Richmond, Virginia is a city that is overflowing with history. Our place is no different! The building that now houses our quaint little restaurant was built in 1841, making it one of the oldest buildings in Carytown! Long before the boutiques and Mom & Pop shops started sprouting up on the “Mile of Style”, what is now called Cary Street was once a toll road called Westham Plank Road. When you walk into our place to get the best burger in town, you’re walking into what was once the toll taker’s house, almost 200 years ago!
Mike Barber spent 13 years in the restaurant business while earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and a specialized hospitality education from the Hotel and Restaurant School at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, NV. During this time, he saved money and dreamed of opening his own restaurant.
He finally settled in Richmond in 1997 before realizing his dream when he opened Carytown Burgers and Fries in 2001. It didn’t take long for CB&F to get noticed, winning Citysearch.com‘s “Best Burger” honors that very year! It’s been a blur of smiling faces and full bellies ever since!
Where are you located?
Carytown Burgers & Fries is at 3500 1/2 W. Cary Street, near the corner of Nansemond and Cary, in the Richmond Shopping Center with Martin’s and CVS/Pharmacy.
How do I get there?
We’re just a few turns off of I-195! Use the interactive Google Map at left to find directions. We’re under the green-and-yellow striped roof at the center of the image!
Some GPS services, like the one on Apple’s most recent iOS update, direct you to corner of Cary and Adams Street. This is incorrect! This is a misinterpretation of the “1/2” (one half) in our address and is directing you to “TWO W. Cary”. Try typing “3500 W. Cary St.” into your GPS instead.
Being slightly off of the main drag in an inauspicious 19th century house, we get a lot of confused faces walking in the door. Trust us — you’re in the right place! Feel free to review the menu. Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions… We’re here to help! Take however much time you need. We know there is plenty to choose from, but there isn’t a “wrong decision” on the entire menu… Everything on it is the BEST IN TOWN!
Come on in when you’re ready to order! Here’s the process:
- For here, or to go?
- We’ll need your name so we can find you when it’s ready!
- Most burgers come with “The Works”, just let us know if you want to leave something off or add a little something extra!
- We’ll get you your drinks (most are bottomless!)
- We’ll get you all rung up!
- Dine-In orders will seat themselves in either our awesome outdoor patio (we heat it when you need it) or our cozy upstairs dining room
- We’ll bring your order right to your table as soon as it’s ready. Need extra condiments? Tablewares? No problem!Remember, Carytown Burgers and Fries is NOT fast food. Everything is made-to-order, to perfection, just for you! And while our burgers are HUGE, our kitchen is itsy-bitsy! This can result in some extended wait times during peak hours… but don’t despair, the best burgers in town are always worth the wait! Time crunch? Head to the home page and order online from your desired location!
Our delivery range includes:
- The Fan District
- Byrd Park
- The Museum District
- Oregon Hill
- Windsor Farms
- Scott’s Addition
- Malvern Gardens
- The Near West End
Our delivery area is highlighted in green in the map at left.
Delivery orders outside of this area are considered on a case-by-case basis.
College Night is every Tuesday from 4-9 PM! Bring in your college ID and get 50% off the price of your burger with the purchase of a side and a drink at regular price.
Happy Hour is every day from 3-6! Come and enjoy our draft beer specials, as well as $1 off our jalapeño & cream cheese poppers or mozzarella sticks!
In a word: YES!
Mike Barber worked in catering for many years before opening Carytown Burgers and Fries. We cherish any opportunity to bring our brand to you! We are the proud owners and operators of not one, but TWO fully-equipped food trucks that are ready to roll! That being the case, we are ready, willing, and able to cater to almost any event, large or small!
Please call our Catering Hotline at (804) 543-6888 or e-mail by clicking here. Be sure to mention the date and time of your event, the proposed location, and the expected number of guests.
We’re glad you asked! Check out our Online Store to browse all the cool CB&F gear for the burger lover in your life. We’ve got t-shirts in 10 (count ’em!) different colors, long-sleeve shirts, hooded sweatshirts, baseball caps, trucker hats, stickers, even coozies to keep your favorite beverages ice cold! And don’t forget, CB&F Gift Certificates make a great stocking stuffer!