Dinning around the Inn on Poplar Hill

In Orange – Within walking distance all less than 1 mile from the Inn

Elmwood at Sparks, (540) 672-0060. Gourmet American and European cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. Entrees $15-25. Main Street, Orange, VA. Deli style lunch Monday-Saturday. Fabulous Dinner by an innovative chef. Local farm fresh ingredients prepared with style. Thursday, Friday & Saturday. This has become our most popular choice in town so reservations are recommended on busy weekends. $$$ View a Sample Menu

The Light Well – Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Full bar with a selection of craft beers and local wine. Casual dinner and lunch service. (540) 661-0004 $$

El Varauquo – Authentic Mexican Cuisine at a reasonable price. Casual dinning room, The Oversized Margarita’s are a great deal. The food is WOW, the margarita’s frozen! Be sure to save room for the fried ice cream. Reservations not needed

The Silk Mill Grill – Large Menu selection of steaks, chicken and fish. Sports Bar atmosphere & Menu. Full bar service, and a nice outdoor patio. Sunday night is Seafood night with crab legs. Reservation usually not needed. $

Happy Garden (540) 672-1044. Great Oriental cuisine. Entrees from $10 . On main street in Orange, 1 mile from Inn. Eat in or carry out $

Mario’s Italian Restaurant, (540) 672-3344. Operated by an Italian family with an extensive menu. Well patronized by the locals. True family friendly Italian dining. Large family frienndly food buffet. On main street in Orange. Beer & Wine available Eat in or carry out and delivery. $

Wise Guys – New York Style dogs and burgers.  Opening Friday July 20th, 2012  On Main Street next to the train tracks


Fast food in Orange includes, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Long John Silvers, Subway, Mama’s Pizza, Papa’s Pizza, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Country Cookin, Real Food

Just a 2 mile drive

Vintage at Willow Grove Elegant plantation house has recently reopened with new owners. Full service restruant in a memorable setting. Intimate Bar with a nice selection of apps. Excellent unhurried service. Reservations highly recommended. $$$$

In Gordonsville – A 10 Minute drive

 Pomme – (540) 832-0130 Excellent French cuisine. Limited seating in an intimate setting. Entrees $18 to $30 Located in Gordonsville just a 10 minute drive. Reservations Required. $$$

Barbecue Exchange Chicken, Pork and Texas Style beef brisket all cooked outside over huge smokers, pulled and served on home baked rolls with three choices of slaw, and nine choices of pickles. Down home casual atmosphere. Open 11 to 7 daily $ 15 to 30

Minutes Away listed in order of distance.

The Inn at Meander Plantation, (800) 385-4936. Lovely three and six course dinners and wine pairing dinners at a historic country inn. Romantic intimate atmosphere. Excellent food and service. Cocktails and apps at 6:30, Dinner service at 7pm. 10 miles north on Rt. 15. Reservations strongly recommended. $$$

Palladio at Barboursville Winery, (540) 832-7848. Excellent Northern Italian gourmet cuisine. Four course $52, with wine accompanying each course $75. Lunch $28/$38. 14 miles from Inn. Reservations are a must, and should be made well in advance. Palladio offers special wine parings and guest chefs. This is a meal to remember. $$$$

Fossett’s Restaurant (434)979 3440 Keswick Hall’s award-winning restaurant, Fossett’s, features expansive three-sided floor to ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic views of the Estate’s pristine landscape and the beautiful Southwest Mountains beyond. With a backdrop of classic cooking techniques, the Chef and his staff take special care to create innovative seasonal menus that are both approachable as well as contemporary. $$$$

The Bavarian Chef, (540) 948-6505. Fabulous German and American cuisine. Plentiful servings. Dinners from $15-$21. This is definitely worth the 18 mile drive, west to Rt. 29, south of Madison. Full Bar Reservations recommended. On Route 29 between Madison & Charlottesville, Worth the 20 minute drive. * try the hot pepper crab soup, MMMMM $$$

Lucio – (540) 829-9788 Italian at it’s best, Great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Located on 15 business in Culpeper. Reservations recommended. $$

Foti’s Culpeper European and Mediterranean influence dinning at its finest. The chef was the souse chef at the Inn at Little Washington, he has brought his culinary expertise to Culpeper. 216 East Davis Street, Culpeper Reservations a must. 540-829-8400 $$$ It’s About Thyme, (540) 825-4264. Popular restaurant for European Country Cuisine, with the emphasis on fresh ingredients and herbs. Ala carte. Entrees: $15-$22. 19 miles north on Rt. 15 to Culpeper. Located in the Historic district of Culpeper. Coming from NVA on Friday night. This is a great place to start your weekend. Stop for dinner on Friday night on your way to the Inn on Poplar Hill. reservations recommended $$