As you begin your search for your new backyard in the Smith Mountain Lake area, you already know the location is important, but you may have not realized just how important! Although lake views are a luxury you may or may not be able to afford, having a property that is close to some of the best restaurants in town is a necessity you can’t afford to skip, especially in the winter. Temperatures can drop to bone-chilling numbers and a hot winter meal can warm you from the inside out; this guide to our favorite spots will help you find your own favorite place!

Joe’s Pizza Italian Restaurant, 130 Scruggs Road in Moneta

Of course we have to start with a pizza restaurant; pizza is a hot dish that has saved many a night in all seasons! Joe’s Pizza is one of our favorites, staying open for dine-in and curbside pick-up during these troubled times and offering what is arguably the perfect hot meal in winter. Offering breakfast on Sundays as well as an extensive menu of your favorite classic Italian dishes, the number to this special spot deserves to be on speed dial!

The Dam Grill, 6724 White House Road in Huddleston

As you explore the delights the Smith Mountain Lake area has to offer on cold winter days, you will soon discover you have worked up a hearty appetite and the Dam Grill may become your go-to spot! Open for dine-in, curbside pick-up, and no-contact delivery, its menu is filled with the comfort foods that warm your heart as they fill your stomach. Offering thick and juicy steaks prepared just the way you love and Southern favorites that include fried green tomatoes, the choices found at Dam Grill will never fail to please!

The Blackwater Café, 4730 Scruggs Road in Moneta

Everyone needs a good café in their lives, and the Blackwater Café in Moneta is definitely a local fave! Offering a daily special menu that changes frequently as well as a regular menu filled with hearty dishes designed to warm you from the inside out, there are no wrong choices. Our absolute favorite dish is their Crab Cake Platter, a dish that includes crab cakes, citrus aioli, sauteed green beans, and French fries, but we can promise you will love everything you try here. And because the Blackwater Café is open for dine-in, curbside pick-up, and no-contact delivery, you can enjoy your favorite dish any way you like!

The Right Taste for Your New Home

Hopefully this list will give you an idea of where you can find a great meal near your new property on Smith Mountain Lake!