Homestyle Meals in the Middle of Flavor

sunny side up eggs and bacon

Chicken and dumplings, biscuits and gravy, macaroni and cheese . . . the warm and hearty comfort foods of Appalachia, can surely satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Whether you are searching for a homestyle meal that will take you back to your childhood roots or you are craving a simple yet delicious home-cooked entree, you can find an option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Marion County. 

white plate with meatloaf covered in gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy and small bowl of green beans

Dutchman’s Daughter

Find the comforts (and tastes) of home at the quaint and rustic Dutchman’s Daughter in Fairmont. The restaurant specializes in home-cooked food and serves up homemade pasta dishes, loaded hoagies, and mouth-watering desserts. Try the customer favorite, Hot Italian Pasta Salad — grilled steak, chicken, or sausage with green peppers, onions, and tomatoes over penne pasta, topped with mozzarella cheese, or opt for the Homemade Pork Barbeque Sandwich, noted as the best in town. With rotating specials every week like deep-fried Chicken with Homemade Dumplings on Saturday and Homemade Meatloaf on Wednesdays, you’ll never run out of tasty options. 

Mom’s Place

Missing your mother’s delicious cooking? Savor the taste of your childhood nostalgia at Mom’s Place in Fairmont. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and at Mom’s Place, you can order your favorite morning meals any time of the day. If you are in the mood for an early morning feast, stop by Mom’s Place on Saturday and Sunday mornings for a grand breakfast buffet. In addition to breakfast, this mom-and-pop restaurant has a menu that features best-sellers such as bacon cheeseburgers, steak, sausage or chicken hoagies, and antipasto salads. 

breakfast sandwich and eggs and bacon


Located directly across from Fairmont State UniversityMcAteer’s Restaurant has been cooking traditional fare since 1958! Enjoy made-to-order breakfast and lunch platters, from omelets and hotcakes to burgers and wraps. In addition to the restaurant’s customizable menu, McAteer’s never serves store-bought bread! Savor the thick slices of homemade white, wheat, and raisin bread with your next meal at McAteer’s. 


Indulge in classic Southern-style comfort food at EbO’s Restaurant in downtown Fairmont. Experience EbO’s famous fresh and crispy chicken and fish, a family recipe that has customers coming back for more. Although the restaurant is best known for “That Chicken & Fish, Baby” EbO’s also offers breakfast combos served all day, shrimp and grits, and greens with macaroni and cheese. 

fried fish, taco salad and hoagie with French fries

Say-Boy Restaurant

Whether it’s a burger, steak, seafood, or pasta, find your favorite home-cooked meal at Say-Boy Restaurant in Fairmont! This family business has been cooking up generous servings of your favorite homestyle dishes since 1960. Chow down on their broasted chicken (your choice of white or dark meat that has been pressure cooked in its juices then deep-fried). Broaster chicken is available to-go in 12, 16, and 20-piece options, or a family pack that includes two side dishes. Another comfort classic available on Sundays at Say-Boy is their turkey dinner with dressing and all the trimmings. 

Relish in the delicious tastes of your childhood with a comfort meal in Marion County. Find more local flavors to add to your upcoming trip here


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