Dining At These 7 Old Mill Restaurants In Virginia Will Take You Back In Time
Without a doubt, one of the defining characteristics of Virginia is agriculture. It’s a practice that goes back to the beginning of the state’s history, and it continues in various ways today. An unmistakable part of this farming culture, Virginia’s mills stand as a symbol of our pride for the land. And many people don’t realize that some of these mills continue to fuel grain and other production. So what better way to appreciate this process than sampling it from the source? Luckily, there are a handful of old mill restaurants that will provide a delicious and memorable experience. While not all the mills continue to run, they certainly remain a strong presence at the following sites.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you dined in any of these old mill restaurants? Or perhaps know of any others that may have missed the list? Be sure to share your experience!
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.
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