It is easy to find Dining options in and around Mathews on your next visit to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Mathews boasts a mix of restaurants that cater to just about any craving you may have on your visit. From fine dining to hearth baked pizzas or for your picnic basket, Mathews has got you covered. Here’s a list of our favorites all located within minutes of the Inn.
Southwind Pizza Café
Southwind Pizza and Cafe is located in “downtown” historic Mathews. Southwind is known for their handmade hearth baked pizza featuring unique ingredients and flavor combinations. This place is definitely NOT your average pizza joint. They feature diverse daily specials and craft beers on tap and a variety of wines. Lunch and dinner specials feature fresh local seafood and produce as well as other seasonal creative options. They also cater to dietary needs of all kinds. From Vegetarian to Vegan to Gluten free and beyond. Just ask, and they can usually modify most of their offerings. Enjoy a meal on the front porch overlooking the historic courthouse green or meet new friends at the friendly bar area.
Southwind also hosts a “Jam Night” where local musicians and music fans alike can come together to make great music and good times. If you happen to play an instrument or sing and want to join in, they are always welcoming. We have had several guests perform on Jam Night, (some planned and some spontaneous), and all have had a great time! Of course it is always fun to just be a spectator as well.
Check out their Facebook Page for daily lunch and dinner specials.
Located on the corner of Main St. and Church St. in historic downtown Mathews within 5 miles of the Inn. Richardson’s is a restored and remodeled historic building that was once a Rexall Drug store. Step into Richardson’s, and you will immediately feel like you are going back in time to a 50’s style diner and soda shoppe. They only play old black and white sitcoms on the TVs over the soda fountain area, and highlight old photographs of downtown Mathews County as well as the County’s best known former resident, 1930’s Film Actress Toby Wing.
Richardson’s menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and deserts but features daily lunch and dinner specials that are quite creative while still maintaining a sense of “down home” southern diner style flair. Featuring local seafood including fried oysters, seasonal fish and crab cakes along with other favorite dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf and BBQ, this place has something for everyone. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the AWESOME homemade desserts as well as ice cream creations such as sundaes, milkshakes, cones, scoops, and floats available all day.
Check out their Facebook Page for daily lunch and dinner specials. 804-725-7772.
The White Dog Bistro
Located on Church Street in historic Downtown and a short drive from our Inn, The White Dog Bistro is a true gem in our little town of Mathews. We love this restaurant! Elegant but with a casual atmosphere. Fresh seafood, local produce, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available. The White Dog is located in an old historic building that used to be one of the first hotels in Mathews County. It has been beautifully restored and remodeled and offers up all the history of the grand old hotel with the comfort and casualness that you would expect in a bayside town. You can be seated in one of two dining rooms, (reservations recommended), or the cozy bar with fireplace. During the warmer months, the “Wine Down Bar” is open and features a casual “Key West” theme that opens out onto the back deck where you can enjoy dinner and drinks as well as music most week ends during the Summer.
Reservations recommended. (We can make reservations for you, just let us know) Check out their Facebook Page for daily lunch and dinner specials. 804-725-7680.
White Dog Bistro Website
Hole In The Wall
Located on Gwynn’s Island right after you cross the bridge, you can’t miss it to the right. This is our only water-front restaurant and you can dine and enjoy beautiful bay views and sunsets with large picture windows. They offer outdoor deck seating during warmer weather. Features local raw oysters as well as other local seafood, grill items and daily specials. Full-service Bar. Note that the restaurant is elevated for better water views but does have an outdoor elevator for those who are not able to do stairs.
Check out their Facebook Page for daily lunch and dinner specials. 804-505-1005
Hole in the Wall
Mi Casa Azteca
Located right on Main Street downtown, the Menu has all your standard Mexican favorites, with daily specials for lunch and dinner. Behind the restaurant is a full bar with jukebox and pool tables as well as some tables for seating. This is a great place to catch a game and have a cold brew or Margarita, and bar is often open late. Outdoor seating is available and they also deliver from 5-8pm. Perfect if you don’t want to leave the Inn, or if you came by boat.
Check out their Facebook Page for current Hours of operation, and daily lunch and dinner specials.
Mi Casa Azteca on facebook
Located just off 198 at Pine Hall Rd. – Linda’s is definitely a diner! Stools at the counter where you can see all the cooking going on and booths up front with 50’s and 60’s memorabilia on the walls. A favorite of locals with a great “local” flavor, it makes for a great lunch especially if you like a fresh good ol’ fashioned Hamburger and fries. All your other Diner style favorites, plus the occasional seafood special featuring fresh oysters, clams and crabs.
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat 7am-3pm (Closed Sundays). (804) 725-7070
Linda’s Diner on facebook
Mathews Grill and Deli
Located right on Main Street downtown, right next to Mi Casa. Serving pizza, pasta, steaks, wings, burgers, subs, etc., a great place for a quick bite in a relaxed setting. Your typical diner feel, stop by or get your food delivered from 5-8pm.
Check out their Facebook Page for Hours of Operations and daily lunch and dinner specials. 804-505-1024.
Mathews Grill and Deli on Facebook
Located right off 198 right near the intersection with Rt 14. One of our newer restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s easy to find as it’s one of the first restaurants you come across when arriving into Mathews via Rt 14. Not far at all from the downtown, courthouse area. Their BBQ is very popular with locals and they offer a large variety of daily lunch and dinner specials.
Check out their Facebook Page for daily lunch and dinner specials.
Howard Dooley Cafe on Facebook
Salty Dog Pizzeria
Located downtown, on Buckley Hall Rd, right past the Courthouse and DMV. They have specialty pizzas, and lots of toppings to create your own. Gluten free as well as crustless/low carb pizzas also available. Apps, subs, calzones and a salad bar round out the menu. Eat in or take out.
Salty Dog Pizzeria on Facebook
Island Stop Market
Located right up our lane, so an easy walk or bike ride away. These people are awesome! A cute little market that offers everything from fishing gear and bait to a little wine room in the back, but what we go for here the most is their food. Freshly made to order sandwiches as well as great crab cakes, deviled crab and other fresh seafood. Lots of great sides as well including a great loaded potato salad and kale/broccoli salad. This is the perfect place to pick up a picnic to enjoy on one of our nearby beaches or during a kayak or bike trip, or just enjoy at the Inn. They smoke their own Beef Brisket and Pork BBQ, and even offer hand tossed pizzas from Thursday through Sunday. Call ahead to pre-order fresh oysters or crabs to take home with you as well.
Hours: Sun-Thur deli closes at 6:30pm and Fri & Sat at 7:30pm. 804-725-2323
Island Stop Market on facebook
The Seafood Shack
Located downtown next to M & M building supply. The Seafood Shack started out as a food truck and has recently settled into a brick and mortar. It’s a family-owned market that offers fresh seafood and delicious seafood meals. Perfect to grab some fresh local seafood and bring back to throw on one of the grills here at the Inn or to get an already made meal.
Hours: Hours vary seasonally so check the website or Facebook for more info.
The Seafood Shack on Facebook
Hardees and Subway
Hours: Both are open until 10pm and are located on Main street in Mathews. (within 5 miles of the Inn at Tabbs Creek)
Shun Xing Chinese Restaurant
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 11am-10pm and Sun 12-10pm. 804-725-4682 and located next to Food Lion on Main Street in Mathews.
View complete list of Restaurants in Mathews at VisitMathews.com