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“Acceptable food, good place to stop, shop and have a break on a long trip through WV”
Review of Tamarack

Tamarack
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Beckley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A regional showcase of WV made Arts & Craft offers special events, craft demonstrations, a Fine Art gallery, a Theater, and a food court featuring treats created by our master chefs.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Tamarack is (in)famous throughout West Virginia and located near Beckley on I-64 & I-77 very near the southern merge/split. It is almost as well advertised as South of the Border on I-95 and the NC-SC border. Tamarack is a odd mix of a permanent craft fare with real WV artists working on site, and a highway rest-stop. The food is provided by chefs from the Greenbrier and hence quite a few notches up from your average fast-food place. The fried green tomato sandwich is famous and excellent, while the marinated chicken sandwich is good. The place is affordable, and provides ample opportunity to stretch your legs, and check out some West Virginian art. Also, if you still need some knickknack for the folks your visiting, you will find something here.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

A nice place to stroll through and eat. If you are travelling through the mountains, most of what they offer will not fit in your car. Food was excellent.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you want ideas on what to buy, go here for special creative ideas. West Virginia hand crafted gifts available of outstanding quality, theaters, workshops, exhibitions.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

This spot is a delight for the eyes that fancy contemporary architecture, for diners who want to sample Greenbrier food at substantially reduced prices (comparable to, even priced less than nearby Applebees), and aesthetes who want high quality Appalachian folk art. The art is to my way of thinking quite pricey, suited more for Scarsadale New Yorkers and Georgetown Washingtonians, not most Mountaineers. The food is always good with just enough of the quaint to please the natives (green tomatoes and Greenbrier peaches) with a splattering of menu specialties that excite the tastebuds (great desserts and always there's an unusual pizza.) Too many Beckley restaurants are chains, mostly hum-drum, but Tamarack is always a place one can bring guests and expect them to be pleased. Those who live in Ryan Homes often find the Tanarack's architecture too extreme. Not I. I will critique one point, however, and that is that parking is too great a distance from the Tamarack itself. Those with handicaps, like others, have to climb a hill to get to the entrances. Few visitors will sit and meditate in the inner courtyard. That is one great treat when the weather warms. Few will take advantage of the special Sunday programs and concerts; and fewer still will visit the art gallery or watch local artisans at work in their studios. My advice is try not to miss anything that is offered here. There's always something new, always something to delight the senses and, though we West Virginians are not New York, LA, or Washington, here visitors will find good stuff to challenge a reshaping of WV's cultural gifts and worth.

George Exoo
Beckley, WV

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

what you can buy here will be difficult to find in other places, or probably you will not find at all. Coal art, handmade ceramic, good pieces of art. Do not expect cheap prices, this are made in the US things, not made in China.

Thank MexKaz
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