Today’s Forecast in Almost Heaven: It’s Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer, indulge in some of your favorite foods out on the patio, for West Virginia’s cuisine is often best enjoyed among its stunning scenery. With grand mountain scenes, peaceful waterside views and unbeatable small town ambience, you’ll certainly enjoy dinner with a view.

Mountain Scenes

Immerse yourself in an Appalachian atmosphere by dining with a direct view of one of the state’s most defining features- grand mountain landscapes.

The Wonder Bar Steakhouse

Clarksburg, WV

Pair a cool, mountain breeze with fresh West Virginia flavor, and you’ll have a true outdoor dining experience in Almost Heaven. Between the fantastic food and immaculate views at The Wonder Bar Steakhouse, you may have a hard time deciding on what to focus on. Our advice, stay a while and take it all in.

Smoke on the Water

Elkins, WV

Spend this summer like a mountaineer by delving into and dining within the mountain landscape at Smoke on the Water. Nestled in these Appalachian mountains, you’ll certainly find good food and good views.

Waterside Views

Complementing West Virginia’s decadent flavor is its impeccable views. These restaurants have a way of introducing an experience like no other.

Stillwaters Restaurant

Roanoke, WV

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner lakeside at Stonewall Resort’s very own Stillwaters Restaurant. Fine dining and peaceful tranquility meet on Stillwaters’ patio to provide you with a perfect summer evening on the lake.

Smokey’s Steakhouse

Lansing, WV

After a full day of adventuring America’s newest national park, you’ve likely worked up an appetite. At Smokey’s Steakhouse, gourmet food can satisfy your hunger all while you watch the sun set over the New River Gorge.

Small Town Ambience

West Virginia’s small towns have a way of combining fun times and friendly people. Topping this off with world-renown comfort food, dining outside in Almost Heaven is a must-do this summer.

Pies & Pints

Charleston, WV

Located on the fun and lively Capitol Street, Pies & Pints is an all-time favorite in the capital city. This summer, dine like the locals by grabbing a piping-hot pie and heading to the outdoor patio. The patio is the perfect place to enjoy good food and good times.

Insider’s tip: After enjoying a customized pizza and mouthwatering wings, make your way across the street to Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream. Here you’ll find a sweet treat to end your well-spent summer day.

Sarah’s on Main

Wheeling, WV

Located in the heart of Wheeling, Sarah’s on Main is the perfect place to take in all this town has to offer. Take the sweet treats outside and look around at all the small shops and smiling faces- distinct characteristics of Almost Heaven’s small towns.

This summer, enjoy dinner with the most spectacular views in Almost Heaven. For more outdoor dining inspiration, check out our free vacation guide.


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This post was last updated on May 24, 2021