Freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and more in a grab-and-go style deli located inside Table & Tonic.

Specialty coffee and modern breakfast and lunch faire inside the boutique Hotel Cape Charles

Blue-clapboard, nautical-themed eatery offering upmarket seafood with a bay view & deck dining.

A casual cottage eatery serving steamer buckets & local catch, with a waterfront patio & live tunes.

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Welcome to Puppy Drum! We are a crazy mix of vineyard, market, and bistro activities located on Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore in Exmore  near the sleepy village of Silver Beach. We hold in high regard the value of the ecology and health of all our surroundings here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (ESVA), most especially the Chesapeake Bay. We hold these values foremost in how we approach our entire operation.

What we offer

For the wine aficionado, we offer a working, growing vineyard. As we grow we will offer vineyard tours and tastings. Although small, we have three varietals: Norton, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Given that we are only in our fourth year of growth, our intent is to bring in Virginia made wines for sale (others too!) and tastings.

Puppy Drum Market and restaurant bistro are now open. Visit us! We provide hot and cold  sandwiches, fresh homemade pizza, ice and other camp supplies, and basic food products.

Business Vision

Create a symbiotic business set that crosses vineyard production, market/bistro services with respect for our local ecology here on the Occohannock Neck and Chesapeake Bay.

We make everything from scratch—sourdough, baguettes, sandwiches, croissants, cookies, and much more—in our small, open-plan kitchen. We take pride in baking from scratch so during the summer season we need to close on Wednesday & Thursday to catch up and prepare for the rest of the week. We also serve a delicious dark-roast coffee—hot & iced—from Eastern Shore Coastal Roasters. Come early if you want pastry, by midday if you’re looking for sandwiches and other sweet treats.

Hawaiian-style shaved ice in a variety of flavors. Look for our groovy van at Cape Charles Beach (Bay Ave.

Full-range pharmacy with a quaint soda fountain diner inside serving breakfast, lunch, and ice cream!

Dacha Tea is a small tea house in beautiful Cape Charles, Virginia.  Established in 2016, Dacha Tea offers Russian tea from the samovar served with Russian soups, salads, savories and sweets!  Dacha Tea offers a unique cultural and culinary experience!  

Located in a friendly neighborhood setting, our from scratch kitchen features the freshest seasonal ingredients – our organic pizza dough and organic marinara sauce are made fresh daily.