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Last Chance This Season to Shop and Dine Out

Stauntonians love the bustle and community spirit they get from heading downtown each weekend for the Shop and Dine Out in Downtown and Beyond program. It’s a great feeling to enjoy Staunton’s varied cuisine in the great outdoors and greet your neighbors as they walk by.

Popular since the pandemic, the program closes Beverley Street to cars from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. This allows restaurants and businesses to set up dining areas and merchandise displays in the street. With the cooler weather approaching means that you only have a few more weekends to take advantage of this Staunton experience. The last day to enjoy is October 29, 2023. Make plans to head downtown before it ends for the 2023 season!

Participating Retailers

Downtown retailers are open during their regular hours, but some additionally offer an outdoor display of their products. 

Hobbyists can find their passions at Frontline Model Kits & Hobbies, Heifetz International Music Institute, or Beverley Cigar Store.

Staunton’s charming fashion boutiques showcase a range of clothing, and accessories curated to appeal to diverse tastes and styles. Enthusiasts can shop for contemporary fashion at Design At Nine, Latitudes, and CFO Trading Company. Find vintage apparel Juniper Lane Vintage. Billy Opal carries a little of both.

Visitors looking for gifts and unique finds should check out Staunton’s gift shops for unique gifts, novelty items, greeting cards, souvenirs, and home décor. Words Matter, The Book Dragon, and Staunton Books cater to bibliophiles.

Bonfire Begonia carries handmade gifts, and Burrow and Vine has plant-themed items for the home. CoArt Gallery displays and sells the work of over 40 local artists. You can also find great gifts at Heirloom Home, Little Shoppe of Crystals, Queen City Gifts and Games, Marion’s Candles Scents and Seasons, and The Foundry Pop-Ups.

Participating Restaurants 

Staunton has a wide variety of restaurants with spaces to sit outside. Enjoy them before the weather gets too chilly!

Coffee and Lunch

Before a big day of exploring Staunton. grab breakfast or lunch at The Pampered Palate, Cosette Cafe or Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery.

The By & By has coffee, pastries, and sandwiches.

You’ll love the coffee and French-style baked goods from Reunion Espresso & Bakery, and there’s a nice outside space with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs at Crucible Coffee Roasters.

Have a Sip

The Green Room serves craft beer, wine, and other pre-dinner libations. Don’t skip a cheese plate and some fancy tater tots. Yelping Dog Wine also sells delicious wines. Feeling peckish? Order a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich. Accordia is a wine shop and bistro that focuses on pairing wines with foods, and there’s a lovely patio to enjoy a quiet chat over wine at Ox-Eye Vineyards tasting room.

Located across the street from each other, Ciders from Mars and Redbeard Brewing Company offer a range of carefully crafted flavors for cider and beer lovers.

Sit Down to Dinner

Clocktower Eats & Sweets serves American favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as freshly prepared desserts and cocktails. Remedy Burger has the smash burgers of your dreams. Byers Street Bistro, Baja Bean Co., and Shenandoah Pizza & Taphouse serve a wide selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails, and the entire family will love the delicious food. Byers Street serves American fare, Baja specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine and Shenandoah Pizza serves up specialty pies named for local landmarks and businesses. 

BLU Point Seafood Co. serves a fine selection of fresh seafood as well as a raw bar. BLU Point’s sister restaurant, Zynodoa, specializes in “inspired Southern cuisine” and focuses on local ingredients. Both restaurants have full bars.

Along Central Avenue, you’ll find a wealth of global flavors at Chicano Boy Taco, Gloria’s Pupuseria, and Jade China House Restaurant.

Yum! Dessert!

Save room for fresh gelato for dessert from The Split Banana. Another place to score some dessert is Sweet Addie’s, a shop that piles tasty toppings on the best Belgian waffles you’ve ever tasted.

What are you waiting for? Round up the friends and family for one last al fresco meal this season.

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