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I could start a drinking problem here. And I don’t drink!

Here is Reedville Virginia sometimes it feels like time has just stood still for years, heck decades. And we like it that way. One of the cool classic places to hang, is “Leadbelly’s” Restaurant at the Fairport Marina right across from the Stack.

Jimmy Reedville Stack

The Stack

The stack you ask? Its an old smoke stack that’s a landmark in the area.

Fairport ashes

Check your crap at the door!

Anyway, right across from the plant and the stack is a very nice and friendly place to park your old boat and grab an old school crab cake and timeless sud. The staff is very nice and the decor, well, lets just day its PERFECT! Like the Palm Gardens in Florida, it has a certain something that can only be mastered by time, and just having fun.

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It even has a fish thing on the wall.

So next time your in Reedville .. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA, OK if you are ever in Reedville.. HAHAHAHAHAA, OK if you have a hang out like this in your area. Let us know. These are the must visit fun places around the country and deserve your business. Now, true to the image  they don’t have a website! Hell ya!  But they do have a facebook page.

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Simple menu from a simple time!

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Parked out front, you can get gas as well.

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This is a local Watermen’s hangout.  Come on by! Sit a spell, and leave your iphone and all that it stands for in the boat! It will wait.

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10 Responses to “Leadbelly’s at Fairport Marina Reedville Virginia – Old School Marina Magic.”
  1. Texx

    Do you have to have Iron Guts to eat at Leadbelly’s? (Just sayin’)

    • Greg Lewandowski

      Texx, nice to hear from you again. I was wondering where you were hiding!

  2. Troy in ANE

    We don’t have a Leadbelly’s but one of our favorite spots to visit is Trevett Country Store. They will sell you beer and wine, but since they don’t have a liquor license are not supposed to drink it on the premises. (IF you happen to be drinking something out of a travel mug they don’t usually ask too many questions) The place is very rustic with old worn wood floors and though they will not ask you to leave if you are not wearing shoes they will warn you to be careful not to get splinters or nails in your feet. They serve some of the best lobster rolls, crab rolls, and fried haddock in the area. They also have burgers, dogs, and chicken fingers for those who do not like seafood.
    While eating on the outside deck you may even be privileged with the entertainment of the mechanical swing bridge being opened and closed.
    This is their dock.

  3. Jim Staib

    Barneys island, Grass Lake, Illinois. Hard to describe. You really have to go there.
    Thursday for the races is best.

    • John Baas

      Hey, Jim….do you mean Blarney’s Island? The place with the laddie’s undergarments on the ceiling and the hello pad? You are right…hard to describe but fun as hell!

  4. John Rothert

    I am from the area and never heard of or been to that place…neat!

    Cruised for the fourth! Go Boating!

    John in Va.

  5. Walt

    Ben down to Reedville several times and didn’t ever see that. Now looking at it on Google maps, I see why – it’s not where the museum is. Now we have yet another reason to drive down to Reedville,

    • Matt

      Its got no name on it, and kinda invisible. But is at a large marina on the left on your way in.

  6. Kelly Wittenauer

    Looks like a great place! Wish we had something like that around here (Ohio River mile 530).

  7. Rabbit

    Reminds me of The Thirsty Otter, where I enjoyed a Spotted Cow and cheeseburger with the boys today.