Top 10 revealed in RealWV’s burger contest

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

The southeastern region of West Virginia is cattle country. Greenbrier County tops the state in beef production. With 39,559 cows in the county and 32,435 people, there are officially more heads of cattle than there are human beings (numbers courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Census Bureau, both as of 2022). 

We asked our readers for their favorite burger spots in the New River & Greenbrier Valleys…and y’all answered! Forty nominations were received. We categorized those into four group, letting you vote for your favorites.

The Top 10

Now, as determined solely by your votes, the Top 10* are moving onto the semifinals! Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Secret Sandwich Society, Fayetteville
  • The Brier Patch Bar & Grill, Lewisburg
  • The Dish, Daniels
  • Jimmie’s Restaurant, Princeton
  • The Market, Hinton
  • Southside Junction Taphouse, Fayetteville
  • Black Circle Bistro, Beckley
  • Jim’s Drive In, Lewisburg
  • Kalico Kitchen, Union
  • The Gaines Estate, Fayetteville
  • The Vault on Main, Summersville

*We had a tie at #10, so 11 burger spots in total are moving onto the semifinals.

The Top 10 includes restaurants from 7 different counties (Fayette, Greenbrier, Raleigh, Mercer, Nicholas, Summers, and Monroe). Wouldn’t it be fun to go on a RealWV burger tour of each spot across southern West Virginia…just sayin’. If you do, send us your pics!

The Rules

Wednesday morning, our semifinal burger poll will post on Facebook. Vote for your favorite spots through Friday. The Top 5 will then be revealed early next week, and the winner emerge from that Top 5! Voting for the Top 5 will be on You will be able to vote as many times as you want all week, and after five days of voting a champion will be crowned!

As always, if you have questions email us at

Good luck…& happy eatin’!


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