Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

Restaurants in Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

Housed in the old post office building, this family-friendly restaurant serves generous plates of comfort food, everything from cheese fries to lasagna and create-your-own sundaes. The real stars here are the sandwiches—some 20-plus varieties.

Head to this dining hall, housed in a restored 1700s cabin, for tender quail and grilled apples paired with Virginia wines and microbrews.

Early birds get a deal, a candlelit boîte with reduced prices for prix fixe dinners of classic French cuisine before 7 p.m. But no matter when you book, you won’t forget top dishes such as the seared Chesapeake Bay rockfish.

A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues.

Stop into the delightful wooden house on Sperryville’s Main Street for a Sunday brunch of mushroom crêpes or French toast.

Virginia is one of the country’s fastest-growing wine regions, and Palladio is one of the best restaurants in the state—it’s built on the grounds of a now-ruined estate designed by Thomas Jefferson, and the food is as noteworthy as the wine.

Amid the inner workings of a historic gristmill, the Waterwheel Restaurant offers stylish country dishes like Allegheny Mountain trout pan-fried with black walnuts.

The juicy pulled-pork platter draws ‘cue fans from across the state. Sides of sugary baked beans and heaps of crispy fries don’t hurt either.

At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment in sight—is echoed in the innovative comfort food of its chef, Dean Maupin, who pairs perfectly seared quail with espresso-poached pears, and orange wi

Dave Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg—and who formed Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville in the early 1990s—might enjoy the "boerie burgers" at the Shebeen, a South African restaurant.

Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, and coleslaw at this casual restaurant.