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300 East Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630
1 (540) 636-1185
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I went there July 2nd 2016, we got there around 5:30 pm. We did not walk out of there til 8:00. It was not because the atmosphere was so welcome that we stayed to chat, it actually took us that long to get our food and bill. It has to be the worst experience I have had... More 

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Thank bassgirl2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Soul Mountain Cafe is a simple source of great food. Family run - father and son - and unfortunately for them few customers so you have time to talk and get to know with the family. The catfish is fabulous. As is the corn bread and cole slaw. If you are sensitive to salt ask them to hold back because... More 

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Thank petervonmertens
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We were in Front Royal for one night, on our way to Skyline Drive and ate here on a Sunday night. Yes, the service was a bit leisurely but it was a Sunday night and we had nothing else to do. The food was FABULOUS. I had a vegetarian curry over black beans and rice, my companion had a black... More 

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1 Thank HerbsWineBread
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Working in DC & had a day off, so I took a relaxed drive to Front Royal. Walking downtown I noticed Soul Mountain--they had their menu/specials posted outside. Intrigued, I went in. Fast, very friendly service, good vibe, incredible food. I ordered a chicken curry wrap, the pulled pork bean stew, plus 2 sides. Every item was incredibly good. I... More 

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1 Thank Rich B
Fairmont, West Virginia
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I rarely do bad reviews, but this place deserves it in Aces! What a joke! The service absolutely sucks!! I can't report about their food because we never got any. 1 PM on Friday afternoon, 20 May 2016; plenty of service staff milling around; the place was nearly devoid of customers (so "busy" could not be a part of the... More 

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Thank LBWiles
Front Royal, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a very nice dinner here and the food was good and the service was impeccable. It is a quiet little spot in downtown Front Royal.

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Thank avsumm
USA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Horrible service, staff spends more time taking care of themselves than customers, watched as they made customers feel like they were in the way instead of paying customers, that alone sent us leaving, no food is worth that atmosphere. A friend went back a couple of months later, did taste the food and is was absolutely nothing special, and he... More 

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Thank biotdgba
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

On Sunday a lot is closed, yet I am so glad we choose this place. Even wraps and salads were fresh and fancy. Meat was delicious. Modest place, fabulous food. Friendly folks.

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Thank Naz0512
Gainesville, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We saw the mixed reviews, and decided to go anyway. We went about 3pm on a Saturday. The place was quiet except for 4 other tables. I expected quick service. (There were more employees working than patrons). We ended up getting it "to go" after 45 minutes of waiting around. The bar was weak - after I explained what a... More 

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Thank Heather H
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Stopped in here on the 24th. The place is nice enough inside; casual. We were in between lunch and dinner; our service was reasonably prompt and the food pretty good. Prices were not cheap but also not outrageous. One negative item: My wife, who is generally not at all picky about such things, commented that the restroom was in pretty... More 

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Thank 1traveler4fun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 East Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: 1 (540) 636-1185
Description
Eclectic Cuisine; some fusion with a whole lot of Soul!

Not soul food, but food for the soul in a mountain of flavors. Our eclectic menu is crafted to suit all appetites because we take pride in preparing all plates fresh to order, so have patience for real food, not fast food. Excite your palate! Absolutely the best BBQ in the valley. Known especially for our brisket, pulled pork, and St. Louis style ribs with our house made Doc’s BBQ sauce, right here on 300 East Main St. in historic Front Royal, Virginia,

We serve American, Barbeque, Burgers, Cajun/Creole, Caribbean, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouse and Vegetarian cuisine. We take reservations; walk-ins welcome. We are happy to book for large groups, promote a kid-friendly environment, and provide Take Out, Delivery, and Catering services. Outdoor seating available for the warmer months.

Our hours of operations are:

Tue – Thu:
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
12:00 pm – 9:00pm
Sun:
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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