West Virginia Dining: Dinner With A View

Not only does West Virginia serve up Almost Heaven views, but the Mountain State is home to an array of delicious food, too! Before you dig into all the memorable meals, feast your eyes on the wondrous views from your table at these scenic dining spots.

Read on for six locations that boast settings as pleasing to the palate as their menus.

The Forks Inn

Elkins, WV

At The Forks Inn, executive chef Eric Stalnaker crafts each and every seasonal dish from scratch. Here, the elevated cuisine is complemented by jaw-dropping mountain views. Choose from a curated list of options or experience it all with the six-course tasting menu culminating in desserts such as Apple Pecan Cake, with vanilla ginger Chantilly.

The Wonder Bar Steakhouse

Clarksburg, WV

Since first opening in 1946, this dining destination has added a sprawling patio and comforting fire-pit to its menu. Thankfully, the tasty meals have stayed the same. Pair some tender ribeyes and a endless list of vine wines with the vast scenic views of the town’s hills and valleys.

Blue Moon Cafe

Shepherdstown, WV

Relax and unwind in the paradise of a backyard garden, shaded by towering trees and oversize umbrellas at the Blue Moon Cafe. Let the enchanted forest vibes welcome you to this deli-style spot that features traditional reubens, french dips, crab cake sandwiches, cajun-season burgers and more.


Stillwaters Restaurant

Roanoke, WV

Stillwaters Restaurant, located within Stonewall Resort, provides guests with fresh, local dishes prepared with its own unique flare. Expansive views from within the state park can be seen when dining both indoor and out, making either options a delight. Excellent service takes this experience to the top.


Trail 12 BBQ

Gilbert, WV

This award-winning BBQ joint is home to some of the best BBQ and views that West Virginia has. With both covered and uncovered mountaintop dining options, there’s never a damper put on your dinner due to the weather. The variety of smoked meats and multitude of homemade sides make this stop exciting everytime.


The Lookout Bar & Grill

Charleston, WV

Venture to the top of this hill for sights almost as amazing as the food. From salads and sandwiches to pizza and pastas, this restaurant within the state’s capital has it all. Even the daily specials don’t compare to the feeling of dining above the gorgeous city landscape.

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This post was last updated on May 17, 2023