Best American food near Staunton, Virginia, United States

April 24, 2020 Phylicia Berquist

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Staunton. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. The city planners in Staunton, Virginia, were very careful to preserve the town's heritage, keeping power lines and cell towers out of view in the historic districts, allowing nothing to interrupt the charm of local restaurants and shops operating out of original Victorian storefronts. Staunton is also the home to the Frontier Culture Museum, The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and the American Shakespeare Center, staging plays at the world's only replica of the Blackfriars Playhouse.
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10. Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery

74 Rowe Rd Exit 222 off I-81, Staunton, VA 24401-6701 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 540-886-1833 http://www.mrsrowes.net/
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4 based on 1013 reviews

Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery

Reviewed By Hokie67

My friend and I were staying in Lexington for a Friday night Virginia Tech football game... and were returning to DCA for him to fly home on Saturday afternoon. We had been talking about where to go for breakfast on Saturday, because there are quite a few nice options on the drive up I-81. He said he wanted blueberry pancakes.And Mrs Rowe's has some of the best... plus they have very good country sausage, one of my favorites.We get there about 7:30 and were seated promptly and our server came quickly with coffee. My friend ordered two blueberry pancakes and an order of toast... and I ordered oatmeal with a side of patty sausage. Unfortunately our server came back with the bad news... no blueberries... so my friend had plain pancakes.Everything was the way it was supposed to be... plenty of hot coffee... and very good food. Some day I'm just going here for dessert... a slice of their wonderful looking pies.

9. The Shack

105 S Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401-4340 American Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 540-490-1961 http://theshackva.com
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4 based on 115 reviews

The Shack

Reviewed By kcscb

Wednesday night dinner reservations based on the Staunton travel brochure recommendation. On Tuesday, we happened to pass by The Shack...and thought, “wow, did we make a mistake? The building IS a little shack!” Oh, my, goodness...what a treasure! Casual, small, busy, ever-changing small menu of food terms we had to have explained by our server. “Wild Salmon Aguachile with strawberry, green tomato, and fish pepper” (think ceviche) — absolutely amazingly delicious; “Duck Liver Mousse with strawberry rhubarb agrodulce, pickles, and toast” which probably should have served two but was so good I had no trouble finishing it off myself; “Ricotta Ravioli with Surry Ham Bolognese” house made pasta with the smoothest ricotta filling and sauce with such huge flavor that I wanted more; “Wild Sockeye Salmon with sweet peas, morels, nasturtiums, and lemon pea cream” a delight to savor with hints of, rather than “in your face”, flavors.Dessert could not be missed and we chose the interesting “Bittersweet Chocolate Semifreddo” — which our server really could not seem to explain to us but turned out to be like a frozen solid chunk of whipping cream with invisible but tasty bits of chocolate inside and chocolate powder dusting the top. A light, interesting way to end our meal. Cocktails included house twists on the familiar Old Fashioned (they could lose the vinegar infused cherry, but was very good otherwise) and a tasty Negroni using Capelletti instead of Campari. Don’t miss The Shack!

8. Nu-Beginning Farm The Store

221 N Lewis St Ste 4, Staunton, VA 24401-3348 American, Diner Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Acc [email protected] +1 540-886-1534 http://www.thestoreinstaunton.com/
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4 based on 89 reviews

Nu-Beginning Farm The Store

The Store is a year round farm-to-table cafe and grocery, micro-restaurant, coffee house, internet cafe, grocery store and happy meeting place! We source our food from the surrounding area (when possible)with the distance depending on the product (items t

Reviewed By Jackie7673

I went here for lunch with my daughter today. I was completely surprised from start to finish. The outside doesn’t appear to be very appealing but please do not let that keep you from giving this place a chance.The inside is decorated quite nicely and is very clean.The food is farm to table fresh and absolutely delicious!!!The service was prompt and very friendly.On this particular day they had live acoustic music that added the perfect finishing touch. I highly recommend this great little place. You won’t be disappointed!Thank you!! Hope to see you again soon! John

