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101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia

Jul. 14, 2009 @ 04:56 PM

The West Virginia Division of Tourism and the Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia partnered to identify some of the best “can’t miss” eateries across the state. These selections are the “people’s choice” and are only a sampling of what West Virginia has to offer. You are encouraged to visit these and the other out-of-the-way unique places found around the state. We hope you enjoy your meal!

Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachian

The Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia is a grassroots nonprofit organization that was formed in 2005 to begin the promotion of community and economic development by encouraging a new way of Appalachian cooking with a healthier version of traditional foods emphasizing local ingredients and agritourism. For more information about The Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia visit www.wvfarm2u.org.

1. 33 Country Club
Rt. 33/119, Glenville
(304) 462-8494
Wednesday-night specials. Enjoy mouth-watering steak sandwiches on homemade bread.

2. Alexander’s on 7th
508 Seventh St., Moundsville
(304) 845-0582

Unique café menu creations. This property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building originally housed the Citizen’s Savings & Loan Bank and the former lobby is now the dining area. Just behind the bar is the original bank vault which is now used as the “bar-back.”

3. Barb’s Diner
206 Main St., Middlebourne
(304) 758-9849
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.

4. Baristas Café and Pub
326 Main St., New Martinsville
(304) 455-5410
Café serves quality drinks, freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts that will make you realize the importance of savoring your food.

5. Billie Ann’s Restaurant
Rt. 52, Main Street, Gilbert
(304) 664-9700
Serving some of the best steaks and ribs in southern West Virginia. Owner is a direct descendant of the Hatfields of the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud.

6. Blue Grass Kitchen
1600 Washington St. E., Charleston
(304) 346-2871
This delightful laid-back restaurant serves up organic and vegetarian fare in a restored historic building on Charleston’s East End.

7. Blue Moon Café
200 East High St., Shepherdstown
(304) 876-1920
Best known for great homemade dishes from soup to quiche to steak and cheese subs. The artwork decorating the café wall offers an eclectic view at this hot spot.

8. Blues BBQ
1109 Jefferson Rd., South Charleston
(304) 744-8335
Blues is famous for its mouth-watering barbecue and ribs, smoked fresh daily right on the premises and served in a casual dining atmosphere. Or, choose from a variety of specialty salads and sandwiches, then top off your meal with a delicious hand-spun milkshake.

9. Bujo’s Grill & Ale
293 N. State Rt. 2, New Martinsville
(304) 455-0110
Order Tammy’s signature burger with a side of homemade soup. Don’t forget to try the cheesecake, too.

10. Burger Carte
Rt. 60, Smithers
(304) 442-2071
This favorite has been serving up homemade hot dog chili and slaw, hand-patted hamburgers, pretzel dogs, sea dogs, funnel fries and broccoli bites for 40 years.

11. Café Cimino
616 Main St., Sutton
(304) 765-2913
This B&B housed in a 100-year-old mansion offers a relaxed atmosphere, amazing views and a fresh menu of organic foods.

12. Carol’s Crossroads Best
19 Wallback Rd., Maysel
(304) 587-7259
Stop by for the famous Deluxe Nancy Burger – two hamburger patties, three slices of bread and your favorite condiments. A homemade cream pie also is recommended.

13. Castiglia’s Italian Eatery
Rt. 220, Keyser
(304) 788-1300
Great Italian food with generous portions. The staff is very personable and makes you feel right at home.

14. Cathedral Café
134 S. Court St., Fayetteville
(304) 574-0202
Best known for its pancakes, this charming 90-year-old church is very casual and kid friendly, too.

15. Chirico’s Ristorante & Catering
24 Main Ave., Logan
(304) 752-8900
Bring your appetite: Chirico’s is best known for its authentic Italian cuisine such as the “Tour of Italy,” which consists of lasagna, spaghetti, rigatoni, meatballs, Italian sausage and a baby calzone.

16. CJ Maggie’s
16 E. Main St., Buckhannon
(304) 472-8369
CJ Maggie’s has an eclectic mix of food that is worth indulging in. The amazing food in combination with the charming atmosphere and pleasant staff make for a great dining experience.

17. Colasante’s Italian Cuisine
416 Fairmont Rd., Morgantown
(304) 296-7689
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 passing through for a game.

18. Colasessano’s Pizza & Pepperoni Rolls
506 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairmont
(304) 363-9713
Sit back and relax while you watch your favorite sports team and dine on your favorite, made-from-scratch pizza.

