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“Great food in harpers ferry, WV, area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Canal House

Canal House
1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-2880
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wholesome food, sustainably sourced,thoughtfully prepared. New American. Canal House Cafe welcomes BYOB
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food in harpers ferry, WV, area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I recently visited Harpers Ferry for an extended weekend and found the best food at the Canal House. It is a delightful and elegant restaurant with a creative menu new each day, fresh ingredients and not expensive. Due to some arcane WV law having to do with proximity to churches, they cannot serve alcohol, but you can bring your own. Like all restaurants in the town, they don't stay open late, so call ahead for closing time. But unlike most other restaurants, this one is not geared to the touristy crowd but rather focused on providing a truly great dining experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Terrific salad and ice cream!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stopped in for a later night snack before heading to our lodgings for the night and just had the Roasted Fruit Salad -- it knocked our socks off. REALLY great salad for six bucks. The ice cream is made at a nearby Amish Farm and we got ample portions for $3.50. Terrific service and wonderful environment.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My girlfriend and I came here twice during Labor Day weekend. We ordered primarily seafood dishes, which were all terrific in terms of quality of ingredients (mostly local and organic) and preparation. The menu changes daily so it's hard to make specific recommendations, but it's well worth the trip if you're in the neighborhood. Lastly, the decor is quite charming and makes for a relaxing evening, particularly after a day of hiking or outdoor activity.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesterfield, va
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Second trip - food as good as the first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Had lunch; started with a delicious soup - tomato with italian sausage & black beans, served with fresh baked bread. Next we ordered sandwiches - turkey w/swiss again served on fresh baked bread with a touch of dijion; the turkey was so moist. Came with an interesting & tasty side dish that had lentils, beans, and other vegetables that were combined and seasoned perfectly. Large portions, we shared the soup and bread and I took home 1/2 of my turkey sandwich & side dish. I only wish I had room to try the desserts! Maybe next time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice little local joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary meal and the staff was exceptionally friendly. Everything is locally sourced, the menu changes daily and best of all - BYOB!

The only thing is we felt the chicken was really dry... but that may be because the chef has to learn a new menu daily? Overall it was a nice evening.

Visited July 2012
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