best casual restaurants in lynchburg, va

Here are the best causal restaurants in Lynchburg, where you can enjoy your favorite meals no matter what part of town you're in. Discover the many different restaurants Lynchburg, Virginia has to offer.



14900 Forest Rd. Forest, VA 24551 (434) 534-6077

Benjamin’s Restaurant is locally recognized as one of the finest tables in the Central Virginia region. With their experienced chefs and courteous staff Benjamin's offers a relaxed dining experience of the highest caliber. You can expect professional service, appetizing menu choices and an extensive, carefully selected wine list.

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The Colonial Restaurant

8790 Wards Rd. Rustburg, VA 24588 (434) 821-2511

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. They continue to serve your home-cooked favorites and offer an expanded dinner menu featuring steaks, seafood and a variety of craft beers, wine and cocktails.

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County Line Mini Mall & Cafe

20677 Lynchburg Hwy Forest, VA 24551 (434) 616-2552

Homemade food your grandma used to make that you crave on the daily. Lunch/Dinner Specials during the week. They also serve amazing freshly made desserts.


1124 Church St. Lynchburg, VA 24504  (434) 386-8998

Crisp is an assembly line style service restaurant featuring highly customizable Salads, Wraps, Juice and Smoothies made fresh, with locally sourced and ecologically sustainable ingredients. 

The Cutting Board

101 Northwynd Circle Ste D Lynchburg, VA (434) 237-7660

Previously named "City Place Food & Co" they are a locally owned and operated restaurant. Where fresh meets local offering homemade sandwiches, salads and soups. 

Depot Grille

10 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 846-4464

Located on Lynchburg’s Historic Riverfront, the Depot Grille features fresh fish and great steaks along with a wonderful selection of seafood and pasta dishes. From crab legs to buffalo burgers, there is something on the menu for everyone. 

East Coast Wings + Grill

19399 Forest Rd. Suite 5 Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 616-6297

East Coast Wings + Grill's goal is to bring great food and good times to the people and families they serve. They focus on great-tasting, freshly prepared food like wings, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

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El Jefe Taqueria Garaje

1214 Commerce St. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 333-4317

Walk into a restored and repurposed garage, and enjoy a unique dining experience with an open kitchen, friendly bar service, and plenty of deck and patio seating. El Jefe's well-stocked bar boasts 85 tequilas available in short or long pours. Serves lunch, dinner and drinks!

Fire & Hops Taphouse

100 Tradewynd Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 319-5153

Fire & Hops Taphouse is all about delicious modern food and a fantastic selection of craft beer. While serious about beer, the food is no ordinary taphouse fare. Serving fire roasted pizza, gourmet burgers, salads and other tempting entrees, Fire & Hops Taphouse is raising the bar.

Flying Elephant Pastries

1223 Campbell Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501 (434) 229-0706

Flying Elephant Pastries is Lynchburg's first and only 100% Gluten Free restaurant. Now those requiring and desiring gluten free dining will be able to do so safely and deliciously with the gourmet food of T&E (Tim and Evita).


512 Fifth St. Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 616-4939

Grey’s is an American cafe and small bar offering lunch and dinner with daily specials and weekend brunch. They are located on fifth street in Downtown Lynchburg. 


1305A Enterprise Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (540) 357-5330

Hippos is a family owned restaurant that believes in offering good food that's high quality and affordable in warm, welcoming place by people who care. All food is prepared fresh daily. They put a twist on some familiar favorites.

Iron & Ale Lynchburg Tap & Table

106 Cornerstone St. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 944-9697

Iron & Ale is the place where you always feel like part of the family, your home away from home. Enjoy some of the many appetizers and refreshing cocktails while taking in the view of cornerstone from their second story balcony.  Treat that special someone to an inspired chef crafted dinner paired with a glass of hand selected wine out on the veranda or under one of the elegant chandeliers. No matter the occasion or dining experience you are looking for, Iron & Ale has you covered.

