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The restaurant scene at Smith Mountain Lake is deliciously dynamic, with dozens of spots to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner both off and on the water.

Here you’ll discover cuisines ranging from American grill to Asian fusion to Mexican and Italian, plus quirky food trucks, mom-and-pop ice cream shops and farmer’s markets, each with its own unique character and style.

Keep reading or plan your next culinary experience now!

Portside and the Virginia Dare (Photo by J. Bohn Bishop)
The Landing Restaurant
Homestead Creamery (Photo by J. Bohn Bishop)

With our scenic views, temperate weather and extensive dock-and-dine options, outdoor dining has always been popular at Smith Mountain Lake no matter what the season. And with health concerns on the front burner, restaurants here have made alfresco options even more accessible.

In addition to safe indoor dining spaces, Smith Mountain Lake eateries are continuing to make open-air accommodations a priority, adding comfortable, spaced-out seating and outdoor heaters in the cooler months.

Takeout and curbside service options are plentiful, with most on-water restaurants offering dockside delivery straight to your boat!

Hungry for something new?

Restaurant Week at Smith Mountain Lake is your chance to sample fare from dozens of incredible eateries around the area.

The second annual event will take place in April with local eateries offering dine-in and carry-out specials, cocktails and wine pairings, all at special rates!

Community support of Smith Mountain Lake restaurants is more important than ever so make your plans to take advantage of these deals from fast-casual spots to five-star dining establishments.

Restaurant Week Photo Gallery

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