Winchester Service Station Grub Trail

From an award-winning craft pizzeria to acai bowls to BBQ that will blow your mind, we’ve got a wealth of dedicated local restaurateurs slinging out some of the best food you can find from active and repurposed service stations throughout the Winchester and Frederick County area. We’ve gone ahead and pulled them together in one trail for you so you can tick each one off your list! And yes, at the bottom of the list, we’ve even found an upscale AirBnB that is a converted 1920’s gas station that you can stay in!

As always, no businesses had to pay to be on our listings, we just love bragging about our area and we think you will, too after you visit!

So here they are, in alphabetic order:

Bonnie Blue Southern Market & Bakery (BBQ)

Image by Robert Harris for Winchester-Frederick County Tourism.

Proudly sitting on a busy corner in a converted historic 1920’s service station, this BBQ joint is so good it was featured as an essential BBQ stop in the New York Times! Fresh breakfast and a tempting array of fresh baked goodies also adorn the menu of this incredibly popular spot loved by locals and visitors alike. Located just a block or so west of the historic Old Town Winchester pedestrian mall at 334 W Boscawen St.  Website  Facebook  Instagram

Bucha Canna (Acai & Kombucha)

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Yes, we’ve even got a healthy, fresh-made acai bowl spot tucked into the side of a gas station here! Look for the Exxon just to the west of I-81 at exit 315; they’re just around on the right side of the building. Also offering healthy snacks, kombucha on tap and CBD products. Located at 1216 Berryville Ave.  Website  Facebook Twitter

Delicias Mexicanas (Mexican)

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One of the top rated Mexican restaurants in our area, they dish out homemade eats (including tortillas) daily and share space with the Exxon gas station just east of I-81 at exit 315. A very unassuming restaurant, you won’t get fancy but you’ll get truly authentic Mexican food with great prices and friendly service! Located at 1709 Berryville Pike.  Website  Facebook Instagram

Gainesboro Market (Traditional American)

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This surprising bastion of down-home cooking favorites in the BP gas station on 522 North has a full breakfast menu (try the Sweeney – a sausage, egg & cheese on a glazed donut) and an array of sandwiches and subs! Located at 4780 N Frederick Pike.  Website  Facebook

Greenwood Grocery & Deli (Traditional American)

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Located in a Citgo gas station in a residential area, this place is hopping before the sun comes up with breakfast specials hot off the grill. A variety of sandwiches, burgers and craft beer await you later on at this local favorite spot. And yes, this is a picture of eggs and bacon in the form of the American flag on their breakfast grill! Located at 1893 Senseny Rd.  Website  Facebook Instagram

Jordan Springs Market (BBQ)

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This is the go-to spot for award-winning BBQ served out of an active gas station if you’re on the east or north side of Winchester. You can smell the smokers out back and you’ll find an array of local items sold inside as well, and did we mention they have a beautiful mural by local artist Sarah Gallahan? Located at 741 Jordan Springs Rd in Stephenson.  Website  Facebook Instagram

Paco’s Tacos (Mexican)

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Tucked away just off Hwy 37 near the I-81 interchange on the north side of town, Paco’s Tacos recently opened up at a former Exxon gas station. This new popular spot is dishing out Mexican specialities and super friendly service that the locals are already raving about! Located at 1518 Martinsburg Pike.  Facebook

Pizzoco

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With a name alluding to the 1920’s Conoco service station that used to take up residence in the same building, Pizzoco slings outstanding craft pizza that earned a recognition in 2022 as the #53 pizzeria in the country and #1 in Virginia by Yelp. Located a few blocks north of the historic Old Town Winchester pedestrian mall at 501 N Loudoun St.  Website  Facebook  Instagram

Riley’s Chicorkfish (BBQ)

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Short for chicken, pork and fish (three things they love to grill up!), Riley’s Chicorkfish is squeezed into the side of the Exxon station on Rt 50 just west of town and has quickly developed a devoted and passionate local following. Try their taco Tuesday and Texas twinkie Saturday specials, and please, please don’t expect to go home hungry from this place. Located about a mile or so west of the hospital on Rt 50 at 2765 Northwestern Turnpike.  Facebook

Restaurante La Flor Blanca Salvadoreño (El Salvadorian)

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Handmade tortillas, pupusas, steaks and sopas can all be enjoyed at this great little spot at the Exxon and next to Delicias Mexicanas (that’s right, we’ve got TWO different gas station restaurants at the same spot!). Located just east of I-81 at exit 315 at 1709 Berryville Pike.  Facebook

Shaffer’s BBQ & Market (BBQ)

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Run by Matt & Julie Shaffer, this BBQ and local market located in a repurposed gas station and is always busy, especially on half-price burger Tuesdays! You’ll find a wide selection of craft beer (many by the can), local bacon, eggs and meats, and just about the friendliest folks you’ll find anywhere. Located on the edge of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park at 8140 Valley Pike in Middletown.  Website Facebook Instagram

Shawnee Springs Market (Traditional American)

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The market and restaurant associated with the nationally-loved canning company of the same name, Shawnee Springs Market is located in the Shell gas station along 522 North. This bustling location serves up sandwiches, weekly beer tastings and a variety of fresh baked sweets! Located up 522 N near Lake Holiday at 212 Cross Junction Rd in Cross Junction.  Website Facebook Instagram

….and now here’s the AirBnB!

Downtown Renovated 1920’s Gas Station

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Yes, you see that correctly, you can even stay in a beautifully repurposed 1920’s Sunoco gas station. It offers private off-street parking, an EV car charging station, full kitchen, custom shower with rain system, super high speed wifi, and plenty of light with frosted garage doors. It is walking distance to breweries, the Old Town Winchester pedestrian mall and, of course, the Pizzoco (one of the sites on the grub trail!). Located on the north end of town just a short walk from the Old Town pedestrian mall. AirBnB Listing

 

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