Did you read the feature about us in the Goochland Gazette?

We knew at some point the Goochland Gazette was going to get wind of new ownership at The Goochland Restaurant but we tried to lay low as long as possible to make sure we were ready to handle the traffic a feature like this would bring. When we did get that call we knew were ready and are excited to share the article with you. Thank you again, Goochland, for your continued support in our journey.

Read the article here: For a local eatery, a new start

Ice Cream & Coffee @ The Goochland Restaurant

Cool Cars, Cold Treats & Hot Coffee Cruise-In

If you are a fan of cool cars cold treats and hot coffee we have some exciting news for you. On select Evenings, thru the fall we will be hosting a cruise-in at our restaurant in the Goochland Courthouse Village.

In addition to serving Richlands Ice cream, Coffee, and of course Sodas during the event, our main kitchen is now OPEN and will be serving fry baskets with chicken tenders, sandwiches, and more. If you have a classic custom or just fun vehicle you would like to show off please bring it out and show it off.

The next event will be on Wednesday, September 28th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at 2966 River Rd West, Goochland, VA, 23063

Meet the Unicorn behind the counter.

She likes to tell the story about the night we all sat on the kitchen floor as a family and talked over the pros and cons of buying The Goochland Restaurant. We had a plan, with the help of a good friend we would close the restaurant for a few days, make some changes and reopen it in time to serve our first breakfast on Goochland Day. Everything went well and with the grace, mercy, and patience of the people in Goochland the restaurant was operating well.

It became clear quickly tho that all the warnings of others were true, the restaurant business requires A LOT of time hands-on in-house and it was more than I could handle with my other business obligations. Even with a capable team at my side, it was clear we needed a dedicated manager. This was when my wife stepped up and took over.

This is a woman that parents with a grandmother’s flair and makes decisions with a child’s heart. The same holds true for how she runs a business. Anyone who has come thru the door of The Goochland Restaurant when she’s here will be able to tell you this is true. She took a team and made a family. Her energy, her love for the community, and her kindness have taken this restaurant from a simple extension of our kitchen table to a place where you can find friendship, hear laughter, and feel love.

Visit The Goochland Restaurant next time you get a chance and you just may meet Christine. If you see someone dressed up as a unicorn, that’s probably her. <3


I firmly believe that positive criticism is something to be treasured. The feedback from those who purposefully choose to spend time with us is a welcome addition that I never realized would be so useful while on this adventure. Each person that walks through the doors of the restaurant is a vital part of our day. Their very presence and the fact they chose to spend their time and money in our restaurant flatters me. I know firsthand that walking out of the front door is painful some days. Treating yourself when money does not stretch as it did a year ago has become a luxury. Humaning some days is just plain hard, and I never want to add to their day negatively. However, I have had to adjust my lens considering reviews. I must remember that even the worst reviews will teach us something valuable. I prompt myself to examine the review with a grateful heart rather than having a defensive spirit. It is peculiar to have the worst parts of your restaurant put on display with zero opportunity to make a situation correct; however, the reviews will keep us humble. The reviews are a tool to shape us. I look at where we were just 92 days ago, and I force myself to turn panic into a partnership with the negative reviews.

Pancakes, Bologna, and Eggs.

Richlands Ice Cream

Do you love hand-dipped ice cream? Would you love to see homemade-style fresh ice cream available in Goochland? Your wait is over. The Goochland Restaurant is excited to announce a partnership with Richlands Dairy Creamery to bring Goochland County the highest quality dairy products and delicious ice cream available.

Hand-dipped ice cream is available by the scoop or in our custom Sundays daily from 7 am to 2 pm.