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

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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.

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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. 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.

Salted and Unsalted Virginia Peanuts
Street Taco Seasoned Virginia Peanuts
Salted Jumbo Cashews
Virginia Diner Gift Boxes and Baskets

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Virginia Diner Catering

Virginia Diner Catering

Let Us Cater Your Next Private Event!

Hosting a private party or event? The Virginia Diner would love to be of 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
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday - Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
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Virginia Diner

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