We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Don't recommend” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brandon's at Nostalgia Inn

Brandon's at Nostalgia Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Pipestem
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
1 review
“Don't recommend”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you want catering from Brandon’s get everything in writing, price and quality. I had eaten the pulled pork BBQ at a function and it was good. I talked with Brandon on the telephone to order the same for a reception I was hosting. Went I picked-up the food Brandon insisted that I had ordered more BBQ than I really had. The BBQ pork was not the same quality instead it was mostly fat. I was told by him that he made his own rolls and that they were about the size of hamburger rolls. I ordered 50, but when I got them to the reception I found they were small stale and crumbly dinner rolls. I believe they had been previously frozen. We ate without rolls and pitched the ones I had purchased. There also was a debate over how much he had quoted me for the rolls. I would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Samantha L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

80 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    31
    31
    10
    2
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

A must visit while in the Pipestem, WV area. Service was very good and the ribs were fantastic. There were six in our party and everyone enjoyed their meals. Rustic décor and most enjoyable. Owner is on site and makes it a priority to visit with all of his guests during their dining experience. Make sure to try the peanut butter pie!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Danny B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Retreat, Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Brandon's is hidden within the woods across from the entrance to Pipestem Resort. It is located on the Nostalgia Inn complex. Brandon's serves great barbeque along with great steaks. The atmosphere is relaxed and during the warmer months, it is a treat to dine on the huge screen-enclosed porch. Service is always excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank lkmeador
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Goode, Virginia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Brandon's BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nice atmosphere and good food. Enjoyed sitting on the patio for lunch. 1/2 rack of ribs were good, but small (4)

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Kathy W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected and Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

We entered right across from Pipestem resort and missed the turn to the restaurant. This sent us on a crazy drive through what looked like campers with home additions built right to them. We were a little concerned but have found great BBQ in a gas station in the past so we pressed on.

I'm glad we did. The restaurant itself is very well-kept. The menu is your standard BBQ fare and thatis eexactly what we were looking for. I had ribs and steak combo. The steak was a little under done but not so much that it was bad. The ribs were fantastic. Great flavor on the meat and the sauce was tasty. Service was also very good.

I'm really glad we found Brandon's. We did not want to drive much more and I couldn't stand the idea of eating in the resort restaurant again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank The S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Brandon's at Nostalgia Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing