Located in the former Lipes Pharmacy space, The River and Rail boasts a fully restored interior, while maintaining the character of the structure and the original storefront. An open kitchen, adorned with canned produce and hanging cookware, creates an inviting, convivial atmosphere amid rustic décor.

At The River and Rail, guests can enjoy a Southern bistro-style menu consisting of the finest locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients that Virginia has to offer. Chef Aaron Deal and his team create rustic, regional cuisine with many items made from scratch inhouse, like house-cured meats, house-made condiments and pickled vegetables. The daily-changing menu features innovative takes on Southern classics using local, wildcaught, organic products whenever possible. Bar manager, Shane Lumpp, creates a beverage menu of inventive cocktails with a Southern influence as well as local and national wine and beer selections. shortcuts. Everything made in house, from scratch with local and seasonal ingredients. If we had to have a motto, that would be it.


Meet Our Team