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The Anvil Restaurant

1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
+1 304-535-2582
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab cakes” (53 reviews)
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
“salad” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a horrible place - but we felt like it was filled with dated furniture, an older crowd, nothing exciting about this place - and it got good reviews on the food. We had sandwiches that were just OK. Pricey dinner menu. The desserts were...More

Thank chloeAnnville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can drive here from Harper's Ferry, or walk up the hill, after which you will be greatful for this restaurant. Good food at good value, flexible, clean rest rooms.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I met a relative and her husband for lunch here just after Thanksgiving as we have done here for a number of years. We enjoy sitting and talking for several hours over drinks and lunch. The menu has improved in 2017 and...More

Thank CHUCK24401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wound up here by mistake (we thought we were at the Bistro that offers Cajun food), but we decided to stay.....The food was mostly "bar food". We ordered a pasta dish that was a special and it was actually pretty good. The service was...More

Thank frombrooklyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anvil is very dog friendly. Their home made tortilla chips are awesome. The prices and specials could be a little better or cheaper. No a bad place to eat though. The crab quesadillas are fantastic if you are lucky enough to hit them up...More

Thank cgs2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Harpers Ferry for 3 nights. Ate and drank at The Anvil Restaurant all three nights. Had dinner the first night with Amber as our server. She was fantastic. The next two nights, we had appetizers at the bar. Since the bartender was not...More

Thank Diana A
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had excellent service here and they were very accommodating to us and our infant son but the food was nothing special. Overpriced heavy flavorless. We both got a special (scallops with noodles and shrimp and grits). That cost $80. And a bowl of chili...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were told that this restaurant had great Trout! This is a gourmet treat. The trout was fresh and topped woth lump crab, sweet corn and peppers along with a lovely white sauce! The sides were great too! Sue, our waitress was friendly and very...More

Thank tammylbarnes
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Okay, let me start by saying we walked from the river to this restaurant based on reviews and comments. That's over a mile uphill. Not a big deal for me and my husband but my mom is in a boot and it was tough for...More

1  Thank TNsnowflake
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Amazing food, impeccable service, and full bar (which virtually no other establishment in Harper's Ferry has). We had a horrible experience at Bistro1840 (left there without ever even getting a drink or food), and our evening was saved by the Anvil. Can't recommend it high...More

Thank Bill G
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Response from Oysterperson |
Ummmm...you appear to be minus your meds...sheesh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: +1 304-535-2582
  • E-mail
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
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