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The Anvil Restaurant

1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
+1 304-535-2582
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab cakes” (54 reviews)
“trout” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited this restaurant following recommendations of others while visiting Harpers Ferry. The food was excellent - obviously a solid cooking staff. I had crab cakes and my wife ordered the WV trout. Well-cooked, excellent taste. No question about it. I was a little less...More

Thank dcparris
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The Anvil was recommended to us by Kevin and Angie of Charles Town Haunted History Walk. And it did not disappoint! We both had the Maryland Crab soup and Caesar salad. Awesome stuff! I wish we’d be in town longer so we could try more...More

Thank MJRinNV
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We discovered The Anvil as we strolled down a pretty residential section of Washington Street. The appealing exterior of the restaurant fit right in. The AAA logo proudly displayed also caught our eye. We returned the following evening. The restaurant consists of a few rooms,...More

Thank Eileen E
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Our first time in Harpers Ferry and we found this gem. The meal was delicious. My hubby ordered crab cakes - his favorite. He said they were some of the best he has had. I had a seafood platter - flounder stuffed with crabmeat, scallps...More

Thank mdguar
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to enjoying dinner here based on the reviews but was greatly disappointed! Our server was new and very sweet! I was interested in a local beer so the bartender came over, under-enthusiastically, and pointed out a few local beers. Great!...More

Thank greenrooms
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stopped in after a long hike and the server did a wonderful job getting us some water and drinks. Has a nice dining room with skylights, very quiet. We just had sandwiches, salad and their home fries were so good. The beer was very good...More

Thank TiaPatrol
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Service was good and the atmosphere is quaint. Try the hot crab dip...yummo! The pulled pork is done in house and is excellent. This place is worth it if you are in town!

Thank amydodson
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We ate there twice on our trip to Harpers Ferry and enjoyed it both times. This restaurant offers something for everyone. Whether you're a foodie from DC or just want some local cuisine, chef Jason has a knack for providing a little of everything without...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I've reviewed this restaurant before but we returned for their winter traditional Oyster Fest. Enjoyed an array of apps: crab chips, Oysters Rockefeller, raw oysters on the half shell. Tried the entrees of fried oysters and a baked bacon and oyster pot pie, and a...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went to the Anvil tonight to try their new steak special they offer on Thursday night's. OMG! I got the two inch cut hoping to take half of it home for the next day, but it was so good I ate...More

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Josette A
14 April 2018|
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Response from Diana A | Reviewed this property |
It will be a long walk and uphill. I believe it is safe but not sure about streetlights. I am sure if you call the restaurant they can give you more info.
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
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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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