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“Superb Seafood Restaurant in West Virginia!!”
Review of Golden Anchor Restaurant - CLOSED

Golden Anchor Restaurant
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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334 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Superb Seafood Restaurant in West Virginia!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

It is hard to believe, but the Golden Anchor, located in the high mountains of West Virginia, is a consistently great seafood spot. We love their crabcakes, and the scallops are wonderful, too. We have visited this restaurant several times over the course of the past ten years. We have never been disappointed. It is a bit pricey for the region, but we keep returning for the delicious food.

There is a pleasant outside seating area with a great view of the mountains. Hanging flower baskets surround this deck (during the warm months) creating a nice atmosphere. They serve a decent portion of house wines by the glass. The wait staff is very pleasant and attentive. There is nothing to complain about as far as we are concerned. Dinner only, opening at 5:00 PM.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank William S
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Linden VA
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4 reviews
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“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated a very special anniversary with the Golden Anchor. The service was superb and the food delicious. I ended up leaving my glasses there, and when I called the promptly located it and mailed it to me at no cost! Will definitely return when in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank CuppMom
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Centerville, Ohio
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2,595 reviews
1,681 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,913 helpful votes
“Golden Anchor restaurant is a pleasant outdoor or indoor dining experience with nice views.”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We have enjoyed the fare at Golden Anchor restaurant just south of Canaan Valley for nearly 20 years. If one approaches Canaan from Elkins, one shall pass Golden Anchor restaurant prior to entering Canaan Valley. We love seafood and Golden Anchor restaurant is the best seafood in the area.

Golden Anchor restaurant fresh seafood is priced similar to the pricing at the Laundry’s seafood chains. Golden Anchor restaurant is a pleasant outdoor or indoor dining experience with nice views.

We have never experienced a full restaurant, and the restaurant is cozy and intimate. We do enjoy the ambience. We recommend the raw oysters. We recommend the fried oysters, the crab cakes, and the grilled scallops. We have not ordered chicken, beef or sandwiches.

The nearest seafood restaurants are in nearby Oakland, MD, and fresh seafood is readily available in Oakland and at Golden Anchor restaurant. Canaan Valley has a devoted clientele from the D.C. and Maryland area, and nearby Timberland is a site for a community of expensive vacation homes.

For those with disposable income, Golden Anchor restaurant is an excellent choice. Golden Anchor restaurant maybe the best dining in a 50 mile area. Golden Anchor restaurant is a casual, and fun experience. We consider ourselves “regulars.”

Golden Anchor restaurant qualifies as a date night with your wife. The tariff is appropriate for the fare.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank SavantIII_11
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A nice restaruant”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were in the area while our son was skiing with the scouts at Timberline. We saw a billboard advertising the Golden Anchor and decided to try it. We arrived at opening time (5:30p.m.) and did not have a reservation but were seated right away. The service was very good. The young lady who served us was very nice and efficient and made sure our beverages were served right away. My husband had a seafood platter that had a crabcake, scallops and shrimp and baked potato. He enjoyed his meal and said the food was very good. I am not a seafood lover so I had the house salad and pasta premivera served in a big bowl. It was a very large portion with plenty of chicken and vegetables, and the sauce was good. I couldn't finish it all.We split a slice of cheesecake with raspberry sauce and strawberries that was just okay.The decor and atmosphere was pleasant and it was a nice evening out.
There aren't many dining choices in the area so we were happy to have stumbled upon the Golden Anchor. Our meal cost $76.00 and I left a big tip because the young lady who served us was so nice. Probably more pricey than it needed to be, but we were satisfied overall.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank cmsue
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Beautiful West Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Joint in a Landlocked Spot”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Try to visit on a day warm enough to eat outside. All the food is good, but the crab claws are delicious and the portions are generous. Service is good and bar drinks are excellent. Dessert choices were not tempting, but maybe that's because we were all too full to eat anything after our entrees.

Visited June 2012
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Thank geezerex
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