If these walls could talk, they’d tell stories of some really great meals.

This building was originally Lucky Star, one of the region’s most celebrated eateries. Then it was a location of Mannino’s, another lauded restaurant. And now it is 1608 Crafthouse, a chef-driven, farm-to-table eatery where chef/owner Kevin Sharkey is again pleasing palates.

Delicious dishes are augmented with an extensive list of craft beers. One of our favorite bites: Stout Braised Pork Shoulder. It’s a shame to call it a sandwich because it’s so much more: the 14-hour pork is piled on Cuban bread along with creamy grits and garlic broccolini. Great, now we’re hungry. 

1608 Crafthouse is located at 1608 Pleasure House Rd., Virginia Beach. Call 757-965-4510 or visit 1608Crafthouse.com for more info.

Read about 1608 Crafthouse's Poutine here

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