1 Mill St.
Staunton, VA 24401
CUISINE American, Comfort Food, Southern
PRICE $$ ($13-$20)
HOURS Open for dinner daily, Sunday brunch.
NVM AWARDS None
NEARBY METRO None
By Warren Rojas
Just up the road sits the renovated Mill Street Grill, a one-time flour depot now best known for its dedication to barbecue, live jazz and Southern hospitality.
The restaurant boasts a pages-thick menu supplemented by some fairly ambitious daily specials (pan-seared sweetbreads, exotic seafood). Guests are typically greeted with fluffy homemade popovers accompanied by flavored butters (strawberry-kiwi, coconut varieties caught our attention).
Carefully simmered brisket arrives swabbed in a sauce that’s busy with sweet but also quite tangy. Baby-back ribs reveal succulent meat slathered in a decidedly spicier sauce. Of course, no meal is complete without a complimentary send-off of peppermint ice cream (fun for all ages).