There are many great restaurants in the Smith Mountain Lake area! Here is our ultimate guide to the best of them.
Asian Food Edo Grill & Sushi, 1035 Mercantile St., Suite 104, Moneta, 540-297-6888. edogrillandsushisml.com. Fresh sushi, hibachi grill, extensive menu of Asian cuisine.Min’s China City, 400 Scruggs Road, Moneta, 540-721-2646. Extensive menu and buffet of traditional Asian favorites. Peking Restaurant, 14807 Moneta Road, Suite I, Moneta, 540-296-0741. pekingchinesemoneta.com. Casual spot offering traditional Asian fare. Teriyaki Grill House, 84 Westlake Road, Suite 107, Hardy, 540-346-2110. teriyakigrillhouse.com Fresh Asian cuisine available for dine in or carryout. Bakeries, Delis, and Treats Christina’s M&A Country Store, 7770 Stewartsville Road, 540-297-7468, On Facebook. Pulled pork, deli, sandwiches, chicken and breakfast items. CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, 213 Scruggs Road, Moneta, 540-488-4223. On Facebook. Breakfast items; soups, sandwiches/paninis, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, desserts, variety of coffee. Daily Grind Coffeehouse, 285 S. Main St., Rocky Mount, 540-493-2233. On Facebook. Breakfast, lunch and coffee. Locally grown and sourced foods. Daylight Donuts, 918 Tanyard Road, Rocky Mount, 540-493-3311. rockymountdaylightdonuts.com. Donuts, cinnamon rolls and other treats. Diamond Hill General Store & Garden Center, 1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta, 540-297-9309. diamondhillgeneralstore.net. Bedford Artisan Trail site Bistro/Deli featuring Boar’s Head-brand meats and cheeses, breakfast, pizza, burgers, salads; wine and beer on/off. Hawk’s Country Store & Deli, 1100 Celebration Ave., Moneta, 540-296-0975. hawksdeliandcountrystore.com. Pulled pork, deli, sandwiches, burgers, picnic baskets. Homestead Creamery, 7254 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz, 540-721-2045. On Facebook. Homemade soups and sandwiches, Boar’s Head-brand meats and cheeses, fresh milk, ice cream, butter and more. Ice Cream Cottage, 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy. Suite 3, Moneta, 540-721-1305. bridgewaterplaza.com. Ice cream cones, sundaes and other frosty treats; hot dogs. Channel marker: R28. Kupkakery Bakery Inc., 1544 Franklin St. Suite A, Rocky Mount, 540-493-2212. kupkakery.com Sweet treats made fresh daily from quality ingredients. Custom cakes, cupcakes, wedding displays and much more. Lake Mart & Deli, 4795 Scruggs Road, Moneta, 540-721-5565. Convenience store with grill serving hot breakfast and lunch items; beer, wine, soft drinks, groceries and ice. Red Rock Store, 16463 Moneta Road, Moneta. 540-297-4634. On Facebook. Deli and made-to-order food items, plus catering services. Sugar & Slice Cupcakery and Confections, 96 Builders Pride Drive, Suite 106, Hardy, 540-721-2253, sugarandslicesml.com. Homemade desserts baked fresh onsite. Made-to-order cakes and event catering. Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, 84 Westlake Road, Suite 104, Moneta, 540-524-9191. On Facebook. Make a custom treat from a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings. The Whole Bean Coffeehouse, 315 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, 540-483-2533. wholebeancoffeehouse.com. Paninis, wraps, baked goods, Kiwi-Cakes cupcakes, coffee, tea, smoothies and hot chocolate. Bar & Grill Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, 1449 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta, 540-297-4372. Restaurant featuring Domi-Nicks pizza and full bar. Featuring televisions and stage for live music and karaoke. Hot Shots Bar & Grille, 67 Village View Lane, Moneta, 540-719-1547. smlhotshots.com. Fun center with mini golf, inflatable rides and slides, corn hole. Restaurant and bar. Evening live entertainment. Jake’s Place, 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta, 540-297-4732. jakesplacesml.com. Caribbean-themed waterfront dining; brick oven pizza, sandwiches, entrees; full bar with craft beer. Channel Marker: R28. King’s Point Pub, 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston, 540-297-7347. Casual spot for appetizers, burgers, salads, steak, seafood and Irish fare; wine and beer, including many imports on tap. Channel Marker: C2. Mango’s Bar & Grill, 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy. Suite 20, Moneta, 540-721-1632. mangosbarandgrill.com. Dine in or out for fare with a tropical twist, including sandwiches, steaks, pasta and seafood; full bar. Channel Marker: R28. Moosie’s Restaurant, 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 16, Moneta, 540-721-5255. bridgewaterplaza.com. Burgers, salads, ribs and a broad selection of sandwiches in a casual setting; full bar. Channel Marker: R28. Portside Grill & Bar, 3619 Airport Road, Moneta, 540-297-7100. vadarecruises.com. Over-the-water, Key West-style tiki bar with menu of casual food items. Located at Virginia Dare Marina. Channel Marker: R21. Sunken City Brewing Company, 40 Brewery Drive, Hardy, 540-420-0476. sunkencitybeer.com. Snack foods in the tasting room of SML’s only craft brewery; occasional food vendors and trucks on site and live entertainment. The Mill Iron Grill, 10190 Stewartsville Road, Goodview, 540-890-4766, On Facebook. Burgers, barebecue, seafood, sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. The Westlake, 360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Moneta, 540-721-4214. golfthewestlake.com. Casual spot for lunch serving sandwiches, salads, burgers and soups. Channel Marker: R37. Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina, 3619 Airport Road, Moneta, 540-297-7100. vadarecruises.com. Sightseeing, lunch, dinner, Sunday luncheon and theme cruises aboard replica 19th century sidewheeler. Channel Marker: R21. Waller’s, 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta, 540-297-0055. holleratwaller.com. Waterfront tropical grill and bar serving a variety of fare from steak to seafood; full bar. Live music most weekends in season. Channel Marker: R27. Casual and Fine Dining Bedford Social Club, 124 S. Bridge St. Bedford, 540-586-9454, bedfordsocialclub.com. Steaks, seafood, full bar, dining in an elegant atmosphere, open Wednesday to Saturday at 5p.m. Blind Bill’s Restaurant, 6724 Whitehouse Road, Moneta, VA 24121, 540-230-4079. Opening May 2017. Comfort food, Full outdoor bar, deck seating, family oriented restaurant. Farmhouse Catering & Meals to Go, 13300 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, 540-330-8630. farmhousecateringmealstogo.com. Heath’s Waterfront Grill, 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston, 540-632-0163. On Facebook. Pizza, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak, seafood and more. Casual setting with indoor and outdoor dining options. Live entertainment Saturdays in season. Channel Marker: C6. Ippy’s Restaurant, 1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount, 540-483-5600. ippysrestaurant.com. Steak, seafood, burgers, barbecue, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. JJ’s Meat Shak, 1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta, 540-297-3500. jjsmeatshak.com. American cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. Wood-fired pizza, barbecue, award-winning ribs, burgers. Breakfast on Saturday. Old Liberty Station, 515 Bedford Ave., Bedford, 540-587-9377, oldelibertystation.com. Full-service restaurant in historic station house featuring American fare and Harry’s Famous Cheesecake. Mitchell’s Restaurant, 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston, 540-296-0664, mitchellspoint.com. Casual marina eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor patio and tiki bar. Channel Marker: C3. Old Oak Cafe, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 900, Moneta, 540-719-3388. oldoakcafe.com. Family-oriented restaurant offering soups, sandwiches, salad bar, breakfast all day and specialty coffee drinks. Ruth’s Place, 18027 Virgil H. Goode Hwy., Rocky Mount, 540-489-7884. On Facebook. Breakfast, home-style and homemade lunch specials daily. Copper Kettle, 52 FirstWatch Drive, Moneta, 540-346-2266. Steak, seafood, chicken, ribs, daily specials, hot and soup/salad bar. Open daily for dinner and all day Sunday. The Back 40, 1050 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta, 540-297-0015. On Facebook. Affordable pub fare, with daily specials. The Blackwater Cafe, 4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta, 540-721-4333. theblackwatercafe.com. Upscale cuisine served in a casual, lodge-like atmosphere; appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood and more; full bar. The Landing Restaurant/Bruno’s Gastropub, 773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta, 540-721-3028. thelandingsml.com. Gourmet cuisine in a casual lakeside setting. The adjacent Sunken City Tavern offers upscale pub fare and bar with Virginia craft beers; live music most weekends. Channel Marker: R11. Fast Food BoJangles, 49 LakeWatch Center Drive, Moneta, 540-719-2248. bojangles.com. Fast food specializing in Southern favorites. Great Eats & Frozen Treats, 15550 Old Franklin Tpke., Penhook, 540-576-1622, On Facebook. Fast food specializing in ice cream and frozen desserts with regular food menu. Dairy Queen – Westlake, 520 Scruggs Road, Moneta, 540-721-7541. dairyqueen.com. Fast food specializing in ice cream and frozen desserts with regular food menu. Subway – Eastlake, 14807 Moneta Road, Moneta, 540-297-8889. subway.com. Fast food specializing in deli subs and sandwiches, salads and wraps. Subway – Westlake, 13020 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, 540-721-7827. subway.com. Fast food specializing in deli subs and sandwiches, salads and wraps. Subway, 4640 Stewartsville Road, Moneta, 540-297-3712. subway.com. Fast food specializing