Corner Kitchen

101 S Main St Blackstone, VA 23824

Fine dining with a hometown atmosphere

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We are sad to announce that we will be temporarily closing Corner Kitchen at close of business Nov 28, 2020 due to the outbreak of covid in our county. We, at all times, have the safety of our staff and customers at the forefront of our operations. We appreciate every one of our customers and hope you will return when we open back up when it is safe to do so. 

Thank you everyone for continued support. When you shop this holiday season, please support local small businesses.

Corner Kitchen will be open the following hours and days:


Friday 11/20 & Saturday 11/21:  Lunch 11:00-2: 30 Dinner 4:30-9:00
Tuesday 11/24 Lunch 11:00-2: 30 Dinner 4:30-7:00
Wed/Thurs Nov 25 & 26 closed
Friday 11/27 and Sat 11/28 (our last open day for now) Lunch 11:00-2:30  and Dinner 4:30-9:00
Curbside pick up/delivery options or dine in.

Our Story

Welcome To The Corner Kitchen


101 S Main St Blackstone, VA 23824

Now open for lunch and dinner in Blackstone, VA!


Corner Kitchen was opened in June 2015 after owners Sam and Laurie Allen invested much time and resources into renovating 101 South Main St., a beautiful, historic brick building in the heart of Blackstone, Virginia. The menu offered a unique take on Southern-style cuisine, as well as classic cocktails that lended well to the delicious food. 

The restaurant passed into new hands in 2019, and under the strong leadership of Gordon and Patti Lee, the Corner Kitchen continues to surpass expectations. All menu items are made fresh in-house which gives the food a great quality that can be hard to find. Paired with a comforting ambiance that offers rustic yet elegant design, you are guaranteed to enjoy a moment of excellent dining as well as hometown care and appeal. 

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredient, Tasty Meals

Chef Sam Allen returned to his home town with his wife Laurie Allen to start an upscale southern cuisine restaurant called Corner Kitchen. Chef Sam left Blackstone in 2001 and started his culinary career through study at New England Culinary Institute.  From New Orleans to Vermont to North Carolina, Chef Sam had the opportunity to hone his skills in these different styles while never losing the love he has for slow-cooked, deep flavors of southern foods.

Passing along his time, talent and experience, Chef Sam handed the reins of his kitchen to Chef Will, our current menu specialist. Chef Will enjoys merging fresh, locally sourced ingredients and brings his own passion and flair for fine food to his plated offerings. His tastes range from home-inspired dishes to eclectic pairings, all of which are sure to please. 

We look forward to seeing you all at Corner Kitchen very soon!



New Orleans Style Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp and Bush Mill grits with julienne cut green and red peppers, celery and onion with a classic Louisiana spiced sauce



with bacon and peas topped with fried egg, add grilled chicken or shrimp for $3.00


Homemade Chili

Warm yourself on a chilly day with our classic rich, meaty chili.  Pair with a salad for a perfect lunch!


Pork Tenderloin

served with green beans, mashed potatoes and a spicy sweet potato sauce


Pan Roasted Yard Bird

chicken breast served with mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, in a mushroom bacon pan sauce. A local favorite!


What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“Great food, reasonably priced..friendly staff…what more could you ask for?”
Facebook reviewer

“Great Food!”

“What a pleasant surprise to find as we traveled through town. Very friendly owners and staff that treat you like family. The food was delicious! You must try the yardbird! We will definitely return.”
Facebook reviewer

“Worth the ride!”

“It was super cute, clean & the staff made us feel like we were family. Heard great things from friends and took the 14 hour ride to try it out. It was worth it!!!”

Facebook reviewer


“Great Cuban sandwich! Reasonable pricing, and excellent service, too.”

Facebook reviewer

Hours of Operation

TUESDAY 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
THURSDAY 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIDAY 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM


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101 S Main St

Blackstone VA  23824




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