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“The surf and turf was great”

The Anvil Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere. Established in 1985, local produce featured in season. OPEN Wednesday - Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, bar and slots open later. OPEN Sunday for brunch 10 am. Will open for private parties of 40 or more on Monday or Tuesday. Private rooms available for groups small to 100 inside. Tented patio for special outdoor events up to 150
Reviewed June 6, 2014

My son and daughter in law took us the food was great and the staff very friendly will go again next time I am in harpers ferry

Thank Frank S
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were quite impressed with this restaurant, particularly the well-cooked food. It is relatively basic fare with a concentration on seafood. The seafood crepes were excellent and the prime rib (available only occasionally) was out of this world.

It is the ONLY place within many, many miles that has a full-service bar. Crazy liquor laws keep a tight lid on restaurants here and this is the only one that isn't within a prohibited distance from a church, school, fire station, street corner, street light, gas station, or grocery store (note: this is somewhat facetious folks...but when the manager tried to explain why he could serve drinks and other restaurants couldn't, my head began to spin with the complexity of these outdated and puritanical laws). In any case, if you want to sip on a martini or bloody Mary, this is the only place in the entire region where you can do that.

Service was very prompt and friendly. Atmosphere is decent, with a hint of upscale dining, i.e. one step above the standard family restaurant.

Bottom line: very good service, good food, decently priced wine line, and full-service bar...what more can you want after a long ride on the C&O canal or long day's hike on the Appalachian Trail?

Thank goodhikers
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

This should be #1! The Anvil appears to be the ONLY real restaurant in town that serves a decent dinner in the evening. And we could order alcohol with our meal! Many restaurants in Harper's Ferry do not serve alcohol due to city ordinances. The Anvil is able to serve drinks. They have a lovely dinner menu. My husband had the prime rib which had the best seasoning I've ever tasted. I had the seafood crepes which were also good. They were very busy but our service was fantastic. Amy was very attentive and a real sweetie. We were in earlier to check out the menu and came back for dinner a few hours later. The staff remembered us and greeted us warmly. This is THE place to go in Harper's Ferry. The locals appear to know that. It was packed which is always a good sign of good service and great food.

Thank goodhikers1986
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family and I traveled to Harper's Ferry via Amtrak in the summer of 2013. We decided to eat at the Anvil on the recommendation of someone at the motel we stayed. Quite simply put we loved it. We were only in town for 2 days and ate there both times. I had the WV Trout which was amazing. My wife ordered the Seafood Crepes which was also excellent! Our son had the Crab Cakes the 1st night and Crepes the 2nd night. I loved the fish so much I ordered it the second night! Their salad is awesome! Finally someone understands that a salad should be something more than iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and the other boring bland get-it-every-where-you-go type stuff. It was apparent that someone in the salad making department had a feel for eating organic. THANK YOU FOR THAT! Our waiter, Bejoy, was excellent. I suppose when most of America eats McDonald's or some other hog trough establishment they don't exactly realize they are eating something worthwhile. That's OK we got the message. I hope we can return to Harper's Ferry sometime soon and enjoy the food there once again.

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Thank James S
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were staying at a B&B across the street and waked here for dinner. The food was ok, not gourmet, but the service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating which made the meal more enjoyable.

Thank Howard C
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