Virginia June 12, 2017
This Restaurant In Virginia Doesn’t Look Like Much – But The Food Is Amazing
When it comes to dining in Virginia, it’s a well-known fact that you can’t always judge a restaurant by its exterior. Sure, there are some
truly beautiful eateries around here, but the most well-kept secrets fly under the radar for a reason. One such place is located just off of Skyline Drive and has been serving the most delectable homemade goodies since the 60s. Here’s why you should put the Apple House at the very top of your dining bucket list:
Since 1963, the Apple House has been located at 4675 John Marshall Hwy., Linden VA 22642.
As you can tell from the photograph below, little has changed about this local favorite along Skyline Drive in decades. And diners wouldn't want it any other way.
Step inside the friendly storefront and you can order your meal right at the counter. After you've chosen a table, your delicious food will be delivered to you.
This family-owned restaurant is renowned for its down-home recipes. As soon as you take the first bite of their BBQ sandwich, you'll know you've found something special.
If you're someone who appreciates a good hot sauce, you're in luck. You can purchase a bottle of knock-your-socks-off hot sauce to add to your sandwich right then and there.
In addition to excellent barbecue, this spot also serves bison burgers, hot sandwiches, and more. Wash it all down with homemade apple cider, and you'll be in heaven.
True to its name, the Apple House has all kinds of apple products for sale, the most famous of which are the apple cider donuts.
These warm, soft donuts alone are worth the trip. As one Yelp user described, these treats are "the creme de la creme of country greatness." Take a dozen home with you -- if you can resist eating them all in one sitting, that is!
After your meal, take your time browsing the store's eclectic mix of gifts. From homemade pies to blankets, this shop is perfect for all things Virginian.
The Apple House also specializes in coffee, so feel free to grab an in-house blend and a donut for a quick breakfast as you continue along your way.
For a truly unique day trip, stop by the Apple House on your way to Shenandoah National Park (Front Royal entrance).
Have you visited the Apple House in Linden? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences there! For more great BBQ spots, be sure to read about
These 9 Hole-In-The-Wall Barbecue Joints In Virginia.