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Soul Mountain Cafe

300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
+1 540-636-1185
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (9 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“jambalaya” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
American, International
$$ - $$$
300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I met friends there for lunch. I had the jambalaya which was the best ever. Nice shrimp and sausage and peppers over rice with a tasty roux. My wife had the chicken curry which was very tasty and not overly spicy. We...More

1  Thank KenRay53
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My friends and I went there July 2nd 2016, we got there around 5:30 pm. We did not walk out of there til 8:00. It was not because the atmosphere was so welcome that we stayed to chat, it actually took us that long to...More

Thank bassgirl2014
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Soul Mountain Cafe is a simple source of great food. Family run - father and son - and unfortunately for them few customers so you have time to talk and get to know with the family. The catfish is fabulous. As is the corn bread...More

Thank petervonmertens
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were in Front Royal for one night, on our way to Skyline Drive and ate here on a Sunday night. Yes, the service was a bit leisurely but it was a Sunday night and we had nothing else to do. The food was FABULOUS....More

1  Thank HerbsWineBread
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Working in DC & had a day off, so I took a relaxed drive to Front Royal. Walking downtown I noticed Soul Mountain--they had their menu/specials posted outside. Intrigued, I went in. Fast, very friendly service, good vibe, incredible food. I ordered a chicken curry...More

1  Thank Rich B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I rarely do bad reviews, but this place deserves it in Aces! What a joke! The service absolutely sucks!! I can't report about their food because we never got any. 1 PM on Friday afternoon, 20 May 2016; plenty of service staff milling around; the...More

Thank LBWiles
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a very nice dinner here and the food was good and the service was impeccable. It is a quiet little spot in downtown Front Royal.

Thank avsumm
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Horrible service, staff spends more time taking care of themselves than customers, watched as they made customers feel like they were in the way instead of paying customers, that alone sent us leaving, no food is worth that atmosphere. A friend went back a couple...More

Thank biotdgba
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

On Sunday a lot is closed, yet I am so glad we choose this place. Even wraps and salads were fresh and fancy. Meat was delicious. Modest place, fabulous food. Friendly folks.

Thank Naz0512
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We saw the mixed reviews, and decided to go anyway. We went about 3pm on a Saturday. The place was quiet except for 4 other tables. I expected quick service. (There were more employees working than patrons). We ended up getting it "to go" after...More

Thank Heather H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3339
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 540-636-1185
  • E-mail
Eclectic Cuisine; some fusion with a whole lot of Soul! Not soul food, but food for the soul in a mountain of flavors. Our eclectic menu is crafted to suit all appetites because we take pride in preparing all plates fresh to order, so have patience for real food, not fast food. Excite your palate! Absolutely the best BBQ in the valley. Known especially for our brisket, pulled pork, and St. Louis style ribs with our house made Doc’s BBQ sauce, right here on 300 East Main St. in historic Front Royal, Virginia, We serve American, Barbeque, Burgers, Cajun/Creole, Caribbean, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steakhouse and Vegetarian cuisine. We take reservations; walk-ins welcome. We are happy to book for large groups, promote a kid-friendly environment, and provide Take Out, Delivery, and Catering services. Outdoor seating available for the warmer months. Our hours of operations are: Tue – Thu: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 9:00pm Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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