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Foot of the Mountain Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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From humble beginnings as an outdoor-only cafe in the small town of Buena Vista, Virginia, Brian and Nina have always been at the heart of this special restaurant. Through blood, sweat, tears - and the sacrifice of having no social life - Brian and Nina have built FotM Cafe into what you see today. "We are truly blessed", says Brian, "when you work hard and do things the right way, you will be blessed". They met working in the kitchen at a previous job and fell in love. Both dreamed of their own place with amazing food and great service at a reasonable price. Having a combined 21 years of restaurant industry experience at the time, they found an opportunity and jumped on it. Brian combined his
$5 - $21
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Grill, Bar, Pub
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our son-in-law ordered the Salisbury steak, broccoli and onion rings. He said the Salisbury steak was good but he had requested an additional sauce on it and he said he wished he hadn't. It was too spicy and took away from the meat. The broccoli...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant food was delicious, wait was a little long, but definitely worth it, will go back a lot?

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lareababer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent burgers, very fresh Hugh quality meat. You may have to wait a little but it's so worth it. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank vmt0751
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection not what one would expect in this area because they offer unique food options that are creative and delicious!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Beaupigmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Anne Eakin burger is amazing! It is served with 1 side I got waffle fries and the burger had fried green tomato and pimento cheese (caviar of the south) on it! Oh was it good! I was sure to tell my family about it...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank gabbz97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a halfway point to meet with family and this met our needs. The variety of the menu is impressive. Food and service very good. Mountain View’s impressive. Right off I81.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you will likely see a lot of cars in the parking lot, so you might expect good food, and you won't be let down. The exterior might make you think the food is going to come out of a can. But instead most of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DaisyBlue17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was spectacular as was the food! Bathrooms were clean and the waitstaff was great! Pleasant surprise when passing thru.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank nya_nyas84
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

First time there and with a group of 25. Food was great and hospitality was even better. Worth the drive to get there.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank deborahcburch
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

I have passed this place for years and years driving up and down Route 81. I had the opportunity to have lunch at this restaurant this past Saturday and I am so glad I did. We had a group of 25 motorcyclists that arrived and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Warren B
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