West Virginia and the surrounding region has some of the best comfort food around, and each of the diners featured here have a unique character that includes iconic home cooking that may remind you of days gone by. No matter where you travel in the Mountain State, you aren’t very far from a classic diner. Below are 10 best diners in West Virginia where you can experience a taste of home in a casual and friendly atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat good country cooking, Mary B’s Diner in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is the place to go. What’s great about this place is that you can order your favorite breakfast meal like eggs, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, your favorite meat, and toast the way you like it AND get a slice of pie, too.
Mountain View Diner in Charles Town, West Virginia, is a family-owned local favorite eatery that specializes in great American and Greek food. The menu changes each day, but you can always count on the same great service and high-quality meals made with fresh ingredients and cooked the way you want them. The Frederick News-Post voted Mountain View Diner the “Best of the Best” and after you eat there, you’ll know why. One of the only restaurants in the area that serves country ham, scrapple, and Lox, everything is homemade and delicious! They also have an in-house bakery so you can take some of the goodness home every day of the week.
No matter what brings you to Morgantown, West Virginia, you need to make time to stop by Morgan’s High Street Diner where you can order breakfast all day long! This is comfort food at its finest, whether you’re ordering the Motown Irish Benedict with Texas toast, corned beef hash and a sunnyside egg, or Trav’s beignets, a New Orleans-style French pastry that’s fried and covered with powdered sugar. There are traditional favorites, too, like chicken ‘n waffles, and biscuits and sausage gravy.
You’ll be transported back in time when you step inside DJ’s 50s & 60s Diner. Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, the popular and eye-pleasing color combinations of black and white tiled flooring and red seating are reminiscent of days gone by. You can order breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of day, and the homemade desserts, floats, and sundaes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Featured in Southern Living in 2017 as one of “The South’s Best Diners,” Olde Country Diner in Martinsburg, West Virginia, could easily be overlooked if you’re just looking at the outside. You might not suspect that inside this little diner open every day but Sunday is a marvelous selection of homemade country comfort food. Among the most popular items are their fried chicken, fresh burgers, and homemade soups.
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Rainbow Diner could be one of Charles Town, West Virginia’s best kept secrets. If the idea of homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and homemade cookies for dessert is making your mouth water, then you need to head down to this gem of a place.
Have you had an authentic soda fountain experience with a real soda jerk preparing your food and drinks for you? That’s what you’ll get at the Corner Shop Diner in Bramwell, West Virginia. This quaint little shop is great just for the experience, but the food is good, too. Everything is homemade with attention to detail, so it may take a little longer during busy times, like Friday and Saturday nights, but the wait is worth it. Open every day except Sunday, they feature homemade ice cream, giant burgers, hotdogs with chili, pulled pork sandwiches, and other favorites.
With the classic exterior of shiny metal and an interior design that includes black and white flooring, Debbie’s Speedway Diner in Middlebourne, West Virginia, is a great place to enjoy a burger and fries with your favorite somebody. Offering good food, great prices, and fast service, Debbie’s is a must-visit.
If you have a picky eater, take them to Hilltop Diner in Cowen, West Virginia, and have them try the cream of chicken over biscuit with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. This is good country cooking at its finest and the best comfort food around. If you’re a burger lover, they have those, too. They also make homemade apple pies and milkshakes.
Featuring products that are healthy and fresh, the Dish Café in Daniels, West Virginia is among the best. All the beef used here is grass-fed and there are special menus that combine Mexican and Italian flavors for a palate-pleasing experience. With delicious items like Crab-stuffed portabella mushrooms, firecracker shrimp, fresh salads, and in-house dressings, there are also eight flavors of chicken wings and tenders like parmesan garlic, sriracha orange, and sesame ginger. They also serve a great pecan encrusted trout, and ethnic favorites like Cajun shrimp over creamy polenta.