I took my poodle-mix to several groomers before I found Village Groomer. They are the best !! They always did what I requested & when my LIndsey got old & was blind, they took special care of her. I always felt safe leaving her in their care. I had used groomers at vets' offices before, but they never did as good a job or showed the special care that everyone at Village Groomer did. Village Groomer also sells pet supplies....collars & harnesses & toys, etc. It's a very nice shop.
The Smithfield Station is truly a dining experience.....a beautiful location, beautiful dining room, good service & excellent food !! I love their breakfast brunch on Sundays. It's a buffet with everything you can think of.....eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, all kinds of breads & pastries, waffles & strawberries & everyone's favorite..... the made-to-order omelettes. With crab meat & shrimp, if you like ! There are tablecloths & flowers on the tables & beautiful water views. I can't recommend it highly enough !
Anna's in Hilton used to be my absolute favorite restaurant. I still have never had tomato sauce or pizza crust as good as theirs USED to be. But something happened. They changed their bread & the garlic bread wasn't good anymore. The pizza crust was burned more often than not. Almost the whole wait staff changed & the service was terrible. I had lost my favorite restaurant. We tried it again recently, after about a year, hoping for improvement. We found a fly in the parmesan cheese & that just ruined my appetite. No apology offered by the waitress. Never again.
You can't beat Ricco's Tuesday special on pizza.....$3.00 off a medium or large pizza & the pizza is delicious.Makes for a very reasonable meal, especially with what most places charge now just for lunch. Good service too & a friendly, casual atmosphere.
I have never had any donut better than the original Krispy Kreme glazed donut.....or their chocolate-covered custard donut.....or their lemon filled donut !! Krispy Kreme donuts are the best & they are always offering new flavors & seasonal flavors. They taste best when you get them at the actual Krispy Kreme Donut shop. The counter service here is always friendly & it gives me a nice, warm feeling to see the senior citizens gathered at the tables, having donuts & coffee. Great coffee too !
Smitty's is the ultimate in casual, come-as-you-are dining because they bring it to your car !! There aren't many drive-in restarants left & hopefully, this one will last because they have THE best & biggest hamburger in town. Their fries & onion rings are also great. Always fast service, too. It's fun to go here when the weather is nice & just enjoy eating in your car.
I love Red Lobster's food & I have enjoyed this location on several occasions. But the last two times I've been here were very unsatisfactory. One time I went with one other person, looking forward to a nice meal & conversation. But we were seated near several large tables which quickly filled up with large families & several crying babies. Our meal had already been brought or I would have requested to move. The next time, I asked to be seated outside, hoping to avoid all the noise inside. The waiter kept getting our order wrong & then we couldn't t find him & had to keep going inside to look for him. We definitely got very slow service by sitting outside. I just don't care for the extremely loud atmosphere at this location.
I have been here twice & both times, I said I wouldn't go back. The food is good but nothing special. The service was good until we were ready to leave. Both times, the waitress took our credit card & was gone for over 20 minutes. It was a week night both times & not busy. We had to find another waitress & ask for the first waitress & still had to wait about 15 more minutes. I don't mind waiting a little while for the meal to be served, but afterwards, when I'm ready to go, I just want to pay & be able to leave.
I love this small, friendly, family-run restaurant. They have great seafood specials which are very reasonable & a friendly, casual atmosphere. But my favorite things are their homemade she-crab soup & all of their homemade desserts. When they first opened, the service was a little slow but not anymore. The service is wonderful, so if you haven't been in awhile, be sure to try it again.
It's certainly not fancy & not much on "atmosphere", but Hot Dog King has the best hot dogs around. Their chili dog is my favorite. They have a great barbecue sandwich, too & fantastic milkshakes. The service here is fast & friendly. After only a few visits, they all recognized us & knew what we wanted. We go all the time now. If it was healthy, we'd go there every night !