The Lilly Pad

The Lilly Pad Drink, eat, and enjoy life on the water. This is Richmonds only waterfront destination with great food and craft cocktails. Family and pet friendly, satisfaction guaranteed.

Operating as usual

JAMES RIVER BOAT PARADE INFO:SATURDAY DECEMBER 11TH5PMISH: STARTS AT ROCKETTS 7ISH: WILL BE VIEWABLE AT THE LILLY PAD AN...
11/29/2021

JAMES RIVER BOAT PARADE INFO:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11TH
5PMISH: STARTS AT ROCKETTS
7ISH: WILL BE VIEWABLE AT THE LILLY PAD AND OSBORNE LANDING

$10 COVER AT THE DOOR
TABLES ARE FOR DINING PATRONS
THAT WANT TO SEE THE PARADE.
FREE PUBLIC VIEWING AND PARKING AVAILABLE AT OSBORNE LANDING. 💰⛄️❄️🎄🍔🍾🎈🎊 🎅🏻 🦌 ❄️ $500 CASH PRIZE AND OTHERS PROVIDED BY @lillypadcafe and @richmondboatparadeoflights @hylasporkchopper

JAMES RIVER BOAT PARADE INFO:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11TH
5PMISH: STARTS AT ROCKETTS
7ISH: WILL BE VIEWABLE AT THE LILLY PAD AND OSBORNE LANDING

$10 COVER AT THE DOOR
TABLES ARE FOR DINING PATRONS
THAT WANT TO SEE THE PARADE.
FREE PUBLIC VIEWING AND PARKING AVAILABLE AT OSBORNE LANDING. 💰⛄️❄️🎄🍔🍾🎈🎊 🎅🏻 🦌 ❄️ $500 CASH PRIZE AND OTHERS PROVIDED BY @lillypadcafe and @richmondboatparadeoflights @hylasporkchopper

11/27/2021

We took the holiday to turn The Lilly Pad into a winter wonderland! Open all weekend with hot drinks galore and fresh food! Come say hi! 🎄 ⛄️ ❄️

11/25/2021

We are getting ready for @richmondboatparadeoflights Saturday, December 11th! The parade will end at The Lilly Pad around 7ish so get to the restaurant early to grab your table and get a front row seat to the best parade in town.

I remember sitting at that bar with my grandfather eating my first “Cheesy all the way..” The lady yelling at the cook w...
11/24/2021

I remember sitting at that bar with my grandfather eating my first “Cheesy all the way..” The lady yelling at the cook was always fun to watch as a kid and throughout high school when I’d stumble in drunk on Saturday nights 🍔 The Cheesy Western, a simple cheeseburger with a fried egg, pinch of diced onion and their world famous yellow relish. In honor of the legendary Texas Inn, we have recreated this burger so Richmonders can share the mouth-watering amazingness. Tell us about your experience at the @texasinn ❤️ #attitudeofgratitude #virgilnaff #lynchburg #virginiasfinest

Get that vitamin D while you can! ☀️ Open at 4PM!
11/17/2021

Get that vitamin D while you can! ☀️ Open at 4PM!

Get that vitamin D while you can! ☀️ Open at 4PM!

Another seasonal favorite 🍁 Homemade butternut squash soup with maple-whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. Served with a ...
11/17/2021

Another seasonal favorite 🍁 Homemade butternut squash soup with maple-whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. Served with a side of freshly baked garlic pita.

Another seasonal favorite 🍁 Homemade butternut squash soup with maple-whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. Served with a side of freshly baked garlic pita.

Homemade brick oven sourdough pizza 🍕 The shrimp pizza does not disappoint 🍤 No filter needed on this beautiful baby. We...
11/15/2021

Homemade brick oven sourdough pizza 🍕 The shrimp pizza does not disappoint 🍤 No filter needed on this beautiful baby. We are closing a little earlier these days but we are open all winter long.

Homemade brick oven sourdough pizza 🍕 The shrimp pizza does not disappoint 🍤 No filter needed on this beautiful baby. We are closing a little earlier these days but we are open all winter long.

Hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows and spiked apple ciders.  Just a few of our favorite things during the holiday seaso...
11/11/2021

Hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows and spiked apple ciders. Just a few of our favorite things during the holiday season. Join us on the river to see the magic of Fall.

Hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows and spiked apple ciders. Just a few of our favorite things during the holiday season. Join us on the river to see the magic of Fall.

