Our Favorite Restaurants in the Smith Mountain Lake Area

1.Homestead Creamery7254 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz,540-721-2045. On Facebook. Homemade soups and sandwiches, Boar’s Head-brand meats and cheeses, fresh milk, ice cream, butter and more.

2. Jake’s Place1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta,540-297-4732jakesplacesml.com. Caribbean-themed waterfront dining; brick oven pizza, sandwiches, entrees; full bar with craft beer. Channel Marker: R28.

3Copper Kettle52 FirstWatch Drive, Moneta,540-346-2266. Steak, seafood, chicken, ribs, daily specials, hot and soup/salad bar. Open daily for dinner and all day Sunday.

4Moosie’s Restaurant16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 16, Moneta,540-721-5255bridgewaterplaza.com. Burgers, salads, ribs and a broad selection of sandwiches in a casual setting; full bar. Channel Marker: R28.

5. Sunken City Brewing Company, 40 Brewery Drive, Hardy, 540-420-0476sunkencitybeer.com. Snack foods in the tasting room of SML’s only craft brewery; occasional food vendors and trucks on site and live entertainment.

6. Drifter’s1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta,540-297-0055holleratwaller.com. Waterfront tropical grill and bar serving a variety of fare from steak to seafood; full bar. Live music most weekends in season. Channel Marker: R27.

7. Napoli Cowboy,6674 Burnt Chimney Rd., Wirtz, Va 540-238-2142 .napolicowboycom. American cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. Wood-fired pizza, barbecue, award-winning ribs, burgers. Breakfast on Saturday.

8. Old Liberty Station515 Bedford Ave., Bedford,540-587-9377oldelibertystation.com. Full-service restaurant in historic station house featuring American fare and Harry’s Famous Cheesecake.

9. Mitchell’s Restaurant3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston,540-296-0664mitchellspoint.com. Casual marina eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor patio and tiki bar. Channel Marker: C3.

10. The Blackwater Cafe4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta,540-721-4333theblackwatercafe.com. Upscale cuisine served in a casual, lodge-like atmosphere; appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood and more; full bar.

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