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Bisou Bistro at The Canal House

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1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant during a recent visit to Harper's Ferry for the 4th of July. Loved the décor and atmosphere. It's small and charming in an old home. The food was excellent - I had the Potage and my husband had duck. Both were great choices. Our server was attentive, but not annoying :). The Chef came... More 

Thank ExploringPA
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The chef and wait staff were amazingly kind and friendly. The food was so good, made fresh. Try the bruschetta! One of the few places in the town open on Monday! Thank God!

Thank Terri K
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Kev and his team put together a wonderful NOLA themed lunch for our private event of 20 people. They even baked a specialty cake that was hands down the best cake I've ever tasted! Although the Canal House is a small venue, it makes up for it in charm and civil war character. The food was delicious and satisfying.... More 

Thank maycarperwedding
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and cozy atmosphere. We tried the salmon and salad with chicken, both were very nice. No appetizers or desserts though, which was a bit disappointing.

Thank Brendan B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food and service. Great atmosphere! This is a must try restaurant. Live music and a great wine selection.

Thank Brenda C
Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall great experience. The candlelit tables at dinner time give the place a certain ambiance, coupled with awesome service and even better food? You can't go wrong here. There's also a small but diverse wine list that caters to practically all preferences and the prices were very reasonable! Thanks for a good time, Bisou Bistro!

Thank ClaireB1979
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 foodie friends and I visited Harper's Ferry, West Va. And I must say good food is almost non-existent unless you travel to Charlestown or Shepherds Town - but now you can stay in Harper's Ferry and dine in the quaint historic Canal House at Bisou Bistro. It's like being in a friends house in the low country of Bayou... More 

Thank Eric007Maryland
Kevin P, Owner at Bisou Bistro at The Canal House, responded to this review

SWEET!!! I am so glad you guys enjoyed the Potage. It is a labor of love and selfishly happens to be one of my favorites. When I taste it, I am 6 years old again sitting at my Maw Maw's table with some crusty french bread gettin' after it. Thanks for the insightful comments. Many do not pick up on... More 

Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liquor license in July, FYI. Meal was delicious, two of us had their steak, well prepared and I had the steak salad, also very good. Very good value. Would go there again.

Thank wvjake
Kevin P, Owner at Bisou Bistro at The Canal House, responded to this review

Hey!! Thanks for the comments. We do have our Wine License in operation now, which allows us to have any type of wine from table wine and ports to vintages by the bottle or glass. Come back and check us out when you are back around. Chef Kev More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised to see that the Canal House was under new management, and decided to check it out for lunch. It's a quaint place, and fits the historic area very well. Besides the downstairs and upstairs dining rooms, there is a small-ish outside eating area in the back with a little stage. The owner told me that they plan... More 

Thank Crcb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was not busy when we were there and chef owner greeted us and stayed to chat. We loved the Cajun food. Newly open - no liquor license yet. It has a great future. Housed in antique structure. Be sure to visit restroom upstairs.

Thank Arnold G. B
Kevin P, Owner at Bisou Bistro at The Canal House, responded to this review

The reason I left the Hustle of the DC restaurant scene was the luxury i am bestowed in being able to chat with some of the guests. It really is a pleasure for us to greet those that visit with a "how are you?' and actually get to stay and listen. Thanks for mentioning the bathrooms. I won't give up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: 13013281590
Located in a charming 1790's stone house in historic Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Our Menu is seasonally changed to offer classic New Orleans Cajun & Creole French cuisine. We focus on, fresh, delicious, local food in a friendly and casual atmosphere. While holding true to our South Louisiana Heritage, we also have developed gluten free and allergy sensitive versions of most items. Owner & Executive Chef Kevin Plunkett, a New Orleans Native and Classically trained French Chef, is passionate about sustainability and supporting local producers whenever possible. Together with his wife Amanda, they have made a commitment to transform a little slice of West Virginia into Cajun Country with a dash of South Louisiana Hospitality and traditional New Orleans fare.

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