Basic Necessities 

Basic Necessities embraces the European concept of taking time to enjoy food, conversation and leisure. They source produce and meat from nearby farms. Meals are made-from-scratch, which may take a bit longer, so sip some wine and relax.  

Tavern on the James 

Visitors to downtown Scottsville can enjoy outdoor and indoor seating, a full bar, and seven big-screen TVs. Tavern on the James also highlights local Central Virginia beef sourced from local farms. Live music is available on the weekends. 

Baine’s Books & Coffee 

Looking for a snack and a cup of coffee, Baine’s Books & Coffee has a nice selection of freshly baked daily treats. On the other hand, if you are looking for something hardier panini sandwiches, wraps, salads, and quiche is available.

Lumpkin Restaurant & Motel 

Visit this iconic restaurant and motel near the James River in the charming town of Scottsville, it is easy to spot, just look for the big rooster. Delight in homemade dishes and desserts as you take in the beauty of the James River. 

Lovingston Café 

Come and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and tantalizing dishes, at Lovingtston Café. Taste delicious house-smoked meats, hand-cut steaks, hand-crafted sausages, burgers, salads with house-made dressings, and homemade soups and sides.  

The Copper Mine Restaurant 

Here timeless classic dishes and southern fare are served, integrating traditional cooking styles with classic and modern culinary practices. To further delight guests, hand-crafted mixed drinks and an extensive wine list are available.  

Big Meadows Spottswood Dining Room & New Market Taproom 

Big Meadows Spottswood Dining Room offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  In the nearby taproom you will find casual dishes such as sandwiches, nachos, and pizza. Come here to enjoy trivia games and live entertainment. 

Base Camp 

Here is an ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing beer on tap. The atmosphere of this indoor-outdoor bar and grill is like having a living room outdoors! With couches, chairs, tables, torches and a fire pit, it’s a place to eat, drink and relax.  

Campfire Grill  

Located in Massanutten Resort, this dining venue with a scenic mountain setting pays homage to outdoor adventuring with tent-adorned tables and outside fire pits. Here hungry patrons can enjoy camp stove chili and chicken dumplings.

Moxie 33 Coffee Company  

Dine in, drive through or order online and find an array of specialty coffees, teas, and an assortment of other drinks at this locally owned family run coffee shop. Rolls of all flavors, breakfast food, and cake pops are also available.