in deli subs and sandwiches, salads and wraps. Wendy’s, 12890 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy, 540-721-5000. wendys.com. Fast food specializing in traditional American grill; burgers, chicken sandwiches; no breakfast items. Italian Food Benny Adelina’s, 84 Westlake Road, Suite 105, Hardy, 540-346-2120, bennysva.com. Pizza by the slice or pie, dine in or carry out. Beer and wine on premises. Downtown Pizzeria, 1100 Celebration Ave., Moneta, 540-297-1269. downtownpizzasml.com. Dine-in or take-out pizzeria; specialty pizzas, stromboli, calzones, wings. Summer lunch menu with burgers, sandwiches; wine and beer. Joe’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 130 Scruggs Road, Suite 101, Moneta, 540-721-2422. joespizzasml.com. Italian cuisine served in a family-friendly atmosphere; buffet, salads, house specialties, pizza, daily special available; beer and wine; outdoor dining available. La Trattoria Italian Restaurant, 11960 Old Franklin Tpke., Union Hall, 540-576-3004. Italian cuisine served in a family-friendly atmosphere; pasta, salads, house specialties, pizza; Sunday morning buffet. Lago Pizza, 14600 Moneta Road, Suite 1, Moneta, 540-297-5353. Dine-in or take-out pizzeria; specialty pizzas, stromboli, calzones, salads. New York Pizza, 13314 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta, 540-721-4880. Dine-in or take-out pizzeria; specialty pizzas, subs, salads. Pizza Pub, 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 10, Moneta, 540-721-1234. bridgewaterplaza.com. Dine-in or take-out pizzeria; appetizers, specialty pizzas, subs, salads, sandwiches; outdoor seating available. Channel Marker: R28. Tuscan Tavern, 16483 Moneta Road, Moneta, 540-297-8900. Italian cuisine served in a family-friendly atmosphere; house specialties, pizza, salads, sandwiches; separate lounge area with full bar and TVs. Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, 16547 Moneta Road, Moneta, 540-297-0000, vinnysitaliangrille.net. New York style pizza, subs, pasta with homemade sauces. Mexican Food Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Grill, 13383 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy, 540-719-2884. Mexican fare served in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere; full bar; indoor and outdoor seating. El Toreno, 40 Village Spring Drive, Westlake Village, Suite 14 Hardy, 540-721-3821, eltoreno.com. Mexican fare served in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere; full bar. Mexico Viejo, 404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta, 540-719-1000. Mexican fare served in a casual, family friendly atmosphere; full bar. Channel marker: B11. Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar, 16440 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta. Mexican fare served in a casual, family friendly atmosphere; full bar. Channel marker: R28. Short-Order Grill Bay Roc Marina Cafe, 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy, 540-890-2194. bayroc-marina.com. Lakeside diner serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner in season; Southern-style menu with homemade biscuits, hot and cold sandwiches. Channel marker: R87. Blackwater Marina & Grill, 2200 Old Salem School Road, Union Hall, 540-576-4486. Sandwiches, burgers, crab cakes and more in a casual atmosphere. Channel marker: B37. Carl’s Place, 15800 Old Franklin Tpke., Penhook, 540-576-2838. Casual diner serving Southern-style menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drift In Deli, 16463 Moneta Road, Moneta, 540-297-9300. Carry-out breakfast and lunch deli offering quick food options. Duck In Market, 13246 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy, 540-721-4633. Carry-out breakfast and lunch deli offering quick food options. Kroger Bistro, 80 Westlake Drive, Hardy, 540-721-3102. kroger.com. Homemade meals prepared fresh daily; breakfast biscuits and platters, deli sandwiches, salads, soups; sushi, olive, and cheese bar. Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill, 19 Lumpkin’s Drive, Penhook, 434-927-5150. Breakfast items made to order; sandwiches, subs and burgers. Channel Marker: B1. Mariners Landing Golf & Country Club, 2052 Lake Retreat Road, Huddleston, 540-297-8966. Sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers and other items made to order. Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge, 300 Locust Lane, Penhook, 540-565-0222. On Facebook. Lakeside grill serving breakfast and lunch; biscuits, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, barbeque, salads. Channel Marker: R6. Whistle Stop, 11729 Old Franklin Tpke., 540-576-1390. Convenience-store deli offering breakfast, lunch and dinner items. White House Corner Store, 11674 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston, 540-297-6857. Breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including sandwiches, pizza and fried chicken.