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Needful Things Cafe

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218 W Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414-1532
+1 304-725-6351
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

I make it a point to go a little out of my way to eat here. I have never left hungry. The staff is great the cook can really fix a meal the way I like it. Even the patrons are very friendly people. Great place.

Thank Robert L
Rockville, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Sorry, but I was disappointed by my experience here. While the staff was friendly and kind (it was the primary reason why we stayed), the dishes weren't clean, the counter wasn't clean (an ugly hair), and I was not sure how fresh my meal was going to be. We visited late in the afternoon - they may have been closing... More 

Thank Karl V
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Needful Things' lunch counter is a great place to stop for lunch when you're in the area. The cafe serves delicious diner food with decent prices. Eat and browse at the same time. We always make a point to stop if we can. Stephanie, the retired waitress, is much missed. I hope they can find someone just as welcoming as... More 

Thank LaraS322
Chandler, Arizona
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'm a picky eater, my breakfast was cooked exactly as ordered. I ordered the french toast, not mushy, over medium eggs and crispy bacon. Do you know how hard it is to get this cooked as ordered? This is one of the few cafes that actually got it right. Really nice waitress and friendly atmosphere. The diner is part of... More 

Thank Jule19
Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2015

I have been here a lot and an older lady Stephanie used to work here (she was lovely and always so chatty and made us laugh). She is not there anymore, and has been replaced with another lady. Today this lady create an uncomfortable atmosphere in the restaurant by giving the chef constant grief and bad attitude, making customers feel... More 

Thank Carleen H
Melissa G, Owner at Needful Things Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your review. The only way to fix a problem is to know about it. We have addressed the issue and hope you will come see us again. More 

Charles Town, West Virginia
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you remember the old Woolworth Department Store Lunch Counters, you can take a trip back to Memory Lane and have a good and value packed packed breakfast or lunch here! Not fancy, but good and friendly and well, worth a trip down 'Memory Lane!'

Thank rickgmail
Charles Town, West Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great sandwiches & wonderful breakfast but they only serve breakfast until 11AM except saturday. No evening meals they close at 3PM. They have daily specials nice touch.

Thank Linda S
Charles Town, West Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a great place for a meal or just looking for interesting old things. We love shopping here. This is one of the more interesting places in Charles Town.

Thank ScottinCT
Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
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68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took me back to the days when I went into the 5 and dime and they had a lunch counter! The daily specials are always priced right and the food is good and hot. Service is good so you can go there at noon and be out by 12:30 or so. I had the meatball sandwich special and it was... More 

2 Thank Garry S
Yuma, Arizona
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Service is good and the people are friendly and helpful and talkative to everyone. Food is like you cooked it at home. Love the burgers and crispy fries.

Thank dduartewv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 W Washington St, Charles Town, WV 25414-1532
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charles Town
  • Phone Number: +1 304-725-6351
Needful Things is a 3 generation business located in Historic Charles Town, WV. Originally Newberry's 5&10 serving breakfast and lunch. Eat and browse our 9000 sq.ft. showroom of new and used furniture and house hold items.

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