Nine Restaurants to Savor Fall Flavors in the Shenandoah Valley

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Oct 9, 2018

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Fall brings not only crisp air and gorgeous foliage, but also some of the best flavors. Virginia’s apples, pears, pumpkins and vegetables make for the perfect fall flavored dishes to excite every palate. Below are some places to savor some fall flavor.


The Apple House, Linden – Check out their homemade Apple Spice Cinnamon Donuts. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings – and maybe take home some of their famous BBQ sauce or some extra donuts!

– Apple Spice Cinnamon Donuts –


Old School Burgers at Valley Pike Farm Market, Weyers Cave – Old School Burgers has a Pumpkin Spice Burger on their menu! Valley Pike Farm Market is home to over 300 local Virginia wines and craft beers. Also enjoy locally roasted coffees and homemade pastries, fine candies, baked goods and more.


Food.Bar.Food, Harrisonburg – Enjoy a taste of fall with a Spiced Cider Caipirinha. This tasty concoction includes limes muddled with Masala Chai syrup and Cachaca (Brazillian Sugar Cane Rum) with Ryan’s Fruit Market Apple Cider.

– Spiced Cider Caipirinha –


Montpelier Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg – Can’t decide between Pecan and Pumpkin Pie? No worries, Montpelier has you covered with their Pumpkin-Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce. Locally sourced, the pumpkins are from Ryan’s Fruit Market, butter and cream are from Mt. Crawford Creamery and the eggs are from Monrovia Farm.


Southern Kitchen, New Market – Peanut Soup is a southern tradition and a favorite to warm the soul on a cool autumn day.  This family recipe comes straight from the owner’s mother.


Southern Inn Restaurant, Lexington – Enjoy Virginia Gold Asian Pear Bread Pudding served with savory butternut squash ice cream. The Asian pears are grown locally at Virginia Gold Pear Orchard.


Down Home Comfort Bakery, Front Royal – Savor the tastes of fall with their Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Woopie Cookies, Granny’s Pumpkin Patch Loaf and more. Pies are homemade and available in personal or family size.

– Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Photo Credit: Front Royal Office of Tourism –


Haywood’s  at The Georges, Lexington – Delight in a new twist on some traditional fall entrees and desserts. Check out their Pumpkin Crème Brûlée or Apple Crisp. Every Wednesday for the month of October there will be a different fall, chef-inspired pasta special paired with a featured cocktail or wine.


Natural Bridge Historic Hotel, Natural Bridge – The Chef has put together a myriad of new dishes and wine pairings to take advantage of the fall harvest. Sweet potatoes, squash and fall vegetables bring the fall feeling to their duck, salmon and sirloin dishes.


What is your favorite fall dish? Share some of your favorites in the comment section below.


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