The Inn at Tabbs Creek Waterfront Virginia B&B
384 Turpin Lane, PO Box 165, Port Haywood, VA, USAhttp://www.innattabbscreek.com(804) 725-5136
White Dog Bistro
68 Church Street ~ Mathews Court House, Virginiahttp://thewhitedogbistro.com804-725-7680Fine dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere, the White Dog Bistro offers a great selection of pasta, seafood, meat, and even a few vegan entrees. An outdoor bar and dining area features late night fare Thursday-Saturday evenings and Live Music on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months. A great place to celebrate a special occasion, meet new friends, and enjoy specialty cocktails. Open Th-Sat til 12 PM and Sunday for Brunch and early dinner til 8pm. Reservations recommended but not required.
Southwind Cafe and Pizza
44 Church St, Mathews VA 23109www.facebook.com/southwindpizza(804) 725-2766Not your average pizza joint! Gormet style pizza with fresh crust made daily and unique ingredients. Daily seasonal specials including fresh seafood and other local ingredients. Virginia wines and large selection of microbrews. A favorite among locals, with a very friendly and laid back atmosphere. Local Jam night every Thursday, and live bands every other Saturday. Open Wed-Saturday March through December
12 Church St. Mathews, VA 23109http://richardsonscafe.com804-725-7772A remodled old Rexall drug store is now home to Richardsons Cafe. Great service in a friendly atmosphere, they offer up a nice list of daily specials for both lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood as well as your southern cafe favorites. Homemade deserts and old fashioned soda fountain with home made ice cream. Yum! Open every day except Wednesdays for lunch and dinner service.
Mi Casa Azteca
286 Main Street Mathews, VA804-725-7272Typical Mexican fare along with great tasting specials. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
384 Cricket Hill Road, Gwynn's Islandhttp://www.visitmathews.com/RESTAURANTS/SEABREEZE/seabreeze.htm804-725-4000This is the place to experience a good old fashioned "fish house"! Fresh seafood and a Bay breeze-- Seabreeze Restaurant offers the flavor of Gwynn's Island and a water view of Milford Haven from every seat in the house. Make sure to bring cash or your checkbook though cause they don't take credit cards! Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and early dinner, and Sunday for lunch.
Merroir Tasting Room
784 Locklies Creek Road Topping, Virginia 23169https://www.facebook.com/Merroir(804) 758-2871So, OK, we are cheating again by listing a place that is about a 25 minute drive from our Inn. But hey, if you want to explore the Northern Neck area, this place is a real treat! A riverfront gourmet oyster tasting house featuring the celebrated farms of Rappahannock Oyster Company. Also enjoy 4 craft brews on tap, dozens of world-famous wines and bottled beers, and an always-changing menu of small-plate delicacies.Nothing fancy here except some of the food which is prepared to order on outside grills! You go for the experience and to sit and watch the water and be totally in No Hurry with No Worries! Awesome local oysters and seafood.
6724 Main Street Gloucester, VA 23061www.bangkoknoithaicuisine.com(804) 695-1177OK, so this one is not in Mathews...it is in Gloucester, which is about a 25-30 minute drive from the Inn. BUT, we LOVE this place! Pretty nice to have a great Thai restaurant even if it is a little bit of a drive. Super friendly staff and excellent and authentic Thai food and Sushi plus wonderful deserts.
10968 Buckly Hall Rd Mathewshttp://www.subway.com/storelocator/default.aspx?zip=mathews%20va804-725-3181Well, It's Subway. You know Subway! Plus, it's right next to the ABC store so you can pick up some liquor along with your subs if you so desire ;)
27 Main St. Mathews VAhttp://locations.hardees.com/hardees/cgi/selection?zip=mathews%20va804-725-9996Good ol' Hardees! Hamburgers, Fries, Chicken Sandwiches,,,the usual. Drive through or eat in. Open later than most places in Mathews...10 on Week days and 11 on Sat and Sun, (Gasp!)
183 Main Street Mathews VAhttp://www.visitmathews.com/RESTAURANTS/SHUNXING/shunxing.htm804-725-4682Your average fast food Chinese, and really just for take-out. A few tables in there, but NO atmosphere at all! HOWEVER, great for to go orders to call in, pick up and bring back to the Inn and dine. You can check out their menu online or ask us for a copy at the Inn. Located right next to the Food Lion in Mathews.
Mathews County Visitor & Information Center
239 Main Street , Mathews VAwww.visitmathews.com804-725-4BAYhe Mathews County Visitor & Information Center, part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, is your source for maps, brochures, event tickets, the community calendar, and more. Located in historic Sibley's General Store, MCVIC is home to the "Mathews Artists Showcase" -- a unique offering of fine crafts that are designed and created by over sixty Mathews County artisans; as well as, a library and a collection of historical exhibits and educational displays.
