Every Legend Starts Somewhere!

Richmond, Virginia is a city that is overflowing with history. Carytown Burgers & Fries is no different! The building that now houses our quaint little “mother-ship” restaurant was built in 1841, making it one of the oldest buildings in Carytown! Long before the boutiques and Mom & Pop shops started sprouting up on the “Mile of Style”, what is now called Cary Street was once a toll road called Westham Plank Road. When you walk into our place to get the best burger in town, you’re walking into what was once the toll taker’s house, about 200 years ago!

Mike Barber spent 13 years in the restaurant business while earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and a specialized hospitality education from the Hotel and Restaurant School at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, NV. During this time, he saved money and dreamed of opening his own restaurant.

He finally settled in Richmond in 1997 before realizing his dream when he opened Carytown Burgers and Fries in 1999. It didn’t take long for CB&F to get noticed, winning Citysearch.com‘s “Best Burger” honors that very year! It’s been a blur of smiling faces and full bellies ever since!

Learn More About Us Below!

Where are you located?

We have 2 awesome locations in Richmond!


Carytown Burgers & Fries
3449 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221


Carytown Burgers & Fries Lakeside
5404 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 266-5333

How do I get there?

Click on the links above! It will open google maps in your browser or phone, which will direct you straight to us. Technology these days!

about_side_2Being slightly off of the main drag in an inauspicious 19th century house, we get a lot of confused faces walking in the door. Trust us — you’re in the right place! Feel free to review the menu. Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions… We’re here to help! Take however much time you need. We know there is plenty to choose from, but there isn’t a “wrong decision” on the entire menu… Everything on it is the BEST IN TOWN!

Come on in when you’re ready to order! Here’s the process:

  1. For here, or to go?
  2. We’ll need your name so we can find you when it’s ready!
  3. Most burgers come with “The Works”, just let us know if you want to leave something off or add a little something extra!
  4. We’ll get you your drinks (most are bottomless!)
  5. We’ll get you all rung up!
  6. Dine-In orders will seat themselves in either our awesome outdoor patio (we heat it when you need it) or our cozy upstairs dining room
  7. We’ll bring your order right to your table as soon as it’s ready. Need extra condiments? Tablewares? No problem!Remember, Carytown Burgers and Fries is NOT fast food. Everything is made-to-order, to perfection, just for you! And while our burgers are HUGE, our kitchen is itsy-bitsy! This can result in some extended wait times during peak hours… but don’t despair, the best burgers in town are always worth the wait! Time crunch? Head to the home page and order online from your desired location!

We might! See below for the delivery range of our restaurants!

Carytown Location’s Delivery Range

Lakeside Location’s Delivery Range


Live outside of these ranges? Depending on the size of the order, we might be able to deliver there anyway. Give us a call at the closest Carytown Burgers & Fries location and we’ll see what we can do!

CBF Burger1 TruckNo doubt about it!

Mike Barber worked in catering for many years before opening Carytown Burgers and Fries. We cherish any opportunity to bring our brand to you! We are the proud owners and operators of not one, but TWO fully-equipped food trucks that are ready to roll! That being the case, we are ready, willing, and able to cater to almost any event, large or small!

If you’re thinking about hiring the Carytown Burgers & Fries food truck, please call our Catering Hotline at (804) 543-6888 or e-mail by clicking here. Be sure to mention the date and time of your event, the proposed location, and about how many guests you expect so we can plan accordingly!

about_side_6We’re glad you asked! Check out our Online Store to browse all the cool CB&F gear for the burger lover in your life. We’ve got t-shirts in 10 (count ’em!) different colors, long-sleeve shirts, hooded sweatshirts, baseball caps, trucker hats, stickers, even coozies to keep your favorite beverages ice cold! And don’t forget, CB&F Gift Certificates make a great stocking stuffer!

Yes, whenever we can!

If you have a charity/fundraising opportunity you’d like to discuss with us, get in touch… if we can help out, we’d love to!

Head over to our fundraising page to get all the details about Carytown Burgers & Fries involvement in the great community of Richmond.

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