11/08/2021

Spiked apple cider and campfires warm the soul. Nice weather all week! Come enjoy the river while the leaves turn 🍁 Tons of seasonal favs like fried oysters, smoked Gouda mac n’ cheese, and homemade soups. Thursday is our last salsa night for the year! @rvabachata

Great costumes and so much fun! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers and staff for another memorable Halloween. H...
10/31/2021

Great costumes and so much fun! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers and staff for another memorable Halloween. Heaters, fire pits, and hot drinks all fall and winter. See you soon!

Some great costumes so far! One of my faves is Austin being Terrance.  The man, the mystery, the God: Terrance Milliman....
10/30/2021

Some great costumes so far! One of my faves is Austin being Terrance. The man, the mystery, the God: Terrance Milliman. Master of all. Music kicks off at 6!!!! Come win $500 if you dare! @terrancemilliman #realmen

Live music and fire pits tonight on the river from 6-9PM 🎃 $500 cash prize to the best costume! Kid and pet friendly!
10/30/2021

Live music and fire pits tonight on the river from 6-9PM 🎃 $500 cash prize to the best costume! Kid and pet friendly!

Live music and fire pits tonight on the river from 6-9PM 🎃 $500 cash prize to the best costume! Kid and pet friendly!

10/26/2021

@ewan.mcgragor making all the girls blush at The Lilly Pad. So much fun to have him and the talented and beautiful @maryswinstead hang out with us on the river.

Maybe he’ll be at the Halloween party this Saturday dressed as Obi Won? 🤫

The Bopcats live from 7-10 with a $500 cash grand prize for the best costume.

Nothing quite like Autumn in Virginia. Gather around the fire pits tonight to see Jon Meadows at 7PM AND don’t miss live...
10/23/2021

Nothing quite like Autumn in Virginia. Gather around the fire pits tonight to see Jon Meadows at 7PM AND don’t miss live reggae music from @unitysound tomorrow at 1PM. See all of our brunch and fall specials online at Lillypadrestaurant.com

Nothing quite like Autumn in Virginia. Gather around the fire pits tonight to see Jon Meadows at 7PM AND don’t miss live reggae music from @unitysound tomorrow at 1PM. See all of our brunch and fall specials online at Lillypadrestaurant.com

Have you tried our polenta fries? Homemade polenta, fried to crispy golden perfection with a drizz d’ Bernie. Pictured h...
10/22/2021

Have you tried our polenta fries? Homemade polenta, fried to crispy golden perfection with a drizz d’ Bernie. Pictured here with our seared Ahi entree and broccoletti. Also available as a basket of fries. #glutenfree #firepits #riverviews #richmond

Have you tried our polenta fries? Homemade polenta, fried to crispy golden perfection with a drizz d’ Bernie. Pictured here with our seared Ahi entree and broccoletti. Also available as a basket of fries. #glutenfree #firepits #riverviews #richmond

Garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes made fresh daily.  These compliment our grilled salmon dish that’s drizzled with a hone...
10/19/2021

Garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes made fresh daily. These compliment our grilled salmon dish that’s drizzled with a honey-tamari glaze with a side of steamed broccoletti. #madefromscratch

Garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes made fresh daily. These compliment our grilled salmon dish that’s drizzled with a honey-tamari glaze with a side of steamed broccoletti. #madefromscratch

Throwback to last year when little red riding hood was a bad bad girl 😂 WE ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR A PRIVATE EVENT BUT JOIN...
10/16/2021

Throwback to last year when little red riding hood was a bad bad girl 😂 WE ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR A PRIVATE EVENT BUT JOIN US TOMORROW FOR LIVE MUSIC! OPEN AT NOON, music starts at 5 @vagabond_dandies
AND DONT FORGET our Halloween party Saturday October 30th with The Bopcats from 7-10 and costume contest with $500 cash grand prize!

Throwback to last year when little red riding hood was a bad bad girl 😂 WE ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR A PRIVATE EVENT BUT JOIN US TOMORROW FOR LIVE MUSIC! OPEN AT NOON, music starts at 5 @vagabond_dandies
AND DONT FORGET our Halloween party Saturday October 30th with The Bopcats from 7-10 and costume contest with $500 cash grand prize!

You can sit here and just relax…
10/14/2021

You can sit here and just relax…

You can sit here and just relax…

Brick oven pizza creations by @reviewmeonyelp 🔥 this weeks special is Keara’s Delight: Fresh mozz with basil, anchovies,...
10/13/2021

Brick oven pizza creations by @reviewmeonyelp 🔥 this weeks special is Keara’s Delight: Fresh mozz with basil, anchovies, shaved reggiano and a drizzle of olive oil.

