The hamburger is America’s national meal, served during patriotic events including Independence Day cookouts and the competitive eating portion of presidential debates. Grill up some juicy Americana with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers and other American fare at River’s Inn Restaurant in Gloucester Point.
From the placid repose of its waterfront perch, River’s Inn sates diners with a traditional menu of seafood-centric repasts and a burger-anchored spread of substantive sandwiches. Shareable sea fare occupies hungry hands with underwater finger foods such as the crispy calamari ($9) or the Sarah Creek fire-roasted oysters, which arrive hand-shucked and are prepared with parmesan and romano cheeses ($9.95). The Black & Bleu burger arrives on a toasted potato roll blanketed in lettuce, tomato, and red onion ($8.95), and the Sarah Creek burger pairs Hereford beef with warm lump crab meat ($10.95). Main events, such as the grilled or blackened ahi tuna ($16.95) and the veggie-flanked chicken marsala ($14.95), are chewable search parties for jaded taste buds lost to boredom after relying on flavorless sustenance like unprocessed flour or ice-cube sandwiches.
Chef Robert Iaccarino oversees a transformative tasting experience, aided in his sense-stimulating quest by the restaurant's outdoor waterfront dining and frequent live-music performances. A warm, cozy interior protects eaters from thunderstorms and distracting sky writers who flashily announce marriages or discounts on sky-writing services.
8109 Yacht Haven Rd.
Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062