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1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-2880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Healthy, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Historic, farm-to-table Canal House Cafe. Where the locals gather and visitors are always welcome! Located in a charming 1820s stone house in historic in Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, WV. Simple food, sustainably sourced, thoughtfully prepared.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had just arrived in Harpers Ferry after a delayed flight from the UK. We were in a rush to get something to eat before hoping to catch the guided ghost tour in downtown Harpers Ferry just 45 minutes later. Under these circumstances, the staff at the Canal House must have thought we were mad, i.e. requesting a table and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This was just the greatest way to end my day in Harpers Ferry. It is so homey and delicious. I got the butternut squash risotto and my boyfriend got the five cheese Mac and cheese. Both were wonderful. We then got hot chocolate and cider which was some of the best hot chocolate and cider I've ever had. We asked... More 

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Port Republic, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We have stopped here twice to eat wonderful lunches. The special, cod chowder over rice was very good and my husband hopes I can make something similar at home. Their homemade wild mushroom soup was about the best I have ever tasted. The roasted chicken sandwich was very tasty and the smoked ham with Camembert, apple butter and Dijon mustard... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We live in the community and had not eaten here. After a busy day full with holiday events, we decided to have dinner at the Canal House and are glad that we did. We had the Yorkshire Pudding and Beef Stew which was delicious! My son and I started our meal with the homemade tomato soup which had fresh herbs... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The local cuisine is fantastic! Everyone was satisfied with their meals, including my one year old cousin who had steamed veggies (thanks to the staff for accommodating that request!). I highly recommend Canal House to locals and visitors! Please note, this is not a place to stop if you are in a hurry. The food is fresh and cooked to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We liked the feel of this restaurant as soon as we (4 of us) walked in and we were expecting to love the food as well based on others reviews. I don't know if it was an off night but we were all disappointed. The vegetarian entry was the best of what we had so maybe sticking to vegetarian dishes... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food was delicious, and fresh, but slightly overpriced. Still a good place to try. We liked the healthy food options and how fresh everything was. I had a veggie wrap and my husband had a quinoa salad. It was very quaint with a lot of character.

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Inwood, West Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As a native of Jefferson County, I was pleasantly surprised to find this charming place and that I'd never heard of it. Once a month, I plan a girls' night out, and try to do so by choosing a non-chain, local restaurant to support. I loved the "BYOB" aspect. We brought a couple of bottles of wine to share. The... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were fortunate to select Canal House as our last dinning spot before leaving the area after a 3 day visit. Fresh, local ingredients were served up in tasty dishes everyone in our party enjoyed. The appetizers we ordered were especially wonderful but not out-done by the entrees of beef, chicken and lasagna. Sadly, our group of four lives (for... More 

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NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very good, tasty fresh food, not a huge selection on the menu, but sufficient. Nice, quaint atmosphere, wood burning fireplace, cozy, only a few tables, street view, friendly staff. Beef stew and lasagna were delicious. A bit pricey for dinner--$16.00-$20.00 average price. no alcohol served BYO

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Additional Information about Canal House

Address: 1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: +1 304-535-2880
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Healthy, Fusion

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