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The River Car Restaurant - CLOSED

1701 Faulkner Road, Bowden, WV
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Aug 12, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
“Good BBQ in Bowden”
Restaurant Hours Closed
1701 Faulkner Road, Bowden, WV
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

You first meal at Smoke on the River was not that good so we decided to give it another chance and order something different. We ordered the pulled pork sandwich which was very nice and juicy. The service has improved also. The outside area has...More

Thank Jerry-retired
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This restaurant has excellent smoked BBQ! I visit it 3 times and tried three different main courses. The ribs, pulled pork and brisket were all excellent. The restaurant also has their own home made BBQ sauces, baked beans, potato salad and cole slaw. It is...More

Thank Lammy09034
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great location right on the river with outdoor seating. The other seats are inside at the bar. There is one table for four in the bar area. My wife had ribs and she said they were very dry. The looked dry when I first say...More

Thank Jerry-retired
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The actual car was burned. The property is being developed but not open yet. I expect it will be open in June 2013. It is a great location right on the river. The building is large and only a couple of years old.

Thank Jerry-retired
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  • Address: 1701 Faulkner Road, Bowden, WV
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Bowden
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The River Car Restaurant is located just outside of Elkins WV. Wonderful place, great food. Please add it to your list. One of the best places I have ever visited.
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