the beginning...

Rick and Libby got married and 2 days later, on January 2, 2014, bought Mike's Place, a neighborhood Irish Pub,  with a 33-year history of being a cozy place to visit with friends and family.   They were fortunate to inherit wonderful employees who helped them continue the tradition.  On December 18, 2015,  they renamed the restaurant Rick & Libby's.


Rick is an Accounting graduate of CNU (when it was still Christopher Newport College) and for over 20 years was employed in various capacities with Domino's Pizza.  Many may recognize him as the pizza man in the window at Anna's Pizza near the shipyard, where he  also worked for five years to provide some insight into private vs corporate restaurant ownership.


Libby graduated from NC State University with a BS in Agronomy and a Masters in Crop Science.  Ask her about soil fertility... her favorite topic!  She works full-time at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point and makes all of the desserts served in the restaurant.


"You have brains in your head.  and feet in your shoes.  you can steer yourself any direction you choose" - Dr. Seuss


Sunday - Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday - Saturday 8am-9pm

Subject to change - please call


Call us:

(757) 599-5500

Libby has two daughters, Ann and Erin.  Ann and her husband Chris live in Newport News, and Ann is the lady behind our website. Their daughter, Eloise, is the first grandchild. Erin and her husband, Justin, recently relocated to Richmond.  Even though her girls moved out a while ago, their house is still very full, with an Australian Shepherd, Shelby, and five cats.