Serving Shenandoah Valley Barbecue since 1952

Delighted Customers

Joyce Sensenig

Great hometown, small business with awesome barbecue and seafood

Out of this world, mouth watering brisket sandwich. I'd go back 10 out of 10 times.

Whole Newlife

It was amazing. Crispy and delicious coating on the chicken, soft shell crab and fried oysters. Everything was simply Devine! And sitting outside under the shade to eat while overlooking the gorgeous countryside was the topper. Loved it tons!

Eric West
Cameron B

Shaffer's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant that has been serving up delicious barbecue in the Shenandoah Valley since 1952. The restaurant is located in a former gas station that has been beautifully restored, and it offers a casual dining atmosphere with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The menu at Shaffer's BBQ features all of your favorite barbecue classics, including ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and sausage. The meat is slow-smoked over hickory wood, and it is fall-apart tender and flavorful. The sides are also excellent, and the restaurant offers a wide variety of options, including mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad. In addition to the great food, Shaffer's BBQ also has a great selection of local beer. The restaurant offers a wide variety of craft beers in cans and bottles, and there is always something new to try. If you are looking for a delicious meal with a great view, Shaffer's BBQ is the perfect place for you. The restaurant is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, and it offers stunning views of the mountains. Whether you are dining indoors or outdoors, you are sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you are looking for a great barbecue restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, Shaffer's BBQ is the place to go. You won't be disappointed!

Absolutely hands down, some of the best food I have ever eaten. Thank you so much.

Oleksiy Syvak

Неймовірно автентичне місце, яким керують вже три покоління власників. Тут можна знайти дуже рідкісні сорти пива, вина і газованих напоїв. Бургери і курка тут готуються за старими сімейними рецептами. Круте місце, щоб відчути справжню провінційну Америку

Stopped on my way home one afternoon and picked up dinner for us. I tried the chopped pork meal that came with 2 sides. Everything was really good, and we had enough to have dinner the next day as well.

derek jobe
Bill Harner

If you like good BBQ this is the spot. Home desserts as well.

Joseph Burns

My wife and I love this place for lunch. Neither of us are fans of vinegar based bar b que, but their burgers are worth going out of your way for and their pastries are fantastic.

Pam Spiker
Jackie Cowgill

Great food and scenery with even a small souvenir, snack, and beer shop. I highly recommend this place.

Kevin Gannon

I have been eating at Shaffer's for years, and it's delicious

Frank Rogers

My honest opinion THE BEST BARBECUE IN VIRGINIA !!! All the sides are amazing . we'll drive 2hrs like it nothing just to go here ! All the sides are wonderful as well

Great food. Lots of specialty food items. Great service.

Jesse Huffman

Awsome fast food that is always delicious! I love the ranch potato salad i always get a tub to go. Staff and owner are always awesome

Mike Menges

Food was very good. Staff is awesome.

Timbo Mac

So good! Great atmosphere and food to match. Worth the trip or side journey if you're on I81

Miriam Segui

The best BBQ chicken

Called in a special order for fried chicken for Saturday. It was ready as soon as I arrived, packaged well to keep warm and it was delicious!! Moist, flavorful, and juicy!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! Can't wait to go back and get some BBQ and a pie!!


Best BBQ and dessert I had! I lived literally 2 hours away, stumbled upon the place when I was driving to Tennessee 2 years ago. Stopped by for food, been going back since. The banana bread pudding is amazing, and the chicken legs and brisket are. Every time we drive there is worth the trip.

Loam Chomsky

Best BBQ in the area

Caitlin Smith

We placed an order for pick up for a party we are having. The owner was amazingly helpful, the process was super easy, and they were very accommodating. We love all the food, and are repeat customers. Definitely recommend as a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat.

Michael Poff

Very good chopped pork sandwich, it has great wood smoked flavor and is topped with chopped cole slaw, there’s really no need for sauce (the way I prefer it) but those are very good and available as well. I have been looking for a chopped Carolina style pork bbq sandwich for a long while and thought there were no more BBQ pits in this area that offered pork BBQ that way. If you want great BBQ try them out I took a couple pints home, I drove out from Frederick county Maryland for this experience and will gladly be making future trips. Oh yes and prices are easy on the wallet🤑

This HOT chicken sandwich is damn near perfect. I wish Shaffer's could make this a permanent menu item. There are not too many places that actually do a noteworthy spicy chicken sandwich! Definitely try this one out!

First time and I must say the food was amazing especially the rack of ribs ! The staff were very friendly and the ambience was so relaxing. Would definitely recommend and we will be going back very soon 👍😁

Al Upton

hole in the wall with fabulous food like a barbecue joint should be

Lani Sherman

Great flavor in the brisket and pork. The seasoned fries were delicious too.

Angela Brewer

This place is known for its delicious BBQ and they didn't disappoint. Everything they serve (which is extensive) is made and prepared on sight. They also serve at many community events and are a hit. The menu consists of all kinds of meat, including pork, chicken, beef & seafood. The building is an old roadside gas station and is decorated with old pictures and items from days gone by. The food was delicious and service was wonderful!

Jung Lee

I enjoyed their brisket as it is well seasoned and has great smoked flavor. Perhaps it could have been more moist but overall it is quite good. Their sides are also well thought of. Another positive is that they serve a lot of craft beers.

Family owned and family friendly. Had an excellent young man helper who kindly carried my large order to the car.

Rita Jones

I always like to stop in when I'm in the area! Great home-made food and nice atmosphere. It's always nice to see a friendly face!

Brenda House
Mandy Cole
Bill Price

Convenient location near Belle Grove, friendly staff and great food. Looks like an old gas station but don't pass it up!

Their smoked sausage is the best I've ever had! It was so worth it driving out there an hour to enjoy the tasty sausages, smoked brisket sandwiches and have an amazing view at their outside dining space!

Michael Gracey

I visited late on a Saturday morning to experience what all the reviews were saying as I headed east from the Shenandoah region. The store and eatery, a converted service station from appearances, sits conveniently near the intersection of I-81 and VA-11. The back of the place boasts a welcoming view of the mountains in the distance, which if not for the slightly cooler temperatures would have been where I ate. Walking inside led me to a charming country store with all kinds of food items for purchase and more. Inside seating seemed to accommodate maybe 20 or so, including a window seat next to the freezer that suited me just fine. Service at the ordering counter proved welcoming, pleasant, and efficient, as my food was cheerfully handed to me within a reasonable time of roughly 15 minutes or so. I opted for a sampling of the brisket sandwich about which I read in reviews plus a piece of fried chicken and fries. Desserts are conveniently pre-packaged but house-made, so I also got some banana pudding to eat there and a buttermilk pie slice for the road. I liked the sandwich as did other reviewers, as the brisket was portioned generously and sliced quite thin on a soft bun. I would have liked more flavor in the meat itself, but the table sauces helped address my tastes enough. The chicken was both crisp on the outside and still hot and a little juicy on the inside. Seasoning was not too salty for me either. Fries likewise were cooked well and seasoned nicely too. The desserts both tasted fine without being either too sweet or too rich. The total bill came to about $38 including applicable taxes and such. Surely my visit was a satisfying way to send me on my way, and I would be glad to make a second visit to this uniquely country place if I were in the region again.

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Shenandoah Valley Barbecue Since 1952

8140 Valley Pike Middletown, Virginia

Open Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 7 PM
I-81 Exit 302

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