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“Lovely spot for dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain Creek Restaurant at Pipestem

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Mountain Creek Restaurant at Pipestem
Pipestem State Park Resort, Pipestem, WV
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Pipestem
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Roanoke
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely spot for dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This meal was the best we had while staying at Pipestem and service was great. The view of the river and fall foliage was a spectacular addition to the experience, along with the tram ride down. (tram ride is free with meal receipt)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Rockville
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best meal for miles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You'll be astonished by what a great meal you can get in this restaurant in a state park. First, the ride down by tram into the New River Gorge is a kick.

Anyway, the food's very good, served with some elegance, very pleasant service, a lovely view of the river outside the window, and all in all a wonderfully calming meal. They're a little short on vegetarian options, and if you're trying to keep the calories down low, you'll need to exercise some discipline, because the kitchen's not shy about using cream and other tasty, but caloric ingredients. But, it's a great meal, nothing at all like what you'd expect, and a vastly different experience than the other Bluestone Dining Room in the main lodge -- which is good, basic family food, often served in buffet style.

If you time your meal right at the Mountain Creek Dining Room, you can ride back up the tram, and be treated to an uncommon site: A setting sun that appears to rise over the western ridge of the mountain. You're going up, looking west, as it's going down in the west behind the mountain, but as your line-of-sight angle to the top of the mountain flattens out, the setting sun comes into view! Then go back to your lodge room and enjoy the rest of the sunset from your balcony overlooking the gorge!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milford, Ohio
2 reviews
“Romantic Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Be sure to make reservations for a unique experience taking the air tram to enjoy delicious food, ambiance, and spectacular views!

Visited June 2013
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Second Creek, WV
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

GREAT food, good service - highly recommend. Love the view also. You also get a fantastic tram ride - how can you lose?

Visited July 2013
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North Tazewell, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We found the quality to be so-so and prices a bit high. Even though we've eaten there more than once, we have never been impressed, except for the setting. Our friends wanted to experience the tram.

Visited September 2012
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