19. Company’s Comin’ Murray’s Downhome Diner
Rt. 50, George Washington Hwy., Fellowsville
(304) 892-3807
Company’s Comin’ diner presents a very warm, inviting and clean atmosphere. Breakfast is served all day and includes buckwheat cakes, homemade sausage, gravy, omelets and much more.

20. Crabby Patti’s
123 N. Court St., Ripley
(304) 372-4466
Specializing in Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp salads and cream of crab soup.

21. Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant
215 Highland Ave., Williamstown
(304) 375-3633
Serving both lunch and dinner specials. The restaurant’s original creation, the “GERMAN PIZZA®” is very popular and unique as is its fantastic “Spaghetti Mona Lisa.”

22. DB’s X-Clusive
63 Wyoming St., Welch
(304) 346-6500
Never has there been such a fine-dining restaurant in this country. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food excellent.

23. Der Dog Haus
2000 E. Seventh St., Parkersburg
(304) 422-7703
Hot dogs, Thursday night ribs, great veggie soup, nightly specials, sandwiches, salads and much more.

24. Delish Express
1599½ Washington St. E., Charleston
(304) 342-8889
Build your own sandwich at this lunch-time favorite on Charleston’s East End. Take your pick from hearty soups, sandwiches and wraps.

25. Deliziosa Café at Unexpected Treasures
110 Third St., Elkins
(304) 637-2300
Deliziosa is a quaint restaurant located in downtown Elkins. In addition to great soups, sandwiches and desserts, patrons also can take a stroll of the store for gourmet gift baskets, crafts, candles, lotions, bath products and other unique gifts.

26. Diehl’s Restaurant
152 Main Ave., Nitro
(304) 755-9353
The down-home atmosphere is a welcoming ingredient in this family-friendly, family-owned restaurant. Choose from a broad selection of foods like salads, sandwiches and steak dinners. And don’t forget the dessert!

27. Dirty Ernie’s Rib Pit
310 Keller Ave., Fayetteville
(304) 574-4822
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 hungry.

28. Dominic’s Italian Chop House
800 Main St., Summersville
(304) 872-7333
Wash down your meal with a West Virginia-brewed Appalachian Ale and follow it with one of Dominic’s outstanding desserts. Located in a beautifully restored former bank building in downtown Summersville.

29. Earth Dog Café
398 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs
(304) 258-0500
This eco-friendly restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere, great food and great drinks!

30. Ember Restaurant
1 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Snowshoe
(304) 572-1111
Settled in an urban setting in the backcountry of Pocahontas County, Ember’s is known for putting an elegant twist on old favorites.

31. Fairview Diner
Rt. 2, Box 41, West Union
(304) 873-1438
Stop by for home-cooked meals and tasty desserts.
32. Fatbob’s Roadhouse Diner
4924 MacCorkle Ave. SW (inside Harley-Davidson of WV), South Charleston
(304) 768-1600
Pull up a seat and enjoy the camaraderie of the employees at Fat Bob’s. They’re sure to make your dining experience fun and enjoyable.

33. Fazio’s
1008 Bullitt St., Charleston
This Charleston staple has been serving authentic Italian food for more than 50 years.

34. Flying Pigs
134 East St., Thomas
(304) 463-4292
Flying Pigs uses locally grown and homemade ingredients in their foods. Great breakfast menu, fresh fruit pies and salads.

35. Gloria’s Lighthouse Café
P.O. Box 64, Point Pleasant
(304) 593-8451
Ambiance, steaks and personality.

36. Golden Anchor Restaurant
Box 15 B, Rt. 32 South, Canaan Valley
(304) 866-2722
Situated on a mountain homestead at the southern edge of Canaan Valley, Golden Anchor restaurant is located in a renovated barn that was built in the 1930s, and takes pride in serving the freshest seafood from markets on the Eastern Shores.

37. Good Natured
209 S. Raleigh St., Martinsburg
(304) 262-9978
This organic café prepares a large variety of soups, sandwiches, entrees and goodies all from scratch.

38. Granny’s Kitchen
State Rt. 4, Frametown
(304) 364-5149
Simple, country-inspired food. This small diner is tucked away on the banks of the Elk River and greets each guest with tasty and affordable menu items.

39. Griffith and Feil Soda Fountain
1405 Chestnut St., Kenova
(304) 453-4192
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 Virginia history.

