So, I’ve been to Green Bank before, but I had never been to eat at the Green Bank Observatory. So, when this small cafe found itself on the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia list, I made a special trip to get my hands sandwich with a good view of a pretty big telescope.
Starlight Cafe features warps, sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, pretzels and even milkshakes. They also something called “Lunar Lunch,” which is like their version of a happy meal. For $6, you can get 1/2 a sandwich (ham, turkey, PB&J or American Cheese on white or wheat bread), choice of fresh fruit, Yogurt, 1 oz. bag of chips, 8 oz. water and a limited time “wacky alien.”
Since I’m probably not the key age demographic for that, I went the more traditional “sandwich” route. I opted for the turkey breast sandwich topped with tomato, mayo and cheese. It’s nothing fancy; it’s not trying to be. And, I’m OK with that. Most people aren’t going here for a dining destination; they’re going to learn about the incredible research going on here. But, it’s nice that while you’re exploring, you can also grab a bite to eat.
The sandwich was decent. It’s nothing special, but it was piled high with turkey and the tomatoes were fresh. I’ve had my share of turkey sandwiches, so I’m OK with not making this a regular occurrence. But, if you’re in the area, it’s a decent option.