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The Loaded Goat, Best Burger in Mt. Airy

Loaded Goat Sign

The Loaded Goat Sports Pub and Grill in downtown Mt. Airy features excellent burgers, sandwiches, salads and area brews. The Burgers at The Loaded Goat You won’t find a better burger in Mt. Airy. My favorite is the plain hamburger, but they offer other burgers as well. The Dynamite Burger has a spicy kick to … Read more

The Copper Pot, Best Catfish in Mt. Airy


The Copper Pot Restaurant in Mt. Airy has good home cooking, including the best salt-n-pepper catfish around. It’s about 20 minutes from Fancy Gap, so If you’re looking for some southern comfort food in the area, it’s a good option. It’s located on SR 89 just off I-77, convenient to Mt. Airy as well as … Read more

Thirsty Souls, Best Pizza in Mt. Airy

Thirsty Souls Backpacker

Thirsty Souls Community Brewing in downtown Mt. Airy has great pizza and some excellent local beers just a short drive from Fancy Gap. The pizza is some of the best we’ve ever had — delicious! Our favorites are “The Pep” and “The Meat”. In addition to the pizza, their menu also includes salads and finger … Read more

Little Richard’s BBQ, Best BBQ in Mt. Airy

Little Richard's BBQ in Mt. Airy

Little Richard’s BBQ serves the best BBQ within striking distance of Fancy Gap. It’s across from the mall in Mt. Airy, which is about a 20 minute drive down SR 52. All their meats — brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken — are delicious. They smoke their meat for 16 hours. There are a variety of … Read more

Mabry Mill


Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a few miles from Fancy Gap, it’s easy to see what makes it a popular destination for folks in the area. There have been countless pictures taken over the years of the picturesque mill across the pond. Other activities and … Read more

The Depot at Cody Creek


The Depot at Cody Creek is our favorite fine dining restaurant within striking distance of Fancy Gap. If you’re looking for a special night out or a great place for an anniversary dinner, it’s hard to beat The Depot. Rustic Architectural Beauty You can tell The Depot has been a labor of love for the … Read more

Roaring River Vineyards

Roaring River Gate

Along with Jolo Winery and Vineyards, Roaring River Vineyards has quickly become one of our favorite wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap. Everything is top notch. The setting is unique and beautiful. The tasting room and restaurant are comfortable, warm and inviting. The wine and the food are delicious. The owners and staff are … Read more

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

JOLO Winery

My wife and I have found a new candidate for our favorite winery near Fancy Gap. Chateau Morrisette is hard to beat, but JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC comes close. The beautiful views of Pilot Mountain itself, delicious wines, and delicious food combine to make JOLO a great destination for wining and dining. Beautiful … Read more