101 Unique Places to Dine in WV

By Candace Nelson - 8:51 AM

WV Tourism put together this cool list of the greatest places to dine in West Virginia. I would love to be able to try all of these some day.

  1. 33 Country Club
    Wednesday-night specials. Enjoy mouth-watering steak sandwiches on homemade bread.
    City: Glenville
  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. Barb’s Diner
    Barb’s is proudest of its down-home atmosphere and friendly service. It is best known for its daily specials and all-day breakfast menu.
    City: Middlebourne
  4. 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
  5. Billie Ann’s Restaurant
    Serving some of the best steaks and ribs in southern West Virginia. Owner is a direct descendant of the Hatfields of the famous Hatfield...
    City: Gilbert
  6. Blue Grass Kitchen
    This delightful laid-back restaurant serves up organic and vegetarian fare in a restored historic building on Charleston’s East End.
    City: Charleston
  7. Blue Moon Café
    Best known for great homemade dishes from soup to quiche to steak and cheese subs. The artwork decorating the café wall offers an eclectic...
    City: Shepherdstown
  8. 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
  9. Bohemian Bakery
    At The Bohemian Bakery, all entrees and desserts are homemade using the finest food, handmade from the freshest ingredients. Located in the...
    City: Bluefield
  10. Bujo’s Grill & Ale
    Order Tammy’s signature burger with a side of homemade soup. Don’t forget to try the cheesecake, too.
    City: New Martinsville
  11. 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
  12. Cafe Cimino Country Inn
    Cafe Cimino Country Inn is Casual elegance in the heart of West Virginia. A lovely historic mansion at the end of a quiet main street...
    City: Sutton
  13. 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
  14. Castiglia’s Italian Eatery
    Great Italian food with generous portions. The staff is very personable and makes you feel right at home.
    City: Keyser
  15. Cathedral Cafe

    City: Fayetteville
  16. Chirico’s Ristorante & Catering
    Bring your appetite: Chirico’s is best known for its authentic Italian cuisine such as the “Tour of Italy,” which consists of lasagna,...
    City: Logan
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Colasessano's World Famous Pizza & Pepperoni Buns
    Visit Colasessano's Pizza & Pepperoni Rolls for our famous signature pizza and pepperoni rolls. Colasessano's has been in business for...
    City: Fairmont
  20. Company’s Comin’ - Murray’s Downhome Diner
    Company’s Comin’ diner presents a very warm, inviting and clean atmosphere.  Breakfast is served all day and includes buckwheat cakes,...
    City: Fellowsville
  21. Crabby Patti’s
    Specializing in Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp salads and cream of crab soup.
    City: Ripley
  22. 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
  23. DB’s X-Clusive
    DB's X-Clusive is southern West Virginia finest dining experience.  Our restaurant was listed as "101 unique places to dine in WV" brochure....
    City: Welch
  24. Delish Express
    Build your own sandwich at this lunch-time favorite on Charleston’s East End. Take your pick from hearty soups, sandwiches and wraps.
    City: Charleston
  25. Deliziosa Café at Unexpected Treasures
    Deliziosa is a quaint restaurant located in downtown Elkins. In addition to great soups, sandwiches and desserts, patrons also can take a...
    City: Elkins
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Dominic's

