Dining Out in Historic Shepherdstown, WV
Good food is a unique part of the Shepherdstown experience. We have several wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the Thomas Shepherd Inn, and more only a short drive away. They range from fine dining to fun and casual, and include both American and ethnic cuisines. Almost all are locally-owned; there are no chain restaurants within Shepherdstown’s city limits. Many feature seasonal and local foods, like Appalachian ramps, morel mushrooms, fiddleheads, local pork, organic beef, apples and peaches.
Betty’s Restaurant, 112 E. German St., 304-876-6080
A Shepherdstown landmark serving breakfast, sandwiches and hot lunch specials.
Bistro 112, 112 W. German St., 304-876-8477
Shepherdstown’s neighborhood French Bistro, Bistro 112 offers a full lunch and dinner menu of creatively prepared French food made fresh from local ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Full bar. Reservations are suggested. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Open just for brunch on Sunday. Closed Sunday evening. (website)
Blue Moon Cafe, 200 E. High St., 304-876-1920
The “eclectic” place to eat in Shepherdstown. Excellent salads as well as a good selection of entrees. The best vegetarian selection in town. Now serving wine and beer. (website)
China Kitchen, 101 W. German St., 304-876-6620
The China Kitchen, owned and operated by the Wang family, serves fine Chinese and Japanese cuisine. It’s popular sushi bar and imported and domestic beer selections add to the dining experience.
Devonshire Arms Cafe and Pub, 107 South Princess St., 304-876-9277
Traditional English fare, including afternoon tea. American choices as well, including soups, chili, and sandwiches. Full bar. Open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; open later on Friday and Saturday. (website)
Domestic, 117 E. German St., 304-876-1030
A creative American restaurant featuring iconic dishes in addition to seasonal specials. Full bar. Open every day but Monday. (website)
Kazu, 120 W. German St., 304-876-8798
Open for lunch and dinner, Kazu serves Japanese and Thai cuisine. They offer a nice selection of wine and beer and, of course, a sushi bar. Closed Mondays.
Lost Dog, 134 E. German St., 304-876-0871
Treating tea and coffee with equal respect and treating the rest of the world with a sense of humor, Lost Dog is an interesting and tasty place to visit. (website)
Maria’s Taqueria, 108 E. German St., 304-876-3333
Featuring hard or soft tacos, burritos, nachos and taco salad to go or eat in, Maria’s provides large portions for a great price. Call ahead to have your order ready for pickup. Closed Tuesdays. (website)
Mellow Moods, 119 W. German St.
Expanded space and menu with wraps, sandwiches, smoothies and juices all made with fresh ingredients. Opens early at 8am. (website)
The Press Room, 129 W. German St., 304-876-8777
A Shepherdstown favorite, The Press Room is open for dinner and Sunday brunch with pastas and American cuisine served with an Italian flair. Full bar. Advance reservations (a week or more) are recommended. Closed Tuesdays.
Scheharazade’s Cafe and Tea Room, 141 W. German St., 304-876-1000
A wide variety of teas by the pot, French Press coffee, and Middle Eastern fare like couscous salad and kebabs are on the menu here (vegetarian and vegan available). Closed Mondays. (website)
Sweet Shop Bakery, 100 W. German St., 304-876-2432
Specializes in bread made from old-world recipes. Offers selections to satisfy your sweet tooth as well as lunch time fare and ice cream. (website)
Tommy’s Pizza, 101 Mill Rd., 304-876-2577
Pizza, chicken, subs. Take out or enjoy at their tables or booths. Beer and wine are available.
Tony’s Pizza, 126 E. German St., 304-876-2720
Tony’s offers pizza, subs, and calzones with beer on tap or in the bottle.
Mi Degollado #2, 201 E. German St., 304-876-9972
Sister restaurant to Mi Degollado in Charles Town. Offers authentic Mexican food. Open seven days..
These restaurants are an easy drive (less than 15 minutes) from the Inn:
Bavarian Inn, N. Duke St., 304-876-2551
Features an excellent selection of German and American specialties. Open for lunch and dinner. The inn suggests reservations, especially on weekends.
Captain Benders Tavern, 111 E. Main St., Sharpsburg MD, 301-432-5813
Open daily and serving great appetizers, bar food and dinner. In Sharpsburg since 1936. (website)
Dish, 213 W. Washington St., Charles Town, 304-728-8464
Located in downtown Charles Town, serving fresh and local ingredients in a casually elegant setting. Menu changes frequently (website)