Rt. 198, Hudgins, VAwww.donkstheater.com804-725-7760Howdy folks! Welcome to Donk's Theater, home of Virginia's Lil' Ole Opry, where you can enjoy a live country music show unlike anywhere else in Virginia. Located @ 10 minutes drive from the Inn, DOnks has been entertaining audiences for an incredible thirty-six years! The first half of the show features a performance by each of the Opry regulars, with the second half of the show highlighting a featured performer. They also have seasonally-themed shows such as those featuring old time country, Elvis tunes, Jimmy Buffet songs, and a Christmas show. You'll enjoy some of the hottest performers this side of Nashville, backed by the house band Shades of Country. During intermission visit our concession stand and enjoy fresh popcorn, soft drinks and candy. A true Americana experience!
Mathews Film Society
40 Court Streetwww.mathewsfilmsociety.orgCelebrating the art of film in Mathews. The Mathews Film Society screens films on the third floor of the Halcyon Building (40 Court Street Entrance) in Mathews, Virginia. Film events are free and open to the public. See website for schedule
The Poddery Showroom
Foster, VAhttp://www.thepoddery.com804-725-5956Owners Robert and Karen Podd welcome visitors to their showroom, which features the area's largest selection of handmade pottery. Each piece of pottery is handcrafted in their studio, and we use many of their pieces here at the Inn as well. The Poddery's showroom is filled with functional pottery, decorative tiles, sculptural wall peices, drawer pulls, bird houses and Chesapeake Bay Wildlife themed pottery. All of their functional pieces are Microwave, Dishwasher and Oven Safe. Weekly kiln firings constantly produce new work for the Podd's extensive showroom. OPEN YEAR ROUND 7 days a week 10-5
Gwynn's Island Museum
Route 633 Gwynn, VA 23066http://www.gwynnsislandmuseum.org(804) 725-2656Yes Virginia, there is a museum in Mathews County, Virginia, on beautiful Gwynn's Island. Considered by many to be one of the finest small museums in Virginia, where the Piankatank River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. It is a very interesting place to visit, but it's hours are limited to week ends during the high season. Don't forget to ask about one of thier special pieces now located in the Smithsonian!
Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center
101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg 23185, Virginiawww.colonialwilliamsburg.com(757) 229-1000Located @ an hours drive from the Inn, Colonial Williamsburg is the oldest and largest outdoor living history museum in the United States.
Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street, Yorktown, VAwww.historyisfun.org(757) 887-1776On October 19, 1781, the decisive military campaign of the American Revolution culminated with the British surrender to combined American and French forces under the command of George Washington. The Siege of Yorktown effectively ended the six-year struggle of the Revolutionary War and set the stage for a new government and nation. Today the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, chronicles America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood through a unique blend of thematic exhibits and outdoor living history.
2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185www.historyisfun.org(757) 253-4838In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World. The community suffered terrible hardships in its early years, but managed to endure, earning the distinction of being America's first permanent English colony. Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history.
One Busch Garden Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185www.buschgardens.com/va.(800) 343-7946Situated three miles east of historic Williamsburg, Va. is Busch Gardens, an action-packed European adventure theme park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology. The European countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy serve as the setting for Busch Gardens’ 150 acres of fun-filled world exploration. Busch Gardens offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, world-class shopping, and exciting live shows. The park is also home to more than 50 rides and attractions, and they feature a special Halloween and Christmas themed weeks.
Bay School of the Arts
279 Main Sthttp://www.bayschool-arts.com(804) 725-1278Whether you are a beginner or a professional artist, the Bay School is your source for training, art materials, encouragement, opportunity and fun! There is also a gallery showing different artists work in the front of the school, as well as local arts and crafts for sale along with art supplies.
Mathews Art Gallery
206 Main Street, Mathewswww.mathewsartgroup.com804-725-3326A showcase for Mathews Art Group members featuring award-winning fine art, fine crafts and unique handcrafted originals. Authorized distributers of P. Buckley Moss and Dorothy Fagen originals and gifts.
Bethal Beach Nature Preserve
End of State Route 609Just 5.5 miles from our Inn lies a beautiful sandy beach great for fishing, beachcombing and birdwatching. On a clear day, look across the the Chesapeake Bay over to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. A great bike ride from the Inn, all flat with great scenery and then stretch your legs with a walk on the beach. Perfect spot for a picnic as well, or launch your kayak. There is no swimming here, but fishing is allowed, (with proper license of course), and you will often see several kite surfers out on the point as well.
New Haven Beach
At the end of Haven Beach Road!A great beach for sunbathing and swimming in the Chesapeake, just about 10-15 minute drive from the Inn with POJ bathroom facilities. Launch your kayak or SUP board, and possible catch a few Chesapeake Bay waves! Ask us how to get there, cause' it can be a bit confusing on the map. Of course, that is how we keep it so uncrowded!
New Point Comfort Lighthouse Observation deck
Bavonwww.newpointcomfort.comThis observation walkway owned by the Nature Conservancy offers the closest land view of the 3rd oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay; the New Point Comfort Light. Although the lighthouse is offshore, you can still get a pretty good view of it from this point, plus learn a little about its history as well as observe various wildlife as you look out onto the Chesapeake Bay. Want a closer look? You can paddle out to the lighthouse in your kayak, (or rental kayak), or book a charter boat or kayak tour. Call or email us at the Inn for more information.