Our History

For nearly a century, the Virginia Diner has been serving up the crunchiest, most amazing Virginia Peanuts and nut gifts you'll ever taste! It all began in 1929 when the Virginia Diner first opened its doors out of a railroad dining car and started serving up meals and local peanuts. Word spread fast, and soon travelers passing through requested to buy and send Virginia Diner Virginia Peanuts to their friends, family, and even as business gifts.

Today, we offer a variety of delectable treats, from classic salted and unsalted Virginia Peanuts to nut mixes, seasoned peanuts, gift sets, and specialty foods. All these years later, we are still committed to delivering the highest quality, crunchiest peanuts, and comfort foods with traditional southern hospitality and introducing new innovative tastes and products. Get a taste of the Virginia Diner today and experience the flavor of nearly a century of history!

Located in Wakefield, Virginia, The Virginia Diner is sixty miles south of Richmond and sixty miles north of Norfolk, halfway between Petersburg and Suffolk on US Route 460...only a ferry ride across the James River and a short drive through farmlands and forests from Williamsburg, Jamestown and plantation country.

Food Safety and Quality Policy Statement

The Virginia Diner policy is to provide competitive products and services with the highest standards of performance and reliability. Success is achieved through the adoption of food safety management systems and policies that meet or exceed statutory requirements and industry best practices.

The Virginia Diner has achieved Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification. SQF is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard for food safety management certification recognized by retailers and food service providers around the world. We established a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system compliant with FDA guidelines.

The senior management of the Virginia Diner ensures food safety and quality by providing appropriate equipment and facilities, requiring training and education for all employees, reviewing and auditing performance and driving continuous improvements.