Five Noteworthy Restaurants to Try
Whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a unique place to discover a new favorite dish, there’s an eclectic array of dining options in Prince William & Manassas. From the beloved chain restaurants around some of our premiere shopping attractions to the locally owned restaurants in the heart of our small towns, there’s something for everyone!
Grafton Street – Gainesville, VA
Named after the popular street in Dublin, Ireland, Grafton Street is a truly delicious Irish Pub that offers a stylish neighborhood menu in a vintage Irish setting. Start your dinner off with some “G-Street Wings” glazed in Buffalo Sauce or try out the Sausage Bites served with Sriracha ketchup dip. Follow that up with one of their unique entrees such as the Bangers & Mash, a pan-roasted Irish Sausage with onions and gravy that serves as a homage to the traditional Irish fare. Whether you’re enjoying a pint or down for trying their delicious Fish and Chips, Grafton Street is the perfect place to try something new on your next visit.
Secret Garden Café – Occoquan, VA
Occoquan is home to a number of fantastic dining options but the Secret Garden Café is a truly unique option that makes all of their meals from scratch. Start your meal off with a Mediterranean spread of hummus, cucumber yogurt sauce, tabbouleh, couscous salad, and pita bread. Then dive into a delectable entrée for your main course. The lemon caper chicken with a white wine sauce is a local favorite as is the Cajun Chicken Pasta served with a Cajun cream sauce. With every meal crafted from one of their experienced chefs, you will find a new favorite dish at the Secret Garden Café.
Okra’s Cajun Creole – Manassas, VA
Known for their New Orleans-style Cajun cuisine, trying out Okra’s is a must on your next vacation. Serving everything from alligator bites to fried oysters, this is truly a great option for every foodie. Not only does Okra’s offer great entrees, like their jambalaya or their crawfish etoufee, they also offer an eclectic array of options for all appetites. From vegetarian dishes to dishes that would make a carnivore blush, Okra’s is a fantastic locally owned restaurant in the heart of Historic Downtown Manassas.
Madigan’s Waterfront & The Landing – Occoquan, VA
Great food is one thing but great food with a beautiful riverfront view is why Madigan’s Waterfront & The Landing makes the list. With fresh seafood dishes, fine steaks, pasta dishes, and more; there’s a something for everyone on their menus. With summer approaching rapidly, each restaurant turns into a great nightlife option as well with a Waterfront Tiki Bar serving up cold drinks all summer long!
Bistro L’Hermitage – Occoquan, VA
If you’re on visiting with your special someone and looking for a fine dining experience to start off a fun evening, then Bistro L’Hermitage is the perfect place to go. Prix-Fixe menus include a variety of hors d’oeuvres and entrees spanning from fresh salads to lusciously seasoned scallops to tender, mouth-watering steaks. Entrees are completed with your choice of delicious side dishes pleasing to a range of palates. Also, don’t miss out on trying one of their divine desserts!