Alcove Restaurant

Capitol District

$40 $22

Amid industrial lighting and textured wall art, patrons devour plates of samosas, lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and basmati rice

Italian Cuisine for Dinner at Maldini's Ristorante Italiano (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Maldini's Ristorante Italiano

Forest Hill

$30 $17


Expert chefs mix shellfish and filets in marinara sauce and serve linguini with jumbo shrimp in spicy fra diavolo sauce

Cajun, Caribbean, and Southern Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Caliente (Half Off)


The Museum District

$16 $8


Chefs whip up feasts of spicy Cajun, Thai, Caribbean, and southwestern cuisine

Hibachi and Sushi at Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi (Half Off). Two Options Available. 

Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi

Shockoe Slip

$30 $15


Hibachi dinners prepared tableside, plus sashimi, nigiri, and specialty sushi rolls

French Baked Goods, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Jean Jacques Bakery (Half Off). Two Options Available).

Jean Jacques Bakery and Cafe


$15 $7.50


Prosciutto and havarti paninis on housemade focaccia and mozzarella salad with pesto complement other lunch items and pastries

International Comfort Fare at Helen's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Helen's Restaurant

The Fan

$25 $13

Retro eatery in business since 1935 crafts American and European classics such as raised short rib; often uses local ingredients.

Healthy Café Cuisine at Positive Vibe Café (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Positive Vibe Café

Stratford Hills

$15 $7.50


Menu includes beef, buffalo, and black-bean burger choices, small plates such as avocado corn salsa and calamari, and Sunday brunch options

American Dinner for Two or Four or More at Honey Whytes (45% Off)

Honey Whytes All American Cafe

Historic River District

$20 $11


Burgers topped with fixings such as a slice of pineapple, bacon, or swiss cheese, or vegetarian black bean burgers

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At Twister’z Premium Frozen Yogurt, guests line up to fill their waffle bowls and cake-bottomed cups with frozen-yogurt flavors such as mango, peanut butter, and watermelon. Next, they top off the creamy peaks with rainbow sprinkles, sour gummy worms, nuts, and crunchy cereal from a toppings bar that stretches for nearly the length of a wall. Before settling in to savor their calcium-filled, riboflavin-rich treats amid the shop’s bright-orange walls, guests must weigh their cups at the cash register. This pay-by-weight system allows for complete customization and may explain why helium-filled gumdrops are among the shop’s most popular toppings.

8308 Staples Mill Rd

Inside this elegant eatery, undulating mirror segments reflect glimpses of signature kebab and kahari plates precariously stacked along the waiter's arm. Below small ceiling lights arranged like a constellation, tables are festooned with traditional clay-oven tandoori and masala dishes—but this is a small part of Noorani's ample repertoire, which ranges from Indian and Pakistani fare to a completely separate menu of traditional Chinese dishes. The staff prepares fresh fish and chicken coated in zesty sichuan, ginger soy, and orange sauces over noodles or tender rice. Guests, meanwhile, can load plates with cuisine from the 15-item daily lunch buffet and question regulars about Noorani Kabab House's live entertainment. The merriment syllabus presents comedy nights, concerts, and some guy who used a single chopstick to eat a bowl of hot-and-sour soup.

2757 Hungary Spring Rd

The scents of smoked barbecue, fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, and sizzling fish that emanate from the kitchens at Aunt Sarah’s Restaurant, now under new management, challenge its diners not to recall childhood days spent sampling their grandparents’ special recipes. The homestyle eats are available both à la carte and at private events held in the banquet rooms, where guests gather for breakfast, lunch, and dinner parties. Before departing, visitors stop by the onsite gift shop to pick up antiques, handmade floral arrangements, and jewelry.

5500 Williamsburg Rd.

Sharing is a must at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. Orders arrive served atop communal platters, from which diners pluck bites stewed meats and vegetables using of injera, a sourdough flatbread made from the gluten-free grain teff. The batter ferments for three to four days, producing its signature tang and a spongy texture that's ideal for soaking up richly seasoned sauces and wine spills.

Staff are happy to explain the menu and the staples of Ethiopian cooking found on a menu that, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, "offers enough diversity for the most seasoned diners but also provides novices an excellent introduction to Ethiopian food." Along with injera, the most iconic component of Ethiopian cooking is the powdered blend of chilies, basil, ginger, garlic, shallots, fenugreek, and cardamom known as berbere. This spice blend, prevalent throughout the menu, lends a pleasant kick to everything from saut?ed beef and stewed lentils to slow-cooked potatoes and a blend of cabbage and whatever vegetables happen to be in season. Those entrees that don't star meat are vegan, as the cooks make them without butter or dairy.

A review in Style Weekly lauded recent renovations at Nile, along with service that "couldn't be better." The sensory experience starts even before you enter: the little brick building in the Fan bears a huge mural of a black-and-white crowd scene on one side and a brighter, more traditionally Ethiopian array of colors and shapes on the facade.

309 N Laurel St

Chef Todd Butler's culinary journeys have taken him to Finland, France, Japan, and the Netherlands in pursuit of new gastronomic techniques. Born in Germany and raised on America's East Coast, his story has had a globetrotter's edge from day one. His early interest in cooking was sparked by watching his mother and sisters' adroit navigation of the kitchen, and that's where he still draws his inspiration from today. He's synthesizing the flavors of the world in hopes of capturing the nearly universal joy of mom's cooking. His signature dishes highlight the accumulated wisdom of his travels, spotlighting shareable small plates inspired by French, Mediterranean, Latin American, Asian, and southern favorites. Todd's dishes highlight fresh seafood, such as lobster knuckle and rock shrimp, as well as rich cheeses, complex sauces, and high-end meats including pork belly, duck confit, and beef short ribs. Similarly, bartenders infuse spirits with everything from muddled berries and mint to scotch bonnet peppers to forge an equally adventurous cocktail list. The dining area at s@mple glows with the light of three wall-mounted Apple Mac minis, whose 24-inch LED monitors beckon diners to mediate video-chat disputes between salt and pepper. Patrons may also rent iPad 2s by the hour and use iPads and iPod Touches to send their orders directly to the kitchen from the table.

1 N Morris St

Cuisine Type: American breakfast and lunch

Established: 2014

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Pancakes

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: None

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: Come ready to eat.

When asked what made her want to work with food, Regency Family Restaurant's owner, Lynn, put it simply: "Seeing how happy my food makes people." It's no surprise, then, that the breakfast-and-lunch eatery specializes in classic comfort foods from the North and South, with many options coming from family recipes. Three-egg omelets, New York?style breakfast sandwiches on kaiser rolls, and platters of french toast are served all day long, along with complimentary refills of coffee or tea. At lunch, burgers and Philly cheese steaks are served alongside hot, open turkey sandwiches smothered in gravy and accompanied by fries and cole slaw. As they sit at four-top tables or in plush booths, diners feast their eyes on the custom cakes leaving Lynn's kitchen on their way to special occasions.

1500 Eastridge Rd.