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Restaurants in Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

While a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway will probably involve a good amount of meals eaten at rest stops, it’s worth visiting the handful of fantastic farms and restaurants in the Blue Ridge Mountains along the way. Those driving through North Carolina looking for Blue Ridge Mountains restaurants will want to stop off at The Admiral in Asheville or the Knife & Fork in nearby Spruce Pine. The latter specializes in delicious farm-to-table fare with dishes like pulled pork and mustard green sandwiches and seared rabbit loin with chestnuts and carrots. There’s also the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, VA, which features a wonderful charcuterie program, and Zynodoa in Staunton, VA, which specializes in “inspired Southern cuisine.” Finally, gastronomes will find that there are even more great Blue Ridge Mountains restaurants in the large and small towns throughout the region as well as great local farms and agricultural projects. It’s only a matter of keeping an eye out for road signs leading to the next culinary adventure.

  • Alexander’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The menu is full of locally sourced dishes (quail with vanilla-bean sauce). More
  • Beer Run

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Big Meadows Wayside

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Pick up a picnic lunch of fried chicken, pulled-pork barbecue, and coleslaw at this casual restaurant. More
  • Bistro Bethem

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sidewalk tables and a long, railroad-style dining room give this eatery a continental flair; book a table for two and lunch on artisanal cheeses an... More
  • Bizou

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Brookside Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Grab stick-to-your-ribs fare like Virginia ham and biscuits and broiled catfish at this family-style venue. More
  • Farmhouse Restaurant at Jordan Hollow Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Head to this dining hall, housed in a restored 1700s cabin, for tender quail and grilled apples paired with Virginia wines and microbrews. More
  • Fleurie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Fuel Co.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Inn at Little Washington Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington, a 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., and its chef, Patrick O'Connell, have received five James ... More
  • La Petite Auberge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 ... More
  • Más, Charlottesville

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Miller's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A former drugstore that's now known for jazz and blues. More
  • Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Oxo Restaurant

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