If you head south on Rt. 19, cross the New River Gorge Bridge and take a left at the first light, you will find yourself in the charming small town of Fayetteville. There are some terrific dining options. Call for winter hours.
This comfortable café, creatively done in an old church complete with stained glass windows, is the place to start your day. Hospitable owner Wendy Bayes, an ex-raft guide, offers breakfast, lunch, coffee drinks, and Sweets. Check out their terrific soups and salads and leave room for the carrot cake, a three-time winner (maybe more by now) of Fayette County’s Best Dessert award. Free WIFI books and interesting crafts and cool art in the Gifts shop which shares the space. Located just off Court Square. Ask anyone to point you in the right direction. 304-574-0202
Pies and Pints
We are going out on a limb here: Best Chicken Wings Ever! And Great Pizza and a huge beer menu. This place is so good it has become a chain in several states so far. Gourmet pizza on a homemade crust with combinations of ingredients that will redefine your idea of what pizza is all about. (Gorgonzola, grape, and rosemary?!) The spinach salad is to die for, and some say the best Cesar Salad dressing ever. The beer aficionados among you will swoon over the beer list. Don’t miss the root beer on tap, dreamy. Eat inside, out on the patio where the kids can play on the playground. Highly competent servers keep this family-friendly place cranking. Live music and specials offered during the summer. 219 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV 25840 304-574-2200.
Secret Sandwich Society
Sadly closed due to fire! Yes, they make Sandwiches: Weird ones, Odd ones, Messy ones, Delicious ones. This is one of the reasons people drive from all around to eat in Fayetteville. They also have the best French Fries. Geoff’s Favorite, you can order, any Sandwich made as a Salad. But what will keep you coming back is the Key-lime Pie!
103 Keller Avenue, Fayetteville, WV 25840 304-574-4777
Wood Iron Eatery (304) 900-5557
Chef Jeff has his dream job owning a small restaurant making amazing food and closing by 2:30 PM to hit the great outdoors and enjoy the area trails. You owe it to yourself to try everything on the menu. And it changes so once you have had everything start over. Okay, Napoleon D tots for sure every time but switch up the rest.
The 304 (304) 900-5268
Family-owned family restaurant with a husband and wife team that makes great food and offers great service. Another perfect example of Fayetteville’s foodie scene. You will thank me and wonder why we have kitchens in our cabins with so much great food available in town.
@SouthsideJunctionTapHouse Great Pub!
With great food on an ever-changing menu. Stop in for a cold one and a snack while you are shopping at all the cool Fayetteville stores.
Firecreek BBQ and Steaks
A classic steakhouse with a comfortable casual atmosphere. We need to eat here more. http://www.firecreekbbqandsteaks.com/
The Pink Pig BBQ
Smoker out Front and picnic tables out front of the old gas station.
We finally got to try it! I ordered a couple of pounds of brisket to go and waited for the reaction from the Family “this is really good” I agree and will be back to try everything else, soon.
Tudor’s Biscuit World
Normally we don’t mention chain restaurants with much enthusiasm, but, aside from serving as the landmark for entering Fayetteville, Tudor’s has its place if you need a quick and delicious breakfast. The Dottie is a Fayetteville tradition. 574-3820
Oak Hill, WV Dining Information
Oak Hill is five minutes south of Fayetteville. If you continue south on Rt. 19 you will come to a large strip mall, Fayette Square, on your right. K-mart and Kroger anchor this mall.
Also located in the above-mentioned strip mall, this family-friendly Mexican restaurant offers a sprawling menu, quick service, and cheap prices. 465-5434
A great place right on Main Street in Oak Hill Ronnie gets it done with lots of heart and soul in the food and the playlist. Worth making the trip to Oak Hill for the Gouda Mac and Cheese alone but try everything else too.
OK Chinese Restaurant
next to Kroger
Solid Chinese food rated in the top 100 in the country 304 465-8465
Fayetteville strip on HWY 19 also offers the full complement of fast-food restaurants if you are so inclined.
North of the New River Gorge Bridge
The Burrito Bar
Groovy spot with amazing sunset view only open in summer.
Smokey’s on the Gorge
Located less than five minutes from Opossum Creek Retreat, Smokey’s and its more downscale companion, Chetty’s, are Class VI River Runners terrific restaurants. Be sure to check out their overlook which will give you a mind-bending view of the New River Gorge Bridge. Smokey’s is housed in a stunning timber-framed pavilion with huge decks offering spectacular views of the gorge. They offer a buffet that blends culinary sophistication with down-home West Virginia hospitality. The salad bar will knock your socks off. A full bar and a solid wine list complement the buffet. The buffet isn’t cheap, but the experience is well worth it. Tell Joe Re we sent you! 574-4905
Located on the second floor of Class VI’s reception building, this is a more casual, sports bar kind of a place. Hearty sandwiches, wings, and appetizers dominate the menu. The atmosphere is lively and fun with the widescreen TVs tuned to sports or rafting videos. A foosball table on the porch will keep the kids occupied until the food arrives, or better yet, they can rage around outside at the playground. 574-4905 or 574-0704
Well, we told you we’d give you the inside scoop so here it is. The bar scene is limited at best, and it is sure to give you plenty of local flavors. There are only a few to mention, the others you can explore at your own risk.
Located underneath Sherry’s Beer City in Fayetteville (ask anybody). We doubt you’ll find a stiffer, cheaper highball anywhere or thicker smoke for that matter. Friendly locals will make you feel right at home. Feel free to show off your prowess at the pool table if you like.
Elliott’s at the Quality Inn
Your basic sports bar with basic bar food and karaoke now and then. 574-3443
Groceries and Snacks
Biggest grocery around. Oak Hill. 469-2921
Piggly Wiggly is just 2.5 miles from the cabins at the corner of Route 60 and Opossum Creek road you can see it on the map but its called Foodland.