Review of The Roanoker in Roanoke, VA
The Roanoker Restaurant has been an icon in the Roanoke Valley for over 60 years.
As a spot that’s become well-known to locals and visitors, The Roanoker features classic Southern comfort food and hospitality. It’s also been recognized by publications such as Southern Living for serving some of the best breakfast in the South.
While I remembered going to The Roanoker as a kid, it’d been years since my most recent visit - when we took my father-in-law for breakfast during a weekend visit.
The menu features many of the typical breakfast classics, such as omelettes, pancakes, and the typical meat-and-egg dishes, but The Roanoker is also hugely popular for its biscuits and country ham.
In an effort to get the best of both worlds, I ordered the Country Ham with Red-Eye Gravy, which came with eggs, fried apples and biscuits. I also happened to get the sausage gravy that came as a side with my wife’s omelette.
The apples & ham combination was a revelation. I’ve been avoiding country ham all this time because I think it’s too salty. Now, I’ve learned that all I need is a side dish of fried apples to go with it.
I ordered my eggs scrambled, but I could also see how fried eggs would be a solid choice when paired with the country ham.
Add in the delicious biscuits & sausage gravy and it was one massive, fantastic breakfast feast.
The Roanoker has been winning awards for years as one of the best breakfast spots in the Roanoke Valley. It’s something of an institution in the area and a place where many people have created lasting memories.
And with the way things are going, it looks like the good folks at The Roanoker will continue providing those good times for many years to come.