Some of the Best Food in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Alley Light | Charlottesville | (434) 296-5003

One of the neatest things about the Alley Light is you won’t find it unless you’re looking for it. In a nondescript alley location on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall is a hidden treasure well worth the hunt. The intense French flavor will remind you that good things truly come in small bites.

Foode | Fredericksburg | (540) 479-1370

It’s a casual scene here where you order from the counter before choosing your seat. Prepare to be amazed.

The Palisades Restaurant | Eggleston | (540) 626-2828

Palisades Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in a unique countryside setting, warm hospitality and unparalleled service in an historic landmark building. The Palisades is truly a neighborhood restaurant – most of our pork, beef, trout and produce is grown right here in the New River Valley, providing our guests with the freshest ingredients while supporting the local economy. Take out available. Voted “Best Fine Dining” , “Best Place to Celebrate”, “Best Family Restaurant”, “Best Overall Restaurant” of the New River Valley 2012 – Best Vegetarian Restaurant by Virginia Living Magazine 2012. Located in the former Pyne’s General Store, the Palisades Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in a unique countryside setting, warm hospitality and unparalleled service in an historic landmark building. Live music.

Harvest Restaurant at Mountain Lake Lodge | Pembroke | (800) 346-3334

Discover Appalachia’s trademark ingredients reworked into classic and inventive dishes at HARVEST , featuring local produce and locally-raised meats to create cuisine infused with Appalachian character. Pembroke and Blacksburg visitors and overnight guests alike enjoy the restaurant’s comfortable lodge atmosphere and unique culinary delights. Or, enjoy the perfect drink along with gorgeous mountain views at Stony Creek Tavern , a gathering place where you can relax and connect.

Heartwood Restaurant | Abington | (276) 492-2400

Heartwood is the perfect place to experience the best in local food. Our chef reinterprets Southwest Virginia traditions of home cooking to create dishes that are both adventurous and deeply satisfying. We use locally grown ingredients whenever possible, reflecting Heartwood’s support for local artisans. The result is upscale but casual comfort food that’s as good for you as it tastes.

Preston’s | Blacksburg  | (540) 231-0120

Preston’s Restaurant is the perfect place for great dining. The freshest ingredients prepared Bistro-style and house-made, signature ice cream are the hallmarks of Preston’s menu. Preston’s is also the place for the New River Valley’s finest Sunday Brunch

The River Company | Radford | 540-633-3940

We offer eight draft beers at any one time. These are a mixture of year round offerings and special beers that the brewer dreams up.

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill | Blacksburg | (540)-953-BULL(2855)

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill is a brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. The brewpub is located in the new “First & Main” on South Main Street in Blacksburg, Virginia. Fresh lager and ale is handcrafted and served on site and the brewery is visible through glass walls throughout the restaurant. Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill serves wood fired barbeque, ribs, chicken, seafood, steaks, and vegetarian entrees.

Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse | Roanoke | (540) 527-2333

The main dining room is warm and inviting, consisting of beautiful mahogany wood, high back leather chairs and soft candlelight. The comfortable lounge area features over 120 wines, 130 liquors, and over 70 martinis – including Frankie’s signature Pineapple Martini, made from the freshest of pineapples.

5 O’clock Bar and Grill | Glade Spring| (276) 429-2275

Open for your entertainment almost nightly. Different events through the week and live bands every weekend. Come and enjoy our dinner selection, drinks and entertainment all at the same time.

Blackstone Grill | Christiansburg  | (540) 381-0303‎‎

Prime Rib, certified Angus Beef. Blackstone Grill combines the taste of fine dining in a relaxed, modern-bistro style atmosphere. Here, elegance abides as great food reigns supreme.

Blue Door Cafe | Draper Mercantile | Draper

From sophisticated southern to the simple but exquisite, the Blue Door Café provides an upscale cafe experience in a relaxed and neighborly setting. Our food is freshly prepared using local and organically grown ingredients whenever possible. In addition to our regular lunch menu, we also serve our “Out of the Blue” daily feature. These featured selections change based on what’s seasonally fresh and what inspires our chef’s imagination.

Cascades Cafe | Pembroke| (540) 626-4567

Signature sandwiches, Homemade soups, Hand-made pizza, Fresh salads and Hershey’s ice cream. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boxed lunches available for your float trip on the river or hike to the Cascade Falls. Located at the entrance to Cascade Falls.

Corned Beef & Co. | Roanoke| (540) 342-3354

Live entertainment, billiards, cigars and a menu that includes brick-oven pizza, burgers, steaks and other favorite makes Corned Beef one of Roanoke’s favorite dining and entertainment destinations.

Dogtown | Floyd | (540) 745-6836

Dogtown hand crafts every pizza using local and organic ingredients. The dough is prepared using cold fermentation with a wild yeast starter. The sauce is made of organic tomatoes and fresh herbs. The meats and vegetables are sourced from local farms and prepare by hand. Using old world style methods, pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven at temperatures near 1000 degrees.

The Inn at Little Washington | Town of Washington | (540) 675-3800

Fine dining just doesn’t go out of style, especially coming from a five star and double five diamond award winning restaurant/hotel.

Kalbee’s | Pembroke | (540) 626-6011

Our menu presents a variety of Korean dishes as well as American dishes, seafood, salads, and sandwiches. We have a special Kid’s Menu. A selection from our dessert menu will top off your meal to perfection.

La Barranca | Pearisburg| (540) 921-2323

Authentic Mexican cuisine in a comfortable setting. Lunch specials available Mon-Friday

Odd Fella’s Cantina | Floyd | (540) 745-DINE (3463)

“Fresh, local, seasonal products prepared simply and artfully”. Set in one of Floyd’s beautiful hand made soapstone building. Oddfella’s ambiance breathes a sense of laid back feeling and a passion .. for local art, live music and sustainably farmed local food.

Pine Tavern Restaurant | Floyd | (540) 745-4482

Traditional Blue Ridge Mountain cuisine. Meals served family style or individually. Live Music.

Riviera Mexican Grill | Pembroke | (540) 626-5441

Located on Hwy 460 in Pembroke. Authentic Mexican style cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Bar, covered outdoor seating. Take out available.

Local Roots Restaurant | Roanoke | (540) 206-2610

Local Roots is farm to table in the truest sense. These fabulous dishes support nearby farms and will please your appetite.  Enjoy an assortment of vegetable soups topped with the freshest herbs.

The Palisades Restaurant