40. Hammer’s Sandwich Shop
1102 Third Ave. (River Towers), Huntington
(304) 523-2736
Hammer’s offers breakfast and lunch specials, boxed lunches and catering for parties, business meetings, church functions and any other kind of event you may have in mind.

41. Helvetia Hutte Restaurant
1 Main St., Helvetia
(304) 924-6435
Known for its original recipes brought from Switzerland over a century ago. Menu items include a rosti, sauerbraten, chicken, homemade bread and onion pie. Make sure you sample everyone’s favorite – the peach cobbler.

42. Heritage Café
500 Bland St., Bluefield
(304) 327-9022
Sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, desserts and more.

43. Hermitage Inn & Restaurant
203 Virginia Ave., Petersburg
(304) 257-1711
The Hermitage Inn & Restaurant offers a casual, affordable, yet elegant dining experience. It has an extensive wine collection sure to please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur.

44. Hickory House
1137 U.S. 19 N., Jane Lew
(304) 269-7373
Be sure to bring the whole family to Hickory House for mouth-watering barbecue. Serving lunch and dinner.

45. Hillbilly Hotdogs
Lesage, Huntington and Lavalette locations
(304) 762-2458
Hillbilly Hotdogs is famous for its “Homewrecker” and “The Doublewide.” The unique décor and friendly wait staff make your experience at Hillbilly Hotdogs one you’ll want to come back for.

46. Hillbrook Inn
4490 Summit Point Rd., Charles Town
(304) 725-4223
Located on property once owned by George Washington, Hillbrook Inn is the perfect place for an elegant dining experience. Make a reservation for a seven-course dinner, leisurely three-course lunch or High Tea.

47. Holly River Restaurant
Rt. 20, Hacker Valley
(304) 493-6353
Homemade bread, blackberry cobbler, lasagna, rhubarb pie and roast beef sandwiches are just a sampling of the Holly River Restaurant.

48. Jim’s Drive In
Rt. 60 West, Lewisburg
(304) 645-2590
This drive-in restaurant with homemade food and curbside service has been in business for more than 50 years. This family eatery specializes in mouth-watering barbecue and hot dog chili.

49. Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House
920 Fifth Ave., Huntington
(304) 696-9788
Operated by the same owner for more than 70 years, this old-fashioned family diner serves affordable spaghetti, sandwiches, steaks, pies and so much more.

50. JoCo’s Centre Market Café
2251 Market St., Wheeling
(304) 230-1140
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 and fixed the way you like. You won’t be disappointed.

51. Kalico Kitchen
Main St. North, Union
(304) 772-3104
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 biscuits and some of the best blackberry cobbler in the state.

52. King Tut Drive-In
301 N. Eisenhower Drive, Beckley
(304) 252-6353
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 consists of pizza and sandwiches as well as full dinners – all of which you can either take home or eat right there in the car. Top your meal off with a slice of King Tut’s famous homemade pie.

53. Kirk’s
215 Main St., Hinton
(304) 466-4600
If you’re in the mood for traditional pub fare, Kirk’s is the place to be. Kirk’s also offers a full list of imported and domestic beers and wines, as well as pool tables, dart boards and televisions to give you the “full pub experience.”

54. Kissel Stop Café
23 Third St., Elkins
(304) 636-8810
A pleasant staff and inviting atmosphere are just two reasons the Kissel Stop Café is a great gathering place. The third is the delicious food, including the restaurant’s well-known homemade chicken salad. Housed in the original 1896 Opera House, the Kissel Stop Café is an Elkins must-see location.

55. Later Alligator
2145 Market St., Wheeling
(304) 233-7625
Atmosphere and great food can be found at Wheeling’s Later Alligator. This former saloon is located in city’s Centre Market Historic District, and specializes in crepes, sandwiches and homemade soups. You’ll keep coming back for more.

56. Liberty Street Carryout
110 W. Liberty St., Charles Town
(304) 728-8674
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 best diner food in the area, including the restaurant’s famous homemade soup. The restaurant also has a unique location: It’s built atop one of the only entrances to the underground lake that lies beneath the historic town of Charles Town.

57. Lil’ Moe’s Restaurant
23 N. Main St., Philippi
(304) 457-2680
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 wings, steamed shrimp specials and stacked sandwiches piled high with meat, slaw and fries. You’ll also find a full array of beer, ale, wines, coolers and other products from Mountaineer Brewing Company.

