Restaurants for your Dining Pleasure

Whether you're looking for restaurants serving seafood, Italian, Thai, barbecue, Chinese, pizza, steak or good old-fashioned comfort foods, Colonial Beach has an eatery to tickle your taste buds.

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1st Stop Deli, 912 Colonial Ave. 804-224-9244


Bowies Restaurant Rt. 3, Oak Grove. 804-224-7578 (Reopened Spring 2013 as Bobby K's Roadside Cafe!)


Dockside Restaurant and Blue Heron Pub on "The Point" 804-224-8726


Domino's Pizza in the Beachgate Shopping Center 804-224-2334 (temporarily closed, October-December 2013. Now open under new management)


Espresso Station Coffee 804-224-0045 now Tattle Tale Cafe


Fat Freda's on Hawthorn. 804-224-1211 hosts Cruise Ins on Fridays in Spring and Summer. Closed December 14, 2013


Happy Clam 804-224-0882 (formerly "The Landing") became The Lighthouse 804-224-7580. 11 Monroe Bay Ave.


The Happy Clam location next to Wilkerson's on McKinney Ave. was heavily damaged by Hurricane Isabel in September, 2003.


High Tides on the Potomac Steak & Seafood and the adjoining "Black Pearl" Tiki Bar on the Boardwalk 804-224-8433 Closed in January and February


Hunan Diner at the corner of Washington and Colonial 804-224-8754


Kelsea's Kitchen, 119 Hawthorn St. (former Fat Freda's location). 804-224-7075


Kittrell's Firehouse Chicken & Ribs 540-295-3886 on Ridge Road


Ledo Pizza & Pasta in the Beachgate Shopping Center 804-224-5336


Lenny's Restaurant, 301 Colonial Ave. 804-224-9675


The Lighthouse Thai & French cuisine 804-224-7580. 11 Monroe Bay Ave.


McDonald's 804-224-9255


Nancy's Ice Cream 804-224-1212



Ola's Country Kitchen 804-224-9050


Papa John's Pizza 804-224-4040


Riverboat on the Potomac 804-224-7055


Sand Castles Ice Cream & Deli 804-224-0600 (now Denson's Grocery, 117 Washington Ave.)


Sea Side Thai & French on the corner of Washington and Wilder. 804-224-2410 Check out their Pad Thai!


Shady Lane Seafood 804-224-7878


Sher's Snack Shack 323 First Street (behind Ola's) "Home of the Empanada"


Sweet Tastin' Bakery in Colonial Plaza. 301-704-8952 or 804-224-9002


Tattle Tale Cafe on Washington Ave. serves coffee and gourmet entrees and appetizers. 804-224-0045


Tides Inn Market on Washington Ave. 804-214-9352


Top's China in the Beachgate Shopping Center 804-224-2828


Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant in Potomac Beach 804-224-7117


Willey's Ribs on Ridge Rd. 804-224-7427


Wingz & Thingz in Oak Grove Plaza coming soon Note: This Hot Wings shop never opened.


My favorite dish at the Dockside is the sauteed chicken breast medallions with angel hair pasta. Absolutely yummy! Maybe they'll add it back onto the menu. I've also had the steak quesadillas. The last time I ate there I got the fish tacos with dirty rice. Yum! I also like to go there to hang out with friends and listen to the bands play. They have a real nice setup as far as indoor and outdoor seating. I can even tell when they have bands playing when I'm at my house, as the sound carries across the water.

When I eat at High Tides, I usually get the Commander Quesadillas. It's on the appetizer portion of the menu, and it makes for a great meal. Indoor or outdoor dining with a great river view (they're right on the Boardwalk) is offered. Inside, there's a cozy fireplace area for chilly days. They are closed for the winter months (end of December to the first week in March).

Coffee from Espresso Station (now Tattle Tale) is a great pick-me-up and you can grab a bakery item (or two) to compliment your cup o' Joe.

Hunan Diner has great General Tso's chicken. That's usually what I order when I go there. Half the time I eat in the dining room, and the rest of the time I order take-out.

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Your Favorite Colonial Beach Restaurants

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SeaSide Thai-French Restaurant 
We have enjoyed many delicious meals at this restaurant. The menu offers everyone in our family a variety of choices. We have never been disappointed with …

The Dawg House  
Come Check Out The New Art Work On The Concession Trailer and We Will Have Rick's Crab Soup! Katrina's Reply: I will come take a look - and more …

Tattle Tale Not rated yet
Tattle Tale has one of the best atmospheres in Colonial Beach! Not to mention their exceptional coffee. Katrina's Reply : I had the honor of being …

Denson's Grocery, Deli, and Restaurant Not rated yet
Rocky and Blair have added delightful outdoor seating this summer (2013)! Enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer as you browse the standard menu and …

Lighthouse? SeaSide? Whatever..... Not rated yet
We went out to dinner on Saturday night....the sign still says "Lighthouse" but we knew "Seaside French Thai" had opened in the old Lighthouse location.... …

Lighthouse Restaurant Not rated yet
This is not the OLD Lighthouse Restaurant from years ago, so go try it again!!! The food is excellent, even though the silverware isn't. Try the crab …

Dockside Restaurant Not rated yet
Dockside Restaurant has always been my favorite. No prefab frozen stuff here folks!!! Fresh Fresh Fresh...and did I forget to mention FRESH! I can't pick …

The Happy Clam Not rated yet
Fresh seafood is your invitation to enjoy a fabulous meal created by the son of the original owner. There had been a time when the Happy Clam was sinking, …

Pizza and Donuts! Not rated yet
Wow, it looks like we're getting a Papa John's pizza store AND a bakery in the Colonial Plaza shopping center! Katrina's Reply: Toni - yes, it looks …

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