Where to Eat in Damascus: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. The population was 814 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kingsport–Bristol (TN)–Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
Things to do in Damascus

1. Off The Beaten Path Ice Cream

409 Fritz St, Damascus, VA 24236-3304 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American +1 276-475-5319
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Off The Beaten Path Ice Cream

Reviewed By HatterasDad - Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Stopped by for a cold ice cream on a hot day. Ice cream is great with lots of offbeat flavors like Salted Carmel bananas foster, and Cheesecake caramel cookie monster crunch. Highly recommended. Go soon, as they are retiring and it may not be there long.

2. Mojo's Trailside Cafe & Coffee House

331 Douglas Dr, Pob 853, Damascus, VA 24236-3300 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Healthy, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 276-475-5505
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Mojo's Trailside Cafe & Coffee House

Mojo's Trailside Cafe and Coffee House is a locally owned restaurant featuring a full breakfast and lunch menu including gourmet coffee, frappes, smoothies, vegan and gluten free food. Catering services are also provided. Dinner is served Thursday - Saturday nights. Mojo's offers beer and wine for your dining pleasure.

Reviewed By tombigbee82 - Saltville, Virginia

Food in this little place is just great. Varied menu options with excellent presentation and preparation. Extra fresh and tasty. Restaurant is a little loud when full and the wait staff seems a bit less enthusiastic than possible, but after a long day that happens at the best of places. Food makes up for distractions.

3. In The Country

409 Fritz St, Damascus, VA 24236-3304 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 276-475-5319
Excellent
49%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

In The Country

Reviewed By wvtravlinfools - chas. wv

We didn't take food along on our ride, other than crackers and a water bottle, so we were hungry when we finished our ride. This was the perfect place. We sat outside after we placed our order inside. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food...MoreThank you for the kind words. I hope you come again soon. James

4. Bobo McFarland's

132 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236-2524 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 276-475-7777
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Bobo McFarland's

Reviewed By COLadyRoadWarrior - Colorado Springs

The servers here are young and quickly overwhelmed. It took forever for us to get to place our order. Then another server appeared with food for two tables piled on one tray and haphazardly starts calling out dish names trying to match them with diners.

The green beans were from a can and the fish sandwich was two grocery store fish sticks on stale bread.

Skip this place.

5. Damascus Old Mill Restaurant

215 West Imboden Street, Damascus, VA 24236 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 34 +1 276-475-3745
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Damascus Old Mill Restaurant

Restaurant overlooks waterfall in 100+ year old renovated grist mill. Three outdoor decks overlooking 203 foot wide waterfall, Mocks Mill Falls. Small pub with large draft beer selection, local country fruit wines, and traditional wines. Selection includes from several local craft breweries and local wineries. Mixed media art from Appalachian Trail thru hikers.

Reviewed By mangomon1 - Bequia

Our host and waiter was just delightful. Happy to see us, very friendly, escorted us to a table by the waterfall with a fabulous view. He took our order - we both asked for the special, salmon with dirty rice and spinach. We started with a Caesar salad. Isn't Caesar salad supposed to have Romaine lettuce? Yes, but this one didn't. Not one rib. Caesar salad should never be made with yellow mustard, right? This one was. Okay, so it wasn't a real Caesar. The lettuce was fresh and crisp and the flavor was good. It was a very tasty, crisp green salad. No harm, no foul. Dinner arrived. Dirty rice? Nope, potatoes. Spinach? No again, mixed vegetables. I asked the waiter, and he said, "Is that what's on the special?" He looked at our menu and agreed. He said, "The chef doesn't remember what he put on there since he wrote it last week." I said, he could have looked at it. "Oh, no, he don't keep one for himself." Well, if the waiter doesn't know what comes with the special salmon, why should the chef? Notwithstanding the menu substitutions, it was all delicious. And, the waiter was so pleasant and entertaining, we actually enjoyed the evening. Top it off with the chef bringing us each an order of dirty rice and spinach with his apology. He sat down while we ate our extras and we had a very nice conversation. All in all, a fun and different kind of dining experience. And quite enjoyable.

6. Creeper Trail

37077 Chestnut Mountain Rd, Damascus, VA 24236-3731 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout American, Cafe Lunch +1 276-475-3918
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Creeper Trail

Reviewed By Scigris - Las Vegas, Nevada

This is the second time I have done the creeper trail. The first time was about 14 years ago and I did the route going from Abingdon to Damascus and back with my son.
Today I decided to go from Damascus up to Whitetop, Virginia. Strava and map my fitness showed that I did a round-trip of 39.5 miles.
Great fun. The first half was uphill and was arduous with wonderful views along the way of the creek and various markers that were informative. I had to take a great many pictures.
Coming back was very fast. It is a well-kept trail that is excellent for mountain bikes but I would not suggest using a road bike has the skinny tires might sink into various areas that have just dirt.
I would suggest at least 2 L to bring with you of water and a small first aid kit just in case. There is a small hand pump for water at white top and the water is very good.

7. Subway

331 Douglas Dr, Damascus, VA 24236-3300 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 276-475-6002
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By dee6420 - Damascus, Virginia

Subway is a place where you can create a sandwich to your liking. I personally like the Meatball and the Philly Cheesesteak. But whatever is your choice it is made your way.

8. Pizza Plus

744 N Beaver Dam Ave, Suite 6, Damascus, VA 24236-2125 Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 276-475-9053
Excellent
16%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Reviewed By denisep63

As far as Pizza Plus goes this one is good. Good service. Nice salad bar, the pizza is okay. The establishment is very clean.

9. Cowboys

111 Douglas Dr, Damascus, VA 24236-3310 Seating Delicatessen Breakfast +1 276-475-5444
Excellent
6%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
20%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By Renda - Knoxville

We visited Damascus because we did not want to pay $400 a night for a Super 8 Motel in Bristol to go to the Battle AT Bristol where University of Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway. We stayed at The Rivers Edge and walked to Cowboys for a great cup of coffee and a cold Chicken Biscuit. Coffee was good but the biscuit was frozen and reheated breaded chicken with very little chicken. BUT, the staff are TOP NOTCH and very friendly, so we stopped the next day on our way out of town and back to Knoxville, TN to get another cup of coffee. They do have other lunch and breakfast made to order items, a dinning area with booths and a nice flat screen TV and restrooms.

10. Hot Mess Express Food Truck

32174 Government Rd, Located on the outside of Damascus Brewery, Damascus, VA 24236-2610 +1 276-492-6832
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Hot Mess Express Food Truck

Food Truck cooking up BBQ and southern goodies. <br>We set up at different locations but frequent the Damascus Brewery.<br>Our home base is Abingdon, VA

Reviewed By SmurfySmurfette80 - Maryville, Tennessee

We stopped at Damascus Brewery and this gem of a food truck was set up outside and we were not super hungry but decided to try their Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. I have no idea what it is, it is a mix between the most butter rich cake and a cheesecake, but it is so good, I am wishing I had another piece right now. If they shipped I would get a whole one shipped, lol. They were so friendly and super fast. the BBQ smelt delicious.

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