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Taste: Lake Anna’s Dining Scene

From Shoreside to Inland, Indulge in Lake Anna’s Dining Scene

By Arielle Patterson

There’s lots of history around Lake Anna. Something that is sure to go down in history is one of the delicious meals you’ll have on your visit. Let the local menus tempt your taste buds with options ranging from fresh seafood to handmade sweets. So, grab a quick bite at a pub or settle down for a gourmet meal, and get a taste of Lake Anna.

Dining out in Lake Anna

What’s more relaxing than a meal beside the water? A visit to Lake Anna is not complete without dining at one of the many lake-front restaurants. Some of these restaurants are close enough for you to pull your boat up to their dock and stroll straight to your table. Whether you’re craving breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’re sure to leave these restaurants satisfied with a hankering for more. These waterside restaurants are family-friendly with plenty of outdoor seating to take in the beautiful view. 

If the scenic backdrop isn’t enough to draw you in, how about some entertainment while you dine? Partake in a little competition during your meal with lawn games like giant Connect Four or cornhole. A number of restaurants on the lake also host events throughout the year that are perfect for the whole family. Stop by for trivia nights or end your meal by dancing to live music.

Savory Selections

From pizzerias to delicious seafood eateries and barbecue joints, there are countless restaurants surrounding Lake Anna to choose from. Satisfy your seafood craving with hand-shucked raw oysters or a delectable seafood platter. Take your taste buds straight to Italy with classic pasta dishes, while wining and dining in a romantic atmosphere. Or, try award-winning, slow-cooked barbecue at a family-owned restaurant. A platter of tender beef brisket or a rack of ribs is sure to hit the spot.

Lake Anna restaurateurs pride themselves in knowing what’s going on your plate. Local chefs strive to keep the food they serve fresh and natural. This means serving up locally sourced ingredients, from the fruits and vegetables to the beef, seafood and chicken. You’ll taste a wide range of dishes made with the freshest ingredients that are so appetizing that you’ll be back for more.

Sweet Treats

Let your culinary adventure lead you to indulge in a homemade pie or cake from an area bakery. Your sweet tooth will thank you after you try one of the many made-from-scratch pies. While apple and cherry are classics, discover new flavors like fresh blueberry, chocolate bourbon nut, strawberry-rhubarb and so many more. 

Why wait until dinner? Start your day with fresh-baked muffins, pastries or even a dozen donuts to share with everyone. Local pastry shops specialize in out of the box donuts like cereal-topped fried donuts and red velvet cake donuts.