Central Virginia's Home for  HISTORY • DINING • THEATRE
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050


Theater Menu


Welcome! We are delighted you chose to dine with us tonight to share in a tradition and history of dinner and theater here at the Hanover Tavern. Our goal is to provide excellent service and delicious food in time for one of Virginia Repertory Theatre’s legendary plays. Those of you who dine with us regularly will notice that this menu has fewer offerings. We provide a limited theater menu in order for our wait staff and kitchen to serve a large number of guests looking to be seated in the theater in a timely manner for the 8 pm show. We hope you understand. To partake of our full menu options, please come back and join us on a night without shows. We hope you enjoy your experience at the Hanover Tavern, where history, dining, and theater have been charming guests for generations.


Fried Green Tomatoes $7
with mixed greens, house made pimento cheese dressing, chopped bacon

Rappahannock Fried Oysters $9
with smoked corn remoulade, pickled fennel

Grits Fritters $7
Three cheese Byrd’s Mill grits, panko breaded and fried, with red pepper jelly

Pork Rind Nachos $8
fresh fried pork rinds topped with pulled pork bbq, pickled jalapenos, VA bbq sauce, avocado crema

House Salad $5
mixed greens, cherry tomato, carrot, cucumber, red onion your choice of dressing: ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, thousand island, peach vinaigrette, basil goddess, buttermilk lime

Tomato Wedge Salad $6
baby iceberg, pickled cherry tomato, blue cheese crumbles, & blue cheese dressing
She Crab Soup $5 cup / $6 bowl
Soup Du Jour $4 cup / $5 bowl

Sea Scallops $28
Seared scallops over sweet corn maque choux and fried okra with basil dressing

Shrimp and Grits $18
Jumbo shrimp over local byrd’s mill stone-ground white cheddar grits in a light sherry cream sauce with bacon

Seabass $24
Seared seabass with fennel bread pudding, pickled cherry tomatoes, sauce gribiche

Grassfed Ribeye* $25
8 oz center cut grass fed ribeye steak, potato rosti, & ratatouille

Duroc Pork $20
10oz bone-in spice crusted duroc pork chop with peach sauce, yukon gold mashed potatoes, broccoli rabe

Pulled Pork Barbecue $13
Slow cooked with your choice of VA or NC sauce, served with coleslaw, mac’n’cheese, southern style green beans

Chicken Gnocchi $19
Parisian gnocchi, summer vegetables, tomato, Arugula, & Truffle oil

Vegetarian – $16

chicken $4, grilled shrimp or fried oysters $6, seared scallops $9
$3 Split Plate Charge

Save room for dessert! Our kitchen is whipping up seasonal desserts, crème brulees, and our decadent brownie a la mode as a perfect end to your meal. Your server will tempt you with today’s selections.

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