The Grill at Great Bridge was opened in 1993 by Gary and Ann Pyle. Gary was reared in Philadelphia and Ann in South Boston, Virginia. Having met at Old Dominion University and living and working in the area in the 1970's, bothGary and Ann are strong Supporters of the South Hampton Roads community.
The small, eclectic American diner is well known for its great food, loyal customer base and cozy ambiance. Gary utilizes only the finest products such as Smithfield's private label thick slab bacon and freshly ground beef prepared by a local butcher. Ann makes all the desserts from scratch, most of which are created from her original recipes.
The Grill has amassed a number of regional and local awards. In 2007 the restaurant won The Virginian Pilot taste test for its Philly Cheese Steak and in 2010 placed first runner up for it Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Additionally, The Grill has won multiple "Best of Chesapeake" awards every year since 1996. These awards include Best Lunch, Best Breakfast, Best Burger, Best Dessert, Best Sandwich and Best Kept Secret.
The Grill's reputation as a community "hot spot" has been further enhanced through reviews by The Virginian Pilot, Portfolio Weekly, Link Magazine, and Hampton Roads Magazine. The Restaurant as appeared on WVEC 13 News, WAVY 10 News, Fox 43 News and CNN. The Grill is also highlighted in the murder mystery In The Dismal Swamp by Patrick Balerter.
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