This Small Virginia Town Is One Of The Most Impressive Culinary Destinations In The U.S.
Virginia’s food scene is impressive for many reasons: the sheer number of dining options, the different styles of restaurants, and the establishments that have been around for centuries. No matter which region of the state you visit, you’ll likely find yourself near a bucket-list-worthy restaurant. That’s especially true if you find yourself in the small town of Abingdon. In fact, this southwestern Virginia region was voted The Best Small Food Scene in the country by USA Today in both 2019 and 2020. While a majority of the restaurants feature a twist on Appalachian cuisine, you’ll also find a diverse array of options to suit every palate.
Despite the fact that Abingdon has a population of just over 3,000, there are no fewer than 30 independently-owned restaurants to choose from. In fact, this means that technically, Abingdon has more restaurants per capita than San Francisco and New York! Below are just a handful of delicious spots that belong on your radar:
Have you visited Abingdon, Virginia lately? Which restaurants did you visit? Do you agree that Abingdon is home to the best small food scene in Virginia? We’d love to hear all about your culinary adventures in the comments!
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A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.