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Smokey's On The Gorge: Fine Dining in West Virginia

Our award-winning restaurant, located on the rim of the New River Gorge, offers a gourmet buffet, full bar and spectacular views of the river. Make a reservation for a romantic getaway or a special celebration "on the gorge" and you'll be treated to West Virginia's best cuisine.

Want to know what Smokey's is serving tonight? We post our daily menu every morning on our Facebook page!

Smokey's On The Gorge®: Gourmet Meets Casual

PrintSmokey’s on The Gorge is the New River Gorge Adventure Resort's premier fine dining option (and don't forget to check out Chetty’s Pub®). Built right on the edge of the New River Gorge, Smokey's is a showcase timber frame pavilion offering amazing full-service buffets, friendly service and breathtaking views. Optional seating on our outdoor deck offers spectacular views of the gorge and a front row seat to incredible Appalachian sunsets. Smokey’s is certainly not your average dining experience! In fact Smokey's On The Gorge was featured on the Food Network's "Best Of' list!  How's that for serious eats?

Breakfast Buffet

Smokey's On The Gorge West Virginia Restaurant - Class VI -MRCome in, have a seat, sip some fresh coffee and enjoy. The food on our breakfast buffet is a delightful departure from the usual! 

Start your day off right with our wonderful array of foods that will make your mouth water. At Smokey's On the Gorge, the only thing as good as the food is the view! Pour fresh juice, coffee and tea to wash it all down. 

Dinner Buffet & Salad Bar

Smokey's On The Gorge West Virginia RestaurantThe salad bar features a mix of fresh, seasonal field greens and an impressive variety of toppings: domestic and imported cheese, fresh fruits, garden vegetables, meat, seafood, and homemade, gourmet dressings.

The buffet has a different menu nightly, allowing variety and creative fun for our guests and our chefs. Entrée selections include a variety of grilled meats, poultry and seafood. Occasionally, traditional Appalachian favorites are also featured in the buffet such as barbecued wild boar ribs, grilled quail, morel mushrooms and rainbow trout. Interesting vegetable dishes, sauces and pastas are prepared fresh as ideal accompaniments to the entrees. Delectable homemade desserts and fresh coffee complete your dining experience. Enjoy a glass of wine from our diverse wine list, your favorite cocktail or a non-alcoholic beverage. 


Originally created in 1986 and called Smokey's Charcoal Grill, it was named in honor of Dana "Smokey" Morton, bus driver extraordinaire, who came to Class VI River Runners in 1979 when we purchased a 1954 GMC bus from the old Oak Hill City Lines. Smokey passed away in 1988 yet the spirit of his legend lives on. Some folks reading this will remember Smokey and his long handlebar mustache, warm smile, mischievous eyes and shaved head.

Hours of Operation

Smokey's On The Gorge West Virginia Restaurant - Class VI MR5-9 pm Friday-Monday. Closed Tue, Wed & Thu. We will close for the season after Sunday, October 19.

These are our normal operating hours. However, Smokey's is a popular setting for weddings, receptions, banquets and other private parties. So don't let these hours fool you—we are very flexible and try our best to cater to everyone.

Sometimes that means limiting dining hours for the general public in order to accommodate private parties. If you have a special event and would like to use our services, please contact our reservation staff.

Except for special events, Smokeys On the Gorge will be closed throughout the winter. Please call for availability for holiday parties, weddings, off-site catering & more!

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