The PVS Class 2012 will be held at
National Institute of Aerospace
100 Exploration Way, Hampton,
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The information in this page is offered as convenience for the participants.
There are many restaurants near the NIA, some of which are listed
Within Walking Distance
There are two restaurants that are within easy walking distance
of the NIA. They are both fast-food restaurants.
301 Floyd Thompson Drive, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 865-6841
Description: This is a typical fast food restaurant with burgers,
fries, chicken sandwiches, salads, etc.
200 Floyd Thompson Drive, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 865-9111
Description: This is a drive-in fast food place that sells
burgers, fries, etc. It is across the street from Wendy's.
A Little Further But Still Very Close to the NIA
There is another group of fast-food restaurants that is within 1
mile of the NIA. It is near the intersection of Commander Shepard
Blvd and Magruder Blvd.
- Papa John's Pizza,
3370 Commander Shepard Blvd, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 766-1000
Description: A national pizza-chain. They have better
ingredients than some other pizza restaurants. You can order online at their website. There is not a
place to sit down and eat at this restaurant.
- Marco's Pizza,
3355J Commander Shepard Blvd, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 766-2726
Description: This is a pizza place that usually has a good
deal on a L/XL pizza. You can order online at their website. This is a
weekly favorite of some folks at NASA.
3351 Commander Shepard Boulevard, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 325-8256
Description: Fried Chicken and Biscuits.
3360 Commander Shepard Blvd, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 865-1473
Description: Fried Chicken, Biscuits, Burgers Made with Angus
Beef, Fries, Milkshakes.
3367 Commander Shepard Boulevard, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 865-0643
Notable Places for Lunch
Aside from the restaurants at Peninsula Town Center, which are
listed in the next section, there are other good places to
try. Most of these are great for lunch. If you want something a
bit nicer/fancier, take a look at the "Dinner Places"
section further down on the page.
- Grand China Bistro,
456 Wythe Creek Road Poquoson, VA 23662, Phone: (757) 868-6177
Description: This is a favorite local chinese restaurant. It
is north of the NIA in Poquoson.
- Fortune Garden,
1182 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 826-5277
Description: Another favorite local chinese restaurant.
- The Jewish Mother Deli & Grille,
2 Towne Centre Way, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone: (757) 224-1676
Description: Burgers and Sandwiches. This is close to
- Zero's Subs,
2180 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA, Phone: (757) 826-1050
Description: Sub sandwiches.
- Thai Erawan,
2900 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693, Phone: (757) 766-2748
Description: Very Good Thai Food. This is a favorite of the formal
methods group at NASA.
- Thai Papaya,
2708 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone: (757) 788-8345
Description: Great Thai Food. As you can see, there are
several good Thai places around.
2900 Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23693, Phone: (757) 865-7743
- Anna's Pizza,
2845 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone: (757) 766-1068
Description: Pizza and Subs. This is near Langley and the NIA.
- Harpoon Larry's,
2000 North Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666, Phone: (757) 827-0600
Description: Seafood and Drinks. It is often busy at dinner
704 Mariner Row, Ste110 Newport News, VA 23606, Phone: (757) 596-6080
Description: Mexican Food
Peninsula Town Center
This is a large outside mall that is a 10 minute drive from the
NIA. Go to their website
for a full list of restaurants and stores.
- ABUELO'S MEXICAN FOOD
BENSI RISTORANTE ITALIANO
FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES (good fast food style burgers)
HAYASHI SUSHI & GRILL
JIMMY JOHN'S (sub sandwiches)
PARK LANE TAVERN
Q BARBEQUE (good barbeque and hush-puppies)
THE GREENE TURTLE
VINCENT'S GOURMET ITALIAN ICE
Here are some places that are somewhat more elegant than those above. Some of them
are further from the NIA as well.
- 99 Main,
99 Main Street, Newport News, VA, Phone: (757) 599-9885
Description: Good, but pricey food. Visit their website.
- 456 Fish,
456 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510, Phone: (757) 625-4444
Description: It is in Norfolk, and it is a 40 minute drive
from the NIA, but the food is very good. Seafood and Steak. Visit their website.
1106 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606, Phone: (757) 533-4700
Description: Upscale Steakhouse. Visit their website.
- Byrd and Baldwin Brothers,
116 Brooke Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, Phone: (757) 222-9191
Description: Very Upscale Steakhouse in Norfolk. It is also a 40
minute drive from the NIA. Visit their website.
- The Melting Pot,
12233 Jefferson Avenue #3, Newport News, VA 23602, Phone: (757) 369-9500
Description: Fondue. Nice atmosphere. Visit their website.
In case you are interested in something that is not listed above,
a large number of other restaurants can be found by simply searching
for "Hampton Restaurants" on Google
Maps or by simply clicking on the map below.
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