Fry's Spring Station

3.7
52 reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Casual, neighborhood hearth serving up stone-fired pizzas, fresh salads, pasta and addictive bar snacks that will keep you coming back for more. Located in the historic Fry's Spring Neighborhood, the 1931 building that formerly housed a service station for over 70 years has been meticulously transformed and is now home to honest, approachable food, a solid selection of craft beers and an excellent selection of wine. Seating options include two patios for outdoor dining, a bright, spacious dining room with large glass garage doors, and a semi-private dining/meeting area that seats 12-20 people comfortably.

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What 52 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.5
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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swanwalk
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, lovely outdoor dining spaces, interesting and delicious food. Parking a bit challenging but this place is worth the effort.

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KateI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the food very much. Parking was tricky! But overall a great experience.

Fry's Spring Station
Responded on 15 August 2021

Hi, Thanks for the 5-star review! While our parking lot is on the smaller side, we do also have spaces available at The Motherload Laundromat, which is a few doors down from us. Please feel free to use those spaces during your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great!

Fry's Spring Station
Responded on 15 August 2021

Thank you!

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AliM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

DO NOT GO DURING RESTAURANT WEEK. The poor staff was clearly overwhelmed. The hostess and bartender had tables to take care of which is probably why it took 35 minutes to get drinks at the bar and 45 minutes to get seated. I had made a reservation, and instead of using the name from my reservation, the hostess called for our table using a name that sounded similar to my friend’s name (again my friend’s name was not the name the reservation was under) so we obviously didn’t respond to that name and every time I would go up to ask when we might be seated for our reservation, the hostess was nowhere to be found. I eventually caught her and asked when our reservation would be called and she said she had tried calling the (wrong) name for like five minutes and we (obviously) didn’t respond. So she angrily sat us at a table where we were promptly ignored for another 20 minutes which at that point was over an hour after our reservation. So we left and walked to Silk Thai which was empty and the food was amazing.

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vipSonshaan
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch. We all very much enjoyed our meal

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MaryE
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table for my husband’s birthday and we all ordered salads and a variety of pizzas. Our food arrived quickly, portions were robust and perfectly prepared. Our server, Philip, was attentive and even brought my husband a complimentary dessert, complete with candle. We’ll be back!

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1anddone
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Fry’s before the game and even with large crowd our service and food was excellent

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AnnieK
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great! Noisy in there but festive and fun. Service was really great.

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Allison
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch was great. The portions were large, service was excellent, and we were able to get a table for 8 on Mother's Day thanks to OpenTable.

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Kris
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Easter brunch was delicious but slow to arrive. But we understand, it was a busy morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

The food was good but the service was unbelievably slow. While I had a bigger group (6), taking an hour+ to make some pizza and a salad seemed excessive.

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KatrinaZ
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We arrived at Fry's Spring Station only to find there was no parking available at the restaurant. We had made a reservation, but apparently the restaurant never got this reservation. They had a staff meeting which took up all the parking spaces. There were limited spaces elsewhere and it was pouring the rain. They were clearly not prepared for our arrival. We had time constraints expressed up front. We were told they probably could not make those, but we were flexible. Most of the pizzas were over baked, leaving a black crust. The food was tasty but could have been prepared better. Staff was nice. Note to other patrons, do not park across the street. Cars will be towed.

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KnobsCrew
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice spot for brunch. Food was good.

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Crewmom
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reservations for 6 people at 3:45 last Saturday OCTOBER 27. Wewere seated within one minute. Even with the busy time after the UVA football game day, we noticed right away how attentive our server was. She asked if we needed a minute to look over the menu and we said yes. She did give us a few minutes and came right over! She helped with vegetarian options for my daughter. He attention to us was superb. Atmosphere was fun and food was amazing. We have already highly recommended friends to your restaurant. Very grateful for a special time for UVA Family weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service even though it was busy. Food was excellent.

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vipEerion
Greensboro
24 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Loved the setting and atmosphere. Based on the menu really thought the food was going to be great. It was really just okay. Didn’t have the flavor I expected.

