You don’t have to look very far to find great cuisine in Charleston! We have highlighted just a few of the amazing places you can go to have a casual meal, a quick bite, a fancy feast or make your own!

ABluegrass Kitchen

Farm-to-table comfort food with a modern edge. Specialties are vegetarian & omnivorous dishes made from ingredients naturally sourced within WV and the Appalachians served in a dining room restored to its circa 1920’s beauty.

1600 Washington St E
Charleston, WV 25311

BBlack Sheep Burritos

Located in the heart of downtown, Black Sheep offers an eclectic mix of tex-mex menu items and Charleston Brewing Company beer. One of the best brunch menus in the Kanawha Valley.

702 Quarrier St,
Charleston, WV 25301

CCharleston Bread Company

Breads, cookies, pastries and more baked fresh every day.

601 Capitol St.
Charleston, West Virginia 25301

DEllen's Ice Cream

Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream was born over 15 years ago with the simple mission to delight customers with all-natural, high-quality ingredients and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

225 Capitol St,
Charleston, WV 25301

EThe Block

The Block offers cocktails and small bites complimented by views of downtown Capitol St. The restaurant features an active cheese cave and glass enclosed wine cellar. Jazz music on selected nights.

201 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

FWest Side Farmer’s Market

The purpose and mission of the market is to educate about local food resources and to revitalize the community by creating a vibrant market at which local farmers and home gardeners may sell their produce.

303 Washington St. West
Charleston, WV 25302

GCapitol Market

Built from an 1800’s railroad transfer dock, the market serves as an indoor/outdoor farmer’s market, home of a variety of specialty shops and Soho’s restaurant. The Charleston CVB also has a satellite site at the market.

800 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301

HJQ Dickinson Salt Works

Descendants of the original salt makers in the Kanawha Valley produce clean, artisinal salt, harvested by hand. Tours are available with reservations.

371 Kanawha Salines Dr.
Malden, WV 25306

Best Events for the Foodie


Taste-of-All. Photo Credit: FestivAll

Mountain State Food Tours

Mountain State Food Tours in Charleston, WV, offers a guided tour of five locally owned and unique downtown restaurants. Includes food and brief history of the area. The Taste of Charleston Food Tour is currently being offered on Tuesday and Saturday evenings @ 6 PM .

Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff

Chili cooks compete to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Kids activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, live music, local food vendors and plenty of cold drinks. Proceeds benefit HospiceCare.

Mac and Cheese Cookoff

Mac and Cheese enthusiasts enter and taste the Charleston area’s best Macaroni and Cheese. Proceeds benefit the Childhood Language Center of Charleston, WV.

Best Time of the Year

Spring, summer and fall are perfect for outdoor dining but all year-round is great for those special Charleston places that love to serve you!