Old Virginia Ham Shop
A true holiday tradition. They have the best ham in Hampton Roads! I highly recommend for a special taste treat.
I now understand why that at 12 noon on a weekday in a highly commercial area bustling with people, I was the ONLY customer in the store. I ordered a ham sandwich and it was nothing more than a few slices of sliced ham on a Martin's potato roll. There was nothing fancy or exceptional about the sandwich. The end result would have been the same had I purchased some premium ham lunchmeat from my local deli counter and slapped it on a hamburger roll. No, I take that back. The end result would have been better had I purchased the products and made it myself. I would have at least dressed it up a bit with lettuce, tomatoes, even some cheese perhaps and made it more appealing. No chance I will be going back there. Note to self: If at high noon, you are the only customer in an eating establishment, turn around and leave. A good restaurant is never an empty restaurant.
After wanting to go here for about a year, I finally did. Boy, am I glad I did. They have jams, jellies, honeys, preserves, pie in jars, hams, pulled porm and bacon. This place is wonderful. Im from West Virginia and it was nice to see a place around here that has been around 60 years! The lady was so polite. The blushing peach jam was fantastic.This is a must go..but bring losts of money. Prices arent bad for jams and jellies, but, the bacon is 10.99
Not sure why it took so long for us to stop in here. We were just going to grab some country ham for some ham rolls for dinner, but once we got in there and started looking around, it turns out we also needed a BBQ sandwich to tide us over (funny how that happens sometimes). The sandwich is small, but delicious. Get it as suggested with slaw and hot sauce. I think the sandwich is about $2, but you can also get the BBQ itself for like $6 a pound. That will be happening soon enough. The country ham was fantastic, btw. we made the aforementioned ham rolls with some Boars Head honey mustard and Kings Hawaiian rolls, and had some left that I used for ham and cheese omelets. As Tawny said, "quaint, old fashioned fun!"