WV Division of Tourism Releases 101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia

101 places

Check out this fantastic list of 101 unique places to dine in our wild and wonderful state on the WV Division of Tourism website.  Tourism partnered with the Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia, and public input, to compile this group of eateries.

The Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia is a nonprofit organization, formed in 2005, that promotes economic development in our area by emphasizing local ingredients resulting in a healthier version of traditional foods.  At the WVFARM2U site, you’ll find all kinds of great information, including a listing of WV restaurants that feature WV-grown produce and proteins. 

Back to the 101.  You’ll find the address, phone number, website (for most) and a brief description of each establishment.  Restaurants are listed alphabetically, so the order in which they appear is not related to a rating system of any sort.  As you can see from the map above, the list covers all areas of the state.

 Fork You has visited about a third of the places on the list, although some of those visits did not result in an official “forking”.  When traveling away from home, the list can provide dining inspiration, and perhaps one day we can say we’ve tried them all.

How many of the 101 have you been to?

8 responses to “WV Division of Tourism Releases 101 Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia

  1. I’ve only eaten at 14 of them. Just 87 to go! My husband and I want to see how many we can conquer. I’m going to keep the list in my car so when we’re traveling we have it handy.

  2. I think I’ve been to 39 of them, though a few were many years ago.

  3. demosthenes.or.locke

    The Bridge Road Shoney’s gets the snub. So does south hills market though. Neither are all that unique I guess.

    That really is a great list. I had seen DB’s X-clusive in Welch, but I assumed it was just a bar or dive.

  4. It seems to be missing Food & Friends in Lewisburg.

  5. If we’re taking nominations for overlooked places:

    El Gran Sabor — Elkins
    Sushi Atlantic — Charleston

  6. Interesting blog – lived most of my life in Charleston, but now moved to NC a few years back.

    I’m heading back up to spend time with the family for the week, and will be in Elkins a bit, and then in Charleston as well. I may go to some of these if I get some free time (most of the time will be fishing with the dad, I think).

  7. The problem with lists like this is that you don’t know who or how this list was compiled.
    What credibility does it have?

    Pay your fee and get on the list?
    Some of the joints on this list are questionable, but those omitted discredit it the most.

  8. i’m making it a personal mission to visit every spot on the list and blog about them all 🙂 i linked fork you if you want to return the favor!

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