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The Anvil Restaurant

1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
+1 304-535-2582
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
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Reviews (366)
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11 - 20 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Food was great and so was the service! All the employees seemed to be very friendly and eager to serve. The anvil is a must when in WV!

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Looked just right for us - comfortable, local-spot, small menu, lots of locals there for lunch... - but it just didn't meet my expectations. The kitchen was so slow (they were busy - and the servers tried to help us out when we were time-crunched)....More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We visited The Anvil this evening for our 4th wedding anniversary dinner while on a camping vacation in Harpers Ferry. It was the perfect choice for us! Smaller restaurant & pub with a whimsical decor. We sat in the pub area and our server James...More

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had a large group -- 50 people -- for a family gathering. We had planned everything in advance. Planning, of course, is one thing; execution another. In every sense, the restaurant executed perfectly. The food was delicious. People have raved about the crab cakes...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

They have been serving crab cakes for thirty years according to the menu. I would say they have it nailed. Crab cakes can be dry or overly mayo-y. These were neither, they were just perfect. And the homemade ranch and lightly pickled cucumbers on the...More

Thank Cali M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Eleven of us were there for Easter Sunday dinner. The portions were very generous and the service was very good. All the orders came out together. My choice was very good and tasty. Most of the diners enjoyed their orders, my wife, not so much....More

Thank Jerry9146
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great Menu!! food is excellent. The atmosphere is really nice. Service is great and very accommodating.

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in West Virginia! Great menu, great atmosphere and outstanding service. Go check it out!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is consistently good with a wide variety to choose from. If you catch a night with live music... even better. Folks are friendly and it has a local vibe. Can't go wrong here.

Thank 316jamesbb
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of the manager of our motel. We both ordered specials. We started with soups, vegetable corn chowder for me and crab soup for my brother. The seasoning really shined through. For the entree I had the steak au poivre,...More

Thank Dellwood1977
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Since you cannot PINPOINT what it is that you do not like then why don't you just stay in YOUR state of preference and eat!
10 January 2016|
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
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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 - Sunday 11am to 9pm, bar and slots open later. 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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