58. Log Cabin Grille
Rt. 16 S., 142 Main St., Ellenboro
(304) 869-3999
The lunch specials change monthly but the menu remains full of good, stick-to-your-ribs, hometown food. Daily specials may range from porcupine meatballs or beef stroganoff over noodles to creamed tomatoes over biscuits or salmon patties. You’ll love the homemade gravies, soups and sauces, as well as unique menu items like horseradish pickles and butter beans.

59. Mama’s Kitchen
Beverly Pike, Beverly
(304) 636-7672
ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) love Mama’s breakfast, which features the restaurant’s renowned omelets. You’ll also have reason to love the other menu items: homemade pies, spare ribs, cornbread and beans. The restaurant’s unique walls are covered in murals portraying local attractions, including Blackwater Falls and Seneca Rocks.

60. Mario’s Fishbowl
704 Richwood Ave., Morgantown
(304) 292-2511
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 piece of Morgantown history welcomes kids from 7 to 70, and besides its trademark fishbowl glasses it offers superb wings, chili, french fries and hot Italian subs. Originally started as a lunch counter and grocery in 1950, Mario’s has evolved over the years to be one of Morgantown’s favorite little places to go for wings, memories and a cold one.

61. Maxwell’s
1 Wall St., Morgantown
(304) 292-0982
Maxwell’s is best known for its spinach and cheese rounds, as well as a wide selection of vegetarian sandwiches and entrees. The restaurant has been in the same location for almost 33 years and is the oldest restaurant still operating in downtown Morgantown.

62. Mayberry’s Restaurant
1481 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans
(304) 722-2660
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 visit a happy one.

63. Mellow Moods
111 W. German St., Shepherdstown
(304) 876-0608
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 as the locals, this restaurant uses all organic materials from local farms. The food is made per order and is always fresh.

64. Monroe’s Deli Style Eatery
110 E. Main St., Kingwood
(304) 329-3354
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 held here on the second Saturday of each month from October through April, bringing in acoustic musicians from all over the nation for your listening enjoyment. You also can take home a piece of Monroe’s for yourself; the walls are lined with paintings, books, teapots and crafts for sale.

65. Morrison’s Drive Inn
126 Stolllings Ave., Logan
(304) 752-9872
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 serving some of the best hot dogs in the state for almost 60 years and still works a full schedule. Morrison’s earned the designations of “No. 1 Hot Dog Chili” and “No. 1 Hot Dog in the State of WV” in 2007 from www.wvhotdogs.com.

66. Muriale’s Restaurant
1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont
(304) 363-3190
At Muriale’s, “their sauce is their signature.” Serving southern Italian cuisine since 1969, this Fairmont institution is a must-dine-at destination.

67. Oliverio’s Ristorante
507 E. Main St., Bridgeport
(304) 842-7388
Oliverio’s Restaurant in Bridgeport features fresh seafood and great steaks, as well as some of the best Italian food in the area. All recipes are homemade daily and include the very popular all-you-can-eat Italian salad and bread sticks, angel hair crab balls, and angel hair pasta with meatballs.

68. O’Neills
614 N. Main St., Moorefield
(304) 530-2727
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 atmosphere is homey, the staff is very friendly and the owners treat you like family.

69. Panorama at the Peak
3299 Cacapon Rd., Berkeley Springs
(304) 258-0050
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 breath-taking panoramic view. You’ll love this environmentally friendly green restaurant.

70. Pies & Pints
219 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville
(304) 574-2200
Pies & Pints claims to have the “best pizza on the planet.” Here you’ll find unusual combos, great salads, an extensive imported beer list, top-notch service and great ambiance. This place has it all and is a credit to West Virginia.

71. Pinnacle Drive Inn
Pinnacle Avenue and Rt. 16, Pineville
(304) 732-7785
This long-established Pineville eatery may be best known for its hoagies and hot dogs. The Pinnacle Drive Inn never ceases to draw first-time visitors as well as its loyal clientele.

72. Poky Dot
1111 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont
(304) 366-3271
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 its homemade potato chips.

73. Rezan’s
722 Laurel Creek Road (off Rt. 19), Fayetteville
(304) 574-0848
Rezan’s unique menu that ranges from home-style cooking to international gourmet cuisine is guaranteed to please even the pickiest palate. The restaurant is best known for its “Buffalo Chicken Dip” and its unmatched cuts of steaks. Every Friday night, Rezan’s offers live music and also has numerous themed event nights throughout the week.

