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The Anvil Restaurant

1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
+1 304-535-2582
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (57 reviews)
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was good, atmosphere warm and friendly. Local entertainment is a big draw. Would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed November 25, 2018

My husband and I were staying in a B & B down the street from this restaurant and they recommended it for dinner. When we first arrived we were surprised they had a live band playing in the bar (it was a Friday night) and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tigercar5
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I eat here approximately a dozen times here each year. It’s a community standard with great food and service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ITravelWithYou
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Wow..... Crab Cakes are AMAZING!! Such a cute cozy restaurant! Full bar with a beautiful setting. I will defiantly be returning again and again!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 815tabathac
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate appetizers in the bar, brussel sprouts & crab dip. Both appetizers delicious and filling. In the fall months the restaurant is open Wednesday - Saturday. Happy hour from 4-5. We arrived a little after 5 and they us happy hour...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim Y
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My wife and I took a drive out to Harper's Ferry...looking for fall colors, but it was a bit too early, and we saw Anvil's as we were driving out, so we stopped by for lunch (this was mid-week). There was maybe only 2 tables...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ohaya
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

If you’re heading to Harpers Ferry National Park, eat at one there. Several cute ones to pick from. I always use trip advisor reviews to pick restaurants. Being a small town there were not a lot of to choose from. This one got great reviews,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank freckledonna
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Can't remember her name, but we had a young girl as our server and she was so nice and helpful and even brought my daughter a birthday wine glass when she found out we were celebrating her birthday (for her to keep). They also put...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beth G
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We spent a few days in Harper's Ferry to suck up the local history. It was OK but we went to the Anvil for dinner and really liked it. Five stars for food, service and value. We'll probably be there a second time before we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here after a recommendation from a store owner in Harper's Ferry. Food and service were excellent! Dog friendly patio and employees were super friendly to our pup! Would definitely eat here again and recommend to friends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrea L
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Josette A
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Diana A | Reviewed this property |
It will be a long walk and uphill. I believe it is safe but not sure about streetlights. I am sure if you call the restaurant they can give you more info.
January 9, 2016|
Response from Oysterperson |
Ummmm...you appear to be minus your meds...sheesh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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: 1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: +1 304-535-2582
  • E-mail
Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. Established in 1985, local produce featured in season. OPEN Wednesday - Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, bar and slots open later. OPEN Sunday for brunch 10 am. Will open for private parties of 40 or more on Monday or Tuesday. Private rooms available for groups small to 100 inside. Tented patio for special outdoor events up to 150
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