Located just over an hour from Washington D.C, Front Royal, Virginia is a quaint historic town with a buzzing downtown. Its proximity to Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, the Shenandoah River, and the Appalachian trail makes it a perfect home base for any number of outdoor activities. After a day of hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, or spelunking take a stroll down historic Main Street and visit the numerous shops and notable restaurants. In this Restaurant Guide, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite restaurants that will keep even the hungriest hiker happy.
This Main Street hotspot offers a variety of globally inspired lunch and dinner plates pulling inspiration from Mexican, American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Italian cuisines. The in-house roasted meats paired with fresh in-season sides and made-from-scratch rolls are true crowd pleasers. Be sure to save room for one of their specialty desserts.
This casual eatery is the perfect spot for a quick tasty meal after a long day of outdoor adventuring. Enjoy fresh daily hand-made 100% ground beef burgers, cones, and shakes made from delicious, silky-smooth frozen custard, and fries that are cut fresh, never frozen, and cooked to golden perfection.
Located just down the road from Front Royal, Linden, Virginia is home to The Apple House Restaurant & Gift Shop. This long-standing family business has been known for its good food, friendly staff, and beautiful surroundings for over 50 years. The can’t-miss menu items: in-house smoked and pulled pork BBQ and their famous Apple Butter Cinnamon Donuts.
This market and bistro focus on building relationships with local farmers to ensure they are serving the best of what the area has to offer. Their meals incorporate ingredients from local farms and artisanal producers (all of which are available in their market to take home and enjoy in your own recipes). Dine in and enjoy one of their charcuterie boards paired with local wine or grab a delicious sandwich or pizza to-go.
This laid-back cafe serves up delicious coffee, espresso, and tea beverages, plus breakfast and lunch specials. Everything is made-to-order and customers are encouraged to customize their orders to their liking. With numerous vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options everyone can enjoy their gourmet sandwiches, grilled paninis, fresh wraps, homemade soups, salads, and freshly baked pastries.
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