Tourism Office

Address: 129 Davis Street

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8003

Email:  wcrawford@graysoncountyva.gov

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Eat in Grayson.

Sweet Lily's Ice Cream and Such

The best ice cream in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains can be found in a historic caboose by the New River in Fries, Virginia. Sweet Lily's, named in honor of the proprietor's granddaughter, serves up classic ice cream shop items such as hot fudge sundaes and banana splits. However, their signature sundae, which consists of chocolate ice cream, nuts, brownies,waffle cones, pineapple, caramel, chocolate, blueberry, whipped cream, and a cherry, is a customer favorite. 

Fox Creek General Store, located at 7116 Troutdale Highway, Troutdale, VA,  has a fabulous full-service deli! Enjoy made-from-scratch meals that will make you want to dive into the country culture.  The locals love the Fox Creek Smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with homemade coleslaw. Stop by this friendly mercantile/deli and let them serve you!​ For more info., call 276-579-6033 or email foxcreekgeneralstroe@yahoo.com. 

Roots at Grayson

Enjoy delicious farm to table cuisine located right in Independence . This delectable restaurant holds one of the best views in Independence, Virginia with a beautiful view of the 1908 courthouse. Whether you want to experience a casual, outdoor dining experience or a formal indoor affair; you will find yourself immersed in the Blue Ridge mountain culture while enjoying your fresh and tasty meal.

Star Market, located at 2406 Scenic Road in Fries, is a super convenient country store for groceries, household needs, and lottery tickets. There is a full service deli featuring daily specials and homemade hamburgers. The locals love their hot dogs! There is also a walk-in beer cooler. Stop in for a taste of real country cooking!

New River Side Store and Deli, located at 5785 Fries Rd., in Galax,  is truly a great spot to take a break while enjoying the New River Trail. There's groceries, supplies, lottery tickets, hand-dipped ice-cream and a full service deli with daily specials. The locals love the Philly Cheese Steak!  New River Side Store and Deli is next door to New River Outdoor Adventures, a tube/kayak/canoe/bike rental business. For more info., call 276-744-3001 or email newriversidedeli@yahoo.com.

Baywood Market and Deli is located at 10405 Grayson Parkway in Galax  VA.. The market has year-round produce, snacks, fuel and a delicious deli, made famous by the locals! Stop in today! For more info., call 276-236-0827.

The Highlander Cafe', located within Grayson Highlands General Store, is the closest restaurant to Grayson Highlands State Park. When you come off the trails looking for a bite to eat, stop in for a refreshing meal. Our menu includes pizza, a wide range of sandwiches, grill items such as burgers, fries, BBQ, organic and regular salads, and gluten-free meals. Dinner specials include home-cooked meals and a hot breakfast to get your day started right. Our General Store offers  hand-scooped ice cream, organic and gluten-free products as well as fresh produce. Come in and visit us during your stay at Grayson Highlands State Park! For more info. call 276-579-4602 or email graysongeneralstore.com.

The Cafe in Fries, located very close to the scenic New River and the New River Trail, offers delicious American fare that is thoroughly enjoyed by both locals and travelers. The view of the beautiful New River is spectacular while you dine! It is also a great spot to eat after a day of biking or walking on the trail. Free Wifi is available and be sure to ask about Bicycle Rentals The Cafe is located at 335 Firehouse Drive in Fries, VA.  Fore more info. call 276-744-0137. 

Pizza Plus features a Pizza Buffet every day, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M., and a Wednesday/Sunday night Buffet from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. They have a 27 item salad bar, subs and other Italian Cuisine on the menu. Don't forget to try the delicious dessert pizza and the best sweet tea in Grayson County! There's a party room available upon reservation if you have a large party or a special event! Pizza Plus is located at 106 Grayson Avenue in Independence.  For more info. call 276-773-2377.

Ciro's Pizza and Italian Restaurant is "As Good As The Best - Better Than The Most!" Enjoy fabulous authentic Italian and American cuisine for lunch or dinner. Dine-in or have your all kosher meal delivered. Ciro's Restaurant, which has been serving southwest Virginia since 1980, offers coupon specials and will honor competitor's coupons. Come and enjoy their delicious New York style pizza! Ciro's Pizza is located at 430 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  For more info. call 276-773-9100.

One of the great benefits of having such a strong Hispanic representation in our county is the access to top-quality Mexican cuisine. Stop by and enjoy today; local favorites include the Arroz con Pollo and the Texas Fajitas. Rio Grande is located at 314 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  For more info., call 276-773-2828.

Everyone loves Subway! Choose a custom-tailored sub sandwich, pizza, cookies or more. Subway is located at 580 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  For more info., call 276-773-9303.

The locals love to congregate at Paul's Restaurant for excellent, southern food at great prices! Favorites include the fried chicken and double cheeseburgers with fries. Come and enjoy great food and fellowship! Paul's Restaurant is located at 333 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  For more info., call 276-773-3858.

The Corner Market and Cafe, made famous by both locals and travelers, is convenient to Grayson Highlands State Park and the mountains of western Grayson County. There are over 200 items on the menu, including local favorites, the fresh chicken tender strips or ribeye steak sandwich. Stop in and eat after a day of outdoor adventures! Jam Sessions can also be enjoyed some weekends on the outdoor deck. The Corner Market and Cafe is located at 4013 Troutdale Highway, in Troutdale, VA.  For more info., call 276-579-4440.

Biscuits and Gravy Anyone?  Find out why Aunt Beas is considered a great place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.  Locals love the hamburgers and barbecue. Aunt Beas is located at 529 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.  For more info., call 276-773-2100.

 

 

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