Where to Eat + Drink Outside: A Guide to Greenbrier Valley’s Patio Scene

The Greenbrier Valley is chock full of good eats. Come every sunny day to Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, or Alderson, whether it’s Wednesday or Saturday, this area shares the collective urge for meals, brews, and cocktails on the patio. Here is a list of al-fresco dining options in the valley. (pictured above: The Wild Bean)

The Asylum – You had us at 80 craft beers. Even better? There’s a well-furnished open two-tier deck vibe to savor all that the restaurant has to offer – which includes wings, lots of wings in several different flavors such as Bourbon Molasses, Chipotle, Classic BBQ, Caribbean Jerk, Siracha, etc. Some popular starters include the Onion Tower Rings and House Fried Potato Chips. Also order their best dishes like the Fried Chicken, Burger of the Week or B.Y.O.B, Fish and Chips, or Pork BBQ. 399 Randolph Street, E. Lewisburg. LewisburgAsylum.com 681-318-3515

(Pictured above: The Asylum)

Del Sol – Del Sol is everything you would want from a Washington Street patio: fresh authentic Latin cuisine, specialty pizzas, a full bar, solid craft beer options, and flowers all around. Some menu favorites include the Mahi Mahi Tacos, Chimichangas, Huevos Rancheros with whole black beans and tomatillo sauce, and the Cadillac Margarita.  206 W. Washington St. Lewisburg. Open Monday-Saturday, 11a-9p. 304-645-1717

Humble Tomato – If there was a definition of a classic downtown terrace, this spot would be it. The Humble Tomato is a romantic and spacious patio, nestled along Washington Street. Go big on the Specialty Pizzas daily and Bottomless Mimosas every Sunday before wandering over to the park to nap it all off. 855 Washington St. W. Lewisburg. Serving lunch and dinner Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 11a-9p and Sunday Brunch, 11a-4p. TheHumbleTomato.net 681-318-3788

(Pictured above: The Humble Tomato)

The Market – Neighbor to Food and Friends, The Market is another Lewisburg favorite offering typical lunchtime fare with sandwiches and wraps made with Boar’s Head meats. They also serve Gyros, Reubens, Philly Wraps, and Salads. This is a great option when you find yourself hungry in town at lunchtime. You’ll be sitting happy on the patio overlooking Church and Washington. 215 W. Washington St. Lewisburg. 304-645-4084.

Corn + Flower – You would be hard pressed not to find a pastry (or bread) or lunch special you don’t like at Corn + Flower. Once you’ve exchanged your cash or swiped your card, step outside and enjoy the sidewalk seating on Court. Bonus: you will meet the sweetest, most genuine people at this bakery.  818 North Court St. Lewisburg. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7a-3p; Saturday, 10a-2p. 681-318-3603

(Pictured above: Corn + Flower)

Wild Bean – Are you someone who thinks in shots of espresso? With their made from scratch pastries, sandwiches, salads, wraps, frappes, smoothies, and sustainably sourced beans, you can’t go wrong with a breakfast or mid-day pick me up on the sidewalk patio space at the Wild Bean. 1056 Washington St. E. Lewisburg. Open Monday-Friday, 6:30a-5p, Sat: 7:30a-5p, and Sunday: 9a-5p. TheWildBrew.com 645-3738.

General Lewis Inn & Restaurant – General Lewis Inn is a weekend brunch favorite. From their Shrimp and Grits to Eggs Bennie, you will find something to enjoy while relaxing on the front deck or back patio. Be sure to also indulge in the Lewis’ Eye Opener cocktails such as the Spicy Peppery Bloody Mary or What’s Up Doc. Walk it all off with a jaunt to downtown Lewisburg or get out of town with a hike on the Greenbrier River Trail. 301 Washington St. E. Lewisburg. Hours are Friday-Monday breakfast, 7:30a-11a and dinner 5:30p-9:30; Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 7:30a-2p. GeneralLewisInn.com 645-2600

Hill and Holler Pizza – Eat fresh local bites in this comfortable, relaxed back patio setting, complete with several excellent brews on tap, a full bar, and a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas and toppings to choose from. There’s also generous salads and wings. 204 N. Jefferson St. Lewisburg. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11a-9p. HillandHollerPizza.com 304-647-4429.

The Livery – A favorite excuse to stop by Lewisburg? The Livery’s Lobster Risotto, Rainbow Trout Almondine, or Lamb Chops with plentiful domestic and international wines to pair. 1134 Washington St. E. Lewisburg. LiveryTavern.com. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5-9p. 645-9836

(Pictured above: The French Goat)

French Goat. – For those in the know, The French Goat is the perfect hidden gem patio in Lewisburg. The restaurant has a gated garden oasis with a stunning 19th century fountain. Don’t pass-up their sautéed mussels, Pho Duck, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thighs, and Onion Soup – perfect for those chilly summer nights.  111 Lafayette Street. Lewisburg. Serving dinner every Wednesday – Sunday, 5p-9p + Sunday Brunch 11a-2p. TheFrenchGoat.com. 647-1052.

