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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, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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McDonough, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Moyock, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

They want you to come by and watch the process. Big windows with platforms allow big and small alike easy visibility. Samples are available and bags of fresh chips can be purchased. Give them a call to make sure they are actually frying potatoes on the day of your visit. Periodically, they do have to shut down the equipment for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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257 reviews 257 reviews
56 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped by on our way to Winchester and it’s definitely worth the 20-30 minute visit and it’s not very far off Interstate 81. It’s a small operation and they show you the potato chip making process in a matter of minutes but you can spend as long as you want watching the process through the 6-7 windows provided. It’s... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The chip quality is good, not oily. The wide range of coatings are fun to taste but you have to ask for tastings. The "Tour" is a short narrative and viewed through a handful of windows. The potato slicer is cool to see in action. The potatoes are tasty and not greasy. Nice quick diversion.

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Mt. Jackson, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has great chips and you get to see how they make them. I recommend stopping. We buy the bulk bag it last for weeks! The ladies working at the counter are very nice.

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northern Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lucky is the chip lover who has a chance to try Route 11 Chips. To make the experience even better, I would suggest reading the interesting history of this company online at www.rt11.com. Makes you appreciate when you watch the chip-frying process how they've evolved the potato to bag process. Not really a factory tour, but you view through large... More 

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