Brick oven pizza creations by @reviewmeonyelp 🔥 this weeks special is Keara’s Delight: Fresh mozz with basil, anchovies, shaved reggiano and a drizzle of olive oil.

Cavatappi smothered in a homemade smoked Gouda 3 cheese sauce. Come and get it. #macandcheese #warmsthesoul
10/13/2021

Cavatappi smothered in a homemade smoked Gouda 3 cheese sauce. Come and get it. #macandcheese #warmsthesoul

Cavatappi smothered in a homemade smoked Gouda 3 cheese sauce. Come and get it. #macandcheese #warmsthesoul

The classic wedge.
10/12/2021

The classic wedge.

The classic wedge.

Someone was willing to buy allll the cheeseburgers and alllll the Painkillers for a whole day so they could throw a colo...
10/12/2021

Someone was willing to buy allll the cheeseburgers and alllll the Painkillers for a whole day so they could throw a colossal party💥 BUT, we are open at noon on Sunday with A FREE concert just for you. @vagabond_dandies start at 5PM

Someone was willing to buy allll the cheeseburgers and alllll the Painkillers for a whole day so they could throw a colossal party💥 BUT, we are open at noon on Sunday with A FREE concert just for you. @vagabond_dandies start at 5PM

10/05/2021

Will train, $15+ per hour starting pay.
Free shift meal and beer. Be part of a solid team. Fast-paced and fun. No whiney babies allowed.

10/02/2021

Pizza master Keara slangin’ pies on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. High of 83° today, music starts at 7PM. See you at the river. #sourdough #brickovenpizza #lillypadio @reviewmeonyelp #frozendreamsicle

We love a good breakfast pizza 🍕Get yours this weekend while they last. Fontina, local #varina eggs, and none other than...
10/02/2021

We love a good breakfast pizza 🍕Get yours this weekend while they last. Fontina, local #varina eggs, and none other than @jimmydean sausage in honor of our river friends and neighbors Jason and Donna Dean Stevens and the late Jimmy Dean. Don’t forget live music tomorrow from @josh.lief 7-10PM #richmond #virginiaeatslocal #virginiaisforlovers #eatlocal #lillypadio #brunch #bigbadjohn

09/25/2021

I can definitely think of worse places to be ☀️Blue skies all day🏝 Live music starts at 7PM 🎵 @kingyosoband $5 cover

This weekend is a high of 72°, sunny, and we have two cords of seasoned firewood ready for your burning 🔥 pleasure. Thur...
09/21/2021

This weekend is a high of 72°, sunny, and we have two cords of seasoned firewood ready for your burning 🔥 pleasure. Thursday Salsa @rvabachata at 7PM, Saturday @kingyosoband live at 7PM and @unitysoundthereggaeband on REGGAE SUNDAY at 1PM for dem island vibes. 📷 photo cred to @nightowldaydream and @djiglobal

🐠 That Ahi sammich lookin good. It takes me back to my favorite spot in #honolulu 🌴 @dukeswaikiki #kaneohawaii #islandvi...
09/19/2021

🐠 That Ahi sammich lookin good. It takes me back to my favorite spot in #honolulu 🌴 @dukeswaikiki #kaneohawaii #islandvibes

🐠 That Ahi sammich lookin good. It takes me back to my favorite spot in #honolulu 🌴 @dukeswaikiki #kaneohawaii #islandvibes

🌴 Get this warm weather in while it’s here! Oysters 🦪 frozen cocktails 🍹 live music 🎵 and the best sunsets in Richmond 🌞...
09/15/2021

🌴 Get this warm weather in while it’s here! Oysters 🦪 frozen cocktails 🍹 live music 🎵 and the best sunsets in Richmond 🌞 *10% of all oyster sales will be donated to @jravirginia to protect The James River.

🌴 Get this warm weather in while it’s here! Oysters 🦪 frozen cocktails 🍹 live music 🎵 and the best sunsets in Richmond 🌞 *10% of all oyster sales will be donated to @jravirginia to protect The James River.

