The Oldest Operating Dairy Queens In West Virginia Have Been Serving Mouthwatering Hot Dogs And Ice Cream For Almost 70 Years
1954. That’s the year West Virginia’s two longest-running Dairy Queen restaurants both opened their doors. Do you realize what that means? It means these two DQs have been serving up mouthwatering ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, and more for nearly seven whole decades. So, to summarize, there are actually two restaurants that deserve the title “Oldest Dairy Queen in West Virginia” — one in Sistersville, and one in Buckhannon! Ready to take a closer look at these fine establishments and dive into their histories? Let’s go!
With food and ice cream this good, it’s no wonder these restaurants in Sistersville and Buckhannon are still going strong seventy years after serving their first customers! And these aren’t the only two notable Dairy Queens in West Virginia, either; check out the riverfront view from the porch of the Hinton Dairy Queen. Have you been to either one of these spots that qualify as the oldest Dairy Queen in West Virginia? Share your experiences with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you!
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What are some of the oldest restaurants in West Virginia?
West Virginia is home to plenty of restaurants that have stood the test of time. Below you'll find a list of some of the oldest restaurants in West Virginia:
- Coleman's Fish Market in Wheeling
- Stewart's Hotdogs Drive-thru in Huntington
- North End Tavern and Brewery in Parkersburg
- Murial's Restaurant in Fairmont
- Tudor's Biscuit World in Charleston (multiple locations)
- Austin's Ice Cream
- Tomaro's Bakery in Clarksburg
- Mario's Fish Bowl in Morgantown
- Quinet's Court Restaurant in New Martinsville
- The Corner Shop in Bramwell
- Jim's Steak and Spaghetti in Huntington
Curious to learn more about some of the most historic restaurants in West Virginia? You can check out our previous article, outlining the restaurants in West Virginia that have truly stood the test of time.
What are some of the most popular restaurants in West Virginia?
Going out to eat in West Virginia is always an adventure. Whether you're craving down-home cooking or fine dining, you're going to find it here in the Mountain State. Check out the following most popular restaurants in West Virginia:
- Cafe Cimino Country Inn in Sutton
- The Press Room in Shepherdstown
- Hillbilly Hot Dogs
- The Hütte Restaurant
- Muriale's Italian Kitchen in Fairmont
- Secret Sandwich Society
- Coleman's Fish Market
- Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar
- Pies and Pints
- Morrison's Drive Inn
- Mario's Fishbowl
- Stardust Cafe
Curious to check out the above restaurants? Learn more when you read our full list of some of the most popular restaurants in West Virginia that deserve a spot on your dining bucket list!