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The Anvil Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Pub
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1290 W. Washington Street, P.O. Box 707, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-2582
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. Established in 1985, local produce...
Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. Established in 1985, local produce featured in season. OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 11am to 9pm, bar and slots open later. Will open for private parties of 40 or more on Monday or Tuesday. Private rooms available for groups small to 100 inside. Tented patio for special outdoor events up to 150
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"it was fine"

All I can say about this restaurant was "it was fine." There was nothing terribly distinguished about it either way. The food was fine, the service was fine, but nothing to make it stand out.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
bluebnt
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charles Town, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome food and service. Owners treat like family.. crabcakes the best and awesome crab dip. Beautiful setting

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

All I can say about this restaurant was "it was fine." There was nothing terribly distinguished about it either way. The food was fine, the service was fine, but nothing to make it stand out.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently ordered a light dinner for myself. Now I've eaten here before, but this recent visit was definitely not impressive. The staff wasn't very friendly, the food wasn't very good, and they have become even more overpriced than before. I will not return, and would certainly not recommend it to anyone.

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Joppa, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Anvil has wonderful menu selections, a lovely dining room, and a cozy bar area. We sat at a table in the bar area by choice and it felt like we were sitting in the kitchen of a wonderful old house, with a quaint view of the town out the front window. The hospitality and service were fantastic. We were... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We actually ended up here for Valentines Day. The food was very good (crab cakes) and the service was pretty good as well. Considering the location this place is certainly above average (better than the casino for sure). There a pub area and a more formal dining area in the back. It was actually very quite when we were here... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's oyster time and if you're looking for some great oysters, then this is the restaurant for you. These oysters hit all the right notes no matter how you like them done. Fried, on the half shell, steamed...this restaurant does it all and does it all perfectly to boot. Their Rockefeller and Oyster stew is simply out of this world.... More 

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place was great! Even though every table was filled the service was still wonderful! We enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We weren't going there with high expectations so we weren't overly disappointed. The crab dip was fine but the bread bowl it came in was recently thawed and had hard, freezer burned spots. Our entrees were ok - pasta with shrimp & crab and crab cakes. The servers were all very nice. If we return, we'd probably sit at the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed at a local B&B and liked the look of The Anvil Restaurant. I am a keen beer drinker so I was delighted by the variety of local beers on offer from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, etc. I ordered one of the 'specials' but was very disappointed with it. The steak was extremely fatty and the plate was cold... More 

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

We eaten at the Anvil a few times and it never disappoints! We had our rehearsal dinner at the Anvil and the staff was very accommodating. Our guests loved the food - choice of steak, chicken, or crab balls. Everything tasted good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1290 W. Washington Street, P.O. Box 707, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: +1 304-535-2582

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. Established in 1985, local produce featured in season. OPEN Wednesday - Sunday 11am to 9pm, bar and slots open later. Will open for private parties of 40 or more on Monday or Tuesday. Private rooms available for groups small to 100 inside. Tented patio for special outdoor events up to 150
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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