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Rivah Visitor's Guide

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Best of the Rivah Winners 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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