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The Dish Cafe is an eclectic culinary delight bringing unique flavor combinations and fresh ingredients to your table. We're committed to regionally grown fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, and hormone free pork and poultry. We avoid artificial sweeteners, food dyes and genetically modified ingredients wherever possible. Our concept was created by a group of partners who wanted to offer healthy food choices to a community that's quickly discovering the health benefits of natural and whole ingredients.
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Healthy, American
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews brunch polenta burger edamame salad grass fed beef falafel trout peanut butter pie brussels sprouts fries chicken wings vegan options locally sourced ingredients fresh food including vegan
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

I absolutely love the dish! This is a true gem whether you’re a local or a visitor to the area. The food is fresh & amazing always and the staff is consistently polite and inviting. Everything on the menu is a recommended especially the spicy...pasta, hamburger, kids sirloin & you can’t miss the brunch! The Dish is a must!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

I was surprised the service was so slow with only 4 tables at about 230pm. Most of the items ordered were delicious, loved the grilled cheese with tomato soup. Wings, burger and steak were all great. The chicken parmesan sandwich was way over cooked, too...crunchy. The brussels sprouts were room temperature and lacked flavor. Overall the atmosphere was nice and server was very friendly, we were just underwhelmed with the whole experience.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

The Dish Cafe was an unexpected pleasure. We ate there on two evenings and would highly recommend it. Food was tasty and plentiful. Must try Rachel’s Peanut Butter pie

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 14, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely the best meal I’ve had out in a long time. Food is homemade and delicious. Our waitress was charming and attentive!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Great food, nice service. Local food sources. Clean and attractive setting. Full bar. We had lunch but the cafe is also open for dinner.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021

Traveling from Wisconsin to Virginia, we stopped in Beaver (Beckley) for one night. This came up on Tripadvisor as number one close to where we are staying. Was happy to find a local restaurant, with a bar so I could have a beer. Tried their...home fried pork rinds with pimento cheese, very good. My wife and I each had a specialty burger, both were very good, I tried the fried polenta as my my “go with”, its a good idea but had too much cheese in it for my tastes. My wife liked the edemame salad that came with her burger. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. Overall a very good, but not great, experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

We are in town from Western, NY State. We found The Dish Cafe online. The food is fantastic: fresh & flavorful. I loved the falafels & their sauce! The trout was greatness as were the Brussels sprouts 😋 My husband had grilled shrimp & a...burger the NEXT night! There is such a good variety that we will keep going back during our stay!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

I called and made an order for curbside. When I went to pickup the order the guy told me there was a 15% fee for curbside. It would of been nice to know that when I placed the order. When he brought me my food...I paid with cash and thank you so much. He assumed I was giving him a huge tip I guess. I said I would like my change please. He said sure thing be right back. I was still going to give him extra even though he never told me of the fee for curbside on the phone. 13 mins later he finally comes back with my change no words or anything. I guess he figured I would leave and not wait on my change if he took an extended amount of time. Well ofcourse by that time my food had gotten cold and a poboy sandwich isn't to tasty cold. I wouldn't recommend doing curbside to anyone. If that service is any indication I wouldn't recommend the place at all. My first time there because I heard good things and it was all bad.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

Great menu! My husband and I were coming off a hike and wanted a healthier meal. The Dish Cafe had so many options. Grass fed beef hamburgers, fresh salads and the vegetarian dishes -so many to choose from!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 16, 2021 via mobile

Excellent, fresh food with a diversified menu. Super friendly staff, efficient service, and very reasonable prices. The blondie dessert is amazing!

Date of visit: July 2021
Mrotellini, Owner at The Dish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2021

Thank you so very much for the awesome feedback, we appreciate your patronage and kind words. Please come back soon!

Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Some of the best food options and taste around!! Steak was superb, great flavor, cooked perfectly. Chicken was excellent, polenta was amazing. Everything was exceptional!! Definitely will be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Our family of five stopped for lunch here on the way to the Glade Springs resort. We had located this restaurant online, because it indicated that it had vegan options. We were not disappointed! They had several dishes that they could make vegan (by removing...certain sauces). The service was very fast and good. The restaurant was not busy when we were there. The portions were absolutely huge, to the point that we hardly needed dinner that night. We enjoyed our meals so much that we decided to come back the next day for lunch (not to mention the Tamarack did not have any vegan options for us). Our experience was exactly the same as the day before: good service and good food! Particular favorites of the group were the sweet potato fries and the veggie burger (served on pita bread).More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2021

Enjoyed our dinner here a few nights ago. Locally sourced ingredients. Everyone left full and happy. They were out of a few items, which is understandable. Have a second choice when ordering as our waitress didn't tell us they were out of trout until we...tried to order.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 16, 2021

Based on the great reviews we decided to try Dish Cafe while we were on vacation. My wife had the Cajun Shrimp over Polenta and I had the Salmon. Both dishes were cooked just right and were delicious. This meal ranks high among our highlights...of our trip to the New River Gorge National Park. Another great reason to return.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 8, 2021

Off the beat an path...but pleasantly surprised!!!!! Worth going. Salads were great and the chicken and steak where cooked just right. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2021
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December 27, 2018|
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Response from Jamie M | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. A lot of Gluten Free offerings for sure.
March 31, 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could answer that. I would call them. I am sure they can tell you and recommend gluten-free menu items. They were very nice to my wife and me when we were there. Good luck!
August 17, 2015|
Response from Mrotellini | Property representative |
Yes we accept amex. We can handle a party of 18 preferably in our private room which is just off the dining area. We would prefer a reservation for a party of that size. Thanks, Mark
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dish Cafe

Yes, The Dish Cafe offers takeout services.

The Dish Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5