Local Café and Grocer. Another newcomer to Lewisburg, The Local is a lovely addition to Montwell Park – and a stellar spot to enjoy a Jumbo Lump Crabcake or Local Roasted C.A.B Sirloin on the deck overlooking the park. Some morning fares include The Local’s Biscuit French Toast, Bagel & Lox, and Biscuits & Gravy with coffee. 990 Jefferson Street, N. Lewisburg. Open daily 7a-3p. thelocalwv.com 681-318-300

Jim’s Drive In – What’s better than an old-fashioned curb side drive in? One that has an attached patio, obviously! Or relax in your car and enjoy your meal. Think: Philly Steak Subs, BBQ Fries, Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches, Onion Rings, English Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage Sandwiches, the Big Jim Bacon Burger, etc. – and did we mention the ice cream, slush puppies, and 16 flavors of milk shakes? Rt 60 West. Lewisburg. Open Monday-Tuesday, 10a-5p; Wednesday, 10a-2:30p; and Thursday-Saturday, 10a-5p. 645-2590

(Pictured above: Retro Donuts and More)

Retro Donuts & More – On the south end of Lewisburg is the perfect spot to stop on the deck for an espresso and gourmet donut. The Retro team just recently updated their menu offerings to include a South West Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Asian Chicken Salad, and Garlic Fries. Oh, they also have at least 15 varieties of fresh, hand-made donuts every day. 116 Quarry Village Road. Lewisburg. RetroDonutsandMore.com Open everyday from 6a-3p. 681-318-3585.

Dutch Haus Restaurant – Enjoy dinner with a sunset over the Lewisburg Elks Golf Course. Located on the golf course, this restaurant offers a variety of smoke meats, in-house BBQ pork, Filet Mignon, Rib Eyes, New York Strips, Burgers, Lobster Tails, Fried Oysters, Grilled Salmon, beer, and wine. 368 Brush Rd. Lewisburg. Serving lunch and dinner everyday from 11a-9p. 304-645-2723

Landings – Landings (pictured above) is one of Lewisburg’s best-kept secrets. Located inside Greenbrier Valley Airport, this restaurant has rustic modern décor adorned with local art and a large outdoor patio overlooking the airport runway. You can’t go wrong for lunch or dinner with this unique dining experience. Some local favorites include the Fired Pickles, Lewis-Burger, Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with a Bourbon Demi Glaze and the Fish and Chips. Junior Aviators have their own menu with Burgers, Chicken Tenders, Pizza, and Grilled Cheese, a classic kid favorite. There’s also an in-house bakery serving up fresh breads, pastries, coffee bar, and a full bar. 584 Airport Rd. Lewisburg. 304-645-5477

The Greenbrier – Simmer down, sip wine, and relax… you’re at America’s Resort providing several dining options offering a good balance of American, Asian, and Italian food, all with a wine list the length of a religious scroll. The Tree Tops Café offers leisurely poolside picnicking with gourmet burgers and sandwiches while overlooking the spectacular outdoor infinity pool and golf course. 101 W. Main St. White Sulphur Springs. TheGreenbrier.com. Open daily from 11a-5p. 844-837-2466

50 East Casual Dining & Spirits – Neighborhood staple 50 East (pictured above) has been welcoming guests to its sunny patio and back deck for the past – years. Sit back on the patio chairs and enjoy Grilled Mahi Mahi, Avocado Chicken Bacon Wrap, or a Tuna Nicoise Salad all while nursing a beer. Another reason to stop by?  50 E Main St. White Sulphur Springs. 536-2274

Wah Gwaan Diner – (UPDATE: AS OF JUNE 29, 2019, THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED) This Jamaican fusion restaurant (pictured above) served up all your Caribbean favorites. Popular dishes included the Coconut Curry Shrimp and Oxtail and Beans. There was also Jerk Chicken, Tropical Burgers, Spice Island Chicken Sandwiches, Fried or Grilled Shrimp, and more. Outside seating was a casual picnic table on the sidewalk. 687 E. Main St. White Sulphur Springs. Was open Monday-Saturday, 11:30a-9p. 304-956-2600

Bella Italy – A wonderful spot to enjoy an Italian or Greek meal outside in the center of White Sulphur Springs. The menu includes a variety of pasta dishes, wings, pizza, pepperoni rolls, burgers, etc. 789 Main St. E. White Sulphur Springs. Open Monday-Saturday, 11a-10p and Sunday, 11a-9p. 304-956-2566

(Pictured above: B Sweet Confectionery)

B Sweet Confectionery – Imagine wandering into a bakery with 18 flavors of cupcakes and with Gluten free options. We can vouch for their delicious sandwiches that are served with Boar’s Head meat on your choice of croissant, pretzel bun, sourdough ciabatta roll, brioche bun, wheat bun, or Gluten-free bun. This a perfect spot on a hot summer day as they also offer 12 flavors of old-fashioned Homestead Creamery ice cream on sugar cones, cake cones, or house-made waffle cones. 574 W. Main St. White Sulphur Springs. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10a-4p; and Saturday, 9a-4p.. 304-536-3411

April’s Pizza – A place designed for the whole family, with seats inside or on the patio overlooking Main Street. This comfort food spot in White Sulphur Springs has kids in mind, and most of the menu is kid-friendly offering hamburgers, pizzas and subs, in addition to turnovers, a salad bar, Reubens, Fried Zucchini, and beer for the grown-ups. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 304-536-1011

(Pictured above: Stuart’s Smokehouse & Seafood)

Stuart’s Smokehouse & Seafood – Where there’s smoke theres always something cooking at Stuart’s. This is a favorite stop for hungry locals, tourists, and “drifters’ making their way down the Greenbrier River. The restaurant’s relaxing riverside locale, casual vibe, and friendly staff make for a truly one-of-a-kind experience in the Greenbrier Valley. Whether you’re here for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, we recommend diving face-first into a plate of their All-You-Can-Eat-Wings every Wednesday for $20. They come in a variety of flavor such as Butt Burner and Moonshine BBQ. Bonus, on Tuesdays, get your choice of two sandwiches (Brisket or Pork) with 2 sides for $22. 1738 Highland Trail. Alderson. Open everyday from 10am-12pm and until 2am on Fridays. StuartsSmokehouse.com 304-445-3294

Enjoy your summer on the patios of Greenbrier Valley!

– HashtagWV #115. July 2019.

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