2022-23 LKA™ Dining Guide

Dining Guide

Besides the gorgeous scenery, amazing fishing, endless outdoor activities and fun in the sun, the Lake Anna area also offers plenty of dining establishments. Whether you are trying to decide what to pick up for dinner tonight or where to go to finish off your fabulous day on the lake, there is something for you at Lake Anna.

You’ve probably heard the expression: “Eat where the locals eat.” It’s very good advice worth following! With that in mind here are some the Lake Anna locals’ favorites.

Anna Cabana

  The sunsets at Anna Cabana are just as delightful as the food! On the mid part of the lake at Sturgeon Creek, tie up your boat at their dock and grab a great meal. Live music on many weekend nights! The outdoor seating is casual and fun with yard games to enjoy while you sip on a Tito’s Tea, Grapefruit Crush, local craft beer, or cider watching beautiful sunsets. The restaurant is located on Boggs Drive just past Lake Anna Marina. 4227 Boggs Drive, Bumpass, VA  23024 (540) 895-4022. 

 Asian Café

  Craving Sushi? Asian Cafe is located off the 208 bridge at the Lake Anna Plaza. Tie up at the new community floating docks and get some hibachi, sushi, sashimi, and chirashi! The menu features fresh selections with a variety of grilled and raw options, as well as vegetarian choices. At lunch or dinner, try the local Louisa Roll or the chef’s special fried jalapeno appetizer. Sit inside or out on the patio while enjoying the views of the Lake Anna Yacht Club and lake.  The Sushi Boat is a local challenge to eat! Located at 200 Lake Front Drive, Mineral, VA 23117 (540) 894-9899

Below Deck Pizza & Subs

   What a great idea for a grab-and-go on the way to The Sandbar! This is the place to go in the North Anna for sandwiches, Panini’s, smoothies, salads, pizza, ice, beer and wine. From time to time they also offer freshly made donuts, stuffed croissants, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and even a breakfast pizza. Catering and call ahead orders are available. The owner has been in Lake Anna food service for over 25 years.  Located under Tim’s at The Boardwalk at Lake Anna off Rt. 522 at 200 Boardwalk Way, Mineral, VA. (540) 894-7808.

Callie Opie’s Orchard

  Callie Opie’s Orchard features traditional American cuisine often with a Mediterranean flair. This country chic restaurant is housed in a timber-framed building with an adjacent newly built barn that is a large event space for weddings, holiday parties, and entertainment. Check their website (https://callieopiesorchard.com/) The menu changes seasonally with locally sourced produce and meats that typically offers gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan selections. Grab a seat on the patio or enjoy a finer dining experience in the dining room. Callie Opie’s also offers on-site catering services. Callie Opie’s Orchard is located near the intersection of Route 522 and Chopping Road just down the street from Dickenson’s Country Store at 4533 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Mineral, VA. (540) 894-4343.

Coyote Hole

  In addition to great cider, Coyote Hole has a chef and expanded menu for the 2022 season. Examples of menu items include the amazing charcuterie pretzel, cinnamon sugar pretzel with blackberry creme drizzle or HPA cider icing, BBQ pork flatbread, prosciutto flatbread, pizza flatbread, and prosciutto, turkey, bacon or cheese paninis/wraps. You can enjoy all this indoor or outdoor, often while listening to live music. 225 Oak Grove Rd., Mineral, VA.  (540) 894-1053.

Cream & Caffeine

   Lake Anna’s coffee shop located inside Lake Anna Taphouse offers all your favorites plus some you might like to try including lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, espressos, Americano, Cortado, frozen coffee as well as drip and cold brew coffee. Light pastry breakfast items are available weekly. Real dairy soft serve ice cream is also served here. Just step up to the order window and pick your flavor. This is a boat-in or drive-in carry-out window. 208 Lake Front Dr, Mineral, VA.

The Cove at LKA

  Another great place to boat to is The Cove at Lake Anna. Located at Hunter’s Landing, sitting outside on their upper deck or tiki bar patio is a great way to enjoy a cold drink and a good meal. The menu is pretty large so anyone can find something, but we love their burgers and wings! The nachos are also a great snack to share or eat yourself. DC sports fan? Catch a game at the tiki bar. There is also a convenience store with quick grab-and-go options including subs, pizzas, soft-serve ice cream, and more. As well as gas for both boats and cars, including ethanol-free gas. This is a boat-in dining option and is located at 6320 Belmont Road, Mineral, VA. (540) 854-7000.

