Food has become a major attraction in Halifax County because of two superb restaurants: the Molasses Grill in Halifax and Bistro 1888 in South Boston.
Molasses Grill, which opened in 2005, is operated by Chef Steven Schopen, his wife Karen Schopen and family on Halifax’ historic main street. Some Trip Advisor reviews on the restaurant: “The atmosphere is very pleasant and even on a Saturday night, it wasn’t very loud probably due to the high ceilings. The food was excellent and the service, while a little slow, was still good.” From another: “The Molasses Grill provided me with a wonderful atmosphere, and the food was excellent.”
At Bistro 1888, Chef and co-owner Margaret Moorefield says she uses the freshest ingredients in her cooking. Reviewers say: “I consider myself a food snob and this is one of my favorite restaurants of all time.” Another: “Wow! I just had the most amazing dining experience ever!”
There are some other decent restaurants in town, too. A reviewer at Ernie‘s, along U.S. 360, says: “I have never been disappointed. They always have a wonder selection of food on the buffet…The views in the back room add a lot to the experience.”
For lunch, we really enjoy the Windmill Farm Bakery run by Mennonites near U.S. 501. Prices are low, and the food quality is quite good. Another is Caffe Peroni, just a few doors north from Bistro 1888.
Much closer to us in Cluster Springs is the very inexpensive Village Cafe, which is very popular locally. You can’t go wrong with their barbecue and their desserts. And don’t overlook two Mexican chain restaurants in South Boston: Mi Carreta and Mexico Viejo.
Although we are telling you about these restaurants, keep in mind that none of them can compete with the breakfasts you will get at Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast.