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Rivah Visitor's Guide



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Best of The Rivah WINNERS

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We asked. You voted.

Hundreds of you let us know what makes the Rivah special to you!  From wineries to oysters, chicken to bait, art to ice cream and much, much more . . . you have chosen our area’s favorites.

Place to eat by the Rivah
1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Merroir – Topping
3rd:  Willaby’s – White Stone

Place to find Rivah Art
1st: RAL Studio Gallery – Kilmarnock
2nd: Crying Shame – Tappahannock
3rd:  Gloucester Arts on Main – Gloucester

Real Estate Company
1st: IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate – Middlesex, Mathews, Lancaster
Mason Realty – Middlesex
2nd: Morgan & Edwards – Mathews
ReMax Waterfront Realty – Lancaster
Middle Bay Realty – Lancaster, Northumberland
3rd:  Virginia Country Real Estate – Gloucester

Fresh Produce Stand/Market
1st: Garner’s Produce – Westmoreland
2nd: Norman’s Produce – Saluda
Old Farm Truck – Irvington, Lively
3rd:  Irvington Farmers Market – Irvington
Merryvale Farm – Deltaville

Winery
1st: Dog and Oyster Vineyard – Irvington
2nd: Good Luck Cellars – Kilmarnock
3rd:  Ingleside Winery – Oak Grove

Fresh Seafood Market
1st: J&W Seafood – Deltaville
2nd: Faunces Seafood – Montross, Tappahannock
3rd:  Urbanna Seafood Market – Urbanna

Beach
1st: Windmill Point Beach – Lancaster County
2nd: Wake Beach – Middlesex County
3rd:  Haven Beach – Mathews County

Oyster Roast
1st: Chesapeake Academy – Irvington
2nd: Deltaville VFD – Deltaville
3rd:  Reedville Fishermen’s Museum – Reedville

Place to have a Cocktail
1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Something Different – Urbanna
3rd:  Sandpiper – White Stone
Trick Dog – Irvington

Charter Boat Captain
1st: Capt. Billy Pipkin – Ingram Bay Marina
Capt. Ryan Rogers – Smith Point Marina
2nd: Capt. David Fisher – Buzzard’s Point Marina
Capt. Chuck O’Bier – Lewisetta
3rd:  Capt. Al Mathews – Hudgins
Capt. William Saunders – Irvington

Campground
1st: Bethpage – Urbanna, Middlesex
2nd: Grey’s Point – Topping, Middlesex
3rd:  New Point – New Point, Mathews

Marina
1st: Deltaville Yachting Center – Deltaville
2nd: Horn Harbor Marina – Mathews
3rd:  Chesapeake Boat Basin – Kilmarnock

Place to get Pampered
1st: Salon By The Bay – Topping
2nd: Tides Inn – Irvington
3rd:  Head’s Up Hairworks – Kilmarnock

Fried Chicken for a day on the boat
1st: Tri-Star Supermarket – Kilmarnock
2nd: Deltaville Market – Deltaville
3rd:  Callao Supermarket – Callao

Camp for Kids
1st: Camp Kekoka (YMCA) – Kilmarnock
2nd: Chesapeake Academy – Irvington
3rd:  Camp Piankatank – Hartfield

Festival
1st: Urbanna Oyster Festival – Urbanna
2nd: Mathews Market Days – Mathews
3rd:  RivahFest – Tappahannock

Rivah Main Street
1st: Main Street, Kilmarnock
2nd: Virginia Street, Urbanna
3rd: Main Street, Mathews

Golf Course
1st: Piankatank River Golf Club – Hartfield
2nd: Hobbs Hole – Tappahannock
3rd:  Golden Eagle – Irvington

Wedding Venue
1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Tides Inn – Irvington
3rd:  Hewick Plantation – Urbanna

Rivah Excursion
1st: Tangier Island Cruise – Reedville
2nd: Captain Thomas – Tappahannock
3rd:  Belle Isle State Park – Lancaster

Nautical Gift Shop
1st: Crying Shame – Tappahannock
2nd: River Birch – Locust Hill
3rd:  Colonial Collectibles – Warsaw

Place to get a Crabcake
1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Merroir – Topping
3rd:  Sandpiper – White Stone

Playground
1st: Warsaw Town Park – Warsaw
2nd: Beaverdam Park – Gloucester
3rd:  Kilmarnock Playground – Kilmarnock

Museum/Historical Site
1st: Deltaville Maritime Museum – Deltaville
2nd: Historic Christ Church – Weems
3rd:  Gwynn’s Island Museum – Gwynn’s Island

Place to get Bait/Tackle
1st: J&W Seafood – Deltaville
2nd: RW’s Sport Shop – Lottsburg
3rd:  Keepers – Saluda

Place for Rivah Home Accessories
1st: Crying Shame – Tappahannock
2nd: Bay and River Home Decor – Kilmarnock
3rd:  River Birch – Locust Hill

Local Band
1st: Stuck on a Name
2nd: Lickity Splitz
3rd:  Bad Ace
Beer Money
Tom Euler Trio

Place for a Soft Crab
1st: Something Different – Urbanna
2nd: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna
3rd:  Byrd’s Seafood at Dog and Oyster Vineyard – Irvington

Place to find Rivah-themed Jewelry
1st: Burke’s – Kilmarnock
2nd: Crying Shame – Tappahannock
3rd:  River Birch – Locust Hill

Place to get Fried Oysters
1st: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna
2nd: Something Different – Urbanna
3rd:  Richardson’s – Mathews
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar – Urbanna

Place for a Date
1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Merroir – Topping
3rd:  Something Different – Urbanna
Tides Inn – Irvington

Photographer
1st: Steve Kancianic, Yours Truly – Kilmarnock
2nd: Kristee Norwood – Middlesex
3rd:  Sarah Thrift – Tappahannock

Place to eat Ice Cream
1st: Stevie’s – Kilmarnock
2nd: Shortlane – Gloucester
3rd:  Something Different – Urbanna

Place for Breakfast/Brunch
1st: Something Different – Urbanna
2nd: Car Wash Cafe – Kilmarnock
3rd:  Java Jacks – Tappahannock
The Table To Go – Deltaville

Hotel/B&B
1st: Tides Inn – Irvington
2nd: Inn at Tabbs Creek – Mathews
Kilmarnock Inn – Kilmarnock
3rd:  Hope and Glory Inn – Irvington

Place to find Rivah Attire
1st: Crying Shame – Tappahannock
2nd: Lowe Tide – Urbanna
3rd:  Weekends – Kilmarnock
River Birch – Locust Hill

posted 07.05.2016

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