    City: Princeton
  29. Dutch Haus Restaurant
    Located At The Greenbrier Valley Airport. Fine Food In A Casual Atmosphere. Serving Steaks, Seafood, Sandwiches, And Subs. We Offer...
    City: Lewisburg
  30. Earth Dog Café
    This eco-friendly restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere, great food and great drinks!
    City: Berkeley Springs
  31. Ember
    Ember is Award Winning Restaurateur Brian Ball's newest culinary masterpiece at Snowshoe Resort. Steaks, Sushi, Thai and International...
    City: Snowshoe
  32. Fairview Diner
    Stop by for home-cooked meals and tasty desserts.
    City: West Union
  33. Fat Bob's Roadhouse Diner
    Located inside of Harley-Davidson of West Virginia over looking our Service Department. At Fat Bob's we serve fresh food - not fast food....
    City: South Charleston
  34. Fifth Floor
    The Fifth Floor is home to hot pepper and hot sausage soup made with local Demus sausage, as well as fabulous martinis, a huge single-malt...
    City: Clarksburg
  35. Flying Pigs
    Flying Pigs uses locally grown and homemade ingredients in their foods. Great breakfast menu, fresh fruit pies and salads.
    City: Thomas
  36. 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
  37. Gloria’s Lighthouse Café
    Ambiance, steaks and personality.  Open Friday and Saturday only. Reservations required.
    City: Point Pleasant
  38. Golden Anchor Restaurant & Portside Pub
    Offering Fine Dining with a spectacular view of the second highest point in West Virginia, overlooking the Dolly Sods National Wilderness...
    City: Canaan Valley
  39. Good Natured
    This organic café prepares a large variety of soups, sandwiches, entrees and goodies all from scratch. 
    City: Martinsburg
  40. Grafton 123
    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
  41. Granny's Kitchen
    Good food, home-made pies and cakes, country cooking.
    City: Frametown
  42. 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
  43. Hammer’s Sandwich Shop
    Hammer’s offers breakfast and lunch specials, boxed lunches and catering for parties, business meetings, church functions and any other kind...
    City: Huntington
  44. Helvetia Hutte Restaurant
    Known for its original recipes brought from Switzerland over a century ago. Menu items include a rosti, sauerbraten, chicken, homemade bread...
    City: Helvetia
  45. Heritage Café

    City: Bluefield
  46. Hermitage Motel & Restaurant
    The Hermitage, a 47-room motel with a casual restaurant, is located on the Greenbrier River, deep in the Allegheny Mountains on a seven...
    City: Bartow
  47. Hickory House

