Some of West Virginia’s best restaurants really capture history. Some have been around for a very long time; others are housed in historic buildings. All 10 of these hometown restaurants will transport you back – to a time when things were simpler. Pull up a chair and soak in the nostaglia!
1. The Corner Shop, Bramwell
This adorable shop looks like it could be part of a movie set. Get a real soda from the soda fountain, or try a shake or malted. 171 Main Street, Bramwell.
2. Frostop Drive-In, Huntington
Do you remember going to the drive-in as a kid? The car hops actually brought your food out to the car and you ate it right there - with that little metal tray attached to your car window. Frostop always had the best rootbeer...and it still does! 1449 Hal Greer Blvd, Huntington.
3. Drovers Inn, Wellsburg
It took three years to build this large, elegant building; it was completed in 1848 and operated as an inn for many years. It was converted to a restaurant in 1967 and still displays objects and styling reminiscent of a time long ago. 1001 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.
4. Spats, Parkersburg
This magnificent hotel in Parkersburg opened in 1889, and it still maintains its historic charm. Dine in its restaurant, and maybe even consider staying the night! 320 Market Street, Parkersburg.
5. Cafe Cimino, Sutton
Editor's Note: Café Cimino is permanently closed.
Go right back to the turn of the century in this country inn and cafe, which was was built in 1904. Cafe Cimino offers four dining rooms; each will make you feel right at home. 616 Main Street, Sutton.
6. Laury's Restaurant, Charleston
This place will evoke nostalgia for the old rail days of Charleston. The C&O Rail Depot was constructed in 1905 in the Neo-Classical Beaux-Arts style. Even back in its day, it was a pretty upscale train depot. Today, it's a gorgeous restaurant. 350 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston.
7. The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulpher Springs
Remember what it was like to be wealthy in the late 1800s? Of course you don't...but you'd probably like to imagine it. Head for the famous Greenbrier Resort, which was built as a playground for the rich in 1958. The stately resort and offers several dining areas - all with delicious food. 300 W. Main Street, White Sulpher Springs.
8. Bistro 112, Shepherdstown
Bistro 112 is permanently closed.
Located in the historic district of Shepherdstown, dining at this adorable bistro is like transporting yourself to Paris in 1830. The building once housed a cigar shop and haberdashery, and the shop's family lived upstairs. Today, it's a casual bistro with French food and a distinctly French feel. 112 W. German Street, Shepherdstown.
9. Diehl's Restaurant, Nitro
Diehl's is a long-standing tradition in Nitro and will take you back to a variety of eras with its nostalgic memorabilia all throughout the restaurant. Everything on the menu is pretty tasty, but you've got to try the chili. 152 Main Avenue, Nitro.
10. Hutte Restaurant, Helvetia
The little town of Helvetia was founded by Swiss and German immigrants. If you've ever wondered what it's like to dine in a historic little Swiss restaurant, here it is! The food is Swiss, German and American, and it's all presented with excellent service. 1 Main Street, Helvetia.
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