Nestled amid rolling hills and recreational lakes, South Hill, Virginia, is close to Interstate 85, providing easy access to metropolitan cities, the mountains, or beaches. With over 1,150 miles of shoreline, the area is perfect for experiencing beautiful views and a variety of recreational activities. Residents appreciate a relaxed lifestyle enhanced by convenient traveling distance to some of Virginia’s most notable attractions.
In addition to the natural beauty of its surrounding lakes, South Hill boasts a growing economy, making it a wonderful place for providers to settle down. Below, we’ve compiled a list of South Hill’s best restaurants and attractions and hope you check them out when you explore current opportunities for permanent placement.
Top 5 Dining
Brian’s Steak House – Brian’s is “more than just a steak house.” The prime rib may be their house specialty, but the menu also includes salads, seafood, chicken, homemade soups (the vegetable beef soup is a must try), and their famous chicken salad.
Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant – This is a town favorite and a “go-to” spot for many South Hill residents. In addition to generous portions, Los Cocos has fast service, friendly staff, and fabulous prices.
Risin’ Smoke Barbecue – Looking for great BBQ and a casual dining experience? Check out Risin’ Smoke! The meat is dry rubbed and slow cooked to perfection. Be sure to arrive hungry because you don’t want to miss out on the delicious homemade desserts.
Kahill’s Restaurant – This laid-back eatery offers creative, culinary excellence in a comfortable dining atmosphere. Enjoy hearty pub grub, including burgers, seafood dishes, ribs, and a full bar.
Luca’s Italian Restaurant – This family-owned restaurant is considered one of South Hill’s hidden gems and is known for friendly service. With its authentic, specialty Italian dishes and decadent desserts, Luca’s is sure to become one of your favorites!
Top 5 Attractions
Buggs Island Lake – Known for its breathtaking sunsets, Virginia’s largest lake has over 800 miles of shoreline to explore. Enjoy fishing, sailing, and swimming or experience outdoor recreation like camping, hiking, and biking.
Lake Gaston – Located on the Virginia/North Carolina border, Lake Gaston is a beautiful waterfront community perfectly equipped for year-round activity. Fishing and boating are the most popular activities, but there are also plenty of fabulous restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions near the shore, too.
Bondurant Brothers Distillery – The Old Roller Mill in Chase City, Virginia, dates back to the Prohibition era; owner Robert Bondurant hopes that visitors feel like they have stepped back in time. By combining quality ingredients, “the” recipe, and family history, Bondurant Brothers Distillery Moonshine truly “shines” above the rest.
Rosemont of Virginia Winery – The 450-acre Rosemont Estate has been in the Rose Family since 1858, with the home place dating back to the mid-1700s. Construction of the winery began in November 2006, with a beautiful Early American-style building that houses a state-of-the-art gravity-flow wine production facility. The winery is rich with family history and offers unique wine to try—it’s well worth the visit!
Colonial Theatre – Originally constructed in 1925 to house live entertainment, vaudeville, and musical productions, the Colonial is one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful building’s primary use is for community theater productions and local events, but tours are available, and it also can be rented out for events.
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