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Going to Luray Caverns, need place to eat.

soonerfan Oct 14, 2011 01:04 PM

Hey all,

I'm taking my mothers to Luray Caverns on Wednesday and was looking for a non-chain restaurant to eat at in the area. We do not care for seafood but anything else goes.

We will be coming from Manassas so maybe we could eat some where in between also. Warrenton?

Also, other than the tours of the caverns, is there anything else we should see at the site?


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  1. Dennis S RE: soonerfan Oct 14, 2011 01:15 PM

    Personally I love Hi Neighbor in downtown Strasburg, which is near where 66 and 81 come together. It's in the downtown/oldtown part and is a time travel to home cooking from the 50's or further back.

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      laststandchili RE: Dennis S Oct 18, 2011 10:07 AM

      I love that place. Great throw back small town spot.

      Food can be a little spotty, but sticking the the specials is a good idea. Last time I was there the fried chicken was just amazing. My dining partner had tuna salad that was very uninspiring.

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      sidesjf RE: soonerfan Oct 15, 2011 08:45 AM

      Years ago I stayed in a great bed and breakfast called Kilahevlin, The woman who owns it recommend a restaurant owned by her ex-husband. It was slightly upscale for the area and I remember it being good. You could call her to get the name of it.

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        BlueRidgePro RE: soonerfan Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

        The restaurant at the Big Meadows lodge on Skyline Drive is quite good. Casual, comfort food. A beautiful view and not far from Lurray.


        1. Manassas64 RE: soonerfan Oct 17, 2011 03:04 PM

          I just went to Luray last month and I packed a picnic lunch and ate it there. I didn't want to chance a bad meal.

          Good to know there are options.

          1. pikawicca RE: soonerfan Oct 17, 2011 03:47 PM

            Had a lovely dinner a while back at Victorian Inn.

            1. alkapal RE: soonerfan Oct 17, 2011 07:29 PM

              isn't there some great "country style" place with good biscuits, sausage gravy and the like? i should remember the name, as others have mentioned it before here on CH.


              not the name i remember, but….
              fwiw: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5282...

              i'll keep looking….

              1. alkapal RE: soonerfan Oct 17, 2011 10:14 PM

                here's a handy link page: http://luraypage.com/restaurants.htm

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