Happy James River Week! We are featuring local Virginia oysters all week long! Get them fried or as a shooter, and on Sa...
09/14/2021

Happy James River Week! We are featuring local Virginia oysters all week long! Get them fried or as a shooter, and on Saturday they will be roasted with a white wine & garlic butter. Sold by the half or whole dozen. 10% of proceeds go to @jravirginia to protect our rivers and bay. #chesapeakebay #oysters #onthehalfshell #jamesriver #supportlocal @64crayonsbandagram playing live on Saturday at 7PM!

Happy James River Week! We are featuring local Virginia oysters all week long! Get them fried or as a shooter, and on Saturday they will be roasted with a white wine & garlic butter. Sold by the half or whole dozen. 10% of proceeds go to @jravirginia to protect our rivers and bay. #chesapeakebay #oysters #onthehalfshell #jamesriver #supportlocal @64crayonsbandagram playing live on Saturday at 7PM!

09/12/2021

Saturday river vibes got us feeling good tonight. Thanks to all of our crazy friends and customers that keep coming back for more. This has been one helluva summer. We are ready for sweater weather and fire pits 🔥 thanks @jonathancmeadows for coming out and sharing your talent with us.

Well that was a success! An amazing day with unbelievable weather and two beautiful people. Congratulations to Sarah and...
09/11/2021

Well that was a success! An amazing day with unbelievable weather and two beautiful people. Congratulations to Sarah and Joey! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day. We are open tomorrow at noon with Live music at 7PM. Sunday we have Live Reggae from 1-4:20ish.

Tonight: SALSA  tomorrow: CLOSED Saturday and Sunday: OPEN AT NOON
09/09/2021

Tonight: SALSA tomorrow: CLOSED Saturday and Sunday: OPEN AT NOON

Tonight: SALSA tomorrow: CLOSED Saturday and Sunday: OPEN AT NOON

The World is your oyster, so says Shakespeare. But if you like eating them too, come to The Lilly Pad 🦪 We are observing...
09/09/2021

The World is your oyster, so says Shakespeare. But if you like eating them too, come to The Lilly Pad 🦪 We are observing #jamesriverweek starting this Saturday with local #virginia oysters all week long 🔥The finale oyster roast will be held Saturday September 18th until we sell out! All oysters will be recycled and returned to the #chesapeakebay

Lots of fun and warm weather ahead. Don’t forget! WE ARE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY FOR A WEDDING!
09/08/2021

Lots of fun and warm weather ahead. Don’t forget! WE ARE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY FOR A WEDDING!

Address

9680 Osborne Tnpk.
Henrico, VA
23231

Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday 4pm - 10pm
Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10pm

