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101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia



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West Virginia is full of mouth-watering aromas and scrumptious flavors. Whatever your taste or dining style, discovering and sampling the Mountain State’s rich food heritage will without a doubt satisfy your cravings.

  1. 1863 Grill

    The 1863 Grill has been bringing Elkins top-quality taste for over 50 years. We're famous for our melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls,...

    City: Elkins

  2. Alexander's On 7th

    Enjoy the beauty of Old World Craftsmanship as you visit Moundsville’s Newest Eatery-“Alexander’s on 7th,” A National Register property. ...

    City: Moundsville

  3. Aquarium Lounge

    This small, intimate restaurant specializes in seafood and steaks. Try the blackened tuna and filet mignon with crabmeat. Fabulous!

    City: Fairmont

  4. Bake Shoppe of Beckley

    The Bake Shoppe has delicious cake and pastries, as well as fresh bread, soups, chicken salad and more. Try the fried green tomato panini...

    City: Beckley

  5. Baristas Café and Pub

    Café serves quality drinks, freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts that will make you realize the importance of savoring...

    City: New Martinsville

  6. Bavarian Inn

    Located on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, the Bavarian Inn in historic Shepherdstown has 72 Hotel rooms with European furnishings,...

    City: Shepherdstown

  7. Betty Lou’s Diner

    Betty Lou’s famous West Virginia-style hot dogs, fries and rings are just a few of the favorites. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

    City: Charleston

  8. Black Bear Burritos

    Black Bear Burritos has variety for every food mood. Exotic and international cuisine are beside all-American classics on the menu, and ...

    City: Morgantown

  9. Bluegrass Kitchen

    Comfort food with a twist, plus gourmet dishes and tappas served amidst eclectic clintele and the featured work of local artists. Great ...

    City: Charleston

  10. Blues BBQ

    Blues is famous for its mouth-watering barbecue and ribs, smoked fresh daily right on the premises and served in a casual dining atmosphere....

    City: South Charleston

  11. Bridge Road Bistro

    West Virginia food with an upscale twist. Great steaks and fish and chips. Casual but good food served by a friendly staff.

    City: Charleston

  12. Burger Carte

    This favorite has been serving up homemade hot dog chili and slaw, hand-patted hamburgers, pretzel dogs, sea dogs, funnel fries and broccoli...

    City: Smithers

  13. Café Acropolis

    Set in an old house on top of a hill in a residential section of Summersville. Greek and Italian food. Great hummus and the best eggplant...

    City: Summersville

  14. Cafe Cimino Country Inn

    Award winning cuisine and lodging, Café Cimino Country Inn is a family owned and operated Full Scale Country Inn. Enjoy Gourmet Dining, both...

    City: Sutton

  15. Canal House

    Old, circa 1830 building from the days when the 2nd U.S. Armory was located in Harpers Ferry. Features fresh and healthy baked breads and...

    City: Harpers Ferry

  16. Carol’s Crossroads Best

    Stop by for the famous Deluxe Nancy Burger – two hamburger patties, three slices of bread and your favorite condiments. A homemade cream pie...

    City: Maysel

  17. Castlerock Restaurant

    The pinto bean and cornbread dinner is absolutely fabulous. Castlerock represents true cuisine of southern West Virginia.

    City: Jesse

  18. Cathedral Cafe

    This beautiful old church has been transformed into a great café. Every dish is served fresh and hot. The berry pancakes are so huge they...

    City: Fayetteville

  19. Central City Café

    Café offers the best darn soup and sandwiches this side of the Mississippi!

    City: Huntington

  20. Church Street Deli

    Features tasty wraps such as the mango chicken or Hawaiian chicken wrap, and salads, too. Deli has outside seating for warm-weather days.

    City: Spencer

  21. CJ Maggie’s

    CJ Maggie’s has an eclectic mix of food that is worth indulging in. The amazing food in combination with the charming atmosphere and...

    City: Buckhannon

  22. Colasante's Ristorante and Pub

    For more than 40 years, Colasante’s has been preparing homemade sauces and foods in this quaint town. A favorite among locals and WVU fans...

    City: Morgantown

  23. Colasessano's

    Visit Colasessano's Pizza & Pepperoni Rolls for our famous signature pizza and pepperoni rolls. Colasessano's has been in business for...

    City: Fairmont

  24. Company’s Comin’

    Comin specializes in Preston County buttermilk pancakes, fresh homemade apple dumplings, tantalizing omelets and daily specials. In mid- ...

