LKA 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.
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 Thursday 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. The restaurant is located on Boggs Drive just past Lake Anna Marina. 4227 Boggs Drive, Bumpass, VA 23024 (540) 895-4022 www.theannacabana.net
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. 200 Lake Front Drive, Mineral, VA 23117 (540) 894-9899
B&L Country Store
This venerable down lake stopping point serves breakfast. lunch and dinner items with a country flair. Located a few minutes from the popular Dike 3 Anglers Catwalk, B&L is a down lake headquarters and funtions as a refueling station for Lakers and locals alike. Order the Bumpass Bad Dog if you are up for a challenge. An ambitious hot dog with NC BBQ, sauteed onions, mustard, ketchup and coleslaw. This store makes great pizza. Located at 1205 Fredericks Hall Rd, Bumpass, VA (540) 872.3844
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 is located at 6320 Belmont Road, Mineral, VA. (540) 854-7000.
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.
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.
In addition to great cider, Coyote Hole has expanded their menu for the 2021 season. Examples of new 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, prosciutto, turkey, bacon or cheese paninis/wraps. You can enjoy all this indoor or outdoor, often while listening to live music.
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, expressos, Americano, Cortado, frozen coffee as well as drip and cold brew coffee. Light pastry breakfast items are available weekly.
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 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 trays loaded with seafood or fried oysters. The chicken wings and steak and cheese are also fan favorites. They serve breakfast Thursday – Sunday starting at 8am. 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.
Now in its third season, Lakeside Deli is the place to go for cold sandwiches, Panini’s, smoothies, salads, pizza, ice, beer and wine. They also offer freshly made donuts, stuffed croissants, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and even a breakfast pizza. Catering and call ahead orders are available. There’s a link on the deli website (lakesidedelilka.com) and their Facebook page Lakeside Deli at the Boardwalk, Lake Anna, Virginia, to view the menu and place orders. What a great idea for a grab-and-go on the way to The Sandbar! Located under Tim’s at The Boardwalk at Lake Anna off Rt. 522 at 200 Boardwalk Way, Mineral, VA. (540) 894-0800.
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. www.moothru.com.
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.
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, Lake Anna’s newest seafood restaurant. 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. Located at 200 Lake Front Drive, #101, Mineral, VA 23117 (540)894-0007/(540) 894-0008
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. 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 “Killer Driller” is a fan-favorite cocktail—named for those pesky hydrillas. 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.
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 (known as 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, torellinis, Penna Al la Vito featuring penne pasta in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, feta cheese and topped with fresh basil, Linguini Carini featuring clams, scallops and shrimp in Alfredo sauce, Linguini ala Leo featuring pasta in Alfredo sauce with spinach, tomato, crab meat and a hint of Old Bay seasoning. Vito’s also encourages patrons to make their own, customized pasta dish!
Evenings on The Lounge deck are filled with specialty drinks, live music performances and an incredible view of the lake. Various seating areas are available including tables and actual lounges.