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Soul Mountain Cafe

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300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
1 (540) 636-1185
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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All 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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Front Royal, Virginia
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My recent experience with Soul Mountain was the same as it has been for years. Well-spiced Caribbean cuisine, warm service and a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Plus - the cornbread is to die for! Love this place.

Thank Renee H
Front Royal, Virginia
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hadn't eaten here recently and decided to revisit. I had the Soul burger, a loaded bacon cheeseburger prepared to order. It was very good. My wife had the shrimp which she enjoyed. The service was pleasant and timely, not hovering and not slow. Our waitress was nice to talk to. We did notice they were our... More 

Thank 882Traveler
New Zealand
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

After a long day on the road we did not want to cook, this looked like a good option. We were a little surprised when we entered, the place was not busy and there were no wait staff around. However it got better, our waiter was great he looked after us well and delivered so excellent food. My wife had... More 

Thank hobokiwi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here awhile back, I must say,"I am hardcore food critic." "When it comes to this restaurant I always recommend it, nough,"said. Just go there the food, the service, and the atmosphere is top notch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Daleville, Virginia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife and I met friends there for lunch. I had the jambalaya which was the best ever. Nice shrimp and sausage and peppers over rice with a tasty roux. My wife had the chicken curry which was very tasty and not overly spicy. We would definitely stop there if we were in the area again. Easy access in a... More 

Thank KenRay53
Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 

Thank bassgirl2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank petervonmertens
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank HerbsWineBread
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Rich B
Fairmont, West Virginia
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: 1 (540) 636-1185
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
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?