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Knotty Pine Restaurant

American, Diner
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801 North Royal Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630-3519
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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365 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The med eggs were perfect. The country fried steak is really Salisbury Steak smothered with a half inch of thankfully good white thick gravy. The Home Fries were exceptional and unlike anywhere else. The coffee is Maxwell House and ok, I prefer something milder. The veggie omelet with mushrooms was also 5 star. The oh-oh was the water tank was... More 

Thank Bill W
Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a classic, small-town diner. What more can I add? The food was very yummy & I would highly recommend. It's truly a shame how petty the other reviewers can be, there is a reason this place has been in business since 1964.

Thank yoursamshine
Hagerstown, Maryland
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614 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We find ourselves in front Royal quite a bit and a while back we discovered the Knotty Pine. At that time the food was great. But about a month ago we visited and got a terrible meal! Just as an example of what was wrong? The home fry potatoes.....raw and uncooked and simply grilled on the outside edges! We ate... More 

Thank Mfclingan
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Walking into the Knotty Pine is like going through a timewarp back to the 60's! In fact I would think the decor has never been updated since then (including the dusty, faded wreath above the door!) Pine everywhere, of course, as you'd expect from the name. Plenty of choices on the menu, and the service (I think it was the... More 

Thank boatie_girl
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A fine place, great food, friendly, professional and polite staff (in the restaurant and the back/bar)! Very reasonably price (some might call it inexpensive)! GO, GO NOW! Enjoy!

Thank bshpilot
New Zealand
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

From most of the reviews we were expecting more. The food was OK but I had a the country ham special and it was over cooked and very salty. The service was very slow, they forgot the water three times and was really not up to scratch. To be fair my wife's breakfast was good and she enjoyed it, hence... More 

Thank hobokiwi
Delaware Valley Area
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The motel proprietor recommended this restaurant for breakfast. It was a small,but friendly little eatery that had a great breakfast menu. It was also very popular, as folks seemed to come & go with regularity. Great omelettes, eggs, pancakes, Southern fare, reasonable prices.The waitress even filled our water bottles with ice to take on the road.

Thank Onecent75
Hagerstown, Maryland
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614 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been driving by this place every time we are in town (maybe twice a month) and this past weekend we decided to give it a try. We showed up at 11 AM and told we could order lunch or breakfast. We both opted for breakfast. I got pancakes and bacon. My boyfriend ordered the hearty pine breakfast. I... More 

Thank Mfclingan
Silver Spring, Maryland
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The drive out I-66 from Washington DC to I-81 does not have a lot on it. For the most part, you just want to get away from the heavy traffic and get free of the mass of humanity, see a little country and get on with the trip. By the time you hit Front Royal, a few miles have gotten... More 

Thank smokeater55
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting the local cavern w/ a van full of kids we were searching for a place for lunch. We used trip advisor to help us pick. We like to try out the local diners when we travel. The outside doesn't look like a diner, but the inside is like stepping back in time. It was crowded when we arrived.... More 

Thank Apemom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 North Royal Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630-3519
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: 5406353064

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