. . . eaten crabs by the bushel at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse. In some ways, the best part about this Dumfries treasure is simply finding it. Tucked amid the trees on the west side of the river, Tim's is accessible by boat or by car, along a mostly unmarked two-lane, winding road. Famous among locals, the restaurant offers sweeping, shore-level views of the river and a sometimes-raucous tiki bar. The inside is decorated like a boat, and adding to the experience: The walls and floors rattle regularly when trains rumble by on tracks that run just a few feet from the building.
Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse
Jamie Bauckman delivers a tray of crabcakes and other seafood to waiting customers at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant in Dumfries, VA.
(Margaret Thomas - The Washington Post)
By car: 1510 Cherryhill Rd., Dumfries
By boat: Just south of Leesylvania State Park. The restaurant is open year-round, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It closes at 10 p.m. on Sundays. 703-441-1375 or www.timsrivershore.com
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