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The Press Room

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129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304 876-8777
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food,Pleasant Environment

The restaurant strives for creativity and quality . Each meal here is consistent and enjoyable. The wine selection is adequate and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Bethesda, Maryland
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love(d) The Press Room and have sold it to friends as an upscale DC level restaurant at WV prices. No more. First, there is a decent bar scene where locals or tourists mix, or have dinner when they can't get reservations. But the bartender is so slow and disorganized that it may be 5-10 minutes before your first drink... More 

Thank Andrew W
Bethesda, Maryland
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266 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The restaurant strives for creativity and quality . Each meal here is consistent and enjoyable. The wine selection is adequate and reasonably priced.

Thank Bethesdashrink
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We arrived for an impromptu dinner after deciding to visit Shepherdstown for a few hours. The waiter was extremely attentive and personable. He knew the menu well and made recommendations for the children (since there is not a children's menu). We were told that they attempt to use fresh seasonal ingredients when available and even grow their own vegetables and... More 

Thank Amy L
Naples, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

food good, but bread was cold and doled out a slice at a time. booths are confining should have chose a table

Thank dave j
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

3 of us had brunch and made a special trip from our Va. area to WVA. Feedback from our friends was great so we had to try it. The service was attentive and the restaurant busy. Definitely make reservations. Interesting and delicious menu items and some different food twists which made the meal even more delicious, not run of the... More 

1 Thank Anne Z
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

If you're in or near Shepherdstown, don't miss The Press Room, and importantly, make sure you have reservations. Our party dined there this weekend and were not disappointed. The bar was full the entire evening. The service was most attentive. Both the rack of lamb and the veal chop special were wonderful. The owner was the chef at the Yellow... More 

Thank welchboy
Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had reservations for 7 p.m. on a weeknight, and we did need them. I could only sum up our dinner in one word: Delicious!

Thank grand2twins
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I was so pleased when I arriived for a Saturday evening dinner that the requests I made with my reservation were honored. The staff was attentive; food delicious. It was my husband's birthday and a candle arrived on his dessert. And since we had a guest, I wanted to pay the bill away from the table. Our server was professional.... More 

Thank Carolyn330
Kent Island, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I try to go to Shepherdstown at least once a year. We go to the Press Room at least onece while we are there. We have never been disappointed. The food is always great. The service is exceptional and the employees make you feel welcome.

Thank Donna P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stayed at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, in Antietam (lovely place), and the inn keeper recommended The Press Room for dinner. I called sometime in the afternoon and made a reservation for 830. When we arrived at 830, we were told to wait 5 minutes to be seated by a lady who seemed to be maybe the owner or manager... More 

1 Thank Shan_from_Baltimore

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Shepherdstown
  • Phone Number: 304 876-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?