    City: Jane Lew
  48. 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
  49. Hillbrook Inn
    Located on property once owned by George Washington, Hillbrook Inn is the perfect place for an elegant dining experience. Make a reservation...
    City: Charles Town
  50. 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
  51. Jim’s Drive In
    Drive-up restaurant with an old-time drive-in feel. Hamburgers, homemade chili, BBQ, English style hotdogs and ice cream brought right to...
    City: Lewisburg
  52. Jim's Steak And Spaghetti House
    Founded in 1938, family owned and operated. Seventy years of customer satisfaction assures you of our consistent quality and personalized...
    City: Huntington
  53. JoCo’s Centre Market Café
    Taking a trip to Wheeling? Be sure to stop by JoCo’s Centre Market Café and enjoy the “JoCo Burger” – a half-pound Black Angus burger cooked...
    City: Wheeling
  54. Joe Fazio's Restaurant
    Dine in true Italian atmosphere at Joe Fazio's Little Italy. Pizza, pasta, spaghetti & meatballs, steaks and chicken. Carry out available,...
    City: Charleston
  55. 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
  56. King Tut Drive-In
    You won’t want to miss this Beckley hot spot that was voted one of the “Top 55 Must See Places in WV” in 2004.  The mouth-watering menu...
    City: Beckley
  57. Kirk’s
    If you’re in the mood for home-style cooking then Kirk’s is the place to be. A family restaurant, Kirk’s offers a full Breakfast, lunch...
    City: Hinton
  58. 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
  59. Last Run Restaurant
    At The Last Run Restaurant, the food is good and the unique setting is outstanding. Meals are cooked from scratch – no instant potatoes here...
    City: Cass
  60. 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
  61. Liberty Street Carryout
    If you’re going to Liberty Street Carryout, be sure to go early; the lunch crowd is standing-room only.  Once there, you’ll find some of the...
    City: Charles Town
  62. Lil’ Moe’s Restaurant
    Frequent customers agree that Lil Moe’s has become the “most unique gathering place in Philippi.” This is due in no small part to the great...
    City: Philippi
  63. Lodge At Kelly Mountain
    Come experience Central West Virginia's premiere dining and lodging destination with spectacular mountain views. Eclectic chef and owner...
    City: Elkins
  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. Mama’s Kitchen
    ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) love Mama’s breakfast, which features the restaurant’s renowned omelets. You’ll also have reason to love...
    City: Beverly
  66. Mario’s Fishbowl
    If you think a place where you can get an ice-cold fishbowl of beer is not family-friendly, then you’ve never been to Mario’s.  This unique...
    City: Morgantown
  67. 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
  68. Maxwell’s
    Maxwell’s is best known for its spinach and cheese rounds, as well as a wide selection of vegetarian sandwiches and entrees. The restaurant...
    City: Morgantown
  69. 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
  70. Mellow Moods
    One visit to Mellow Moods and you’ll see why it is one of Shepherdstown’s best-kept secrets.  A favorite spot of the college crowd as well...
    City: Shepherdstown
  71. 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
  72. Morrison’s Drive Inn
    World famous hot dogs, homemade onion rings and a glimpse of curb girl Sally Wall all await you at Morrison’s Drive Inn.  Sally’s been...
    City: Logan
  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. Oliverio's Restaurante - Bridgeport
    Oliverio’s Restaurant in Bridgeport features fresh seafood and great steaks, as well as some of the best Italian food in the area. All...
    City: Bridgeport
  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. Parkette
    The Parkette has been a Bridgeport/Clarksburg area staple since the 1950s.  Enjoy what generations of locals have enjoyed: great Italian and...
    City: Clarksburg
  78. Pies & Pints Pizzeria-Pub
    Pies & Pints claims to have the “best pizza on the planet.”  Here you’ll find unusual combos, great salads, an extensive imported beer...
    City: Fayetteville
  79. Pinnacle Drive Inn
    This long-established Pineville eatery may be best known for its hoagies and hot dogs. The Pinnacle Drive Inn never ceases to draw first...
    City: Pineville
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. Pretty Penny
    Good food, family dining in a casual atmosphere. Located in Watoga State Park, we serve country style family recipies.
    City: Marlinton
  83. Purple Fiddle Coffeehouse & Mountain Market
    The Purple Fiddle is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue, coffeehouse and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo...
    City: Thomas
  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. Rezan's Restaurant and Lounge
    Rezan’s unique menu that ranges from home-style cooking to international gourmet cuisine is guaranteed to please even the pickiest palate....
    City: Fayetteville
  86. River Car Restaurant & Sports Bar
    Bring family, friends or that special someone to The River Car Restaurant & Sports Bar. Enjoy a versatile menu that ranges from fine...
    City: Elkins
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. Sedona Cantina and Tapas
    Everything is made in-house from the restaurant’s own recipes at Sedona Cantina and Tapas. The unique menu includes items like the “Cajun...
    City: Fayetteville
  91. Smokey Ray’s
    This restaurant is famous for its smoked brisket, baby ribs, pulled pork, seafood and steaks. A full-service restaurant and sports bar,...
    City: Philippi
  92. 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
  93. Solera Café &Wine Bar (NOW RICHWOOD GRILL)
    Solera is a “Nuevo-Latino” inspired restaurant featuring Brazilian churrasco-style steaks and a wine cellar dominated by Argentinean and...
    City: Morgantown
  94. Stone Soup Bistro
    A colonial-era storefront in the historic district of Shepherdstown is home to the Stone Soup Bistro.  This restaurant features vegetarian...
    City: Shepherdstown
  95. Sunset Grill
    The Sunset Grill in Craigsville offers a varied menu with something sure to please everyone in your party.  Choose from clam chowder, chili,...
    City: Craigsville
  96. 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
  97. 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
  98. 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
  99. Wally’s Restaurant
    Denny’s famous smoked barbecue ribs will get you in the door and the great atmosphere will keep you coming back. The restaurant is home to...
    City: Gilbert
  100. White Grass Ski Touring Center
    Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing are fun, easy to learn, inexpensive, and healthy ways to spend some of your free winter time. Since '79...
    City: Davis
  101. Wildernest Inn
    Located in West Virginia's scenic Potomac Highlands, south of Petersburg. Wildernest Inn and Wildlife Sanctuary is a special, unique country...

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