74. Savannah’s Restaurant
1208 Sixth Ave., Huntington
(304) 529-0919
Located in a restored Victorian mansion that was built in 1902, Savannah’s offers a varied menu of the finest steaks and fresh seafood. Savannah’s has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 1999 and also earned a five-diamond award of excellence by the North American Restaurant Association.

75. Second and Center Café
139 E. Second St., Weston
(304) 517-1151
The quaint town of Weston is home to the Second and Center Café. Locals and first-time visitors alike enjoy the homemade soups and sandwiches that are prepared fresh daily.

76. Second Street Station
315 Moran Ave., Mullens
(304) 294-0330
The Second Street Station is known for its excellent service, good value and, of course, its great food. Don’t leave without trying the restaurant’s signature sandwich, the “Choo Choo burger.”

77. Sedona Cantina and Tapas
State Rt. 16, Fayetteville
(304) 574-3411
Everything is made in-house from the restaurant’s own recipes at Sedona Cantina and Tapas. The unique menu includes items like the “Cajun Fire Styx” and ethnic food from Japanese to Greek delicacies.

78. Smokey Ray’s
109 N. Main St., Philippi
(304) 457-2646
This restaurant is famous for its smoked brisket, baby ribs, pulled pork, seafood and steaks. A full-service restaurant and sports bar, Smokey Ray’s has a drive through and four big screen TVs and can accommodate more than 120 patrons. Specialty drinks also are part of the menu.

79. Smokey’s on the Gorge
Ames Heights Rd., Lansing
(304) 574-4905
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 restaurant’s great buffet and salad bar, as well as the awesome view, draw customers back year after year.

80. Solera Café & Wine Bar
318 Richwood Ave., Morgantown
(304) 292-1888
Solera is a “Nuevo-Latino” inspired restaurant featuring Brazilian churrasco-style steaks and a wine cellar dominated by Argentinean and Spanish wines. The menu is a concentration of organic, free-range meats and sustainably harvested seafood. You’ll enjoy unique cocktails with interesting liquors, as well as a modern art gallery and openings and exhibits.

81. Stone Soup Bistro
112 W. German St., Shepherdstown
(304) 876-8477
A colonial-era storefront in the historic district of Shepherdstown is home to the Stone Soup Bistro. This restaurant features vegetarian and vegan options along with locally grown and organic food.

82. The Bohemian Bakery
701 Bland St., Bluefield
(304) 327-9300
At The Bohemian Bakery, all entrees and desserts are homemade using the finest food, handmade from the freshest ingredients. Located in the old Holly Store building on the outskirts of the Bluefield Arts District, the building has been converted to an art gallery which houses local and regional art works.

83. The Fifth Floor
134 South Third St., Clarksburg
(304) 326-5555
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 scotch collection, beautiful vistas of downtown Clarksburg and a manager and bartender second to none. The restaurant is located on the top floor (Fifth Floor) of the former Broida’s building, which was built in 1920s and housed fine women’s fashion, including a furrier, for several generations.

84. The Fresh Seafood Company
800 Smith St., Charleston
(304) 344-1905
Capitol Market, an old train station that was converted to a farmers market in downtown Charleston, houses The Fresh Seafood Market. Known for the “big fish sandwich,” The Fresh Seafood Market is a must-visit location for any seafood lover.

85. The Grafton 123
123 W. Main St., Grafton
(304) 903-4717
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 cheesecakes, cakes, cookies, brownies and biscotti are sure to please. Wireless Internet service available.

86. The Last Run Restaurant
State Rt. 28/92 North between Dunmore and Green Bank, Cass
(304) 456-9952
At The Last Run Restaurant, the food is good and the unique setting is outstanding. Meals are cooked from scratch – no instant potatoes here – and the ice cream is hand dipped. Located in the original Cass Company Store, the restaurant is open seasonally.

87. The Lodge at Kelly Mountain
Kelly Mountain Rd., Elkins
(304) 635-0300
Eclectic chef and owner Martin Biafora serves up some of the best dishes around, including filet mignon, authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and fresh mushroom soup made from locally picked Cheat Mountain mushrooms. Besides a great meal, you’ll get a “million-dollar view” of the beautiful Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.

