The Shenandoah Area

Restaurants in The Shenandoah Area

Since the region is located in the Southern Appalachian, many of the restaurants in Shenandoah Valley offer down-home Southern cooking with a flair of excellence. Additionally, some of the best restaurants in Shenandoah Valley offer the weary traveler a taste of real, slow-cooked Southern barbecue and the accompaniments that come with it like slaw and mac ‘n cheese. But Shenandoah restaurants are far from limited to regional cuisine; diners with preferences towards Chinese, Korean, Mexican, and Italian foods will also find something to whet their appetites.

Whether you are looking for a Shenandoah restaurant just while you are driving through the region or you are on a relaxing mountain retreat and want to indulge in the finest Shenandoah restaurants, you’ll find a style to fit your evening. Eateries include fine dining under the stars, rowdy taverns and bars, little diners, and excellent local coffee shops and bistros from grabbing a quick bite.

Grab stick-to-your-ribs fare like Virginia ham and biscuits and broiled catfish at this family-style venue.

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

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 Beard Awards, including the 2001 Outstanding American Chef.

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

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