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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby wvangler on Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:01 pm

Post your favorites. I'm not including "fine dining" in my initial list. Just <$12 spots that stick out in my head as being great lunch/cheap dinner grabs.

An abridged collection off the top of my head:

- Star Hotel - Franklin
- Fat Jacks - Logan (Coal Miner Special with Sweet Tea)
- Jim's Drive In - Lewisburg
- Food and Friends - Lewisburg
- Del Sol - Lewisburg
- Crabby Patty's - Ripley
- Kings Pizza - Martinsburg
- Lola's Pizza - Charleston
- Sirianni's - Davis
- El Gran Sabor - Elkins
- CJ Maggies - Elkins/Buckhannon
- Matewan Depot - Matewan
- Kac-Ka-Pon Restaurant - Wardensville
- King Tut's - Beckley
- Dairy Queen - Hinton
- Second Street Station - Mullens (Get a Choo Choo Burger - It'll bust your head)
- Ranch House - Craigsville
- Flying Fish - Charleston
- Delish - Charleston
- Bluegrass Kitchen - Charleston
- Watoga SP Restaurant (yeah, not bad)
- Mill Place - Bruceton Mills (Buckwheat cakes)
- Melanie's (I think) - Aurora (Cathedral SP...more buckwheat cakes)
- Hutte - Helvetia
- Rocco's - Huntington (The Rocco's in Ceredo is amazing, but not what I would classify in the subject category)
- Custard Stand - Webster Springs
- North Bend Golf Course Kitchen - Harrisville
- The Y - Arnoldsburg
- Mike's Place - Elizabeth
- Church Street Deli - Spencer
- The Fort - Sistersville
- Top Spot - Sissonville (not great, but I eat there a lot)
- Spring House - Martinsburg
- There is one right by the apple processing plant in Inwood that I cannot remember, but I eat there a couple of times a year
- Wicks - New Cumberland


My experience is pretty limited in the northern areas so I'm sure you guys have better suggestions than me. I've eaten several good places in Morgantown/Bridgeport/Fairmont/Wheeling/etc. but I won't touch that in this crowd. I'm waiting to see some suggestions from y'all on those.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby 3_dogs on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:21 pm

Just a few for now:

The Purple Fiddle - Thomas
Big Frank's BBQ - Clarksburg
Vito's Pizza - Clarksburg
Thelma's - Nutter Fort
Front Porch - Senaca Rocks
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby familyfrog on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:19 pm

Oh yeah, can't forget the Front Porch. We're a fan of Scotties in Elkins, too.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby pbump on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:20 pm

Quinet's Court, New Martinsville (main drag, down by the river)...home cooked, buffet style. Good iced tea. LOTS of choices.

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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby Lledier on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:10 pm

Peking - Shinnston (My Favorite Chinese place)
Foxes Pizza - Shinnston (very close by my house...too close in fact)
A's Pizza - Shinnston
Snuffy's - Shinnston (nice little place...has interesting things on the menu sometimes...like roadkill)
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby JDS3038 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:59 pm

White Sulphur Springs, WV == Rt. 60 American Grill - Great burgers!
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby Wintz on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:06 am

What? No hillbilly hotdogs? I don't like em either.. Lol

Here's a few

Huntington - GD Ritzy's
Huntington - Frost top drive inn
Huntington - Hussons pizza
Huntington - Stewarts Hotdogs
Milton - Village Inn
Lavalette - Hazletts triple H drive inn
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby wvangler on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:50 am

Dude, I totally forgot Frosttop and Stewarts. Yum. I love the locally owned drive ins, particularly the ones with great root beer. I used to dig G&W? Root Beer in Parkersburg until they shut it down.

I should mention that most of our yankee WV counterparts dig on Yann's in Fairmont. I've eaten there, but personally I prefer that magma not be a hot dog ingredient...and chili without slaw makes me shudder. But worth at least one visit in your lifetime.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby scoutingwv on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:53 am

wvangler wrote:I should mention that most of our yankee WV counterparts dig on Yann's in Fairmont.


Been going there since I was a kid, but I firmly believe your food shouldn't hurt. Yann's isn't at all about the dog - it's all about the sauce.

I remember taking a guy from Pittsburgh in there once and letting him ask for ketchup ... THAT was fun to watch.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby Gentleman-Carpenter on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:58 am

Yann's , hotdogs with an attitude. And I don't mean that in a good way.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby scoutingwv on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:06 am

Fairmont -

8th Street Confectionary
Poky Dot
Collasessano's Pizza
DJ's Diner
Hank's Deli
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:47 am

Fairmont - Sayboy's on Country Club Road

Rowlesburg - Cools Springs
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby wvangler on Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:07 am

There is a little privately owned hot dog joint over in Westover that I eat at a lot when I'm in Morgantown. I can navigate to it when I'm driving, but I can't tell you how to get to it or what the name of it is. They have some of the creamiest slaw I've eaten. Anyone know of the place that can give the name? They have a cork board with lots of big buck kill pictures beside the door if that helps :???: .

I've eaten at hotdog places all over the state, most of them are standard fare, but there was one little gas station hidden off of Rt. 50 between P'burg and Ellenboro that I used to stop at when I worked in Parkersburg area a lot that had killer gas station hot dogs. Anyone know of it? I've heard a couple of other people say they'd eaten there before too, but can't remember who it was or even if I know how to get back there.
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby scoutingwv on Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:49 am

Can't think of the palce in Westover, know anything around it?

Star City has Smitty's. Huge ice cream cones

Fairmont - Dairy Cream Corner
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Re: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives of the Mountain State

Postby Spotty Spotty Pony Girl on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:30 pm

scoutingwv wrote:Can't think of the palce in Westover, know anything around it?


hometown hot dogs maybe. Or is that the one in star city?


Lupo's hot dogs in Fairmont. That's our family's favorite.
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