Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: 6 Savory Stops
We love local flavors year-round in Almost Heaven, but the cool breeze of fall has us ready to settle in for a cozy meal. With seasonal spices and farm-to-table freshness, every meal can be a celebration in these hills. Our mountain towns are home to incredible local restaurants—check out these areas with dining and drinks for any leaf-peeping adventure.
Historic Sights, Authentic Flavor
Morgan County, WV
Head to the home of America’s first spa town to decompress beyond the natural and modern spa offerings, with a delectable meal in Berkeley Springs. At The Beehive Cafe, you will find a 100% plant-based menu featuring seasonal favorites such as their savory Harvest Bowl and sweet Pumpkin Carob Chip Muffins. After your fresh lunch, there is no better time to swing by Berkeley Springs Brewing Company for a cold glass of their Apple Butter Ale.
Northern Panhandle Fare
Ohio County, WV
Wheeling is well known for its wide variety of dining options–one of which serves up unbeatable homemade delicacies. Oliver’s Pies has everything you need to appease your sweet tooth this season from fruit pies by the slice to entire pies to be enjoyed by the whole family. We are dreaming of a flaky crusted Dutch Apple pie right about now. If you are needing a bit more than just dessert, stop by the Garden Bistro at Oglebay Resort for a relaxed meal with a view. Soak up the color on the trees all around as you enjoy the difference that regionally sourced ingredients can make.
Southern Slice of Heaven
Southern West Virginia
Rugged adventures, roaring whitewater and decadent dining–that’s fall in Southern West Virginia. Head to The Oak in Summers County to enjoy a luxurious meal, and cocktail, full of regional flavors and fresh ingredients. Keeping with this fine dining experience, head to The Greenbrier to test out one of the resort’s many foodie finds. On October 16th, stop by Fall Flavors of Appalachia where the locally brewed spirits will be masterfully paired with The Greenbrier’s renowned cuisine.
Harrison County, WV
Settle in for a cup of Clarksburg’s finest at Stonewall Coffee. Roll with the festive flavors and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a freshly-baked Cinnamon Roll. With some pep in your step from your morning brew, when dinner rolls around it’s time to head to The Wonder Bar Steakhouse. Featuring not just delicious meals, but also delectable views, there is no better spot to take in the fall foliage over dinner.
Cabell County, WV
If unique finds and foodie culture are on your bucket list this season, look no further than Huntington. Fly in via Tri-State Airport and head straight for a piled high masterpiece of fresh pasta at La Famiglia. Serving up ingredients and flavors authentic to Southern Italy, this family-owned stop has the cozy dishes to keep you warm this fall. End your night at Summit Beer Station and grab a glass or two of locally brewed favorites.
Farm Fresh Finds
Capon Springs & Farms
Hampshire County, WV
Welcoming the fall season for a few months of mountain bliss, the all-inclusive Capon Springs has more than just iconic views and relaxing adventures. With three made-from-scratch meals each day, Capon guests are never hungry. From unlimited breakfast cakes to neverending platters of fried chicken, Capon Springs is any food-lovers paradise. When dessert options start coming around never forget—there is no shame in ordering double-desserts at Capon.
After a cozy and flavorful meal, you will be ready to adventure through the wonderland that is West Virginia in the fall. Sign up to receive fall foliage updates and stay in the know about when your favorite areas will be reaching peak color!
This post was last updated on February 23, 2022