Waynesboro's Wild Card Restaurants

September 28, 2021
Stories, Food

Waynesboro has a lot of wonderful restaurants that range from fine dining to low-key dives. We all have our tried-and-true favorites, but it’s easy to fall into a rut by going to the same places over and over. Interested in shaking things up by trying something new from one of our lesser-known restaurants? Here’s how to find your next plate!

 

Tailgate Grill - 1106 W Broad St

If you like Americana, you’ll love the fresh burgers and generous servings of fries you can score at the Tailgate Grill. Grab a table or belly up to the bar for a beer and a chance to watch the game. This kid-friendly joint prides itself on fast service. It serves appetizers like onion rings, cheese fries, cowboy bites, fried green beans, and more. You’ll find burgers, cheesesteaks, and fish sandwiches on toasted buns, along with entree salads, and yummy dessert selections. The menu is simple and straightforward, and you can easily customize your burgers.

 

 

Weasie’s Kitchen - 130 E Broad St

If you’re hoping to fuel up for a busy day on the Waynesboro Water Trail, grab Waynesboro’s favorite breakfast or lunch at Weasie’s Kitchen. This classic diner offers friendly service and heaping plates of country-cooked, made-to-order deliciousness. Indulge in omelets, sausage and gravy, pancakes, and combination platters for breakfast, or build your own sandwiches or homemade biscuits. Weasie’s is open for dinner, too, and you can order country-fried steak, liver and onions, burgers, and a lot more. Look for weekly weeknight specials like salmon cakes and spaghetti and garlic bread. There’s also a lunch/dinner children’s menu.

 

 

El Puerto Mexican Grill & Cantina - 2120 W Main St

Order a frosty beer or a massive margarita as you peruse El Puerto’s extensive menu, which includes all of your Mexican favorites cooked to perfection. Try the filling quesadilla Azteca, a large tortilla stuffed with shrimp, mushrooms, beans, and cheese. The carnitas dinner is another good option. It has chunks of savory roasted pork that’s been seasoned with a secret spice blend and served over rice, beans, and guacamole. Trouble making choices? Many dishes are available as main courses or parts of combo platters. It’s a great place for a family dinner because the service is quick and there’s a dedicated kids’ menu with smaller servings and picky-kid favorites like chicken fingers and hotdogs.

 

 

Taqueria la Sobrasita - 401 N Poplar Ave C

Taqueria la Sobrasita gets high marks for its authentic Mexican dishes. There’s a huge menu of all your favorites, but consider trying the huaraches: pork, chicken, steak, or cow tongue fried in masa with beans, sauce, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream. Save room for sweet and crispy fried ice cream. Tucked behind a market, this hidden gem offers indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a jukebox, and pool tables.

 

Mister Jamison’s - 421 W Main St

While we know you appreciate the interesting wine selection and the hundred plus types of craft beer, Mister Jamison’s is good for more than just awesome mix-packs. Go there hungry for appetizers and a wide selection of made-to-order subs. Not feeling all that bread? Have your sub made into a salad instead! And don’t forget your order of beer cookies, baked with Lost Coast Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout. Best of all, for those nights you don’t feel like getting off your couch, Mister Jamison’s delivers.

 

 

Gio’s 503 Salvadorian - 325 E. Main St.

Gio’s 503 Salvadorian specializes in authentic Salvadorian food. Load up on mouth watering stuffed pupusas, gorditas, elotes loco, and fried plantains. The menu at Gio’s is deep -- you’ll also find gyros, calzones, pasta, burgers, and incredible juicy cheesesteaks.

 

 

Jo’s Place – 751 N. Delphine Ave

Jo’s Place is the place to go for home-cooked meals that’ll warm you from the inside out. The specials change pretty regularly, so you’ll want to keep an eye on their Facebook page for menu updates. Come for the meatloaf, pork tenderloin, and mac & cheese, but stay for the hospitality and sense of community.