Suffolk's first fine dining restaurant, since 2006 Vintage Tavern has delivered Southern hospitality and seasonally Southern cuisine with a flair. The warm and cozy dining room is comfortable and relaxed, yet offers intimate booths and romantic tables by the fireplaces. Our culinary team grow their own herbs, grind their own sausage, pickle, cure, smoke and bake from scratch. Signature dishes include our Taste of Southern Goodness, Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Bison Ribeye, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Herb-Onion Spoonbread, Brunswick Stew with Buttermilk Biscuit and Banana Puddin'.
Local and regionally sourced produce and seafood are the core of our seasonal Southern cuisine. The menu is constantly changing to reflect nature's bounty and often offers hour old vegetables, soft shells straight from the Nansemond River and farm market driven produce.
It is our goal to find and use the absolute best products. We have cultivated relationships with farmers and fishermen, who, provide us with only the best our region has to offer. Our cuisine is steeped in the rich culture of the South and food that has been prepared for generations. A carefully selected boutique wine list offers a broad range of selections designed to compliment the southern cuisine. The Tavern offers a casual atmosphere with burgers and appetizers in addition to the full menu. Outside dining and cigars around the fire pit add other options for your evening. We invite you to come experience Vintage Tavern. There's no place like it!
Hours of Operation: Vintage Tavern is open on Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 5:00 PM, and Sundays beginnning at 4:30 PM. Vintage Tavern will be closed all Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
Notice: We will closed Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10th for private events. Please call River Stone for reservations on Saturday evening the 9th at 638-7990.
Looking for the perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, graduation or special celebration? We have Gift Cards available in any denomination starting at $ 25.00.
Gift cards may be purchased in the restaurant Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to closing, or you may charge a gift card to your credit card over the phone, and we will mail you or the recipient the card via mail. Gift cards do not expire and are re-usable until they reach a zero balance. You may also add additional funds to a gift card at any time.
Please call 757.238.8808 to purchase a card over the phone.
The Ultimate Southern Food Experience
When you look for Restaurants in Franklin, many do not offer the best Southern Food experience. Vintage Tavern is proud to offer ambiance, comfort and the finest food in the area. We offer one of the best Southern Food experiences in Franklin, and compared to other Restaurants, we offer fine cuisine combined with a cozy and relaxed dining room. We believe that offering Southern hospitality and cuisine with flair is what makes our experience unique.
Unlike other Franklin Restaurants in the Southern Food realm, we offer foods prepared from scratch. We believe in using the best products available to us, so we've established friendships with local fishermen and farmers. They provide us with the best our region has to offer. That means you'll be getting the best Southern Food experience in Franklin. No other Restaurants compare to Vintage Tavern.
How We're Different From Other Restaurants
Where else can you find excellent Southern food, a relaxed atmosphere, and superior service? Our Southern Food experience includes cuisine that is rich with Southern culture, a long list of foods, and a casual atmosphere that trumps other Franklin Restaurants. Sit outside and enjoy a Southern Food experience around the fireplace, or soak in a casual atmosphere with burgers and other appetizers in addition to what we have to offer. Come see how we're unique compared to other Franklin Restaurants.
Did you know we have one of the finest wine selections in Franklin? In addition to our wonderful food and Southern Food experience, we can help you explore new additions and older vintages. From our wine to our Southern Food atmosphere, we offer a unique experience compared to other Restaurants. Come see why we've been voted one of the best Restaurants in Franklin and in the country time and time again.