While we love that so many people are finding Northern Virginia to be an AMAZING place to call home, quick building of developments can means lots of chain restaurants in hot pursuit. Where do you go if you’re looking for a local neighborhood spot? We’ve compiled a Restaurant Guide of our favorite 5 (mostly) local restaurants to enjoy in one of Prince William County’s up and coming neighborhoods: Gainesville.
If you’re looking for true pub feel without a chain behind it, Grafton Street should be at the top of your list. Named for the famous Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland, this locally owned and operated restaurant offers top-notch Irish favorites, fresh ingredients and local beer in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tons of barbecue places claim to set the bar, but The Bone actually does. From their pulled pork cheese fries to their house-made sauces, The Bone satisfies every BBQ craving. You can also find their good eats at Verizon Center in DC or on their food truck around town.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse | 13930 Promenade Commons Street
While BJ’s (no, not the big box store) has almost 200 locations across the U.S., they still provide a unique atmosphere. With more than 120 menu items and tons of tasty craft brew options made on the premises, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Taste of India | 14706 Lee Highway
It may be located in a small strip mall on a busy highway, but mediocre it is not. Taste of India serves truly authentic Indian dishes, the kind even the natives come to enjoy. And their lunch buffets are the stuff of legends.
Trummer’s Wine & Coffee Bar | 14013 Promenade Commons Street
Trummer’s is not your average coffee shop. Opened by the owners of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, this European-style café offers a wide selection of wine & cocktails, creative dishes and, of course, specialty coffee drinks and pastries.