The 2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine
Best Of Readers' Choice Awards
Best New Restaurant Overall Gold
Best Locally Sourced Menu Southside Southside Gold
Best Sandwich Southside Gold
Best Burger Southside Gold
1608 Crafthouse, a chef driven concept, will feature sustainable, local products from the Chesapeake Bay/ Mid Atlantic region. To wet your whistle, 1608 will also offer a variety of craft beers as well as hand -crafted elixirs. The goal at 1608 will be to offer a unique experience that offers diners the affordability to visit multiple times a month to taste and sample some of the best regional offerings.The owners are accomplished/award winning Chefs with 30+ years experience between them in a variety of venues, including some of VA Beach’s finest restaurants. Unexpected quality in a medium-priced restaurant. Our theory is that the “medium-priced” restaurants in this country are not very good and if we are right, there is a fantastic business opportunity in that theory.
1608 Crafthouse is a contemporary, casual, “farm to table” restaurant featuring regional Southern cuisine with an emphasis placed on the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic region.