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A Legend In A Nutshell  Since 1929...

An Iconic Virginia Landmark Offering Home-Cooked Meals & World Famous Peanuts

A Legend in a Nutshell Since 1929...

Railroad Car Restaurant Operation Turned Iconic Virginia Landmark

The Virginia Diner™ has been a refuge for folks who like down-home cooking ever since Mrs. D'Earcy Davis served hot biscuits and vegetable soup to hungry customers way back in 1929. In those days the little Diner was a refurbished Sussex, Surry, and Southampton Railroad car. As business grew, so did the restaurant with dining room after dining room added on to accommodate a growing list of satisfied customers. Today the Virginia Diner™ has been replicated and the old railroad car has become a legend, but its quaint atmosphere has been faithfully preserved and is still reflected throughout the restaurant.

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A vintage photo of the outside of The Virginia Diner.
A vintage photo of the outside of The Virginia Diner.
A current photo of the outside of The Virginia Diner.

Peanut Capital of the world

Try Our World Famous Peanuts!

The Virginia Diner opened in 1929 as a refurbished railroad dining car along a dusty highway in southeastern Virginia. Established in the heart of Virginia Peanut country, it was only natural that Virginia peanuts ended up on the menu. Today, Virginia Diner super extra-large Virginia Peanuts, seasoned nuts and chocolate candy confections are available for home delivery across the country. Wholesome and healthy, enjoy them yourself, or send them as a gift. We have seasonal gift samplers, and we offer 'Create Your Own' gift sets too. And for sports fans we have our exclusive officially licensed Collegiate tins so you can always show your support for your favorite college team! Known as "The Peanut Capital of the World"™, the Diner truly is a "Legend in a Nutshell"™.

Make us a tradition with your family and thank you for your continued support.

M&M peanut mix in a tin can that says “Virginia Peanuts”
Butter toasted peanuts in a tin can that says “Virginia Peanuts”
Old Bay seasoned Virginia peanuts in a tin can that says “Virginia Peanuts”
Honey Roasted peanuts in a tin can that says “Virginia Peanuts”

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Breakfast table with a breakfast buffet of stacked pancakes, sausage logs, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits, etc.

Virginia Diner Catering

Let Us Cater Your Next Private Event!

Hosting a private party or event? The Virginia Diner would love to be help. We offer a wide variety of options for both in-house and off-premise events. Check out our catering menu and contact us to learn more about how we can make your night special!

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A vintage photo of the Virginia Diner from the outside

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Hours Of Operation

Sunday - Thursday
7:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday - Saturday
7:00AM - 9:00PM
A table filled with different meals, such as soup, pork, biscuits, and a pie.

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Virginia Diner, Inc

408 County Drive North
Wakefield, VA 23888
Tel: 757-899-3106
Fax: 757-899-2315
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