Founded in 1998 and named after the owner's father, Monroe's Restaurant features large portions of home-style American food, as well as a good selection of Italian favorites. Regular patrons especially recommend the thick steaks, chops, and fresh seafood, including Maryland crab cakes from West Virginia's neighboring state. Daily specials are listed on a chalkboard behind the cash register.
Guests are seated in the large family-style dining room which features a large mural of a scene from Italy, an upright piano, and antiques and books (which are for sale) along two other walls. The service is friendly and helpful.
Tudor's Biscuit World is a West Virginia fast food chain that features... you guessed it ... biscuits.
We stopped at a Tudor's in Fayetteville, WV, on US 19 just south of the New River Gorge. For lunch we had chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken, both meals served with giant biscuits. The meal was surprisingly large and tasty, drenched in sausage gravy, and the biscuit was fantastic!
We ate so much of this heavy, greasy food that we could barely drive the rest of the day... we were so tired and ready for a nap! They do have some lighter options like BLTs and deli sandwiches.
Did you know that one plain Tudor's biscuit has 500 calories?
On our way to Harper's Ferry we passed through Shepherdstown and stopped for a delicious lunch at this cute restaurant. It had been converted from an old bank.
It wasn't busy the day we stopped so I wasn't sure how good the food would be, but as it turned out, many people come from the D.C. area just to eat here. I was told that this was one of Nancy Reagan's favorite places to eat too.
The 1910 Beaux Arts-style "Yellow Brick Bank" in the historic district of town was quite interesting, especially the wine celler that had once been the bank's vault. I don't know if I could have toured it because I didn't have the nerve to ask.
We ate in the main dining room, it had a full service "minimalist" bar and some pretty interesting decor to look at, as well as nice windows to view the street activity in the center of this old town. I would have like better to eat in the more formal dining room I saw. It may be only open for dinner.
Favorite Dish: They are opened for lunch and dinner the restaurant specializes in seafood, pasta, regional cuisine and they do their own baking and serve excellent wines.
The menu changes daily so you'll have to decide when you get there. The bread was really good and I did enjoy my meal. I would go back again, given the chance.
Why not plan to make a full day of your trip to Wheeling and make a visit to one of the older areas of town? The old train station has been converted over to quaint little shops and restaurants. Additionally, there are fun little shops to browse lining both sides of the street. Do be sure to make a stop at Coleman's Fish Market for a bite of lunch. Be there and in line when they open though, the place gets really busy!
Favorite Dish: The fish sandwich are pieces of deep fried fish, several of them, piled so high there is no way to get your mouth around it. My advice? Disassemble.
October 19, 2010
We went to BOB EVANS for dinner as they have a pretty good Senior Menu. We both had Hot Roast Beef Sandwich ($7.29) with mashed potatoes and gravy. It was just OK. I know it's a Senior portion, but it really was skimpy. Also banana nut loaf came with it, which was delicious and moist.
How to describe Hillbilly Hot Dog? Where does one start? Believe you me, you won't find any other place quite like this on Planet Earth. You're either gonna love it or hate it...no in between. It's that kind of place. It's actually been featured in the National Geographic Traveler magazine on the Appalachian region.
If you really want to know about the place, visit their website. If you think you might want to pay them a visit, just learn that catchy little tune playing in the background of their website. If you can sing it by heart (no cheating by reading the lyrics off the menu), they will give you a free HillBilly Dog--or a scoop of ice cream, if you prefer. How's that for being allowed to sing for your supper? I sang the "Weenie Song" and got my hot dog for free.
Hillbilly Hot Dog is pure tongue-in-cheek, unadulterated camp. They make use of every Hillbilly stereotype out there in decorating the place. Two of the dining rooms are actually old school buses (they refer to this as their indoor dining facility)...crazy white trash knickknacks abound throughout the joint, inside and out. This place will make you laugh out loud (unless you are touchy about hillbilly and redneck humor). Amazingly enough, a lot of the decor was contributed by customers--who just loved the campy Hillbilly theme. Judging by this place, you sure can't accuse West Virginians of not having a sense of humor!
Hillbilly Hot Dog now has a second location--in Huntingon at 1501 3rd Avenue. I haven't been to that location, just the one in Lesage. The Lesage location has an outdoor stage and on Saturday nights in summer, they feature live bluegrass, country and/or gospel music.
The food is great, the food is cheap, the place is fun--let's go eat!
Favorite Dish: My personal favorite is the "Naked Dog" -- a plain hot dog, just the meat and the bun.... What can I say? I'm a girl of simple tastes. ;) Hillbilly Hot Dog's hot dogs are deep fried delicious. Yep, that's right folks, they deep fry the dogs. And boy, are they good....
This restaurant is located in a former bank building. Dark wood paneled, marble floor, crystal lighting. Really opulent, romantic. Smoking lounge keeps smoke levels down to nil.
Favorite Dish: Lobster Risotto-everything you want, light, flavorful, lovely.
The Mountain State Association of Bed & Breakfasts (MABB) was formed in 1991 to promote travel in West Virginia and provide you, the discerning traveler, with the highest standards of comfort, cleanliness and safety as you tour the Mountain State.
Whether you are seeking a cozy hideaway deep in the hills, an historic mansion in town, a modern Frame or a rustic log cabin ITS ALL HERE
Favorite Dish: ANY THING
Joe Fazio's Restaurant is a Charleston landmark. It is famous for classic Italian cuisine in an elegant setting in the old warehouse district adjacent to downtown. Fazio's is reminiscent of a fine Manhattan supper club from the 1960's. Everything is first class.
High-class decor and service without high-class prices.
Favorite Dish: The plain spaghetti in Fazio's classic meat sauce is hard to beat. All eggplant dishes are incredible.
Just about anyplace will most likely be serving buisquits and gravy! Always GOOD in that part of the country! mmm mmm good!
The locals know how to prepare and serve it. So stick with 'em and ya can't go wrong. Ask your host if they got any in the deep freezer and if so!! You're in there.
Favorite Dish: My Aunt Nana,sure makes some great deer tenderloin and gravy,served over mashed potatoes! Yum!
French's in Marlinton, about an hour north of Lewisburg, where the Greenbriar Hotel is located. It's a greasy spoon where the food is good and cheap.
Super inexpensive! I suppose some may think of it as a local dive but I love it! The booths are a little close together and, though I know you shouldn't eavesdrop, I can't help but hear the funny things people always seem to be talking about...mostly local gossip. The food is great, (at least I think it is) and the service is ALWAYS friendly.
Favorite Dish: Home made vegetable soup...mmm-mmm, with a grilled cheese and tomato.
the historic Glen Ferris Inn @glen ferris, wv
this inn was first built in the 1800's, late 1800's and has a picturesque view of the great kanawha river along with the glen ferris falls
Favorite Dish: for an appetizer:try the vegetable platter.
for the entre: try any item on the menu, i'am partial to the steaks.