Explore the Flavors of Almost Heaven on the West Virginia Culinary Trail
When you step inside a restaurant in Almost Heaven, you will feel right at home. With so many mouth-watering destinations to choose from across the state, you will have an even easier time finding your new favorite spots by using the West Virginia Culinary Trail.
The trail features 27 restaurants, which are scattered throughout all nine of West Virginia’s travel regions. All restaurants were hand-selected by our West Virginia Chef Ambassadors, and some of those restaurants are their very own. As your check-ins accumulate, you can win some exclusive West Virginia foodie prizes!
This is your chance to discover cuisines that combine Appalachian flavor and global cooking styles – all at the convenience of your fingertips. One trip to Almost Heaven, and you’ll be planning another foodie road trip filled with Appalachian appetite and adventure.
Find Your Favorite Flavors
To inspire you on your culinary cruise through West Virginia, consider filling your plate at these iconic West Virginia dining destinations.
Wheeling, West Virginia
In the heart of the Northern Panhandle
town of Wheeling
, Vagabond Kitchen
takes Appalachian cuisine to another level. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients is a top priority, which means you can try a variety of dishes – no matter what month the calendar shows. Try signature dishes, such as the Dew It Chicken, Cedar Plank Trout and Smoked Rabbit Cornbread Casserole.
Morgantown, West Virginia
is the epicenter of Mountaineer Country
, which means you can expect a hearty meal from a new local favorite – Von Blaze
. This little dining spot started off as a food truck in 2021 and has since found a permanent home in town. Von Blaze serves unique twists on traditional American food and is known for their signature chicken drumsticks, burgers, hand-cut fries, soups and salads.
Cham’s Lebanese Cuisine
Parkersburg, West Virginia
If you’d like to send your tastebuds across the pond without leaving the Mid-Ohio Valley
, Cham’s Lebanese Cuisine
is your ticket. Parkersburg
is a small town, but this restaurant’s house-made pita wraps, hummus and stews pack big flavors. Stop by Cham’s during week days as they are closed on the weekends.
1010 Bridge Restaurant & Catering
Charleston, West Virginia
1010 Bridge Restaurant & Catering
has roots in Appalachian culture with a menu inspired by local farms and businesses. 1010 Bridge is a staple dining spot in the Metro Valley
city of Charleston
. Along with modern seasonal dishes, you can sip on craft beer and wine.
The Broken Axle
Lyburn, West Virginia
Between the Appalachian Mountains of Lyburn
, you will find The Broken Axle
. This Logan County
staple serves up all the American favorites like burgers, wings, wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads. Come during Happy Hour, and you can enjoy 20 drinks on tap at half-price. Keep an eye out for their daily specials, and try out their Grilled Cheese Platter.
Fayetteville, West Virginia
Instead of seeing rows of pews and a pulpit, you will find tables and chairs fit for Fayetteville’s
best flavors. Cathedral Cafe
is an old cathedral that was converted to a dining destination. Your time in the New River-Greenbrier Valley
won’t be complete without trying their all-day breakfast, paninis, quesadillas and salads. After you’ve finished dining, take a trip upstairs and explore the mini gift shop.
Pizzas and Cream
Nebo, West Virginia
in the Mountain Lakes
region, Pizzas and Cream
has some of West Virginia’s best wood-fired pizza and fresh frozen desserts. Build your own wood-fired brick oven pizzas with premium toppings, and choose from more than 20 specialty pizzas. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and savory, you will be obsessed with their selection of gourmet ice cream flavors, Italian ice, cream ice and gelatos.
Huntington, West Virginia
Sink your teeth into some of the best local food, which is all made fresh in-house at The Peddler
. You can choose from a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, mac-n-cheese, soups and even house-made pepperoni rolls. If you save enough room for dessert, the Beer Battered Oreos are a must-try. This American restaurant is also a brewery and and arcade, which wins the hearts of just about everybody who walks through the door.
The Press Room
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
When visiting the Eastern Panhandle
, The Press Room
should be at the top of your culinary checklist. Choose from an array of entrees including grilled salmon, duck, chicken, lamb, steak and much more. You should also consider ordering their pasta dishes, soups, salads and dessert. With a full bar and an international wine list, The Press Room is never short on specialty sips for you to enjoy with your divine dinner.
Did your mouth start watering yet? If so, you should sign up for our free West Virginia Culinary Trail digital passport and get started on your culinary crawl. Happy dining!
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This post was last updated on November 16, 2023