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“Wonderful food with ambiance and an edge” 5 of 5 stars
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Needful Things Cafe
218 West Washington Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
304-725-6351
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Ranked #21 of 50 Restaurants in Charles Town
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New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful food with ambiance and an edge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Truly enjoyed our meal as out of towners! I make it a point to not visit the same chains we have in our backyard, so to speak, and try locally owned places with chefs that have an investment - and we loved our experience!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Charming Little shop with old fashioned diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved the old fashioned diner in the antique shop! They had many items to browse and were very friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“great daily specials”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great lunch specials. I had a bowl of chilli with a grilled cheese sandwich and it was really good and very filling.
Need a good inexpensive lunch, stop by this lunch counter!

Visited March 2013
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Sparks, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Diner within an eclectomart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The atmosphere is kinda cool. You dine in a reuse shop. The food is homemade, simple and good. Soups are a good bet, breakfast is made in front of you while you watch. Read the paper chat a bit, shop a bit, have another coffee refill, relax this is near Mayberry like. Get some gossip or spread some.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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“Have breakfast with the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you want a real local experience, head down to the counter at Needful Things for breakfast. Located inside a second-hand thrift shop, you would expect to find a brekjfast and lunch counter but there it is. There are a few tables as well as the counter. The food is simple but good with good size portions. The staff is uniformly welcoming and friendly. I always feel comfortable here. It seems to be a local hang out for farmers and retirees...drinking coffee and talking about local issues. Like I said, just a good local experience where you'll feel welcome and have a good, traditional breakfast at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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