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Canal House

1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-2880
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert
Description: Historic 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, Canal House Cafe serves awesome, fresh, delicious, local food in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The restaurant offers simple, creative dishes including vegetarian and gluten free options. Please BYOB.
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English first
North East, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved the appearance, atmosphere, and food at this restaurant so much, we ate there both nights we stayed in Harper's Ferry. The service was excellent, and my fiancé even ate a meal that he truly felt was the best meal he'd ever had (mushroom risotto!). There was a good amount of gluten free and vegetarian food for us, and... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Food is truly wonderful. Small menu but everything is made beautifully. Everything they write about themselves is true--all local. My salad greens tasted as if they had been picked this morning. Turned out to be true. Service was lovely. Owners are lovely. Space is charming. The pimento cheese appetizer and hummus were great. Cobbler great. Lasagna great. A lovely dining... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We lunched here before tubing nearby with our young (3) daughter. The food was delicious!!!!! Make sure to save room for dessert. Everything is fresh and homemade, mostly with food from local farms. I'm still salivating thinking about the peach cobbler. The small, but diverse menu happily satisfies vegetarians, meat eaters, and kids and they will improvise as needed. Very... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Friendly, good quality organic food, best Hibiscus ice tea, not too pricy! Inside and outside seating.

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Pennington, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The menu features innovative, well-prepared sandwiches and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. For example, I had a sandwich comprised of ham, Brie, and sliced nectarine. The sandwich came with a tomato/cucumber salad which, though simple, was simply delicious. The service is friendly, helpful, and superb. The restaurant is reached via a mile-long climb up a steep hill from the historical... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

menu is simple, if short, but the food is the fresheat and very tasty. loved the chicken salad sandwich with beatiful heirloom tomatoes. kids had a BLT, black been soup, and pasta with parm. i was concerned that the kids would refuse it and that the price would be ridiculous. pleasantly surprised. also, the decor was like an historic farmhouse,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great food, the best hummus and fresh veggies I have had in a while. Loved the feel of the place. Perfect

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Yei, South Sudan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just arrived in Harper's Ferry and were looking for a nice restaurant to start off our week. This place hit the spot! Some reviews on Trip Advisor said that there were "no good restaurants in Harper's Ferry." Well maybe that was written before April (when this place opened), because Canal House has food that are creative spins on old... More

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Leesburg VA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went for dinner with family. Sat on the outdoor patio which was lovely. The place is charming. The menu is a little boring but ask about the entree specials which may be more appealing if you don't want a sandwich. I chose the eggplant parmigiana which was delicious and well prepared. It had excellent flavor. The dish would have benefitted... More

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This food here is delicious, plentiful, and the staff friendly and accommodating. The building was a hospital during the civil war. The comfortable dining room, good food, and friendly staff made dining a pleasure.

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