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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
540-477-9664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

we got to see the production of the potato chips, was neat to see and learn the history of this company. They had out samples of the chips and you could buy them there too, price seemed the same as in the stores.

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Easton, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were recently in the Shenandoah Valley and happen to come upon the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory in Mount Jackson, Virginia. It is close to the close to the Shenandoah Caverns. We have recently discovered Route 11 Potato Chips, but cannot find them where we live. So we were thrilled to see the factory. It is a small factory... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
68 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've always loved Route11 Potato Chips and have been wanting to stop by their factory to see how they're made. I wasn't disappointed, even though the shop and area to view the chip-making process is very small. Even though it's small, it's plain to see the entire process and taste as much as you like of all their chips! They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Small factory but worth the trip! We have young kids who love this sort of thing. Lots of free samples to try. Yummy chips! Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about chip making. Of coarse we left we many bags of chips, which made everyone happy! Other free things to see in the area which was very nice.

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Burke, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped in to see the chips in action one Saturday afternoon, it was shaking. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding their product. RT 11 makes the best chips hands down, as I have been eating them for years. The Chip factory is easily from Interstate 81, along with Antique stores and Shenandoah Caverns. Make this stop a part... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is not really a formal tour, but it is enjoyable. Guests get to learn about the chip making process as a worker describes the process while you watch through a large window. This is a SMALL business that runs a SMALL factory that makes a FANTASTIC product. The company writes on their potato chip bags that they make their... More

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Chester, Va
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband always wanted to visit the Rt 11 potato chip factory but boy were we disappointed. You stand at large windows while someone(a teenager) who spoke from rote memory explained the process to us and could not answer questions without some help. There was no expression and no desire to hang out with visitors. Left a very bad impression.... More

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route11chips, Owner at Route 11 Potato Chip Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. And, many apologies for the bad experience. We go out of our way to never use the word 'tour' for the very reason you're stating in your review, because it's not a tour. We call it 'fry-viewing'. However, I do apologize for the 'rote teenager'....we'll work on getting them to be more comfortable/natural in... More

Orlando, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is always interesting to see how things we eat are made. Here you can see chips being made and get to taste them as well. Always a good day for chips!

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Charlotte, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

While visiting the Shenandoah Valley area we came across some Rt 11 chips in a store. We liked them and noticed the factory was a short drive from our place so we made a visit. We enjoyed watching the process (especially the cutting of 100 lbs of potatoes in 40 seconds) and sampling their chips. The staff was very friendly... More

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Although they weren't making chips when we visited, we still took advantage of stocking up on large and small bags for our roadtrip. Our kids favorite was the dill pickle. Their chips are excellent and fresh.

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