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PatrickH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. The avocado toast with tomato jam was one of the best breakfast dishes I’ve ever eaten. Can’t wait to bring friends to try it. Awesome! 5 Stars

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JaniceN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Second time here and both times I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Mac and Cheese. Nice assortment of nonalcoholic drinks. Good at Italian and southern comfort food. Gave us happy anniversary drinks 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother's Day brunch

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SMLFoodie
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very nice , local type restaurant for meeting friends. Lindsay took great care of our party of four. She was very knowledgeable of all the menu items and wine list. It is a great meeting place for friends. They have a nice seating area both covered and with umbrellas if you wish to dine outside. A very friendly neighborhood type restaurant.

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uvamam
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Overall just Meh. Went for Sunday brunch. Waitstaff very nice, helpful and attentive. The food was hit or miss though. The fried oysters were perfect- light crispy crust and hot and juicy inside. The homemade doughnuts were crispy sweet delicious bites. But...we shared the bacon, egg, and cheese pizza. The dough was perfectly done, but the eggs were runny. I love a good runny yolk, but not runny whites. It was a hot mess. Another person had the shrimp and grits. Good sauce but pretty rich. My son loved the chicken and waffles. It's a cool vibe on a nice day. Wish the food quality was more consistent. Might try once more for lunch but skipping brunch.

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ErickaP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had friends visiting from out of town and needed to grab a quick bite with them and their kids early AND on Easter before they headed out of town--thank you Fry's Springs for having early brunch on a holiday. It was great and you really made our Easter brunch special!

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vipWahoomes
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Frye's Springs is delicious. We had the fried oysters, cheese curds and burrata platter and it was all delicious. Dinner was pizza and salads. The big garage doors were wide open and brought the beautiful weather inside. A pleasant evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My son and I were in town for a tour of UVA. We found this place using OpenTable and are so glad we did! Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, unique setting, delicious pasta, outdoor seating all combined to make the perfect meal! Special thanks to Skip for great service and Tyler for talking with us about C-vile. Hope to return!

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Tolga
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little restaurant with an open air atmosphere. Great food and outdoor seating.

Went there with friends and kids and everyone had a great time.

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vipRobert
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Cool place, good food and a nice gas station turned restaurant. Service was very friendly but a little slow ordering, refilling and clearing. Walk if you can as parking is a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved the Made to Order Mozzarella could have eaten two. The meatballs are great for sharing, so yummy. Our group had two pizzas and I ordered the Papperradelli with butternut squash and pine nuts it was delicious. I would definitely order again

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MaryD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fun atmosphere and great food!

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lights85
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place! The pizza is amazingly delicious! And when it's beautiful out, they open the fire-station doors and let the fresh air in. Or you can sit outside. So delightful.

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Foodie417
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

The food was good and at a reasonable price. The waiter was a bit questionable.

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vipKimberlyL
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited on Valentines Day. Service was attentive and we were impressed with the food. It tends toward creative Italian and we really enjoyed everything. The squash soup was delicious, my husband's pepperoni pizza was some of the best we've had in Charlottesville. My salad was excellent. We will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was great no complaints at all. Definitely would eat here again however service at the bar was lacking. I counted 8 people working plus the bartender but he was the only one paying any attention to the bar area. They need a backup person at the bar to provide better service.

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Crewmom
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed that we were able to make reservations and were seated right away. Our server was very knowledgeable on menu and even knowledgeable about UVA majors! She made our visit very enjoyable! Would highly recommend and since there were 6 of us- we tried different food items and all were fantastic! A hidden gem near UVA grounds!!!!!

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West
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service! When for restaurant week and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. It was packed and a little loud... tables felt a little too close together-- hard to squeeze through with all of the people. We will definitely be back!

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HLR1
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

It took 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order, and that was after we asked for someone to wait on us. No apologies. Food mediocre. Have been one other time and was better. Disappointed and won't go again.

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acm4h
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, portions were huge! Service was friendly. A great night!

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vipDanC
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and generous portions! A real favorite!

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mox1
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2016
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great appetizers, and Caesar salads. Delicious wings! Loved the pizza!

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vipsamantha
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

This used to be one of my favorite locations: good pizza, and pasta. They changed menus , and the place is no longer that great. Side salads are $9 and if you want some salmon on it it's another $5. There are better pizzas for a lot less and more pizza. Same for the pastas: very limited- 4 items.

Sad to see it go off of my list.

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Fry's Spring Station is rated 3.7 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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