Does the Goochland Restaurant have new owners?

As a guy who likes to eat, I was always on the lookout for a good spot to eat. After our family moved to Goochland Va it didn’t take long to find The Goochland Restaurant. It’s got a legitimate old-school cool that could only happen over decades of private ownership. Good food, friendly service, and legitimate “regulars” that come there every day. I found myself there almost daily and after a few months, I was invited to “the big table” as some in town have come to know it.

Sitting at the big table on a number of the quieter days the opportunity to purchase the restaurant was made. Each time the offer was declined as neither I nor any other member of my family had any restaurant experience. However, clearly, Millie saw something in my family I had not before so she persisted. After a few months and several meetings, a deal was made to purchase the building and the restaurant it contained. It was important to Millie that the building remained a Restaurant and one that continues a tradition that started over 70 years ago.

It’s hard to find a good place to eat. Even harder to find something local that’s not just another franchised chain. Our family has made it a mission to run this little restaurant as an extension of our own kitchen table. A place to meet, a place to laugh, and of course a place to eat good food at a fair price.

On May 5th, 2022, we closed on the property. We shut down for 48 hours to make some changes then reopened on May 7th, Goochland Day. This was a really neat day for us and I want to thank each and every one of our friends, many of whom traveled hours to spend time with us and support this new venture. 🥰

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  1. Kim Whitt
    Kim Whitt says:

    Roscoe,
    You and your family are awesome!! I know you are giving Goochland some amazing food!!! Best of luck my friend.
    Love you guys

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  2. Michael Tillem
    Michael Tillem says:

    Congratulations Roscoe & Family !
    You will be a blessing to Mille and the thousands of folks you serve . May you continue to be a beacon in the community.
    Have fun my friend! See you soon!
    Michael & Kimberly Tillem

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  3. Wayne Jennings
    Wayne Jennings says:

    Oh, I knew the Goochland Restaurant very well years ago and it was a fantastic place to eat and socialize! I was born in Goochland County and made many trips there with my two older brothers back then! Since I got married 23 years ago, my wife and I moved to the west end of Henrico County….now I’m retiring from working 31 years on 12 hour shifts, before that 16 years as state employee! So 47 together in the VRS retirement!
    When retired, I will find my way back to your restaurant and hopefully see some of my special friends!! The Best of Luck to you with your new restaurant!!

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