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Best of The Rivah 2019: Winners

We asked. You voted. Over one thousand of our readers let us know what makes the Rivah special! From wineries to oysters, chicken to bait, art to ice cream and much, much more… you have chosen our area’s favorites.

We asked. You voted. Over one thousand of our readers let us know what makes the Rivah special! From wineries to oysters, chicken to bait, art to ice cream and much, much more… you have chosen our area’s favorites.

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Waterfront Dining

1st: Crazy Crab – Reedville
1st: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island
2nd: Merroir – Topping
3rd: Willaby’s Cafe – White Stone

Place to find Rivah Art

1st: RAL Art Center – Kilmarnock
2nd: The Rivah – Kilmarnock, Gloucester
3rd: River Birch Gifts – Locust Hill

Real Estate Company

1st: IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate – Lancaster, Middlesex, Mathews
2nd: Shore Realty – Northumberland
3rd: Mason Realty – Middlesex

Fresh Produce Stand/Market

1st: Norman’s Produce  – Saluda
2nd: Dug In Farms – Kilmarnock
3rd: Edward’s Produce – Wicomico Church

Rivah Main Street

1st: Kilmarnock
2nd: Reedville
2nd: Urbanna
3rd: Mathews

Local Band

1st: Stuck on a Name
2nd: Beer Money
3rd: Tom Euler

Winery

1st: Good Luck Cellars – Kilmarnock
2nd: The Dog and Oyster Vineyard – Irvington
3rd: Ingleside Vineyards – Oak Grove

Fresh Seafood Market

1st: J&W Seafood – Deltaville
2nd: Miss Mary Seafood – White Stone
3rd: Bluewater Seafood – Kilmarnock

Beach

1st: Hughlett Point – Chesapeake Bay
2nd: Wake Beach – Rappahannock River
3rd: Cedars Beach – Little Bay

Oyster Roast

1st: Reedville Fishermen’s Museum – Reedville
2nd: Chesapeake Academy – Irvington
3rd: Urbanna Oyster Festival – Urbanna

Place to get Pampered

1st: Heads Up Hair Works – Kilmarnock
2nd: LaSource Spa – Kilmarnock
3rd: Trend Masters Salon – Mathews

Place for a Burger

1st: Terrie’s Place – Kilmarnock
2nd: NN Burger – Tappahannock, Kilmarnock
3rd: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island

Campground

1st: Bethpage Camp-Resort – Urbanna
2nd: Grey’s Point Camp – Topping
3rd: Bush Park Camping Resort – Wake

Marina

1st: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
2nd: Smith Point Marina – Reedville
3rd: Ingram Bay Marina – Wicomico Church
3rd: Urbanna Town Marina – Urbanna

Place to have a Cocktail

1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island
2nd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
3rd: Reedville Market – Reedville

Charter Boat Captain

1st: Billy Pipkin – Capt. Billy’s Fishing Charters
2nd: Ryan Rogers – Midnight Sun Charters
3rd: Chris Deal – Sharlotte D. Charters

Fried Chicken for a day on the boat

1st: Tri Star  – Kilmarnock
2nd: Deltaville Market – Deltaville
3rd: River Market – White Stone
3rd: Little River Market and Deli – Burgess

Golf Course

1st: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
2nd: Piankatank River Golf Club – Hartfield
3rd: The Golden Eagle – Irvington

Photographer

1st: Yours Truly Photography
2nd: Cloud 9 Photography
3rd: Ashley Peterson Photography

Inland Restaurant

1st: Eckhard’s – Topping
2nd: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
3rd: Something Different – Urbanna

Nautical Gift Shop

1st: The Rivah – Kilmarnock, Gloucester
2nd: River Birch Gifts  – Locust Hill
3rd: Nauti Nells – Deltaville

Place to get a Crabcake

1st: Terrie’s Place – Kilmarnock
2nd: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island
3rd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock

Place to find Rivah Attire

1st: The Rivah – Kilmarnock, Gloucester
2nd: Waterline – Kilmarnock
3rd: River Birch Gifts – Locust Hill

Place to get Bait/Tackle

1st: J&W Seafood – Deltaville
2nd: Butler’s Bait and Tackle – Reedville
3rd: Miss Mary Seafood – White Stone

Wedding Venue

1st: Deltaville Maritime Museum – Deltaville
2nd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
3rd: White Dog Bistro – Mathews

Place for a Soft Crab

1st: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna
2nd: Terrie’s Place – Kilmarnock
3rd: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island

Place to find Rivah-themed Jewelry

1st: Burkes Fine Jewelers – Kilmarnock
2nd: The Rivah – Kilmarnock, Gloucester
3rd: Ross’s Fine Jewelers – Kilmarnock

Place to get Crab Soup

1st: Crazy Crab – Reedville
2nd: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna
2nd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
3rd: Car Wash Cafe – Kilmarnock

Place for Rivah Home Accessories

1st: River Birch Gifts – Locust Hill
2nd: The Rivah – Kilmarnock, Gloucester
3rd: Burkes Fine Jewelers – Kilmarnock

Place for a Date

1st: White Dog Bistro – Mathews
2nd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
3rd: Tides Inn – Irvington

Museum/Historical Site

1st: Reedville Fishermen’s Museum – Reedville
2nd: Deltaville Maritime Museum – Deltaville
3rd: Historic Christ Church – Weems

Festival

1st: Urbanna Oyster Festival – Urbanna
2nd: St. Stephen’s Strawberry Festival – Heathsville
3rd: Mathews Market Days – Mathews

Place to get Fried Oysters

1st: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island
2nd: Terrie’s Place – Kilmarnock
3rd: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna

Hotel/B&B

1st: Callis House Inn – Mathews
2nd: Tides Inn – Irvington
3rd: Kilmarnock Inn – Kilmarnock

Place for Breakfast/Brunch

1st: Car Wash Cafe – Kilmarnock
2nd: Willaby’s Cafe – White Stone
3rd: Virginia Street Cafe – Urbanna

Place to eat Ice Cream

1st: Country Cottage – White Stone
2nd: Stevie’s – Kilmarnock
3rd: Bethpage Ice Creamery – Urbanna

Pizza

1st: Colonial Pizza – Urbanna
2nd: Southwind Pizza – Mathews
3rd: Sal’s Pizza – Kilmarnock

Coldest Beer

1st: Something Different – Urbanna
2nd: Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill – Gwynn’s Island
2nd: Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club – Kilmarnock
3rd: Willaby’s – White Stone