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A scenic vista in historic Harpers Ferry
A scenic vista in historic Harpers Ferry
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9 Places to Eat and Drink After Hiking in Harpers Ferry

Where to find bacon walnut cinnamon buns, hibachi steak, and craft beer

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A scenic vista in historic Harpers Ferry
| Tim Ebner/For Eater D.C.

Located along the Appalachian Trail about 90 minutes west of D.C., Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a city steeped in history. For outdoor enthusiasts and Civil War buffs, this is a must-visit full of top-notch hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and views of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Harpers Ferry is also great for a leisurely stroll, overnight campout, or a weekend getaway to a quaint bed-and-breakfast. Here are nine places to grab some R&R after a long day of site-seeing.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kelley Farm Kitchen

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1112 Washington St
Bolivar, WV 25425
(304) 535-9976
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This vegan restaurant serves up meat-free tacos, burgers, and ramen. Stop in for grab-and-go lunch, or take in a leisurely breakfast.

The vegan steak, egg, and cheese.
The vegan steak, egg, and cheese.
Kelley Farm Kitchen [official]

2. H. B. Snallygaster's General Store & Cafe

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1102 W Washington St
Bolivar, WV 25425
(304) 268-6464
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Stock up on provisions here before setting up the campsite. A deli in the back serves West Virginia pepperoni rolls on Bolivar Bread Bakery sourdough, and customers can also find craft beer, baked goods, and to-go cocktail kits.

Photo: H. B. Snallygaster’s General Store & Cafe

3. The Rabbit Hole

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186 High St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-8818
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Spent hikers duck into the Rabbit Hole for craft beer and burgers from the Rabbit Hole. The deck has views of the Maryland Heights trail. Try the standout smoked brisket sandwich served with kohlrabi apple slaw.

4. Battle Grounds Bakery & Coffee

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180 High St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-8583
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This old-school coffee house boasts breathtaking views from a backyard balcony. The food here leans hearty and home-style, including portions of sausage and gravy, ham-and-cheese pastries, and cinnamon buns decorated with caramel, bacon, and walnuts.

5. Cannonball Deli

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125-129 Potomac St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-1762
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This quick, accessible deli serves individually wrapped sandwiches that are easy to stuff in a backpack before hitting the Appalachian Trail. In addition to cold cuts, Cannonball Deli makes burritos, pizzas, and jumbo hot dogs.

6. Country Café

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1715 Washington St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-2327
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This reliable, roadside breakfast and lunch spot attracts locals and tourists alike. Fuel up before the trailhead with orders of country ham, chicken and waffles, and sandwiches served all day.

7. Harpers Ferry Brewing

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37412 Adventure Center Ln
Purcellville, VA 20132
(571) 420-2161
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With a perch on the Potomac River by the Sandy Hook Bridge, Harpers Ferry Brewing offers a view that are tough to beat. Food trucks and live music come through on weekends. The brewery makes a namesake lager, a Krazy Creek Kolsch, and multiple seltzers, among other things. It’s right next to a private campsite and an adventure center that offers rafting and tubing.

Harpers Ferry Brewing [official]

8. Yatai Hibachi

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36 Bakerton Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 433-6675
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This pan-Asian food trailer opened in 2020 with plenty of outdoor picnic tables. Dig into hearty helpings of hibachi-style steak, chicken, and shrimp, as well as sushi rolls, tempura burritos, bulgogi, and Panang curry. It’s located about five minutes outside Harpers Ferry, making it a perfect post-hike meal before hitting the road.

9. Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shoppe

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4330 William L Wilson Fwy
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6302
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Ordering two scoops is the move after a long hike up the Maryland Heights trail. This ice cream shop also specializes in chip-wiches and milkshakes.

Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shoppe [official]

1. Kelley Farm Kitchen

1112 Washington St, Bolivar, WV 25425
The vegan steak, egg, and cheese.
The vegan steak, egg, and cheese.
Kelley Farm Kitchen [official]

This vegan restaurant serves up meat-free tacos, burgers, and ramen. Stop in for grab-and-go lunch, or take in a leisurely breakfast.

1112 Washington St
Bolivar, WV 25425

2. H. B. Snallygaster's General Store & Cafe

1102 W Washington St, Bolivar, WV 25425
Photo: H. B. Snallygaster’s General Store & Cafe

Stock up on provisions here before setting up the campsite. A deli in the back serves West Virginia pepperoni rolls on Bolivar Bread Bakery sourdough, and customers can also find craft beer, baked goods, and to-go cocktail kits.

1102 W Washington St
Bolivar, WV 25425

3. The Rabbit Hole

186 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Spent hikers duck into the Rabbit Hole for craft beer and burgers from the Rabbit Hole. The deck has views of the Maryland Heights trail. Try the standout smoked brisket sandwich served with kohlrabi apple slaw.

186 High St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

4. Battle Grounds Bakery & Coffee

180 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

This old-school coffee house boasts breathtaking views from a backyard balcony. The food here leans hearty and home-style, including portions of sausage and gravy, ham-and-cheese pastries, and cinnamon buns decorated with caramel, bacon, and walnuts.

180 High St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

5. Cannonball Deli

125-129 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

This quick, accessible deli serves individually wrapped sandwiches that are easy to stuff in a backpack before hitting the Appalachian Trail. In addition to cold cuts, Cannonball Deli makes burritos, pizzas, and jumbo hot dogs.

125-129 Potomac St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

6. Country Café

1715 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

This reliable, roadside breakfast and lunch spot attracts locals and tourists alike. Fuel up before the trailhead with orders of country ham, chicken and waffles, and sandwiches served all day.

1715 Washington St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

7. Harpers Ferry Brewing

37412 Adventure Center Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132
Harpers Ferry Brewing [official]

With a perch on the Potomac River by the Sandy Hook Bridge, Harpers Ferry Brewing offers a view that are tough to beat. Food trucks and live music come through on weekends. The brewery makes a namesake lager, a Krazy Creek Kolsch, and multiple seltzers, among other things. It’s right next to a private campsite and an adventure center that offers rafting and tubing.

37412 Adventure Center Ln
Purcellville, VA 20132

8. Yatai Hibachi

36 Bakerton Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

This pan-Asian food trailer opened in 2020 with plenty of outdoor picnic tables. Dig into hearty helpings of hibachi-style steak, chicken, and shrimp, as well as sushi rolls, tempura burritos, bulgogi, and Panang curry. It’s located about five minutes outside Harpers Ferry, making it a perfect post-hike meal before hitting the road.

36 Bakerton Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

9. Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shoppe

4330 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Harpers Ferry Ice Cream Shoppe [official]

Ordering two scoops is the move after a long hike up the Maryland Heights trail. This ice cream shop also specializes in chip-wiches and milkshakes.

4330 William L Wilson Fwy
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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