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Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery

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74 Rowe Rd., Exit 222 off I-81, Staunton, VA
540-886-1833
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick and easy and good

We weren't planning on ending up here, but our first choice was closed. Glad we arrived too late for the first choice. Rowe's is nothing flashy; just basic, low-cost, rib-sticking comfort food, with terrific service. And you cannot beat their pies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Albany, NY
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Roanoke, Virginia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife loves their banana pudding. Made the old fashioned way with real bananas, vanilla wafers, and meringue- she always orders it first so they don't run out. I always get a frozen quart of navy bean soup and it is always good later too.

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Thurston, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can always tell a good restaurant by how full the parking lot is, in my opinion. While on a short 2-day business stay in the area, I noticed that the place was packed at lunch on a weekday. I stopped for breakfast the next morning and got great service and very large portions for the money. Food was served... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a long standing establishment that has always been family owned. It features a variety of old-fashioned home cooked meals as well as wonderful bakery items made on premises!

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Albany, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We weren't planning on ending up here, but our first choice was closed. Glad we arrived too late for the first choice. Rowe's is nothing flashy; just basic, low-cost, rib-sticking comfort food, with terrific service. And you cannot beat their pies.

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop on I-81 great food and the pie is just outstanding! Exit 222... your car needs to exit... get your fix of good food.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had a mac and cheese casserole with ham that was excellent. Most places overcook the pasta keeping it warm but this was perfect. My husband had a pork barbeque that he did not care fore because the pork was minced like baby food and had an unusual flavor not to his liking. There was no noticeable bbq sauce just... More 

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Sperryville, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We got off to a rocky start since no waitress came to take our order for longer than expected. When our waitress did arrive she was very apologetic and quick to take care of us. Two of us ordered the open faced turkey sandwiches which reminded us of after Thanksgiving dinner and tasted like it too! The fried chicken dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stopped here while enroute to NJ and was gratified to see we had made a good choice, much better choice than those chains. I had the fried chicken and it was great, wife had a sandwich which was also good, veggies were good but the mac and cheese really good. Try the spoon bread a cross between cornbread and custard... More 

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stopped in here while traveling to Charlotte, NC. If I had to rate this restaurant by the greeting, or lack thereof, I received from the hostess it would have gotten a 'terrible'. The hostess was not the least bit inviting, no smile, no greeting, no 'enjoy your dinner', nada. Thankfully, she was the only bad thing about my experience... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

On the advice of a savvy hotel clerk, I visited Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant & Bakery just outside of Staunton, Virginia, famous for antiques and art galleries. The dining experience begins with an old-fashioned handsome structure just one mile east of I-81 on Hwy 250. I was there a total of three times in about one week. On Thursday, I arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Rowe Rd., Exit 222 off I-81, Staunton, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: 540-886-1833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bakeries

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