LakeAnnaLifeTimesOctoberNovember2015 18 eatdrinkRESTAURANTS AND MORE Gone are the days when you have to wait a half hour to get a table at your favorite Lake Anna eatery. In the offseason our res- taurants are far less crowded and always looking for local support. Savvy restaurateurs know spe- cials are how to get their tables filled. Most Lake Anna area res- taurants have weekly specials aimed at enticing and rewarded residents for regular off-season patronage. Youll find everything from wings to shrimp burgers to breakfast at special prices until the weather begins to warm in the spring. Heres a round up of some or our favorites that you might like to try this winter. Tims Crabhouse on Lake Anna or just Tims is a popular place for locals and visitors. Its combination of three-sided bar and regular seating in a open and airy building with decorations that include On Lake Time signs and other rustic items make for a com- fortable setting. You might even be able to sit on the deck outside on a nice winter day. Manager Amy Riggleman knows the importance of keeping the locals happy and does so with a variety of weekly specials. You can spice it up every Mon- day night from 7-9 pm with what Tims calls Buffalo Sea Bites Buf- falo balls a buffalo chicken sand- wich Buffalo popcorn shrimp or Buffalo chicken tenders and an open mic for your musical or com- edy talents. Tuesday night is a favorite among locals because its Burger Night. You can enjoy a Tims hamburger at half price On Wednesday you can enjoy Outdoor Waterside Dining Dock Access For Boaters Open 7 Days AWeekYear Round 200 BoardwalkWay MineralVA 23117 timslakeanna.com 540.894.5011 TUES. is 12 Price Burger Day Tavern On The Rail 540.872.RAIL Join Us For Fine Food Atmosphere More. Brunch 11-230 Dinner 5-9 Th-Fr-Sat Menu at tavernontherail.weebly.com Reservations Recommended 81 Tavern Rd Mineral VA Want to advertise in Lake Anna Life Times Email lkalifeearthlink.net for information. Now You Can Hit A Tasty Special Every Night Around The Lake Where Friends Families Meet 5152 Courthouse Rd. Rt. 208 Spotsylvania VA Across from Sturgeon Creek Marina 540-895-5055 CJs Steak Ale A Family Restaurant all you can eat spiced shrimp for 29.95 per person. Thursday at Tims is Even More Shrimp Night with coconut shrimp fried or broiled shrimp dinners a stuffed shrimp dinner and spiced shrimp by the pound. Enjoy Tims prime rib dinner and surf-n-turf specials Friday and Saturday after 4 pm with live music on most Saturdays from 7-10 pm. If you like football plan on vis- iting Tims on Sunday an enjoy the complimentary garnish bar with your purchase of a Bloody Mary or Shrimp Mary. There are 3 aluminum pints with wing specials too Asian Caf is the areas head- quarters for sushi sashimi and hibachi grilled steak shrimp and chicken. The three roll lunch Sushi Lunch special for 7.95 two rolls or 10.95 three rolls in- cludes tea and miso soup is popular with lake area residents. There is also a Hibachi Lunch for 6.95 to 10.95 depending on your choice of chicken shrimp or steak that includes soup fried rice and vegetables. Vitos on Lake Anna the ar- eas newest eatery features Ital- ian cuisine and will have specials this off-season too. Monday nights are Pasta Night - choose any shaped pasta gluten free available and sauce for 8. Meatballs sausages cheese and a salad are also available. Wednesday is Wing Night at 75 each with hot mild or lemon pep- per. Thursday is burger night - 2 off any burger. Every other week there will be a new burger intro- duced. Sunday is pizza night - a large pizza with one topping is 10. Billikens BBQ Co. located in the Lake Anna Plaza on the Louisa side of the Rt. 208 Bridge welcomes your fallwinter visit with a bunch of specials. All day Tuesday Billikens of- fers a Meal Deal for 20 that includes a pound of delicious pulled pork a quart of your side of choice coleslaw mac and cheese and four hearty rolls. On Wednesdays from 5 pm until closing time its Couples NightOut where Billikens offers a buy one platter get the second for FREE Thursdays is Billikens Bucket of Beer Night 5 pm to close. Just buy two meals and get a Bucket of Beer for 5. Close out the work week with Billikens Kids Night Out with kids meals 12 and Under FREE with the purchase of a platter. Down in Fredericks Hall a shore drive from the lake is Tav- ern on the Rail another local favorite restaurant. Melody and Kenny Bowers rely on locals to get them through the off-season and enjoy putting together week- ly specials for them. You have two dining options the upstairs dining rooms and the downstairs pub for lunch and dinner. Each has its own menu. A local favorite is the Fredericks Hall Casserole a delectable com- bination of crab lobster scallops baby shrimp in a homemade white wine sauce. Taverns winter season favor- ites include a certified angus beef prime rib special every Friday and Saturday night. Other specials coming this season will be osso bucco fried oysters and country ham Bang Bang shrimp and jumbo lump crab meat in drawn butter. Five-dollar drink specials are available for lunch and dinner as well a daily brunch specials starting at 1100 Thursday Friday and Saturday. Dickinsons Country Store at the intersection of Rt. 208 and Rt. 522 is craft beer central for the lake. Ash Dickinson knows his brews and takes pride in keep- ing three full coolers full of small batch beers from all over the country. You can visit Dickinsons Facebook page for news on new arrivalsofferings. You might not think of Elk Creek Country Store as a place to get dinner but with the addi- tion of Krispy Krunchy Chicken and Dominics you should. In- side youll find a hot food bar with freshly fried chicken barn box specials Cajun tenders and sandwiches. The Dominics menu includes that famous Ital- ian sausage and peppers sand- wich good for any day.