Okay, I've got to weigh in on this quandary over where to eat, drink, and be merry, having sampled every place around here that pretends to serve edible food. Willaby's has a good view and great indoor seating accommodations for a group such as ours......however, they close at 3:00 PM on Saturdays. They serve reasonably good normal food- burgers and such, in quantities that might fill a hard working sailors belly. Merroir has seating on the porch for groups and outdoor seating for when the weather allows. They have great Blueberry soda from Maine. They have a good view out into the Rappahannockk, and there are no flies in the winter. They pride themselves on being a "tasting room" complete with "presentation". As my neighbor critiqued....."tasted great, but I spent ninety bucks and had to stop at Burger King on the way home". I've had several tasty tastings- clam roll, angels on horseback, and lamb 'n' clam- all yummy. No sides. Their burgers are excellent. They are open 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. There is a third possibility in Urbanna......a place called Something Different, that has a really good Cuban and all sorts of tasty fare, as well as a selection of crafty beers. It is a comfortable venue for our group, but lacks a view, though Bob did seem somewhat entranced by the "view" of our waitress! They are open 10-9.
Another possibility is the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, which sounds snootier than it is- our car club is having its annual luncheon there tomorrow. Recently had lunch at the Tides Inn, and the view, service, food, and value were excellent. This place always makes me feel like I've been time-machined to a more genteel time period.
And there are antique shops- there is one in Kilmarnock that you will get lost in!! Hint, hint Linda!!