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“Third time's a(nother) charm!”
Review of Stella's

Ranked #13 of 52 Restaurants in Lewisburg
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Stella's is a special experience in a special town. Take a step back in time to the romance period of the West Virginia mountains, meet the people who've made this historic town their home and enjoy the community spirit that has made Lewisburg grow and prosper. Stella's is a true reflection of this town's spirit, its warmth, charm and above all, it's hospitality. Its everything our mother, Alice Stella would have wanted. See for yourself and join us at Stella's!
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Third time's a(nother) charm!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place is a a little (a block or so) off of Main Street in Lewisburg, WV (111 South Lafayette, 24901). I recommend it very highly.

This is a great place for a romantic meal, a business meal, or a meal with special friends. They serve wine and beer, but there is no bar. That helps keep the noise level down to a very reasonable level.

Three years ago, I visited Stella's during it's first week of operation. A friend and I had just attended the Cast-Iron Cookoff at the Greenbrier in WV, and we were looking for a place to have breakfast. We have been working on a study--and now a book--that centers on local food as sustainable economic development, so we tend to seek out places that feature local food. We happened upon Stella's, and were absolutely impressed by the atmosphere, the service, and--most importantly--the food. The woman who waited on us was friendly, warm, and well-prepared to answer our questions about the food and the restaurant. We left hoping that Stella's would really grow and prosper. We returned there the following year with friends--a chef, the president of Slow Food Asheville, and a representative from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Except for the fact that the place had been more fully decorated and there were more customers, we were thrilled to find that Stella's offered the same excellent, warm service and the same terrific food as they year before. All of us were delighted with the food and the experience. This year, my husband and I stopped there to eat brunch on the Sunday after the Cast Iron Cookoff. He ordered a hamburger, and I ordered the day's omelet special: fresh trout with local cheese. The beef, the fish, and the cheese were all local. As I looked down at the omelet, I could tell by the lovely yellow color of the eggs that they were local. My husband's burger was cooked just as he ordered it, and it was juicy and flavorful. Both of us were impressed by the food, and we are a little hard to please, since his family raises its own beef. The service was the same, the excellent quality of the food was the same, and the charming atmosphere was just as I remembered it. Most restaurants underwhelm me, but Stella's will have my business every time I visit Lewisburg! Here's one last thing to think about: I found the food at Stella's far superior to that at the world-renowned, five-star Greenbrier, just a few miles up the road.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Katie H
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Could not be happier!!!!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I have visited this beautiful restaurant several times over the past couple years and actually my bridal luncheon was held here this past July, but I have not had time to write a review. I LOVE Stella's!!!! This place is not only cool looking, but so dang tasty. Even better.... they accommodate to my vegan needs- not only with entrees but desserts!!! Holla! All you vegans out there know that you are damn lucky if you get a vegan entree, but dessert too....HEAVEN~!!!!
I highly recommend this place. Chef & staff are superb!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank txwv2016
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Snowshoe, West Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Excellent food, and the best carrot cake around. Cozy restaurant that has a unique (for WV highlands) menu. One of my favorites in Lewisburg.

2 Thank Rondi F
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Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Sweet delight”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very clean, bright and well appointed house with equally nice food. Sweet place. Service was suberb, food was good and brunch prices were very reasonable. Would eat there again, if we get back to Lewisburg.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An Exquisite Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

A friend and I happened to be driving through and stopped here on a recommendation. We probably wouldn't have found it otherwise, as it's right off the main drag - a pretty little white house with a charming patio with fountain and flowers. Inside were beautifully-laid tables, flower arrangements and chandeliers that might have been a bit over the top but looked just right here. The service was excellent and as for the food - well, it was delicious. My friend and I both chose the Crab and Avocado Benedict, which was every bit as good as it sounded but also on the menu were other temptations, such as Grand Marnier French Toast and Asparagus and Mushroom Crepes. Not your usual bacon, eggs and homefries place, so you might be disappointed if that's the sort of thing you like. My only disappointment was that they didn't serve mimosas before 1pm but I suppose that's not their fault. I had a perfect grapefruit juice instead. Sorry we couldn't come back for dinner!

  • Visited October 2012
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