7. Clocktower Restaurant & Bar

27 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401-4202 American, Bar Dinner, Lunch Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Servic [email protected] +1 540-213-0665 http://clocktowerhistoricstaunton.com/
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4 based on 423 reviews

Reviewed By ValleyGuy71

The Clocktower is my choice when I am looking for a good, inexpensive, well-prepared meal. The ambiance is relaxed, the service is quick and cheerful, and the special menu options change frequently. They have a great bakery counter to eat in or take out -- pies and cakes and muffins and Danish and on and on. I particularly like their oatmeal raisin cookies, and always take some away. And the owners are usually on site and willing to help with menu choices or respond to any perceived problems. Not sure why or how some folks recently are unhappy -- or is there a campaign against this very nice place?

6. Kathy's

705 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4807 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 540-885-4331 http://www.kathys-restaurant.com
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4 based on 316 reviews

Kathy's

Reviewed By tmsk711

Popular local diner, especially good for breakfast or lunch, casual atmosphere, friendly southern service, convenient to I-81.Thank you for your review! We hope you'll stop by again soon.

5. The Depot Grill

42 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4258 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-885-7332 http://depotgrille.com/staunton/
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4 based on 670 reviews

The Depot Grill

Reviewed By chacha7602

My husband and I had dinner here earlier this week. The service was good and our server was attentive. I had an issue with my meal and the manager couldn't hAve been nicer! It's in an historic train station and bar is gorgeous! A lovely place in downtown Staunton! Highly recommend!

4. Byers Street Bistro

18 Byers St, Staunton, VA 24401-4226 American, Bar, Pub Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 540-887-6100 http://www.byersstreetbistro.com/
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4 based on 719 reviews

Byers Street Bistro

Reviewed By Mrubin1203

The Bistro was the perfect ending for a great day with friends. The drink list covered everyone, and our dishes were delicious. I had the shrimp and grits which were gluten free and outstanding. The portions were large but no one left much on their plate.

3. The Pampered Palate Cafe

26 & 28 E. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401 American, Cafe, Soups, Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Outdoor Seating +1 540-886-9463 http://www.thepamperedpalatecafe.com/
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4 based on 195 reviews

The Pampered Palate Cafe

Reviewed By Dream811517

This is one of my "go-to" places for lunch when I have out-of-town visitors to the area and they have never disappointed. Besides the tasty food, the staff is super friendly. I'll keep coming back!

2. Wright's Dairy Rite

346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4641 American, Fast Food, Diner Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-886-0435 http://www.dairy-rite.com
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4 based on 248 reviews

Reviewed By rex m

This is a very nice place. I was looking for a ma and pa place and I went down the road far enough to find it!! Just what I was looking for!!! A drive in from the 50s was even better than what I was looking for!! They had the old booths, and order trays and drive in area and it had it all!! What a great place!! The food was ok, and the selection was wonderful. The people were friendly too!! Please do not miss this when you are in the area!!!

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1. Mill Street Grill

1 Mill St, Staunton, VA 24401-4305 Fusion, Gastropub, American, Bar Brunch, Dinner Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live [email protected] +1 540-886-0656 http://www.millstreetgrill.com
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4 based on 1461 reviews

Mill Street Grill is a medium-priced, full-service restaurant located in the Shenandoah Valley. Already an established name, Mill Street Grill is also a name synonymous with quality. At Mill Street Grill everything is made fresh daily and based on our own

Reviewed By Knoxvilletraveller

This restaurant is in the pedestrian-friendly downtown Staunton area. The building has original elements and interesting stained glass. Delicious homemade bread and butter started our meal. We had a dinner item from the daily specials and one from the regular menu, and both were delicious. The beer and wine menu is extensive, and we were offered samples if we needed to make a decision (we didn’t but it was an option not often offered). Our server was attentive and informative about the dishes, and the manager stopped by the table to ensure everything was going well. By the time we left at about 7 pm, there was a long wait to get seated, so arriving early is recommended on a Friday.

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