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The Anvil Restaurant

1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
+1 304-535-2582
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“crab cakes” (54 reviews)
“prime rib” (18 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1290 W Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6300
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1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time visit to Harpers Ferry and upon recommendation from hotel staff ended up here. Service, wait staff was delightful. Food very good. Overall a most enjoyable evening.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific venue, quietly oozing character. Great food and service. A relatively small menu helps ensure top quality.

Thank P2496EAwilliame
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful dinner, great service. Dinner for two (2 appetizers, salad, shared entree - we were full after appetizers! - one dessert, a beer and 2 glasses of wine, $62). Unique roasted Brussels sprouts were delicious, crab balls good. Chili with lamb, smoked beef and andouille...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice staff and good food made for an enjoyable lunch our first day visiting Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Thank monicaanzaldi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has parking, which is a big plus in a town like Harpers Ferry with very limited parking. We sat in the front room in a booth my the windows. Nice friendly waitress with good service. Lot's of options on the menu. My husband...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Harpers Ferry at 7 pm on a Sunday night the Anvil was the only place open. Food was great, service not so great. Not to mention the mouse we saw that did not seem to alarm the servers.

Thank 631lisamd
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This quiet restaurant was a hotel recommendation. You feel like you stepped back in history with the décor. The food however was very up to date. The crabcakes are a specialty and very good. The chicken special was a great selection. For some reason the...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great appearance from the road. The bathroom is tiny with no paper towels. I like to open the bathroom door using a paper towel for cleanliness. My wife had a chicken dish which was substandard by any evaluation. More like Mac and cheese. I would...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

What a great night! Went to the Anvil this evening and had such a good time! We shared the warm crab dip, a couple of bottles of wine and folks also got full dinners that looked fantastic. In particular a cheeseburger that I've had before...More

1  Thank HarpersFerryTails
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I had the Brussels sprouts and they were the best I've ever had. Boyfriend had crab cake sandwich and says it was "very good" which is pretty high praise for him! I would definitely recommend for tasty, casual dining.

Thank AllysonSQ
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Ummmm...you appear to be minus your meds...sheesh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 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, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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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