This Old-School West Virginia Restaurant Serves Chicken Dinners To Die For

Sometimes, it may seem we’re always featuring restaurants in the bigger towns and cities in the Mountain State but not today. The Sterling Drive-In Restaurant in the small southern West Virginia town of Welch (population estimate, about 1,800) is a hidden gem that’s soon to be 75 years old. It’s a roadside eatery worth the drive from any corner of the state to have taste of their famous fried chicken and a look at their famous sign.

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What are we waiting for? Let’s eat!

The Sterling Drive-In is located at 788 Stewart St., Welch, WV 24801. It’s open seven days a week: Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday/Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.