Smithfield Station

You are here Home  > Restaurants and Bars >  Smithfield Station

Smithfield Station is a restaurant frequented not only by the living. Witnesses say the apparition of a man can be seen sitting at the bar late at night when the place is closed. Some say he’s the spirit of a man who long ago left the bar and drowned in the river out back.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

415 S Church St
Smithfield, VA 23430
United States

Get Directions »
36.9824192472913, -76.62347334623746
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Smithfield, VA (0.4 mi.)
Benns Church, VA (3.7 mi.)
Carrollton, VA (4.3 mi.)
Rushmere, VA (6.5 mi.)
Isle of Wight, VA (7.0 mi.)
Newport News, VA (10.8 mi.)
Windsor, VA (13.7 mi.)
Hampton, VA (15.7 mi.)
Surry, VA (15.9 mi.)
Ivor, VA (16.2 mi.)

Contact Information



Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comments (3)

  1. It is crap the station has been apart of my life as long as I can remember and this never happened no one has ever died in the river that was tied to the station. Someone wsas probably roaming around in hotel and saw a staff member setting at bar in dark after a stressful night. Total BS

  2. I’ve lived in Smithfield most of my 50 years and have never heard this story. Also it was just built in 1986….depending on how old you are, that’s not exactly “long ago”. I highly doubt The Station is haunted but there are a few houses in town that are!

  3. Wayne and Linda Jennings  |  

    During our stay on an anniversary trip we had 2 experiences which were definitely paranormal. We witnessed on the second floor a chair sliding away from a sitting table as we walked by. It was amazing. Later that night after dining in their restaurant, we were walking outside along side the dock when a large ice box vigorously shook and startled my wife and I. We inspected the large metal box probably 4 foot square which had an electrical cord attached completely unplugged. All this added to an extraordinary visit.

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.