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Summersville, WVa

Davwud Dec 20, 2007 05:12 PM

Hey Hounds.

Mrs. Sippi and I will be staying the night in Summersville, WVa. tomorrow night and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a place to eat. We're very open to different things but are most likely to gravitate towards something local. We can get Italian food here in TO for example.

Thanks in advance


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    steveindurham RE: Davwud Dec 21, 2007 07:02 AM

    There is supposed to be a good Italian place in Summersville. The Sedona Grill in Fayetteville is excellent if open. It's about 20 miles south of Summerville. There is also a new place just across from the Quality Inn in Fayetteville that has gotten good reviews.

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      Davwud RE: steveindurham Dec 21, 2007 06:31 PM

      It's called "Dominic's" or something like that.
      Unfortunately pickings are slim and Mrs. Sippi is sick and really just wanted some comfort food. She opted for chicken fried steak from Bob Evans and I went with the jalapeno double cheddar melt from Wendy's. We both enjoyed our dinners well enough. Neither are good enough to considered great but both did their intended jobs.

      Thanks for the reco. We may have to pick up dinner on the road in future.


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      Gourmando RE: Davwud Mar 19, 2009 09:56 AM

      Hey Hounds,

      Any better/more recent news than this for Summersville, WV? I'll be there Saturday night, and would prefer to avoid the chains if I can.


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        Davwud RE: Gourmando Mar 20, 2009 06:53 AM

        Good luck.


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          Gourmando RE: Davwud Mar 21, 2009 02:08 PM

          Looks like Bob Evans will be it...

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            Davwud RE: Gourmando Mar 21, 2009 02:32 PM

            If you have the time, supposedly Dirty Ernie's BBQ in Fayetteville, is supposed to be good. I've never been.


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        Choppedonion RE: Davwud Mar 21, 2009 12:21 AM

        The only thing I can add is the King Tut Drive-In in Beckley. Its' as close as I could get to Summersville. see www.choppedonion.com

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          ToothTooth RE: Choppedonion Mar 23, 2009 02:10 PM

          Its not in Summersville, but "Pies and Pints" is about 20 miles to the south in Fayetteville, WV and its pretty great:


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            Gourmando RE: ToothTooth Mar 24, 2009 05:31 AM

            Thanks for the info, everyone!

            We wound up going to Dominic's Italian Chop House in Summersville.

            I wasn't expecting much, to be honest, having been disappointed by "Italian" food in rural West Virginia in the past. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a great medium-rare bone-in Angus striploin, perfectly-cooked pasta, and a nice Brunello, all at a reasonable price with friendly service. The first bottle of wine was corked, and although our server didn't know what "corked" meant, when I explained it she happily brought another bottle. The restaurant is open and airy, in a nicely renovated old bank building, with lovely views of the historic court house next door through the large windows

            On our annual drive home to Canada from the south after spring break, we used to stay in Beckley, but I would go back to Summersville just for the restaurant. I was encouraged to see a fair number of people in the place, mostly appeared to be locals, and I wish them well. Driving along the Interstates, the endless stream of chain restaurants, and apparently nothing else, is pretty demoralizing. It's great to know that the people of Summersville, and those of us lucky enough to have dropped by, have at least one much better option.

            800 Main St, Summersville, WV 26651

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