Dickinson’s Store

   One of Lake Anna’s first businesses and the oldest family run business on the Louisa side of the lake, Dickinson’s Store is located at the intersection of Rt. 522 and Rt. 208. This historic country store was completely renovated in 2012 and provides customers with breakfast, lunch and dinner items, groceries, fresh coffee, Lake Anna souvenirs, fishing supplies and much more. You can gas up your boat while the deli serves up one of their daily specials, like the Out of Towner Sub, a delicious combination of roast beef, pastrami, smoked turkey, and provolone cheese. Champs Chicken is also a favorite option at Dickinson’s and includes some of the tastiest fried chicken, tenders, and poppers you’ll ever put in your mouth. The coffee bar serves gourmet brews. A cold case is stocked daily with fruit and salads. Local recommendation: On those hot summer days, take your time shopping for your favorite domestic, imported and microbrewery beers in the Lake Anna area’s only Beer Cave that is stocked daily and kept refreshingly cold. Dickinson’s Store is open daily from 6 am until 9 pm. 5072 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Mineral, VA 23117. (540) 894-5769

Elk Creek Country Store

   Another one of the lake’s oldest gathering places, Elk Creek Store on Kentucky Springs Road (Rt. 652) has new upgrades. Everyone loves the Krispy Krunchy fried chicken/food bar and the weekly specials. Elk Creek Breakfast sandwiches and biscuits have fueled many an early morning fishing trip. The Elk Creek Club is a classic that contains turkey, ham, lettuce, tomato, American and swiss cheese that makes a hearty lunch after a morning wake surfing on the “hot” side. The deli is always open for your order and many folks will call ahead and grab their meal as they stop in for boat fuel. 5224 Kentucky Springs Rd, Bumpass, VA. (540) 872-3275.

Hunter’s Landing at The Cove

  This on-the-water convenience store is the place to go in the Pamunkey Branch with deli sandwiches, ice cream and pizza. A massive bank of coolers house a dizzying array of cold drinks and adult beverages. You can pull into the numerous open slips, fuel up the boat and send the young ‘uns up the hill for ice cream! 6320 Belmont Rd, Mineral, VA 23117 (540) 854-7007.

 Joe Joe’s Super Heroes

  Need a massive deli sandwich? Joe Joe’s Super Heroes features, you guessed it, Hero sandwiches. Also, enjoy pizza, BBQ, burgers, grilled cheese, wings, Hershey’s Hand scooped ice cream, and more. With two locations, it is easy to “fly” in and grab something to go. Near the stoplight on 522 in Mineral (540) 894-5656 or 12399 James Madison Highway in Orange (540) 967-5656.

Lake Anna Brewing Co.

   When you want to try the finest craft beers made at a lakeside location you’ll want to put Lake Anna Brewing Co. on your list of Lake Anna culinary must-do’s. Brewmaster Brian Gilbreth is crafting some truly special seasonally available beers including porters, ales and stouts with a variety of complimentary flavors. A full menu of pub grub can be paired with the beers like wings, pretzels, potato twisters, fries, burgers, tacos and more. 208 Lakefront Drive, Mineral, VA. (540) 634-7500.

Lake Anna Hideaway

   Formerly CJ’s Steak & Ale, located on Rt. 208 (Courthouse Rd.) just north of Sturgeon Creek Marina, this bright Bahama styled restaurant and bar is bringing a fun and relaxing vacation experience to Lake Anna. Grab a steamer tray loaded with seafood or fried oysters. The chicken wings and steak and cheese are also fan favorites. The back deck is a great place for your special, celebratory event. Located at 5152 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA (540) 895-5055.

Lake Anna Taphouse

   What’s a good beer without food, right? Lake Anna Taphouse’s menu features pub grub favorites like chicken wings, hand-twisted pretzels, the incredible potato tornado, jalepeno poppers, more fried bites than you’ll find at the state fair, funnel fries, loaded fries, chicken salad croissant, pork sliders, pork tacos, loaded nachos, a charcuterie board and more to go with over 35 beers. The “Back Yard” is lakefront with long views, firepits, umbrellas and corn hole sets for your party. Drive-in or boat-in with plenty of free boat slips available. Located lakeside at 208 Lakefront Drive, Mineral, VA. (540) 634-7500.

The Mad Batter

  New to Lake Anna in 2022 is a bakery in the nearby Town of Mineral. The Mad Batter offers freshly made cakes, cupcakes and custom cakes for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. Hours are M-F 10a-6p and Sat. 9a-7p. Located a short drive from the lake at 121 Mineral Ave., Suite B, Mineral, VA.

