Monthly Archives: May 2009

This week at Good Eats 5/28

12720 Cople Highway, P.O. Box 218, Kinsale, Virginia 22488 (804) 472-4385

Good Afternoon,

What a busy weekend we had, our thanks to everyone, we thought it went rather well!

This week’s email specials will be short, sweet, and to the point:

Our soup will be an English Fresh Pea Soup garnished with Mint and Marinated Vegetables.

We will have one of our staff’s favorite, Grilled Salmon Filet with Buffalo Sauce & Sweet Corn.

And, Steve will risk the threat of “risotto elbow” in order to offer you Risotto with Crab-on-Crab, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese & Slow Roasted Tomatoes.

Thursday is Prime Rib Night, and of course, Sunday is Henny Penny Night.

Hope to see you,

Steve & Sally

This week at Good Eats – 5/21

12720 Cople Highway, P.O. Box 218, Kinsale, Virginia 22488 (804) 472-4385


It’s hard to believe the Memorial holiday weekend is upon us already, and how nice is it that we are actually going to have terrific weather as well!

As in every previous year, it’s traditional for Good Eats that we kick off the summer season by offering our Crab & Corn Chowder as our soup special this weekend.

For our seasonal customers coming to the Rivah for the first time this season, yes!, we will have the Soft Shell Crabs with Lime Butter Sauce this weekend.

On the specials menu we will  be offering a Petite Filet Mignon & Crab Cake, or what we like to refer to simply as ‘Steak & Cake’.

Last but certainly not least, we will also feature Seared Tuna with Mediterranean Tapenade& Lemon Vinaigrette.

Tonight, Thursday, is Prime Rib Night and Sunday Night is Henny Penny.

Thanks for your many kind comments on the new email format, and again we are beginning to work on our website…so much work to do, so little free time! Believe it or not, this August 2009 will be Good Eats 13th year in business. Hummm, “13”… maybe we shouldn’t draw attention to that.

Hope your holiday is great, with minimal traffic arriving to the Neck!

See you,

Steve & Sally


Good Eats Café is located in Kinsale on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia, nestled between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers. Good Eats is housed in a refurbished 1930’s roadside gas station and is owned & operated by two chefs, a husband and wife team; Steve Andersen & Sally Rumsey.

We opened our front door in August of 1997.Over the years our little roadside eatery has developed a large and dedicated following, basically by surprising our first time customers with their Good Eats dining experience.

Our credos have always been to serve the freshest locally sourced seafood and produce, expertly prepared with innovative techniques, priced fairly, in a casual, comfortable atmosphere with excellent service. All of our menu items and desserts are made from scratch, on our premises.

Our hours of operation are:
Thursday   5pm – 8:30pm
Friday        5pm – 9pm
Saturday    5pm – 9pm
Sunday      5pm – 8pm

If you’ve never been to our restaurant click here for a Google Map to help you find us. You can find our address over on the right sidebar.

Our reservation policy: We accept reservations for groups of 8 or larger. Call the restaurant at (804) 472-4385 to make a reservation. Once your reservation has been confirmed, if your number goes up or down, please call and inform us of the change

We invite you to come get some good eats!

This week at Good Eats – 5/14

12720 Cople Highway, P.O. Box 218, Kinsale, Virginia 22488 (804) 472-4385

Good morning!

First we need to thank a very helpful customer, Jeff Dorman, for assisting Steve in formatting & streamlining our email program to make it easier for you to read our weekly emails. Thanks Jeff! Our next undertaking will be working on the Good Eats website, finally.

This week at Good Eats we will be offering as specials:

A soup, which Steve has taken great pains to authentically recreate from our previous visits to Thailand a Thai Chicken Soup with Fresh Kaffir Lime. After several attempts to find just the right spot for our kaffir lime plant to winter over in the house, we discovered it likes the humidity and light in our bathroom the best.

Other specials include those glorious Soft Shell Crabs with Lime Butter Sauce, Grilled Tuna with Mediterranean Tapenade & Lemon Vinaigrette and a Seared Filet Mignon with a Horseradish Blue Cheese Sauce.

Special dessert this week will be Coconut Panna Cotta with Fresh Strawberries.

Tickets are on sale for The Westmoreland Players newest production, ‘I Remember Mama’ opening May 30th and running for three weekends until June 14th. Visit their website at for more info.

Thank you and hope to see you this weekend,

Sally & Steve