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Key Ingredients Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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325 Factory Outlet Dr, Fort Chiswell Mansion, Max Meadows, VA 24360-4096
+1 276-637-1832
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Dallas, TX
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We can stay at many hotels between the Charlotte Airport and Blacksburg, Virginia when we come from Dallas for a Virginia Tech football game. We chose the Hampton Inn in Fort Chiswell after reading reviews of Key Ingredients, Fort Chiswell Mansion. We were very impressed. Nice wine. I ordered the Sirloin Steak and one of my sides was the onion... More 

Thank cordpar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from Atlanta to Blacksburg Virginia (go Hokies) and wanted to try this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend. It was a Friday at 3 PM so we have the place to ourselves. The waiter/bartender greeted us outside and showed us around to decide where we preferred to dine and we chose the bar area. We... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came later in the evening. We had one area of the restaurant to ourselves. Our waiter was really great. He made a mistake with my meal, but gave my husband a free beer to make up for it. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. The location is beautiful. The inside of the... More 

Thank bumpii_
Lenoir, North Carolina
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was very good and the staff here was very friendly. The restaurant was beautiful and very inviting.

Thank armywifeandhappy
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was so pleased to find this restaurant on TripAdvisor when we arrived in town. Husband and I both ordered large organic salads with BBQ chicken added, and the variety of veggies and freshness was terrific. Very friendly service, and a very pretty view from the balcony,

Thank crabbysandy
Glen Daniel, West Virginia
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The setting here is nice but the food was just okay. I got BBQ chicken and I've had better chicken at Applebee's (that's not complimentary). The mashed potatoes had no seasoning. Best part of my meal was he broccoli. My husband got a chicken wrap and it was 80 percent cole slaw with no dressing. For the price, I wouldn't... More 

Thank mathmus1
Berryville, Virginia
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have long admired this very interesting historic building while driving up and down I81 and I was delighted to learn that it now houses a restaurant. A friend & I met up at the nearby Scoopers antique mall and then had lunch here. We ate on the back porch which looks east, away from the highway over beautiful farmland.... More 

Thank Melissa D
Sparta, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A great dinner. Our appetizer was fresh vegetables with a dip, my wife had the chef's salad, which had steak, chicken salad, cheese, and all types of fresh greens. I had a steak with mashed potatoes and a pasta salad. Dinner was very flavorful and not super heavy. The chef cooks healthy and light, but doesn't sacrifice flavor. Many if... More 

Thank billhall31
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194 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there last night. The food and service were great. We ate on the upstairs patio which has a beautiful view of the mountains and the Valley. We had a delicious salad that combined organic fresh and dried tomatoes as well as a variety of lettuces.The lamb chops with homemade hummus were wonderful. Great selection of beers on tap.... More 

Thank drl_smit-may
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great food, great service. Very relaxing atmosphere and a fantastic view from the porch. The food is incredibly fresh and there are plenty of healthy selections. I eat here every chance I get.

Thank Eric N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Factory Outlet Dr, Fort Chiswell Mansion, Max Meadows, VA 24360-4096
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Max Meadows
  • Phone Number: +1 276-637-1832

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?