    City: Tunnelton

  25. Country Inn of Berkeley Springs

    70 unique rooms, English country gardens, an exclusive cottage and retreat center, gift shop, Gallery Room, Conference Room, and Parkview...

    City: Berkeley Springs

  26. Crabby Patti’s

    Specializing in Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp salads and cream of crab soup.

    City: Ripley

  27. Creperie Café

    Delicious crepes stuffed with fresh fruit and chocolate for the sweet tooth, or smoked salmon, ham and egg and other dinner favorites....

    City: Charleston

  28. Custard Stand

    We opened The Custard Stand, LLC, as a take-out dairy bar in 1991 in Webster Springs, WV where we serve Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili. This...

    City: Webster Springs

  29. Custard Stand - Elkins

    America's tastiest chili dogs. Burgers, fries, 50-plus flavors of soft serve and more! Dine in or al fresco.

    City: Elkins

  30. Custard Stand - Oak Hill

    America's tastiest chili dogs! Burgers, fries, 50-plus flavors of soft serve and more. Dine in or al fresco.

    City: Oak Hill

  31. Custard Stand - Webster Springs

    Home of the famous chili dog. Full menu and 50-plus yummy flavors of soft serve. Open year round.

    City: Webster Springs

  32. Custard Stand Danville

    America's tastiest hot dogs, burgers, fries, 50-plus flavors of soft serve and more! Drive through or dine in.

    City: Danville

  33. Da Vinci's Restaurant

    Excellent Italian/American cuisine featuring chef prepared daily lunch and dinner specials. Hand-cut steaks, seafood specials. We are the...

    City: Williamstown

  34. Diehl’s Restaurant

    The down-home atmosphere is a welcoming ingredient in this family-friendly, family-owned restaurant. Choose from a broad selection of foods...

    City: Nitro

  35. DiOGi’s

    We're Dog Friendly! Welcome to the home of Fayetteville's most delicious, authentic, and lively Mexican food. We've got years worth of...

    City: Fayetteville

  36. Dirtbean Ohana, LLC

    Located on Main Street (8th Ave) in Marlinton, the Dirt Bean provided a healthy alternative to fast, casual dining. Specialty wraps,...

    City: Marlinton

  37. Dirty Ernie’s Rib Pit

    New faces and old friends stop by Ernie’s for the famous ribs, hot wings, pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. You definitely won’t leave...

    City: Fayetteville

  38. Dish

    Dish relies heavily on produce, meats, craft beers, coffee, etc., from local farmers, growers, and ranchers. Its food is described as ...

    City: Charles Town

  39. Earth Dog Café

    This eco-friendly restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere, great food and great drinks! Café is in a funky old storefront that has been ...

    City: Berkeley Springs

  40. Elk River Inn & Restaurant

    Elk River Inn & Restaurant located streamside on the headwaters of the Elk River 4.5 miles south of Snowshoe resort. Guests enjoy...

    City: Slatyfork

  41. Fairplain Yacht Club

    In a huge pole barn in the middle of nowhere, the club serves prime rib on Friday night, hand-cut steaks any time. Casual atmosphere, ...

    City: Ripley

  42. Fairview Diner

    Stop by for home-cooked meals and tasty desserts.

    City: West Union

  43. Fat Patty’s

    Located across from Marshall University football stadium, Fat Patty’s boasts a wide selection of specialty burgers. The fries are amazing...

    City: Huntington

  44. Flying Pigs

    Flying Pigs uses locally grown and homemade ingredients in their foods. Great breakfast menu, fresh fruit pies and salads.

    City: Thomas

  45. Fresh Seafood Company

    Capitol Market, an old train station that was converted to a farmers market in downtown Charleston, houses The Fresh Seafood Market.  Known...

    City: Charleston

  46. Glen Ferris Inn

    The Glen Ferris Inn has been serving the public since 1839 when the original proprietor obtained a license to open a “common room.” ...

    City: Glen Ferris

  47. Grafton 123 House of Coffee

    The Grafton 123 not only serves great coffee, it’s also a neat place to hang out, meet friends or eat.  Daily lunch specials, fresh-baked...

    City: Grafton

  48. Griffith and Feil Soda Fountain

    Hailing from the western gate of the Mountain State, Griffith and Feil Soda Fountain in Kenova serves a unique blend of fine food and West...

    City: Kenova

  49. Guest House at Lost River

    Great food and an amazing wine list. A very cozy and friendly place. Before dinner, grab a cocktail by the fireside bar and enjoy an ...

    City: Lost River

  50. Hellbender Burritos

    The restaurant is in an old house and has an upstairs “sitting room” with games. The burritos are unique takes on Tex-Mex cuisine, ...

