If you’re a foodie with a sweet tooth, we’ve got a treat for you. Across West Virginia, you’ll find both classic renditions and unique creations of the most delicious desserts you’ll ever try. From cafes to diners, you’ll enjoy every last bite at these 10 best places for dessert in West Virginia.
1. The Dining Room, Inwood, WV
For amazing home-cooked meals and comfort food, you have to stop by the Dining Room in Inwood, West Virginia. You won’t be disappointed with any meal here, but the dessert is definitely something for which to save room. With freshly baked pies on the menu, the blackberry pie and peanut butter pies have earned special recognition. Open at 6 a.m. every morning except Sunday, everything is made from the heart and it’s reflected in the quality of the food.
2. Firehouse Café, Fairmont, WV
Opened in 2014, the Firehouse Café in Fairmont, West Virginia, has been serving good food, great service, and a friendly atmosphere that has earned it high recommendations. Everything is homemade, including the delicious desserts like cookies, cupcakes, and specialty mini pump doughnuts.
3. Café One Ten, Oak Hill, WV
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 2012 in Oak Hill, West Virginia, Café One Ten is a multi-cuisine restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and an eclectic menu of everything from blackened catfish and macaroni and cheese made with Gouda cheese to veggie black bean burgers. And for one of the most unique and tasty desserts around, try the creamy melt-in-your-mouth fried Oreos.
4. Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House, Huntington, WV
Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House in Huntington, West Virginia, has been part of the area’s food scene since it opened in 1938. The restaurant is a popular place for good Italian food like spaghetti and ravioli, and American favorites like hamburgers and fried Haddock, but what the restaurant is most known for is its strawberry pies. Jim’s has celebrated Strawberry Week since 2012, dishing out more than 10,000 slices of the yummy dessert in one week. Open every day except Sunday and Monday, you can try their other homemade pies, too.
5. Lost River General Store & Café, Lost River, WV
The Lost River General Store in Lost River, West Virginia, opened its doors in 2005 under the renovation efforts of Ted and Toni Harvey, who brought the original 1898 general store into the present. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the eatery serves hungry visitors gourmet foods that change with the seasons, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions from publications like WV Living Magazine, and the State Journal. Featuring a great menu, don’t forget to leave room for coconut, key lime, chocolate cream, or Reese’s peanut butter pie.
6. Poky Dot, Fairmont, WV
Poky Dot in Fairmont, West Virginia, is a funky, spunky, definitely original place full of 1950s nostalgia, the best food around, and a great and homey atmosphere. Soda pop, thick creamy milkshakes, and juicy burgers aren’t the only thing you can get here, though. Over 70 varieties of cheesecake, fresh pies, dumplings, and cobblers, as well as ice cream treats like banana splits, floats, and sundaes will finish your perfect food selection. Why not start with dessert first?
7. Graziano’s Pizza, South Charleston, WV
Locally owned and operated, Graziano’s Pizza in South Charleston, West Virginia, will prepare your food to order and only uses the freshest ingredients in everything they make. Featuring New York-style pizza, chicken wings, and other Italian favorites, they do dessert proud with your choice of cannoli, cheesecake bites, or rich and creamy tiramisu. Open every day except Sunday.
8. Emanuel’s Chef’s Restaurant & Bakery, Parkersburg, WV
You’ll get more than good food at Emanuel’s Chef’s Restaurant & Bakery in Parkersburg, West Virginia. You’ll get a dining experience. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted by friendly folks who will make recommendations that you’ll enjoy. While you can order individual dishes, the idea behind this international eatery is to share food by ordering multiple selections.
9. Stardust Café, Lewisburg, WV
Open every day except Sunday, Stardust Café in Lewisburg, West Virginia, has high expectations and a firm commitment to keeping things green. The perfect place for the marriage of friendship and good food, the eatery offers a relaxed place for conversation, top wines and well-crafted beer, quality ingredients and endless possibilities. Offering salads, sandwiches, burgers, and amazing desserts like their coconut rum cake.