The 10 Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA

The Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA

There’s a lot to love about the countryside and towns near our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast, not least of which are the great restaurants in Staunton, VA!  Staunton is actually something of a foodie town, with a diverse and delicious array of restaurants to choose from.  So in between those adventures on the Blue Ridge Parkway or in the Shenandoah Valley, there will plenty of places to stop for a bite and soak up the atmosphere.

Beyond coming for the great food and the breathtaking scenery, visitors to the area are looking to take time out of their busy schedules and to find a place to relax and unwind.  That’s exactly what you’ll find at Steeles Tavern Manor.  Whether you choose to join us for a more traditional experience in our luxury Bed and Breakfast, or whether you choose a more solitary getaway in our romantic cabins in Virginia, you can be ensured of a relaxing getaway.  Book your stay at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

10 Delicious Restaurants in Staunton, VA

Aside from there being plenty of incredible restaurants in Staunton, there’s plenty to love about this charming town. Staunton is the birthplace of former President Woodrow Wilson and as such offers visitors a variety of culture and history to enjoy.  The town also played an important role in the Civil War and offers a variety of museums and historic places to visit, including the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. Staunton is also home to the American Shakespeare Center, a wonderful place to enjoy performances of Shakespeare’s classic plays.

The Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA

As you spend time exploring all Staunton has to offer, odds are you’ll need to stop for a bite to eat a time or two.  Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants in Staunton worth visiting! Though there’s plenty of diversity in terms of what each restaurant offers, many of them share one commonality:  They focus on fresh and local food whenever possible. Here are 10 of our favorite restaurants in Staunton, VA – we hope you give as may of these a try as you can!

  1. Aioli is one of our personal favorite restaurants.  Their chef is from Morocco and brings a delicious range of Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas to Staunton’s dining scene.
  2. Mill Street Grill offers a range of delicious food, but they are very well known for two things; ribs, and on-the-house peppermint ice cream.
  3. If you’re looking for some traditional southern comfort, head to Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant.
  4. Byers Street Bistro is a fantastic place to grab lunch or dinner – we recommend you give their fried chicken sandwich a try! Their patio is absolutely delightful, and it’s dog-friendly. Head there for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night, and you’ll be rewarded with live music.
  5. Zynodoa offers more than just delicious southern food – they also have an exceptional wine list! Their menu is constantly changing in response to whatever is available, which practically ensures you a different, but always delicious experience whenever you visit.
  6. For a truly exceptional meal, head to The Shack, home of James Beard-nominated chef and owner Ian Boden. Your meal will be simple but incredible.  You’ll definitely want to make reservations for this gem in advance.
  7. For a unique dining experience, head to The Depot Grille. This restaurant in Staunton, VA is located in a 1902 train station filled with old details, including the original floors, reclaimed wooden church pews for booths, and a deliciously intricate bar from the Ten Eyck Hotel (1918) in Albany, NY.
  8. It may not seem like much at first, but step through the doors at Nu Beginning Farm Store, and enjoy what’s being served in their cafe. Their food is all locally sourced, and they go so far as to list which local producers contributed to each meal.
  9. If you’re looking for a delicious Italian meal, head to Emilio’s Italian Restaurant. They offer some truly tantalizing and authentic Italian and Sicilian Cuisine.
  10. We can’t forget about dessert!  You won’t regret a visit to The Split Banana Co.

The Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA

The Best Lodging Near Staunton, Virginia

While there are plenty of places to stay near the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Shenandoah Valley, there’s nowhere quite as nice as Steeles Tavern Manor. Spread out to your heart’s content on our 50-acre property, which offers a spring-fed pond, walking grounds, meandering creek, in-ground swimming pool, and beautiful views. There are just 5 luxuriously appointed guest rooms in our Bed and Breakfast, and we also have 3 (soon to be 4) romantic Shenandoah Valley cabins spread throughout our property.

Our Inn is also well-situated, as we like to say, in the middle of it all!  We’re located between the charming towns of Staunton and Lexington, and within a short drive to all of the best attractions in the area. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the stunning beauty of fall. Our small boutique size and exceptional hospitality are just a couple of things that set us apart from other Staunton area Bed and Breakfasts and hotels. Let us take care of you in style this fall. Book a room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast this fall.

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