Snowshoe has some tasty restaurants, but if you wander off the mountain in search of some variety in your dining options, it's likely you'll end up at a small restaurant in Slatyfork. Slatyfork doesn't have a ton of options, but it does have The Fiddlehead, which was recently named to the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list.
I arrived at The Fiddlehead as soon as it opened (4 p.m. on Saturdays) ... and realized pretty quickly that I probably should have given them some more time to actually open. It was like I walked in and interrupted a get-together amongst the workers. There was a server's coat and purse just hanging out on one of the tables in the middle of the dining room, and pop music was crackling across a radio from the kitchen as people working had more interest in singing along with it than tending to customers. After I ordered and was receiving change back, the folks behind the counter were talking to each other during this transaction, rather than me. It was also very, very clear - via the aroma in the air - that there had been some extracurricular activities happening before my arrival. I mean, whatever. Sigh.
I ordered their fresh cut fries to go, which come with beer cheese, Fiddlehead "fry sauce" and mango habanero ketchup. A lot of other things on the menu actually look appealing - pimento bacon cheeseburger, crab & shrimp jambalaya, and a fig, rosemary and prosciutto pizza all caught my eye. But, fries are supposedly what they are known for.
As soon as the fries were ready, I left and opened them up in my car to snack along my drive. The ketchup was not unlike a regular ketchup - it just had a bit of a sweet flavor. The "fry sauce" is much like a cream "yum yum" sauce from a hibachi restaurant, and the beer cheese - as much as I wanted this one the most - had some interesting textural issues, like something had separated and I couldn't quite get it back together. It was the only sauce served warm, and I just played it safe and avoided that one. Fresh-cut crisp fries? Yes. Pretty decent sauces? Yes. Would I even want to try some of those other tasty items? Definitely. But a good environment? Meh.