The 10 Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA – Updated in 2024

There’s a lot to love about the countryside and towns near our Virginia Bed and Breakfast, not least of which are the great restaurants in Staunton, VA!  Staunton is actually 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 be plenty of places to stop for a bite and soak up the atmosphere.

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

A picture of a man and woman enjoying a meal together at the top restaurants in Staunton, VA

10 of the Best Restaurants in Staunton, VA for 2023

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 cultures and histories to enjoy. The city also played an important role in the Civil War and provides a variety of museums and historical 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.

As you explore all Staunton offers, 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 many of these a try as possible!

  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 ribs and on-the-house peppermint ice cream.
  3. Byers Street Bistro is a fantastic place to grab lunch or dinner – we recommend you try their fried chicken sandwich! Their patio is delightful, and it’s dog-friendly. Head there for dinner on a Friday or Saturday night, and you’ll be rewarded with live music.
  4. Zynodoa offers more than just delicious southern food – they also have an impressive 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.
  5. 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, and you’ll definitely want to make reservations for this gem in advance.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. When you think of the Shenandoah Valley, you normally don’t think of German cuisine, but the Edelweiss German Restaurant will change that. One step through the front door, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered an authentic German Gasthaus. Bring an appetite as the portions are large, and the traditional German side dishes are all you can eat.
  9. If you’re looking for some traditional southern comfort, head to Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant.
  10. We can’t forget about dessert! You won’t regret a visit to The Split Banana Co.
Enjoy a great meal at the top restaurants in Staunton, VA and then retreat to the cozy comfort of this blue-hued guest room at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast

The Best Virginia Bed and Breakfast Near Staunton

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

Our Virginia Bed and Breakfast 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 of all the best attractions in the area. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. 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 in Virginia this year!

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Join us as we celebrate Independence Day!

Book 3 nights in the Manor (arriving July 2, 3 or 4th) and receive (at No Additional Charge!)
– A 2 hour early check in (2 pm)
-A local cheese ball, crackers, and bottle of wine waiting for you in your room
-Inclusion in our annual pool side picnic with grilled brats, sides and beverages

Mid-Summer Savings

Head for the Shenandoah Valley to escape the Summer heat! Reserve two or more nights in August in the Manor or a cabin and get a 10% discount on the room rate.  Book directly online to receive this special discount.

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Elevate your stay at Steeles Tavern Manor by booking a custom bourbon tasting.  With over 40 bottles in our collection, we have something for everyone.  See this package and others on our Packages & Specials Page.

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