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“great daily specials” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Needful Things Cafe

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Needful Things Cafe
Ranked #21 of 57 Restaurants in Charles Town
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
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64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great daily specials”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great lunch specials. I had a bowl of chilli with a grilled cheese sandwich and it was really good and very filling.
Need a good inexpensive lunch, stop by this lunch counter!

Visited March 2013
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17 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Sparks, Maryland
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Diner within an eclectomart”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The atmosphere is kinda cool. You dine in a reuse shop. The food is homemade, simple and good. Soups are a good bet, breakfast is made in front of you while you watch. Read the paper chat a bit, shop a bit, have another coffee refill, relax this is near Mayberry like. Get some gossip or spread some.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Rob L
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Have breakfast with the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you want a real local experience, head down to the counter at Needful Things for breakfast. Located inside a second-hand thrift shop, you would expect to find a brekjfast and lunch counter but there it is. There are a few tables as well as the counter. The food is simple but good with good size portions. The staff is uniformly welcoming and friendly. I always feel comfortable here. It seems to be a local hang out for farmers and retirees...drinking coffee and talking about local issues. Like I said, just a good local experience where you'll feel welcome and have a good, traditional breakfast at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great lunch counter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Having eaten here many times over the last 15 years for both breakfast and lunch. I hadn't eaten here in about a year since I have been away but had lunch there a coupld of days ago. Exactly what you would expect from a lunch counter. Decent food at a reasonable price. Very friendly atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Garry S
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charles town wv
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average lunch but not pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Ate lunch ther a few weeks ago. Food was good not great but the service was very good and the cost was reasonable. Wanted Chicken salad, but not on menu.Ate a burger platter.

Visited January 2012
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