88. The Mason Jar
61 E. Main St., White Sulphur Springs
(304) 536-5001
Located in the heart of White Sulphur Springs, this quaint restaurant offers delicious food and friendly service. The Mason Jar is known for its scrumptious fried green tomatoes and generously large portions.

89. The Parkette
Old Rt. 50/Old Bridgeport Hill Rd., Clarksburg
(304) 623-0155
The Parkette has been a Bridgeport/Clarksburg area staple since the 1950s. Enjoy what generations of locals have enjoyed: great Italian and diner food.

90. The Pizza Station
206 Lafayette St., St. Marys
(304) 684-2411
Positioned along the railroad tracks that run through the center of town, The Pizza Station’s newly remodeled facility continues the train theme throughout the restaurant. As its name suggests, it is best known for its pizza but it also has a nice, family-friendly atmosphere.

91. The Pretty Penny
Watoga State Park, Marlinton
(304) 799-2646
The Pretty Penny uses fresh produce and meats from local Pocahontas County farmers in its delicious and unique dishes. Any choice from the menu is a good one, whether you choose from local favorites like spaghetti, rainbow trout, grass-fed beef burger and fries or go for something more exotic.

92. The Purple Fiddle
21 East Ave., Thomas
(304) 463-4040
Located in the old DePollo building, The Purple Fiddle is known throughout the state as an eclectic and delicious dining choice. Menu items include homemade ice cream, falafel, pico de gallo, hummus, wild turkey gobbler and the “World Peace Wrap.”

93. The Red Rooster Café
602 Elk St., Gassaway
(304) 364-6023
Besides its ambience, The Red Rooster Café is known for many things: great steaks, delicious house vinaigrette salad dressing, homemade lasagna and melt-in-your-mouth crab cakes. Try the popular Sunday brunch, and don’t forget to sample the restaurant’s famous selection of homemade desserts.

94. The River Car Restaurant & Sports Bar
Next to Revelle’s Campground, Elkins
(304) 636-0174
Bring family, friends or that special someone to The River Car Restaurant & Sports Bar. Enjoy a versatile menu that ranges from fine dining to burgers and fries in one of the restaurant’s distinctive dining settings: aboard the Pullman dining car, riverside or in the sports bar.

95. The Sunset Grill
914 Craigsville Rd., Rt. 55, Craigsville
(304) 742-5115
The Sunset Grill in Craigsville offers a varied menu with something sure to please everyone in your party. Choose from clam chowder, chili, steaks, chicken alfredo, shrimp scampi, stuffed flounder, lasagna, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, cheese sticks or onion rings – all made from scratch.

96. The Surrey House
62 Shae Ave., Chapmanville
(304) 855-5770
Located in one of the oldest homes in Chapmanville, The Surrey House was converted into a cozy restaurant in 2007. Enjoy locally grown seasonal items such as fried green tomatoes, homemade pies and chicken and dumplings.

97. Top Spot Country Cookin’
7139 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville
(304) 984-2816
If country cooking is what you’re looking for, then head to Top Spot in Sissonville. Award-winning chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, baked steak, fried chicken and cornbread are all on the menu. The waitresses are very friendly, courteous and considerate and will accommodate changes in orders without question.

98. Undo’s
Benwood,Elm Grove and Weirton locations
(304) 233-0560
Undo’s has three West Virginia locations to choose from for great Italian food: Benwood, Wheeling and Weirton. In business since 1953, Undo’s is a local favorite offering daily specials throughout the week.

99. Wally’s Restaurant
Rt. 52, Main St., Gilbert
(304) 664-9500
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 Wally Bear, a mounted black bear who used to eat at the restaurant every day until game wardens had to protect the patrons. Wally now sits inside the restaurant and watches all customers enjoy their food.

100. White Grass Café
HC 70, Box 299, Davis
(304) 866-4114
Open December – March to feed hungry skiers, White Grass Café serves homemade hearty soups, sandwiches, cookies, cakes and pies for lunch and offers international specialties from around the world for dinner. The cuisine has produced two popular cookbooks that complement this varied and highly popular winter cafe.

101. Wildernest Inn
HC 32, Box 63V, Upper Tract
(304) 257-9076
This special B&B, located high on Spring Mountain 12 miles south of Petersburg, combines heavenly meals with a love of nature. Wildernest is a wildlife sanctuary, so don’t be surprised if you spot a bear during dinner.