    City: Davis

  51. Hickory House

    Family-oriented establishment. Try the pork BBQ or the made-to-order fresh-cut ribeye.

    City: Jane Lew

  52. Hillbilly Hotdogs

    Hillbilly Hotdogs is famous for its “Homewrecker” and “The Doublewide.” The unique décor and friendly wait staff make your experience at...

    City: Huntington

  53. Holly River Restaurant

    Homemade bread, blackberry cobbler, lasagna, rhubarb pie and roast beef sandwiches are just a sampling of the Holly River Restaurant.

    City: Hacker Valley

  54. Hometown Market

    Reviewers rave about the apple-cinnamon pancakes, moist cornbread, stuffed pepper soup, goat’s milk peanut butter fudge and carrot cake...

    City: Buckhannon

  55. Ichiban

    With a sushi bar built on a stage, Ichiban is definitely unique! The intimate atmosphere makes guests feel like it’s a special night out....

    City: Charleston

  56. Jimmy’s Diner

    Feel like one of the family when you stop at Jimmy’s. Specialties include all the Italian favorites and the Rosi—a homemade sausage ...

    City: Shinnston

  57. Jug

    Menu features hot dogs, hamburgers, and the best fries around. Good food and good company.

    City: Middlebourne

  58. Kalico Kitchen

    Saturday nights are “rib nights” at Kalico Kitchen. Enjoy your ribs with all the fixings, and while you’re there be sure to try the homemade...

    City: Union

  59. Key Ingredients

    Located in a historic house in Bluefield, healthy, great-tasting food is the focus at Key Ingredients. Grilled salmon, organic burgers, ...

    City: Bluefield

  60. Kissel Stop Café

    A pleasant staff and inviting atmosphere are just two reasons the Kissel Stop Café is a great gathering place. The third is the delicious...

    City: Elkins

  61. La Trattoria

    Excellent italian fare. All of the pasta dishes are excellent, but their meat lasagna using WV locally raised and processed beef is...

    City: Martinsburg

  62. Later Alligator

    Atmosphere and great food can be found at Wheeling’s Later Alligator. This former saloon is located in city’s Centre Market Historic...

    City: Wheeling

  63. Lira

    Set in a refurbished Wesbanco, you’ll actually dine in a bank vault! Features individual and family-style servings. Try the Tuscan mussels...

    City: Morgantown

  64. Log Cabin Grille

    The lunch specials change monthly but the menu remains full of good, stick-to-your-ribs, hometown food. Daily specials may range from...

    City: Ellenboro

  65. Lost River General Store and Café

    Find fantastic food at Lost River and ice cream that’s out of this world. For breakfast, enjoy muffins, sticky buns, bagels or scones and...

    City: Lost River

  66. Lot 12 Public House - A Dining Destination

    A Dining Destination in the heart of downtown Berkeley Springs, serving upscale, seasonal, comfort cuisine by local Chef Damian Heath....

    City: Berkeley Springs

  67. Mama Anne’s

    Great steak hoagies. You have to try Mama Anne’s Big Boy!

    City: Beckley

  68. Market Vines

    Taking a trip to Wheeling? Stop by The Market Vines and enjoy the “JoCo Burger” - a halfpound Black Angus burger cooked and fixed the way...

    City: Wheeling

  69. Mason Jar

    Located in the heart of White Sulphur Springs, this quaint restaurant offers delicious food and friendly service. The Mason Jar is known for...

    City: White Sulphur Springs

  70. Mayberry’s Restaurant

    Step back in time at Mayberry’s Restaurant where you can have the “best Coke floats in town.”  The clean, friendly staff will make your...

    City: St. Albans

  71. Minard's Spaghetti Inn

    Spaghetti is in the name and it’s what they’re famous for! The homemade salad dressing is also a must. The perfect place for homecooked ...

    City: Clarksburg

  72. Monroe’s Deli Style Eatery

    Healthy and tasty food is on the menu at Monroe’s, as well as good music and an eclectic atmosphere.   The Laurel Mountain Coffeehouse is...

    City: Kingwood

  73. Muriale’s Restaurant

    At Muriale’s, “their sauce is their signature.” Serving southern Italian cuisine since 1969, this Fairmont institution is a must-dine-at...

    City: Fairmont

  74. O’Neills

    Eating at O’Neills is more like eating at home than in a restaurant, except at O’Neills you’ll get the best prime rib in West Virginia. The...

    City: Moorefield

  75. P.J. Berrys

    A restored historic building offering a great menu and piano music while you dine. The crab cakes are a must-try!

