Point Marion, PA Edition: Apple Annie's

By Candace Nelson - 8:00 AM

I've heard great, great things about Apple Annie's, which is just a short drive out of Morgantown and across the PA border. I've been told on multiple occasions to go with someone who knows how to get there because it's sort of situated in an alley. All I know is we took Point Marion Road for a while, then made a couple of random turns once we got close, and there it was.

The first thing I noticed was the smell. We parked in a lot adjacent to the building, but the whole area smelled like a bakery. I asked "Is that the restaurant?! It smells amazing out here." You must have cash for this place; they do have an ATM here, but I try to avoid those extra fees.

Inside, it's very homey. Newspaper clippings about local events or the restaurant decorate the walls. Delicious desserts dot the front counter. We were in for breakfast, and the menu is quite small but complete nonetheless. Unfortunately, both of the people I were with ran into some problems when ordering: One ordered something they ran out of and the other ordered a waffle, but their machine was broken.

All of their specials are $5. I went with the French Toast with sausage (or bacon) and two eggs (sunnyside up). You can also get a la carte items. The portions were huge, homecooked and made me feel at home. The french toast was fantastic, as was the sausage and eggs. I felt like I was back at my parents' house. I was so full by the time I was done, I couldn't take another bite.

But I did. I had to try their apple dumplings that I saw as we walked in. I hadn't had an apple dumpling before. But it's like a miniature apple pie. It's a whole apple with the crust around it. It was a little slice of heaven.

If you want a good homecooked meal, check Apple Annie's out. Service was spotty and not the kindest when we were asking about desserts, but the food makes up for it.

Grade: A
Apple Annie's on Urbanspoon
Apple Annie's on Urbanspoon

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