Moo Thru

  Inspired by the original located on Rt. 29 just outside of Warrenton, the Lake Anna Moo Thru features ice cream made from natural ingredients including milk from the original family farm. Since this ice cream shop is located at The Boardwalk on Lake Anna you can boat in with your crew of hungry folks and enjoy some seriously huge waffle cones and heaping scoops of homemade, fresh ice cream. The owners and their local staffers for this season are looking greatly forward to your visit. 200 Boardwalk Way, Mineral, VA. (540) 661-6401.

New Bridge Market & Deli

  Mr. Dave and his staff are up the earliest for breakfast at the lake. Stop in for traditional breakfast sandwiches early and then tasty fried chicken or deli sandwiches for lunch. There’s also fresh-brewed coffee and plenty of convenience store snacks. 2983 New Bridge Rd., Mineral, VA. (540) 894-0003.

Sabor A Mexico

   Sabor a Mexico is an adorable cantina in the shopping center at the stoplight in Mineral with authentic and flavorful Mexican food. Local favorites are the carnitas, tamales, and enchiladas because the portions are large at an affordable price. They don’t skimp on the chips and salsa, so be prepared with your favorite cerveza. 201 Mineral Ave, Mineral. (540) 894-5500. 

Tasty Crab Seafood & Noodle Restaurant

  Tasty Crab, is one of Lake Anna’s newest restaurants. It is an independent, locally owned restaurant, specializing in the finest seafood and Ramen noodles. Featuring Vietnamese pho, seafood buckets, and stir-fried noodles. Their Ramen dishes allow customers to experience authentic Japanese cuisine, try their special Ramen Noodle Soup. They also offer many Chinese dishes considered the best at Lake Anna. Located at 200 Lake Front Drive, #101, Mineral, VA  23117 (540) 894-0007.

 Tavern on the Rail

  Listed on the Nationally Registered Historic Landmark, Tavern on the Rail has a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere. Enjoy dining in an 1837 building with an expansive menu offering something for everyone. The upstairs offers upscale yet relaxed dining with white tablecloths and candles, while the downstairs is cozy for casual dining or a quick bite. This gem is definitely worth the trip. A new event barn was introduced at the end of 2021 and it quickly became a top special event venue. 81 Tavern Rd Mineral, on Rt 618 in Fredericks Hall, 5.5 miles east of Mineral in Louisa County. (540) 872-7245

Tim’s at Lake Anna

  Tim’s at Lake Anna is the go-to local spot for seafood and fun mixed drinks! Their popular “Killa Driller” is a fan-favorite cocktail—named for that pesky hydrilla. Its recipe is top secret—they’ll never tell! Have a “cow” with Tim’s cocktail of the week—delicious new concoctions available every week! Kick off your meal with some “Lures and Nibbles” such as homemade crab dip or fried crab balls. Don’t miss out on their seafood platters or something from the steamer. For the land lubbers, their fried pickles and ½ lb. burgers are good eatin’. Tim’s at Lake Anna’s inside dining room is the place to catch a sporting event on one of the many TVs or to try any of the “Top 44 at the Shore” specialty beverages at their indoor tiki bar. The massive outdoor deck overlooking the lake is considered a Lake-Anna-must-do. Located on the Lake Anna Boardwalk, Tim’s fares for both sea and land lubbers alike with boat and road access. Check out Tim’s daily food specials on Facebook. 200 G Boardwalk Wy, Mineral, VA. (540) 894-5011.

The Lounge at Vito’s

  The waterside dining option in the mid lake region has one of the best views of Lake Anna of any restaurant. This is a rooftop patio bar with indoor and outdoor seating options that offers it’s own bar menu as well as the full menu from Vito’s. The Lounge offers visitors high tops, regular tables, even outdoor couches for a relaxing dining atmosphere. They have a full bar with a number of hand-crafted specialty drinks and a selection of premium cigars. Evenings on The Lounge deck are filled with specialty drinks, live music performances and an incredible view of the lake. 200 Lakefront Dr., Mineral, VA. (540) 894-4440.

Vito’s Italian Restaurant & Grill

   This family-owned eatery is located at Lake Anna Plaza on the Louisa side of the Rt. 208 bridge offering diners several seating options, both indoor and al fresco, two bars and a beautiful deck (The Lounge) that overlooks the lake.  Rosie Taormina is at the restaurant daily making sure his extensive menu is prepped and ready for lunch and dinner service. Visitors can choose from pizza, pasta, burgers, stromboli, calzone, salads, and panini sandwiches (great to take in the boat). Pasta specialties are many and include lasagna, tortellinis, Gnocchi Al la Vito featuring penne pasta in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, feta cheese and topped with fresh basil, Linguini ala Leo featuring pasta in Alfredo sauce with spinach, tomato, crab meat and a hint of Old Bay seasoning. You are also encouraged to make your own, custom pasta dish!