Charleston & Fayetteville , WV
There are some great places in Fayetteville, WV - you must be going WW rafting.
Check out the Cathedral Cafe - service can be slow but excellent food. A good place to go for breakfast or lunch. Used to be a church. Very hip.
Gumbo's across the street is very good - can't remember the name. New Orleans style food.
Have heard good things about Pies & Pints and the Sedona Grille.
There is an excellent buffet at Class VI on weekends. Thy have great wings at Chetty's Pub there as well.
Charlie's is a great bar with cheap drinks.
I havee been the last 2 years and will be going back in Oct.
I used to go to Charleston for business all the time. My favorite place was the Blossom Deli, an old soda shop turned top-notch restaurant. Creative menu, never had a disappointing meal there, solid wine list. They do serve a great lunch as well when it retros back to its soda shop days. The chef owner is Bill Sohovich, who also owns Soho's in the Capitol Market and had a couple of fine meals there as well. The Tarragon Room in the Marriott, also downtown, is probably the finest "gourmet" restaurant in town -- yes, in a Marriott. I've had a few fine meals there as well, but nothing tops the Blossom.
For steakhouse enthusiasts, there is The Chop House, a fine steak restaurant across from the Marriott inside the Town Center mall. It's everything you would expect from an American steak house -- prices, menu, lots of Cab on the wine list.
Thanks for the replies. We ate breakfast and lunch at the Cathedral Cafe and dinner at the Sedona Grill and Pies and Pints. Pies and Pints has really fantastic pizza. The crust is excellent. The Cathedral Cafe is in every hiking/skiing/and otherwise outdoorsy town: good, not great, food in a very comfortable setting. Its coffee and desserts were the best part of the meal. The food at the Sedona Grill was as good as the Cathedral Cafe, but the setting wasn't as comfortable.