Winter dining is all about embracing comfort food—particularly in welcoming establishments with a warm, cozy ambience. And restaurants across West Virginia's mountain towns, from the modern to the historic, deliver on this kind of cheerful, intimate dining.
From quietly elegant Lot 12 Public House, set in a home that dates back to 1913, to the century-old Blennerhassett Hotel, with its Queen Anne architecture and warm, wooden interiors, many West Virginia restaurants have a history of hospitality embedded in their very walls.
Meanwhile, ambitious culinary newcomers are every bit as appealing. Here are some of the best and coziest restaurants in the state, each offering an opportunity to experience a glimpse into modern Appalachian culture, from one corner of West Virginia to the other.