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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

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Address: 11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Phone Number: 540-477-9664
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Free Samples

Stopped here while visiting Shenandoah caverns. Its close to the caverns and I 81. The tip is buying the large clear bags vs prepacked, much better value. Wish I bought more. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped here while visiting Shenandoah caverns. Its close to the caverns and I 81. The tip is buying the large clear bags vs prepacked, much better value. Wish I bought more. I took the very first photo with the mascot, my camera phone pic wont upload oh well. We enjoyed all the samples!

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Sterling
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This factory is located off Rt. 11 (thus the name) which is off Rt. 81 at Mt. Jackson and is about 2 hours from northern VA. It's a good idea to check ahead of time to find out if they will be actually frying chips on the day of your visit. The chips are kettle cooked, wheat & gluten free,... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped in at the potato chip factory prior to visiting the caverns. It was on a Saturday and we were glad to see they were actually making the chips. It is an extremely clean factory with lots of windows to see what's going on. Everyone was friendly. As another review mentioned, I was surprised to see the chips cost... More 

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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the potato chip factory. They offered a tour that was very informative. They offer all their flavors as samples. We did purchase a bag of potato chips for $1.32. We also purchased a 10 bag assortment for $10. Later in the day we went to the supermarket and found the same potato chips for $.99... More 

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Elliston
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were lucky that they were cooking when we visited on Saturday afternoon. It is easy to see the process and there are all sorts of fresh chips to try. I especially liked the two varieties of sweet potato chips.

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McDonough, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fun place to stop and taste (and buy) some unique chips. If you traveling on I-81, it is just a few minutes off the highway and a nice place to stretch your legs. They don't cook chips every day, so we missed out on that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Everyone LOVES potato chips. Even though you watch from behind windows (which is a good thing), you learn a lot about something different. You want to make sure that they are frying on the day you visit. We actually went back on our trip back through to see the process. They do a very good job at explaining and answering... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

First, the place looks like a factory. It is clear that they need better signage, specifically, the turn into the industrial park which is not marked. A big Visitor Sign on the side of the building would help. Regardless, this is a great place to stop and take a 1/2 break off I-81. The short tour (basically, viewing through three... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped by when we saw the signs on the highway - definitely worth the mile or so drive off the interstate. We got to see the chips being made and taste all the varieties. Crab chips certainly surprised us, but my 12 year old loved them. We were able to buy chips to take home. The ladies working the... More 

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Weyers Cave, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Spent a rainy day visiting Rt 11 chips. Its a small company, their staff is friendly, helpful & full of information & history of the company. There are 6 windows into the factory so you can watch the process from the potatos getting sliced up to being inspected, to being bagged. The workers are friendly constantly smiling & waving at... More 

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