Excellence in Eggleston
And I still wouldn’t have known about it had it not been for a conversation Nicole had with some friends last week. They were talking about going to a dinner there for the James Beard Foundation, which immediately prompted our interest.
Nicole did some research and figured out that we could go for their Easter Brunch Buffet. It was all-you-can-eat for less than $20 per person, making it a better value than any restaurant in the Roanoke area serving an Easter buffet. We booked our reservations and hoped Palisades Restaurant would live up to our high expectations.
But once you find the small town of Eggleston, you have discovered one of the most unique restaurants in this part of the state.
We arrived for the 10:30 seating of brunch and I don’t believe there was an empty table in the entire restaurant. Two floors full of people and it was probably the same for the other seatings they had later in the day.
Actually, the biscuits & gravy were probably the best I’ve ever had. The biscuits were baked to perfection, a fluffy golden brown texture and a delicious sweetness. This sweetness combined with the peppery flavor of the sausage gravy was good enough to have me contemplating licking the plate.
The fluffy pancakes with the tart flavor of the strawberry rhubarb was also the epitome of a brunch item.
There is so much about Palisades Restaurant that makes it a great restaurant. The layout of the tables and the decorations, the friendly service, the quality of the food, the value, the attention to detail...everything else I can think of.
Even though it’s over an hour away, it’s certainly worth the drive. Brunch was delicious - I’m sure dinner will be just as good.
I may not have known about Palisades Restaurant a week ago, but now I do. And I’ll be planning accordingly.
I recently returned to the Palisades Restaurant for a Friday night dinner date with my wife. It was a beautiful drive through the mountains to Eggleston and the restaurant was packed with people. We had to wait for about 20 minutes but we enjoyed visiting the store in the other part of the building and listening to the band that was playing.
Once seated, we were treated to a dinner that was just as delicious as the brunch we had during our first visit. We tried the pear & brie cheese quesadilla and the tomato with goat cheese salad as a couple appetizers and I ordered the palisades pizza with honey wheat crust as my entree. It was fantastic. The pizza was cooked perfectly and topped with large slices of beef tenderloin. It was one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
I'm thinking this restaurant can do no wrong.
168 Village Street, Eggleston, VA 24086
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