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.

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.

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

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.

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