Lake Anna Life & Times Summer 20 1 8 22 eat&drink Another LKA™ Must Do is a visit to Anna Cabana. Perched high atop a grassy knoll, the view of the lake is spectacular here.This is the place for family entertainment, great cocktails and good eats. Go by boat or drive-in to this mid-lake restaurant that over- looks Sturgeon Creek and offers stunning sunsets. Manager Joe Messett, a hap- pily retired postal employee from Maryland, has been cook- ing up great Lake Anna specials for years. He puts pride into his generous portions and home made sauces. Two of the local favorites are his fish tacos and crab cakes. If you like shrimp try the Creole shimp skewers or the shrimp scampi. If nachos are more to your liking, try the Porky’s Nachos with Joe’s home- made sauce. Enjoy an amazing view from Indoor/Outdoor Waterside Dining Dock Access For Boaters Open 7 Days A WeekYear ‘Round 200 BoardwalkWay, Mineral,VA 23117 timslakeanna.com 540.894.5011 HOT CRABS! Want to advertise in Lake Anna Life & Times Eat&Drink? Email lkalife@earthlink.net for information. Richard Binns, Page Editor will be in touch. WATERFRONT DINING & AMAZING SUNSETS! 540 895.4022 theannacabana.net Anna Cabana’s Tasty Summer Season Plans Unveiled Tavern On The Rail 540.872.RAIL Join Us For Fine Food, Atmosphere & More. Brunch 11-2:30 Dinner 5-9 Th-Fr-Sat Menu at tavernontherail.weebly.com Reservations Recommended 81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA Winner of LABP’s 2015 Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award! Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast On Weekends! Breakfast Lunch Dinner New, Indoor Dining Room! Fresh, American Cuisine And Daily Specials Waterfront Dining On The Lake; Pamunkey Branch 6320 Belmont Rd., Mineral, VA 23117 • 540.854.7000 PIZZA - SUBS – BEER – WINE BAIT – LAUNCH RAMP FUEL ON & OFF THE WATER BOAT SLIPS NEW! Lake Anna Business Partnership salad, it was great, nice and light with a butter and wine sauce, and I washed it down with a Nara- ganset ale. My wife had the crab cake sandwich, and our friends had the crab dinners. Joe knows how to make great crab cakes, with no fillers and just enough special sauce to keep it from fall- ing apart.The crab cake platter is pictured with mashed potatoes, zucchini and peppers. Joe’s former protégéTom Brady, (not the football guy) is the now the head chef. He’s come up with some remarkable dishes, such as maple glazed Pacific salmon, beer battered fish with cole slaw, or the Cabana filet mignon with béarnaise butter. Pizza is always on the menu. Choose cheese, pepperoni or the local favorite “Crab Parmesan” . If you prefer something on the lighter side, try one of his scrumptious sal- ads like the Pineapple Berry, Ja- Lunch & Dinner 131 Mineral Ave., Mineral, VA Open 11a-9p A Short Drive For A Great Meal! 117 Mineral Ave. DINE IN OR TAKE OUT 540/894-JOJO (5656) GREAT SUBS, PIZZA, SALADS & ICE CREAM At the intersection of Rt. 522 & Main Street in Mineral! joejoessuperheroes.com Anna Cabana’s crab cakes are a local favorite dish at this lakeside eatery. the newly enlarged deck and ex- panded outdoor area for family activities, like Frisbee, corn hole, or the kids favorite, Connect Four, with a specially made unique four-foot high game board. And if you’ve had too much sun, sit inside the newly expanded din- ing area and catch up on current events while watching any of three flat screenTVs. Anna Cabana’s deck facesWest, so you can enjoy a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine or a craft brew, both local.Try a Pony Red Amber, or a bottle of Cheeky Monkey Belgian Ale. Domestic beers and ice cold speciality cans are available as well. Try one of their tropical drink specials, like the Fresh Rita (agave and lime juice), Mango Tango (frozen mix of rums and fruit) or homemade sangria of the day. For my visit on June 1st, I had the shrimp scampi with a side LAKE ANNA DINING NEWS maican Jerk or the Shrimp Cobb salad with bacon (yummy). A sumptuous breakfast buffet is served only on weekends from 8:30 to 11:30. Choose from many typical breakfast items such as eggs, bacon sausage, pancakes etc. Anna Cabana has plenty of slips for tying up your boat or jet ski, and it’s easy to find too. By boat it’s just inside Sturgeon Creek on the starboard (right) side, next to Lake Anna Marina. Anna Cabana’s new hours are: Tuesday thru Friday 11:30-830, Saturday and Sunday 8:30-8:30, closed Monday. You can visit them online at www.theannacabana.net. The restaurant is located at 4227 Boggs Dr. in Bumpass VA. Try it for the food and the view, because it’s a LKA™ must do! 540-895-4022. - RB