Good Grub and Great Grog

The areas of Summersville, Fayetteville, and Beckley West Virginia, offer a wide variety of restaurants, from national chains to locally owned and operated establishments, some of which are very nice. Most of the usual fast-food fare is here: McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, and Pizza Hut to name a few. The next tier in food is also available with the Western Pancake House, Western Steer Steak House, The Lake House, Shoney’s, and the obligatory Chinese or Mexican restaurant.

All restaurants mentioned here are an easy drive from your cabin at Carnifex Ferry Cottages.


Cafe Acropolis
Cuisine: Greek & Italian
331 McMillion Drive
Summersville, WV 26651
Phone: (304) 872-0254
Relax under the grapevines of their outdoor patio


“Dirty” Ernie’s Rib Pit
Cuisine: They don’t use that kinda language here.
310 Keller Avenue
Fayetteville, WV  25840
Phone: (304) 574-4822
Outdoor dining available.
Credit Cards: VI, MC

Pies N Pints
219 W. Maple Ave.
Fayetteville, WV

Craft beer + unique toppings, like grapes, black beans, chopoltle, gouda or just fresh pepperoni!

Cathedral Cafe

134 S. Court St.

Creative coffee & cuisine in this local hangout, inside old church.

Smokey’s on the Gorge
Ames Heights Rd.
Lansing, WV

Gourmet buffet of award-winning, authentic Appalachian delicacies, perched atop the Gorge cliffsides.

You’ll have to drive a little while to find something like this, but there are plenty of places to enjoy your favorite adult beverages and relax, or be entertained by anything from a jukebox to karaoke to a live band. You might even hear a fish story or two!

Flying Jack’s Sports Pub
805 Broad Street
Summersville, WV

Flying Jack’s is THE place to watch the big game or to sing Karaoke.

Waters Street
Summersville, WV

Terrific hot dogs and real cold beer. Tell Teresa that Dave Sizemore sent you.

Mt. Nebo Bar & Tractor (check out the web site!)
Route 41
Mt. Nebo

Get your picture taken on the old red and yellow tractor. There’s a band almost every Saturday night. Wear your bibs on Monday and get happy hour prices!

Elliott’s Whitewater Bar and Grill
Inside Comfort Inn
US Route 19
Fayetteville, WV

Everyone believes in something. I believe I’ll have another beer. Heineken and Bass on tap. Wing night on Monday. All the river guides hang here.

Laurel Creek Road
Fayetteville, WV

Go International!

Check out this bar the next time you’re in Dublin, Ireland!

Brazenhead Inn

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