Kegney Brothers

1118 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 616-6691

Kegney Brothers is a destination for tasty food and beverages in historical Downtown Lynchburg, VA. Their menu is available for dine in or carry out. Keg, beer, and wine sales are also available to go.


The Koffee Kup

22763 Timberlake Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 239-8994

Koffee Kup is a local coffee shop with low prices and great food. The minute you walk in, you feel like you've stepped into your grandma's kitchen. They serve all your favorite traditional southern breakfast foods at reasonable prices.

The Leaf Creative Salads

112 A Cornerstone St. Lynchburg, VA (434) 534-3119

Balance what you eat, drink and do. The Leaf Creative Salads serves lunch, dinner, and drinks. Good for kids and offers outdoor seating, take out, and walk-ins. 

Market At Main

904 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 847-9040

Market at Main is open seven days a week, 363 days a year and offers an extensive menu of classic American fare, including breakfast all day.

Millie's Living Cafe

1701 Enterprise Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 616-3621

Millie’s Living Cafe embraces wellness and shares their knowledge of nutrition using real foods from the cleanest and most wholesome sources. They provide the Lynchburg community with life-enhancing, nutrient-dense nourishment of the highest standards.

Muscle Maker Grill

3920 Wards Rd. Lynchburg VA 24502

Muscle Maker Grill does not sacrifice taste to serve healthy options. Now, guests can have delicious, nutritionally balanced food without the regret. More than just food, Muscle Maker Grill restaurants are a friendly, relaxed and social environment where guests can enjoy great-tasting food and engage with fellow health enthusiasts in their area.

My Dog Duke's Diner

1007 Commerce St. Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 849-8868

A high energy dining experience located in Downtown Lynchburg. Duke's Diner offers thoughtful food in a beautiful and modern restored building. Raising the standard for local dining, My Dog Duke's Diner offers breakfast food along with other tempting entrées.

Neighbors Place

104 Paulette Cirle Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 455-4300

The Neighbors Place is a localled owned restaurant tucked away in the Wyndhurst Community of Lynchburg, VA. Their passion for American Cuisine and Southern hospitality will leave you with a memorable experience every time you choose to dine with them. 

The Skyline Grill at the Virginian

712 Church Street,Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504 (434) 329-3200

The Skyline Grill is the only rooftop dining in Downtown Lynchburg. Offering exceptional views of the city both inside and out, you’ll enjoy comforting food, exceptional service, and a cozy atmosphere when you dine here. 

The Stone Hearth & Manor House Kitchen

2627 Old Forest Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501 (434) 384-2600

They prepare and serve simply the best fresh regional favorites of house smoked apple cider pork bbq, succulent beef brisket, peach & maple glazed chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, Stone Hearth mac & cheese and much more. You and your family and friends will thoroughly enjoy their all you can eat...full table service family style menu and southern hospitality in a charming down home country setting.

T & E Catering

12130 East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Suite 4, Forest, VA 24551

This fully gluten free restaurant is the first permanent location of the T&E Catering food truck.

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Texas Inn

422 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 846-3823

110 Cornerstone St. Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 534-3144

Texas Inn offers the best cheesy-western and chili beans in town.


1103 Church St. Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 851-2727

Urbavore is a small counter-service venue, located in downtown Lynchburg, VA. Urbavore serves whole food, plant-based interpretations of our favorite foods; burgers, sammiches, soups, and Mac + Cheese.

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V&T Cafe & Grill

18013 Forest Rd. Forest, VA (434) 385-0415

V&T Cafe & Grill not only offers homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, they also have a great variety of dinner entrees. And don't forget all their sinfully delicious fresh baked desserts and 32 flavors of Hershey's ice cream! For those of you that need a caffeine fix, they can make a cappacino or latte of your liking.

The Water Dog

1016 Jefferson St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 333-4681

The Water Dog is a riverside taphouse located in Downtown Lynchburg just along the bluffs. They offer 36 craft beers on tap, great tunes and a 2000 square foot patio.