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John's Family Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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US 340, Rippon, WV 25441
+1 304-725-4348
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Kearneysville, West Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hidden gem! Amazing atmosphere & even better food! Cream of crab soup is divine! Steaks are fork-tender, especially good topped with sauteed mushrooms or lump blue crab! Crab cakes are chunky & packed with crabmeat! Anyone traveling to Charles Town, West Virginia or in the area -- this restaurant is WELL WORTH the short drive!!! Our favorite restaurant for... More 

Thank DGLeck
Winchester, Virginia
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290 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An eclectic little place on the side of the road right after entering W.VA or just before leaving W. Va. It looks like a local restaurant, only for country locals. But you would be sorry if you drove past it! Inside, there is "interesting decorations" and awesome basic food! I had one of the best steaks I ever ate here!... More 

Thank Bob L
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff were wonderful. The food was great. We had steak and prime rib and both were cooked perfectly. We were pleasantly surprised by the cozy and lovely atmosphere. Will happily go again.

Thank Cory G
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in for lunch and what a treat! All our food was tasty and delicious. Sausage gravy over biscuits were so thick and creamy. Usually I'm not big on them but these won me over. The cole slaw was also perfect. I've eaten lots of different places that serve country food and this was by far the best.

Thank curlynetto
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We drive past this place all the time and decided to try on a Friday night. WHAT a joy! Not only was it decorated to the teeth for Christmas - the food was really really good. I had the almond crusted Salmon, broccoli and baked sweet potato. All very nicely prepared. The salmon was perfectly prepared along with the broccoli... More 

Thank BusyVP
Winchester, Virginia
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88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have seen some really bad reviews for this place... but it is a family restaurant that has been around since 1963 and it is eclectic... and if you are bothered by the Christian overtones (placemats that have bible verses on them) then dont go there. Another reviewer on yelp made a good point. If you go to a Chinese... More 

Thank Love the Shen V... v
Elkridge, MD
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303 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped here for dinner on our way back home. Prices reasonable and food pretty good. We tried the pumpkin cider but didn't really taste the pumpkin but was ok. Hubby tried the dressing bites for an appetizer, deep fried dressing with gravy to dip in - not bad. For the main course I had the fried shrimp which were frozen... More 

Thank natslive
Owensville, Indiana
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293 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Traveling thru & noticed quite a few cars at 1pm at this restaurant, so this was the pick of the day! So glad it was! Very eclectic with antiques and stained glass everywhere, just beautiful! Wide variety of Menu choices, breakfast, steak, fish, burgers, etc. The salmoon was delicious as was the special of the day. God Bless their Christian... More 

Thank Denise D
Floyd, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We always stop here for lunch while traveling. The crab soup is delicious, and the sandwiches are fine. The salads are fresh. Avoid the mac-and-cheese side, however, if you're expecting a "cheesy" mac-and-cheese. It didn't taste homemade. Service is friendly, but can be slow during peak hours.

Thank SorciereLeBlanc
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The building was well if not overly decorated. Felt like a step back in time. Menu quite diverse for all meals. The food was excellent and staff equally as good. Felt right at home.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US 340, Rippon, WV 25441
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Rippon
  • Phone Number: +1 304-725-4348

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