West Virginia is full of history. And you don’t have to go to museums or historic markers to find it – you can also find lots of history in our local restaurants. Many of them have histories that stretch out over decades and have seen lots of momentous events unfold in West Virginia.
1. Tomaro's Bakery in Clarksburg
This hundred-year-old bakery in Clarksburg is reportedly the home place of West Virginia’s state food, the pepperoni roll. It’s located at 411 N Fourth Street in Clarksburg.
2. Mario's Fish Bowl in Morgantown
What to see some West Virginia University history? This bar and grill in Morgantown has been open since 1963 and is a great place to catch a Mountaineers game. It’s named for the largest goblet glass that looks like a fish bowl. Located at 704 Richwood Avenue Morgantown, WV.
3. Jim's Spaghetti in Huntington
This place is a Huntington institution and has been since 1938. President John F. Kennedy once ate there during a trip to West Virginia. It’s known for its strawberry pie and only accepts cash or checks. It's located at 920 5th Avenue
4. Austin's Homemade Ice Cream in Ceredo
This seasonal ice cream shop in Ceredo has been a sign of the start of spring for decades, since it opened in 1947. It’s located at 1103 C St, Ceredo, WV 25507.
5. Quinet's Court Restaurant in New Martinsville
This restaurant, which serves American food, has served the New Martinsville area since 1941. It's located at 215 Main St, New Martinsville, WV.
6. Stewart's Original Hotdogs in Huntington
West Virginia loves its hotdogs, and this Huntington restaurant has been serving great ones since it opened in 1932. Located at 2445 Fifth Avenue in Huntington.
7. The Corner Shop in Bramwell
This old fashioned soda fountain is all that's left of Bramwell's business district back when it was considered the richest small town in America. The Corner Shop is located at 171 Main St, Bramwell.
8. King Tut Drive In in Beckley
This Beckley drive-in restaurant has been operating since the early 1940s and under the ownership of the McKay family since 1955. It has been called one of the “Top 55 Must See” places in the state. Located at 301 N. Eisenhower Dr. in
9. Leonoro's Spaghetti House in Charleston
This Charleston Italian restaurant just celebrated 100 years. It's located at 1507 Washington St E in Charleston.
How many of these have you tried? What other historic West Virginia restaurants would you add to this list?