    City: Sutton

  76. Panorama at the Peak

    Fresh from the farm to your table is what you can expect at Panorama at the Peak. The restaurant features locally grown organic foods and a...

    City: Berkeley Springs

  77. Pasquale Mira

    Eggplant parmesan and pizza are the picks at Pasquale’s in Beckley. Perfect for dinner after a day of rafting on the New River. Bread and ...

    City: Beckley

  78. Pies and Pints - Charleston

    This West Virginia treasure in Fayetteville now has another location in Charleston. The pizza crust is hand-stretched and baked on a stone...

    City: Charleston

  79. Pizza Station

    Positioned along the railroad tracks that run through the center of town, The Pizza Station’s newly remodeled facility continues the train...

    City: St. Marys

  80. Poky Dot

    This 1950s-themed diner has the perfect retro atmosphere right down to the Formica tables and 1950s music.  The Poky Dot is best known for...

    City: Fairmont

  81. Press Room

    One of Shepherdstown’s most popular restaurants, the Press Room offers excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. Soft-shell...

    City: Shepherdstown

  82. Pretty Penny Cafe

    Good food, family dining in a casual atmosphere. Located in Watoga State Park, we serve country style family recipies.

    City: Hillsboro

  83. Quinets Court Restaurant

    New Martinsville’s oldest restaurant and best buffet around. Specializes in home-cooked recipes and desserts. Something for everyone in...

    City: New Martinsville

  84. Red Rooster Café

    Besides its ambience, The Red Rooster Café is known for many things: great steaks, delicious house vinaigrette salad dressing, homemade...

    City: Gassaway

  85. Rocco’s Ristorante

    The gold standard for Italian food, it’s a slice of the Old Country in the Mountain State. People come back again and again for...

    City: Ceredo

  86. Savannah's

    Located in a restored Victorian mansion that was built in 1902, Savannah’s offers a varied menu of the finest steaks and fresh seafood....

    City: Huntington

  87. Second and Center Café

    The quaint town of Weston is home to the Second and Center Café.  Locals and first-time visitors alike enjoy the homemade soups and...

    City: Weston

  88. Second Street Station

    The Second Street Station is known for its excellent service, good value and, of course, its great food.  Don’t leave without trying the...

    City: Mullens

  89. Smokey’s on the Gorge

    Started in 1978 as part of Class VI Rafting, Smokey’s on the Gorge was the first true restaurant in the whitewater industry. Today, the...

    City: Lansing

  90. Soho's Italian Restaurant

    Don’t pass up fabulous Italian food in a great location—the heart of Capitol Market in downtown Charleston. Spaghetti and meatballs,...

    City: Charleston

  91. South Hills Market and Café

    Whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed. Brioche French toast is served with your choice of bananas and...

    City: Charleston

  92. Stardust Café

    Go there for lunch, and you’ll want to stay for dinner! Locally grown ingredients, great service and relaxing atmosphere. Must try the Trust...

    City: Lewisburg

  93. Surrey House

    Located in one of the oldest homes in Chapmanville, The Surrey House was converted into a cozy restaurant in 2007. Enjoy locally grown...

    City: Chapmanville

  94. Thyme Bistro

    Extraordinary food at this hidden jewel in Weston. Crab-stuffed shrimp, pasta, baconwrapped meat loaf, potato-encrusted salmon and a...

    City: Weston

  95. Top Spot Country Cookin

    If country cooking is what you’re looking for, then head to Top Spot in Sissonville. Award-winning chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, baked...

    City: Sissonville

  96. Tricky Fish

    Diverse and delicious—that’s the menu at Tricky Fish. Enjoy fish tacos, gumbo, hot bologna, hush puppies and fried onion rings in a ...

    City: Charleston

  97. Undo’s

    Undo’s has three West Virginia locations to choose from for great Italian food: Benwood, Wheeling and Weirton. In business since 1953, Undo...

    City: Benwood

  98. Vandalian

    A new hotspot in Fayetteville for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excellent omelets and pancakes with berries or pecans. Fresh sushi, salads...

    City: Fayetteville

  99. Wally’s Restaurant

    You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but Wally’s is known for ribs! Worth the drive to Gilbert in the southern part of the state...

    City: Gilbert

  100. White Grass Café

    Out of a tiny kitchen in the heart of West Virginia snow country comes some of the best food in the land. Homemade soups, sandwiches and...

    City: Canaan Valley

  101. Ye Olde Alpha

    Ye Olde Alpha Restaurant, established in 1932, is a family owned and operated Restaurant and Lounge serving only fine, quality food and all...

    City: Wheeling