I’m not sure why I first went to Earthdog Cafe. My vague recollection is that a few years ago I was looking to spend a day on my motorcycle and incorporate BBQ into the ride. In my book, a great ride will often have home cooking and, especially, great BBQ! But, the name alone was intriguing enough for me to want to check the place out the first time and the food brought me back!
Berkeley Springs, WV is a little over 2 hours from my home, so it makes for a nice day trip. My first trip (for BBQ) was very good, so, when I found myself in the area again on a weekend road trip through VA and WV in October 2016, I knew breakfast at Earthdog was a must.
My travels wouldn’t have me reaching Berkeley Springs until late in the morning, so this was going to be a brunch stop. I decided to go big and try the “Kitchen Sink Omelet”. It was tasty, filling and, yes, it seemed to have all but the kitchen sink in it – bacon, black olives, ham, sausage, banana peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and my choice of cheese (I went with Feta). Breakfast also included tasty home fries, wheat toast, and coffee. The service was very good and the coffee kept coming. I would not hesitate to go back to Earthdog Cafe again for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and likely will, the next time I’m close to Berkeley Springs (though I should probably try some of the other local eating establishments just to be fair). Total cost of meal, including a generous tip, $12.87.
While you’re in the area, Berkeley Springs is a neat little town to check out – with lots of history and a nice downtown park that is centered around the hot spring baths for which it’s named.
UPDATE: EarthDog Cafe announced it will be closing its doors (owners relocating),Sunday Nov 19, 2017 at 5 pm. I’m sad to learn this great place will no longer be around to incorporate into my trips through the region.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia