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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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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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Bentonville, Virginia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

I had been here a couple of times before (about 3 years ago) and had meals that were quite good so, when our first two choices were full on Saturday night, we tried this place (I can't call it a restaurant) again. It was a total embarrassment, particularly as we were entertaining friends from out of town. The place was... More 

Thank Chris L
Amissville, VA
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Daily specials and a fun menu. Service was pretty good. The food was tasty using fresh content. Prices are reasonable.

1 Thank gho4
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went here on Saturday, mid-afternoon looking for some snack food. Place was buzzing with many patrons and friendly staff. All drafts are $5 and they have reasonable food prices. Tried the mushroom risotto ($5.95), made with huge, real mushrooms, not canned! Very tasty and topped with basil, tomato and delicious cheese (though not parmesan). Also had the Caribbean wings ($8.95... More 

1 Thank TravelinT_N
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just a short walk from the municipal parking lot we found the Soul Mountain cafe. The salads looked very popular from what we saw others ordering, and ours turned out to be excellent. We were sorry to learn they were completely out of the pulled pork, but enjoyed the BBQ chicken platter. Generous portions at fair prices =a good find... More 

1 Thank Frank B
Strasburg, Virginia
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

The entire staff seems to be confused at this restaurant. Four meals and I have little of anything good to say about any of them. They were served with the wrong sides, substitutions were made without asking, just a disastrous experience, This place is going down!

Thank Dawn M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We were in Front Royal to shop on main street this weekend and had seen Soul Mountain restaurant the last time we were in so decided to have lunch. They were busy and it appeared only one person was attempting to wait on everyone. Took ten minutes for our drink order which wouldn't have been bad but management had called... More 

Thank Jeffrey T
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were visiting town for the weekend, looking for a place to eat after getting in on Friday night. Not wanting something heavy and expensive, but not wanting a burger joint or fast food either. This place was fantastic - surprisingly varied menu, very reasonable prices, and the food was FABULOUS! Add to that very attentive friendly service - loved... More 

Thank bfnbon
Beaufort, South Carolina
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

Locally owned and operated on Main St in Front Royal Va. Nice selection of moderately-priced choices on the menu and daily specials. I had the curry chicken wrap with fresh veggie side and enjoyed it a lot. Sister got the salmon cake and veggies and said that she looks forward to coming to the restaurant to get that. Not sure... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat, and saw this place as we were driving through town. We decided to stop, and were so glad we did. The owner was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had about how the food was prepared. We had the ribs, and the BBQ sampler. The food was very good. Our only... More 

Thank bobpier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Soul mountain is BY FAR the best restaurant in town. Hands down. It's not only the food but more importantly- the service. The owner goes out of his way to make sure his guests are comfortable and enjoy the experience and he takes pride in the food he serves as he should- it's spectacular! I would dine there every night... 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
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?