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300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
+1 540-636-1185
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Linden, Virginia
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a small restaurant with a lot of character. The atmosphere is colorful and nice Caribbean and various music playing. "CC" was our waitress - what a nice lady. Had so much fun chatting with her. The food is ridiculously good! My husband had the Surf & Turf which had a crab cake, some very large shrimp and a half... More 

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Thank Linden96
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The first time I went here was for our anniversary. I'm not sure if it was the owner who served us, but the food was served fresh and hot and the service was five stars. The second time we went we had a new waitress who wasn't quite as good. Anyway, you should really try their spinach-artichoke dip. It is... More 

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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 October 7, 2016

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.

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Thank Renee H
Front Royal, Virginia
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143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 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 

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Thank 882Traveler
New Zealand
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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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.

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Daleville, Virginia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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1 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 

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Thank bassgirl2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
18 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 

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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 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
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 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
  • 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?