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Top Choice American in Abingdon


Culinary influences here roam from Mexico, Asia and Mediterranean Europe but arrive with aplomb in contemporary America. The food is excellent, and extremely well priced for its quality, especially at lunch. Service…
Theater in Abingdon

Barter Theatre

Founded during the Depression, Barter Theatre earned its name from audiences trading food for performances. Actors Gregory Peck and Ernest Borgnine cut their teeth on Barter's stage.
Arts Center in Abingdon


Heartwood is a showcase of regional crafts, cuisine, wine, craft beer and traditional music. There are exhibition spaces, retail galleries, a restaurant (sandwiches, salads, quiche) and a brew bar. Don't miss Thursd…
American in Abingdon

128 Pecan

There's something for everyone on the huge menu at this local favorite, which serves up excellent sandwiches, tacos and heartier meat or seafood dishes. Sit inside or on the front veranda.
Arts & Crafts in Abingdon

Holston Mountain Artisans Shop

Representing 150 local craftspeople, this not-for-profit cooperative is a great place to source pottery, jewellery, patchwork, knitting, soap, pickles and other artisanal items.
Microbrewery in Abingdon

Wolf Hills Brewing Co

For satisfying microbrews and the occasional live music session, head to Wolf Hills Brewing Co.
Music in Abingdon

Virginia Highlands Festival

Ten-day bluegrass festival in late July and early August.
International in Abingdon


Serving meals to travellers since its establishment in 1779 (it's the oldest building in town), this place has a suitably old-fashioned menu and vibe. Dine on German specialities such as Wiener schnitzel, or on dish…
Cafe in Abingdon

Zazzy's Coffee House

The intentions in this shack off Main St are good (house-roasted coffee, free wi-fi and local newspapers), but we wish the baristas had more expertise. That said, it's the most popular cafe in town and a decent choi…