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Food and restaurants in Nelson County

Top restaurants

Brewery
“brewery/distillery/restaurant/campground/indoor and out door bars/breakfast/brunch this is not your ordinary brewpub. Devils back bone is like the Disneyland of breweries. Plan on being there for a while because there's lots to see and do. the main structure is the restaurant and brewery. They have amazing beers. try a flight..choose 6 four ounce pours of their 16 draft beers for only 8 bucks. Some of my favorites from the food menu are the smoked deviled eggs, the fish and chips and the heartland bone dipper(its like a french dip sandwich). Next door is the distillery where they make their own rums and gins and serve them up in fancy cocktails. There is also a cigar and whiskey bar and a breakfast/coffee shop as well as an outdoor bar with fire pit and a smaller takeout only grill. Weekends they usually have a wait to sit inside”
  • 89 locals recommend
Brewery
“Blue Mountain Brewery is an utterly wonderful place to spend an afternoon and, unlike most of the wineries, kids can enjoy this place as it has a full menu, plenty of run-around space, and stuff to keep one busy (corn hole and such) other than focusing on the brew. It's one drawback is that it's rather pricey, but we highly recommend this place.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Brewery
“Try the Primal Instinct! Great IPA with lots of hop flavor. With thirteen beers on tap you have quite an adventure. Great stop after hiking Humpback Rock or Crab Tree Falls. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Delicious sandwiches, salads, quiche and paté. Reservations are a must for dinner!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Drink your wine at Pippin Hill but eat your pizza at Dr. Ho’s. See why this off the beaten path pizzeria is packed every night. Come hungry leave happy!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Nicer selection of food than The Edge. More for adults than families. A little pricey but you don't have to travel far for a good meal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Within walking distance, this bar/restaurant is a fun place to hang out at night and listen to live music. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best places to eat BBQ in Virginia. It is rustic and has no frills, which allows one to focus on the undeniably great food. The pulled pork or smoked turkey are amazing and paired with the homemade potato salad and a lime-aid, it is heaven.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Cafes

French Restaurant
“Delicious sandwiches, salads, quiche and paté. Reservations are a must for dinner!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“There aren't many coffee shops in Afton, but there is one that you cannot miss if you are looking for a 'gourmet' cup in the early morning or mid-afternoon. Trager Brothers has this cool shop in the Rockfish Valley Community Center. It's primary purpose is to roast beans which means the smells overwhelm you when you walk in. They also happen to sell hot and cold coffee and espresso drinks that will make you come back again the next morning. Don't miss it!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“If you're heading south down 29, pop into the delightful town of Lovingston and get one of the world's best cups of coffee. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Quaint and unique little venue offering delicious coffee and baked goods. Often on a weekend this place has live music or open mic nights. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Small local bakery with good desserts. It’s hidden behind Chirios Pizza next to the IGA Grocery in Nellysford. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A special place, given for community use by the owner. Take a hike and enjoy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great coffee and breakfast is local farm to table. Reasonabily priced and just a 10 min drive to the bottom of the mountain. In the same area with the Devil's Backbone Brewery. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great wine selection, picnic spot on the hill behind Devine with a great view! Wine tasting!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“ A bit hard to find. Go into the alley and it is in the back on the left. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“OMG these folks can bake. Grab their bread and croissants at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. They have wood fired pizza nights at the farm, so check their Facebook for dates and tickets— they are not open to the public daily.”
  • 1 local recommends