Eat Well in Hampton Roads

Considering Hampton’s seafaring heritage, you might think that seafood figures prominently on many local restaurant menus. You’d be right about that, but you’d also be leaving out a lot of good eats. With the popular national restaurants and an array of excellent family- and chef-operated establishments in Hampton, you’ll never have to eat the same meal twice while you’re here.

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Coliseum Central Dining

There’s almost too much of a good thing when it comes to dining in Hampton’s Coliseum area. The Peninsula Town Center and the Power Plant of Hampton Roads combine to offer over 100 different restaurants. From classic American cuisine to sushi, you’ll find a menu sure to satisfy your appetite.

Downtown Hampton Dining

Hip establishments in Downtown Hampton appeal to young professionals. Of course seafood figures prominently on menus here, however you’ll also find southern cuisine, tapas, specialty pizzas, a waterfront craft brewery, a charming tearoom and a taphouse featuring one of the largest selections of beers in Coastal Virginia.

Fort Monroe

Waterfront dining at a national monument? Only in Hampton! Grab yourself a bite while taking in spectacular views of the Hampton Roads Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. Did we mention there is also a craft brewery?

Phoebus Dining

The culinary scene in Phoebus is as diverse as its patrons. In addition to farm-to-table and southern neo-soul fare, you can also find “mexi-centric” cuisine with dishes inspired by the West Coast and Baja Mexico. Of course, what Hampton district would be complete without restaurants serving fresh seafood.


Keep your options open when the sun goes down. You can catch an artistic performance at The American Theatre, attend a live concert by a national recording artist at the Hampton Coliseum or check out local live music in one of the city’s clubs, restaurants, or craft breweries. The Power Plant of Hampton Roads offers a rockin’ good time for after-hours fun. There are plenty of reasons to stay up late and enjoy yourself in Hampton.