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7 Best Restaurants with a View in Harpers Ferry

Located on the eastern tip of the West Virginia panhandle, the small town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is jam-packed with things to do, see, and eat. Yes, great food is par for the course here! Though the town is best known for its historical significance, it also boasts a charming dining scene that attracts just as many foodies and brewery lovers as it does history buffs.

Whether you’re coming to Harpers Ferry to explore the site of John Brown’s famous raid, take a walk through 19th century American history, or hike the trails around town, you’ll likely work up a big appetite.

To fuel up for all your adventures in and around Harpers Ferry, consider stopping by a restaurant with outdoor seating, views of the mountains, and, if the season is right, maybe a little live music.

If eating is at the top of your list while staying at a Mountain Mama cabin, these top-rated eateries are just minutes away.

Harpers Ferry Brewing

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  • Address: 37412 Adventure Center Ln, Purcellville, VA
  • Price point: $$
  • Favorite menu item: Meat Lovers Pizza

Though it may be across the river and state lines, Harpers Ferry Brewing is just a short hop away from Harpers Ferry and the views are unbeatable. You will not regret making the trip: jaw-dropping Potomac River views, hot slices of pizza, and a lengthy menu of craft brews await you.

Head to the back patio to raise a glass of Potomac Pale Ale or Lazy River cream ale over a sausage-topped pie while you soak up the sights and the fresh mountain breezes. You can even bring four-legged friends to the brewery’s deck as long as they stay outside while you order.

The Rabbit Hole

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  • Address: 186 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Price point: $$
  • Favorite menu item: Wanderdown Cheesesteak Sandwich or the vegetarian Artichoke “Crab Cake” Sandwich

Popular for its innovative eats and stellar views, The Rabbit Hole draws both locals and curious tourists to its patio above the banks of the Potomac River.

Most of the seating is outdoors, enabling you to get ample fresh air and river views while you sip craft beers and munch on an entree like their beloved cheese steak or vegetarian “crab cake” sandwich.

The patio gets a bit chilly during winter weather, but The Rabbit Hole’s owners have you covered. You can still see all the sights from the comfort of a see-through dome, which will keep you and your fellow diners warm and dry as you eat.

If you want to go for a walk after your meal, you’re just a few steps away from Harpers Ferry’s Lower Town attractions.

Cannonball Deli

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  • Address: 125-129 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Price point: $$
  • Favorite menu item: Lamb Gyro

A small but mighty lunch joint, Cannonball Deli will win you over with both its good food and the views afforded by its covered outdoor dining area. From the popular lamb gyro to the juicy hamburger and even the salads, all dishes are jam-packed with flavor.

If you manage to score a coveted seat on the small back patio, you can enjoy some people watching while you eat. Can’t tear yourself away at the end of your meal? Order up a hand-dipped ice cream cone for dessert.

Be forewarned, though, that you may have to share the Cannonball Deli with hungry Appalachian Trail thru-hikers at certain times of the year — the nearly 2,200-mile trail passes directly through Harpers Ferry en route from Georgia to Maine.

Kelley Farm Kitchen

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  • Address: 1112 Washington St, Bolivar, WV
  • Price point: $
  • Favorite menu item: Creamy Coco Ramen, with a side of Mac ‘n’ Cheese (just trust us on this one.)

Looking for a vegan restaurant? Just up the hill from Harpers Ferry in the town of Bolivar, Kelley Farm Kitchen dishes up creative vegan dishes. The menu includes Asian-inspired fare like coconut ramen and raw spring rolls, as well as meatless hamburgers, hoagies, nachos, and plenty of gluten-free options.

Though all food at Kelley Farm Kitchen is plant-based, the generous portions will give you more than enough energy for all your adventures in and around Harpers Ferry. Go for at least one helping of the ultra-popular mac ‘n’ cheese, a guaranteed crowd-pleaser no matter who you’re traveling with.

Battle Grounds Bakery and Coffee

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  • Address: 180 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Price point: $
  • Favorite menu item: BLT Breakfast Sandwich

In the center of downtown Harpers Ferry, Battle Grounds Bakery and Coffee provides the perfect morning pick-me-up or late brunch to fuel you up before your local hiking or biking adventure.

Start with one of their tasty, hearty breakfast sandwiches (the BLT comes highly recommended) and a freshly baked cinnamon bun before heading to the patio to admire views of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains.

Oh, and don’t forget your cup of joe — whether you prefer to drink it black or in cappuccino form, the coffee at Battle Grounds is some of the best in the area.

Coach House Bar and Grill

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  • Address: 160 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Price point: $$
  • Favorite menu item: Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Since the Coach House Bar and Grill is one of the most popular spots in town to watch live sports on TV, its mountain views are sometimes overlooked by patrons eager to catch the big game alongside like-minded fans, but sights from the back patio are just as enticing as anything on the Coach House’s television screens.

Ditto for dishes like the Grown Up Grilled Cheese, which upgrades all the nostalgia of childhood snacking for an adult palate. Pair your sandwich with something from the Hillbilly Hydration menu, which features moonshine lemonade and an alcoholic peach iced tea sure to cool you down on hot summer days.

Almost Heaven Pub and Grill

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  • Address: 177 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Price point: $$
  • Favorite menu item: Fish and chips

Housed inside a renovated building that dates back to 1836, Almost Heaven Pub and Grill certainly lives up to its name.

The menu consists of an assortment of classic sandwiches like the Reuben and the turkey club, as well as offerings straight out of the mid-Atlantic (the crab cake sandwich and the fish-and-chips don’t disappoint).

Though you might have a hard time tearing your eyes away from your meal, you can take in views of the surrounding mountains from a covered table on the back deck. While you’re at it, take some time to admire Almost Heaven’s historic stone structure, too.

Enjoy Dinner With a View in Harpers Ferry

From high up in the hills to down in the Lower Town, the seven best restaurants with a view of Harpers Ferry combine stunning sights and delicious food for an unforgettable dining experience.

Now that you know where to go and what to eat, the only thing left is to make your dinner reservations, pack your bags, and book your stay with Mountain Mama.


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