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The Press Room

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129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
+1 304-876-8777
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the specials here, especially the fresh seafood. On this visit my wife had a perfectly cooked swordfish steak with the sides substituted as she requested. I had the seafood stew with clams, mussels, shrimp and cod in a delicious broth. It was a busy night, but our reservation was honored with a great table and professional service. Consistently... More 

Thank goldenrose2017
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here many times and the food and drink has always been good. I highly recommend it. Great atmosphere in a cool small town.

Thank John G
Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are relocating to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and we wanted to try local recommended restaurants. It was a slow Monday night so we were seated right away with a cozy table overlooking German Street in historic Shepherdstown. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. She made sure we understood what we were ordering and did a fantastic... More 

Thank Ogslayor
Groton, Connecticut
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

This place came with a recommendation. News flash! Save yourself! The bartender poured the weakest drink and the server could care less! I say that as she greeted us with "what do you want to drink!" Not hello... welcome or go elsewhere. Super let let down. If you don't care about hygiene, a good IPA or nice drink...then this is... More 

Thank Robin B
Harmony, Maryland
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Always spectacular food and even better service. The customer always comes first at the Press Room. Seafood stew with fennel special was superb. Exciting appetizers and the Lavendar Creme Brûlée dessert are standouts among any restaurants! Laurie our server was personable, knowledgeable, and extra attentive as usual! Don't miss the experience here.

Thank Ray T
Morristown, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner on our last night in WV. The scallops and pot roast were delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend for quiet dinner in nice atmosphere.

Thank emc_traveler_12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Authentic Italian experience. Owner is the chef and he is proud of his efforts; his wife Deb runs the dining-room. Great drinks; friendly team; fresh and reasonably priced cuisine.

Thank OneGladiator
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 3, very nice decors agréable and courteous service; the food is very nice , good and tasty.

Thank BB D
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This place really gives Shepherdstown a terrible reputation. Was there for a meeting at Shepherd University and had family meet us there to celebrate a birthday. While walking down German Street, the Press Room is prevalent. After reading the reviews we thought this was the place to try. The restaurant and bar were empty and it was early. We walked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We all loved our dinners at this funky restaurant occupying a former newspaper office. Three of us had dinner here and we all have rave reviews. I had Seared Scallops with Mushroom Risotto and it was all divine! Others ordered Soft-Shelled Crabs and Linguine with Sausage and Artichokes and were equally happy.

Thank flowerdreamer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 West German, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Shepherdstown
  • Phone Number: +1 304-876-8777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?