Telephone

(804) 507-1997

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I know the Lillypad is drying out but Can anyone advise if the river has receded to the point where you can use Osbourne Landing and if so is the river full of debris?
Do you have an online menu that we can see?
Max Walraven this place is closing in Sandston and has some things available https://www.facebook.com/SandstonSmokehouse
We are having one of the largest turnouts of boats on the james river..the parade of 300 plus boats will be launching out of all ramps,then meet a couple hundred yards up river to stage,,,,,,,,,11 am my boat will lead the boat parade down the james river and into the barge pits where the non essentials will be playing...... bring your boats and flags and lets take the parade down the river https://www.facebook.com/events/800596047378562/?active_tab=discussion
Really a shame so hard to get into because of virus. Been going there for 16 years. Was our aniversy. But it's ok they are doing great. Guess out with the old in with the new. I will always remember the old times. The committee that held the place together in rain,snow,freezing cold we still hung in. Love to all. The first original Lilly pad group.
I wanted to give a public shout out to Max at the Lily pad. I left my phone/wallet in the rest room near the Osborne Marina fishing pier and two young ladies found it, contacted my daughter Rachel (who was three hours away) and upon her instructions hid it in the wheel well of my car. Then, with my son's prodding, Rachel called the Lily Pad to see if there was anyone there who could rescue the phone from the wheel well (where I wouldn't see it and probably smash it driving away), find me on the pier and deliver it. Max came to the rescue. I wasn't planning on eating there since I had to drive back home to Smithfield, VA , but since he did me such a great favor, I thought I'd try out the restaurant. I got a simple burger and fries since I didn't have time to wait for anything more fancy, but they were yummy! I will be sure to stop by if I'm in that area again. This is not far from where Route 5 meets 295 and is definitely worth the few minutes it takes to get there. The marina is pretty too! Thank you Max and the two young ladies whom I will never meet but helped start the rescue of my phone.
Open or closed today ?
As the wife of a musician, I can say that I have been to A LOT of bars. My friend and I were really excited to try this place because it looked adorable and we had heard good things! Unfortunately out experience was the WORST experience I’ve EVER had at a bar/restaurant. When we arrived we were told it would be an hour and a half wait, but that we could step to the side seating area and get cocktails from the servers. The wait staff was slow and not attentive at all... We spent over 30 mins just trying to get a server’s attention to get a cocktail. A good friend of mine noticed us in the waiting area and had us join him and two couples that he had met that night, that way we wouldn’t have to keep waiting. The waitress seemed irritated that we joined, even though Tom(my friend at the table) had already asked if we could join and was told yes... The waitress took our food order and immediately charged us for it which was fine, but didn’t include my drink on the tab. When I tried to catch her as she was passing by (so I could pay for it), I was told very rudely to “wait” and then she never came back. So that was awesome... The two other couples that were at the table ended up leaving and we all said goodnight. After they left my husband ordered a beer and never received it. Not only that, but the manager of the place came over and tried to strong arm Tom into paying for the two couples’ tab that they skipped out on (which we had no idea about) even though Tom had told the waitress in the very beginning that he was separate from them. When I spoke up and tried to clarify the situation, I was told by the manager “I’m not talking to you, so shut up.” 🤬🤬🤬 I have NEVER been spoken to in such a manner, let alone by someone in the hospitality industry! And a MANAGER at that! She kept trying to get Tom to pay for complete strangers’ tabs just because they shared a table to cut down on wait time! We were never told that if there were six or more people at a table that the check “couldn’t” be split. The manager very rudely and sassily told me that for “future reference” as if we would ever come back to this establishment. If I could give this place zero stars I would. What a terrible experience. As a customer I was blatantly disrespected, not heard, and belittled. I very rarely leave negative reviews, but I want everyone to know what a terrible place the Lily Pad Cafe is, and what horrible ownership/management runs it. I wouldn’t wish our experience on my worst enemy... Although the place looks cute and inviting, don’t be fooled!!! You can hardly get a drink, let alone a good one, and service is absolute crap.
As the wife of a musician, I can say that I have been to A LOT of bars. My friend and I were really excited to try this place because it looked adorable and we had heard good things! Unfortunately out experience was the WORST experience I’ve EVER had at a bar/restaurant. When we arrived we were told it would be an hour and a half wait, but that we could step to the side seating area and get cocktails from the servers. The wait staff was slow and not attentive at all... we spent over 30 mins just trying to get a servers attention to get a cocktail. A good friend of mine noticed us in the waiting area and had us join him and two couples that he had met that night, that way we wouldn’t have to keep waiting. The waitress seemed irritated that we joined, even though Tom(my friend at the table) had already asked if we could join and was told yes... The waitress took our food order and immediately charged us for it which was fine, but didn’t include my drink on the tab. When I tried to catch her as she was passing by (so I could pay for it), I was told very rudely to “wait” and then she never came back. So that was awesome... the two other couples that were at the table ended up leaving and we all said goodnight. The band’s set break comes around, and my husband (who was in the band for gods sake) couldn’t even get a beer! Not only that, but the manager of the place came over and tried to strong arm Tom into paying for the two couples’ tab that they skipped out on (which we had no idea about) even though Tom had told the waitress in the very beginning that he was separate from them. When I spoke up and tried to clarify the situation, I was told by the manager “I’m not talking to you, so shut up.” 🤬🤬🤬 I have NEVER been spoken to in such a manner, let alone by someone in the hospitality industry! And a MANAGER at that! She kept trying to get Tom to pay for complete strangers’ tabs just because they shared a table to cut down on wait time! We were never told that if there were six or more people at a table that the check “couldn’t” be split. The manager very rudely and sassily told me that for “future reference” as if we would ever come back to this establishment. If I could give this place zero stars I would. What a terrible experience. As a customer I was blatantly disrespected, not heard, and belittled. I very rarely leave negative reviews, but I want everyone to know what a terrible place the Lily Pad Cafe is, and what horrible ownership/management runs it. I wouldn’t wish our experience on my worst enemy... Although the place looks cute and inviting, don’t be fooled!!! You can hardly get a drink, let alone a good one, and service is absolute crap.
Lynn, this is the place I was saying me you Sabrina and Stacy should go to one Thursday when we're off after Sabrina and Stacy get off work! They have karaoke on Thursdays I think! Fun to watch!
are you open, what are your hours?
Hey guys this place has it all come on out and check it out great atmosphere, awesome food , cold drinks and all types of entertainment.