A visit to King and Queen County would not be complete with enjoying our many friendly places to dine, shop or stay.


Nicks Spaghetti and Steak House in Shacklefords has been a family owned and operated business for more than 40 years! Menu includes fresh ground beef and hand-cut steaks, liver and onions, multiple fresh seafood options and Italian fare. Lunch “boats” that come with a side include a softshell crab sandwich. Vast junior menu for kids 12 years and younger.

Dragon Run Brewing in Shacklefords serves award-winning craft beer and an On the River IPA series along with sandwiches, tacos, a crab melt pretzel, and a cinnamon sugar pretzel. A range of inexpensive options; open Thursday-Sunday.

Get the crab muffin at Diggs Seafood, 6570 E. Lewis B. Puller Memorial Highway in Mattaponi. Cash only and it’s $5.

Chow on po boys, mahi, crab cakes, and ample non-seafood options at the Blue Crab Restaurant at 620 Main St., in West Point. Where else does one say try the Brussel sprout appetizer?

Wind Vineyards at Laurel Grove, just over the county line in Essex, is the largest farm winery in Eastern Virginia producing 25 varieties of grapes on 37 acres. Check their event calendar for fun happenings ranging from live music to monster truck shows and more!

Scott’s Store at 2940 Walkerton Road may not look fancy, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is a gas station with only a store of essentials attached. Scott’s is a classic old-time general store with deli sandwiches and homemade desserts made fresh daily. Breakfast served, too.

Rayzway Express 4 is a locally-owned, locally-run convenience store featuring a full deli that’s open for breakfast and lunch, with a friendly staff who is happy to take your call-ahead catering orders. Located at 23481 The Trail, Little Plymouth, VA.

Nick's Spaghetti and Steak House- Softshell Crab Tacos

Lovell’s Place at 3180 King Williams Ave. in West Point, looks like a nondescript bar in a strip mall, but this local favorite is known as a hidden treasure with yummy sandwiches, standout fries, and hotdogs, and plentiful portions.

Pizza, subs, salads, calzones, lunch specials, and more favorites at Lucano’s Pasta Italian Restaurant, 18950 Motel Drive in West Point. More Italian favorites at Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 3040 King William Ave.

Tony and George’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant includes daily lunch specials until 4 p.m., along with dinner and weekend specials.

Enjoy Mexican at El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant at 3182 King William Ave., in West Point.


Courthouse Tavern Museum features historical books and artifacts of King and Queen County, children’s books, maps, postcards, and notecards in small museum shop.

The Exchange on Main represents a group of small business owners with handmade and local gifts under one 4,000 square-foot roof.

West Point Antiques offers collectibles, vintage gifts, and more.

Riverbee’s Hive and Honey – This locals favorite offers local raw honey and canned items straight from the garden such as bread and cutter pickles, pizza sauce, zucchini relish, salsa, jams, jellies, and more. Text your order in advance to 804-512-8019.

West Point Farmer Market is open seasonally; check for dates.


Washington Burgess Inn, located in West Point, where you can Stay in the Rivah! Some rooms include jacuzzies.

The Southern Sighs Inn, is a beautiful bed and breakfast with an art gallery located in nearby Church View off Route 17. Also known as the Tidewater Trail, Route 17 was a major route of commerce and war as one of the first recorded byways in Colonial America.

Rainbow Acres Campground offers spacious sites for RVs and trailers for camping close to the river. Cabins also sleep up to four people. Two-night minimum for cabin reservations and a three-night minimum on holiday weekends.

Zebulon’s Grotto – This charming bed and breakfast where clothing is optional with a saltwater swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor showers caters to those seeking a visually stimulating home away from home experience. Safari glamping deck tents also available.

Airbnb – Be sure to browse Airbnb or VRBO for more options, including charming short-term rentals that provide an authentic King and Queen County experience. Book a few nights at Traveler’s Rest Farm to stay where George Washington once slept!

Kayaking on the Mattaponi River near Walkerton, Virginia