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Best of the Rivah Winners 2017

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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.

Waterfront Dining
1st: Merroir - Topping
2nd: Willaby’s - White Stone
3rd: Cocomo’s - Deltaville

Place to find Rivah Art
1st: RAL Studio Gallery - Kilmarnock
2nd: Crying Shame - Tappahannock
2nd: River Birch - Locust Hill
3rd: Hang Ups - Kilmarnock
3rd: Nauti Nells - Deltaville
3rd: Objects - Irvington
3rd: Pat’s Gallery - Deltaville

Real Estate Company
1st: IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate - Middlesex, Mathews, Lancaster
2nd: Mason Realty - Middlesex
3rd:  Shore Realty - Northumberland

Fresh Produce Stand/Market
1st: Norman’s Produce - Saluda
2nd: Irvington Farmers Market - Irvington
3rd: Old Farm Truck - White Stone

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

Winery
1st: Good Luck Cellars - Kilmarnock
2nd: Dog and Oyster Vineyard - Irvington
3rd: Caret Cellars - Caret

Fresh Seafood Market
1st: J&W Seafood - Deltaville
2nd: Bluewater Seafood - Kilmarnock
3rd: Urbanna Seafood Market - Urbanna

Beach
1st: Wake Beach - Middlesex
2nd: Hughlett’s Point - Northumberland
3rd: Windmill Point - Lancaster

Oyster Roast
1st: Reedville Fishermen’s Museum - Reedville
2nd: Lower Middlesex Volunteer FD - Deltaville
3rd: Chesapeake Academy - Irvington

Place to have a Cocktail
1st: White Dog Bistro - Mathews
2nd: Eckhard’s - Topping
3rd:  Tides Inn - Irvington

Place for a Burger
1st: NN Burger - Kilmarnock, Tappahannock
2nd: Terrie’s Place - Kilmarnock
3rd:  Southwind Pizza - Mathews

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

Campground
1st: Bethpage Camp-Resort - Urbanna, Middlesex
2nd: Bush Park Camping Resort - Wake
3rd:  Grey’s Point Camp - Topping

Marina
1st: Norton’s Yacht Sales - Deltaville
2nd: Horn Harbor Marina - Mathews
3rd:  Rappahannock Yachts - Irvington

Place to get Pampered
1st: Salon By The Bay - Topping
1st: Rivah Day Spa - Saluda
2nd: Tides Inn - Irvington
2nd: La Source Spa - Kilmarnock
2nd: Le Nails - Kilmarnock
2nd: Nail Expo - Kilmarnock
3rd:  Moxie - Kilmarnock
3rd:  Split Enz Salon - Gloucester

Charter Boat Captain
1st: Capt. Billy Pipkin - Ingram Bay Marina
2nd: Capt. Pete Cordazo - Irvington
3rd:  Capt. Ryan Rogers - Smith Point Marina

Fried Chicken for a day on the boat
1st: Tri-Star Supermarket - Kilmarnock
2nd: Deltaville Market - Deltaville
3rd:  Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna

Golf Course
1st: King Carter Golf Course - Irvington
2nd: Piankatank River Golf Course - Hartfield
3rd:  Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club - Kilmarnock

Wedding Venue
1st: Deltaville Maritime Museum -Deltaville
2nd: Good Luck Cellars - Kilmarnock
3rd:  Hewick Plantation - Urbanna

Inland Restaurant
1st: Eckhard’s - Topping
2nd: Sandpiper - White Stone
3rd:  Something Different - Urbanna

Nautical Gift Shop
1st: River Birch - Locust Hill
2nd: Nauti Nells - Deltaville
3rd:  The Crabby Couple - Deltaville

Place to get a Crabcake
1st: White Dog Bistro - Mathews
2nd: Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna
3rd:  Terrie’s Place - Kilmarnock

Place to find Rivah Attire
1st: Rivah Antiques and Accessories - Kilmarnock
1st: River Birch - Locust Hill
2nd: Lowe Tide - Urbanna
3rd:  Cathy’s Unique Pursuits - Kilmarnock

Place to get Bait/Tackle
1st: J&W Seafood - Deltaville
2nd: RW’s Sport Shop - Lottsburg
3rd:  Jim Dan Dee Seafood - Kilmarnock

Photographer
1st: Steve Kancianic, Yours Truly Photography
2nd: Ashley Peterson, Ashley Peterson Photography
2nd: Dawn Howeth, Picture This by Dawn
2nd: Eric Deagle, Cloud 9 Aerial Photography
3rd:  Sara Harris
3rd:  Jenny McMurtrie
3rd:  Charles Lawson, Highlander Studios

Place for a Soft Crab
1st: Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna
2nd: Crazy Crab - Reedville
3rd:  Byrd’s Seafood - Irvington

Place to find Rivah-themed Jewelry
1st: Burke’s - Kilmarnock
2nd: Ross’s Rings and Things - Kilmarnock
2nd: River Birch - Locust Hill
3rd:  Thyme in a Basket - Tappahannock

Hotel/B&B
1st: Kilmarnock Inn - Kilmarnock
2nd: Hope and Glory Inn - Irvington
2nd: Tides Inn - Irvington
3rd:  Comfort Inn - Gloucester

Place to get Crab Soup
1st: Crazy Crab - Reedville
2nd: Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna
3rd:  Something Different - Urbanna

Place for Rivah Home Accessories
1st: River Birch - Locust Hill
2nd: Bay and River Home Decor - Kilmarnock
3rd:  Thyme in a Basket - Tappahannock

Museum/Historical Site
1st: Deltaville Maritime Museum - Deltaville
2nd: Historic Christ Church - Weems
3rd:  Stratford Hall Plantation - Stratford

Place for a Date
1st: White Dog Bistro - Mathews
2nd: Crazy Crab - Reedville
3rd:  Merroir - Topping

Place for Breakfast/Brunch
1st: Car Wash Cafe - Kilmarnock
2nd: Something Different - Urbanna
3rd:  Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna

Place to eat Ice Cream

1st: Stevie’s - Kilmarnock
2nd: Bethpage Miniature Golf and Ice Creamery - Urbanna
3rd:  Shortlane - Gloucester

Festival
1st: Urbanna Oyster Festival - Urbanna
2nd: Deltaville Seafood Festival - Deltaville
3rd:  RivahFest - Tappahannock

Place to get Fried Oysters
1st: Virginia Street Cafe - Urbanna
2nd: Crazy Crab - Reedville
3rd:  Byrd’s Seafood - Irvington

posted 06.29.2017

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