Don't Miss These Small Virginia Roadside Restaurants
It's not unusual for us to talk about larger Virginia restaurants that are spread across the state. But we haven't regaled the pleasures of eating at some of Virginia's road side restaurants. Our bad!
The Shenandoah Valley has five small restaurants that are so worth the drive. Which one is your new favorite?
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Jordan Springs Restaurant barbecue plate[/caption]
Love barbeque? Jordan Springs Restaurant
in Stephenson is known for some of the best BBQ in the state. With a modest exterior, the location of the restaurant might also surprise you. It's inside of a gas station!
Tourists are quite surprised by how good the food is, but locals know and appreciate its quality every single day.
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Nana's Irish Pub[/caption]
Then, in Middletown, VA, home of the. Wayside Theater, you'll find Nana's Irish Pub
. A gem among roadside eateries, you'll find authentic fish and chips, homemade soda bread, a traditional Irish breakfast and so much more.
The pub is located on Main Street of this small town. So don't drive too fast or you'll miss it!
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Buffalo chicken meatball sub carmellos[/caption]
Continuing south to the historic small town of Edinburg is Carmella's
. Locals say it's the go-to eatery for sandwiches, subs, and buffalo chicken meatball sub. But it's also famous for its crab cake sandwiches and homemade, yes homemade, cheesecake.
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Bella Luna Pizza[/caption]
Can pizza actually be an elegant dish? It can if it's wood-fired from Bella Luna,
a farm-to table pizza eatery in Harrisonburg.Wade Luhn, who was co-owner of the now closed Mockingbird Cafe in Staunton, opened the eatery in 2013.
And it's been a hit from the start!
With a strong commitment to local farmers and growers in the Shenandoah Valley, it's a commitment you can taste in every bite! And they have gluten-free options, too.
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In Charlottesville, there's another stellar barbecue restaurant, Red Hub Food Company
, home of the Barbeque Sunday. Yes, you read that correctly. It's all North Carolina style BBQ, a secret cole slaw recipe, and baked beans you won't forget soon. Red Hub also has pulled pork sandwiches with all your favorite side dishes!
Choose where you want to go and make reservations at any StayVA bed and breakfast
. It's a winning complement to a great Virginia experience.