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About Shockoe Slip
Just beneath Richmond's financial district, Shockoe Slip is one of the many nestled gems within the city of Richmond. The first thing that you will notice when you reach Shockoe Slip is the quaint cobblestone roads that the district is famous for. In fact, Shockoe Slip gets its name from the Native American word shacquohocan, which means "large, flat stones at the base of a creek," and it is at this same part of the city that the historic canal had its main basin for loading and unloading goods. . One of the funnest parts of exploring Richmond is searching out all of the cozy little restaurants that the city has to offer, and Shockoe Slip offers some of the best eclectic dining experiences in the city. Arguably the best steak in the city can be found at Morton Steak House, while the eye popping Tobacco Garden is a restaurant with top notch food in an absolutely stunning building that was once a tobacco warehouse and is now a four story restaurant and night club. For lighter fare, many Richmonders claim that the best pizza in the city of Richmond can be found at Bottoms Up Pizza. During the daylight hours, Shockoe Slip also has a wide range of boutiques, jewelry shops, bookstores and more.