On Sunday, December 14, 2014, I had lunch at Granny's, 2294 Berryville Pike, on the eastbound lane of divided Route 7. It's in an isolated building with its own parking lot.
The original front door in the center of the restaurant is now only an emergency exit onto a porch, which has steps and a ramp for handicapped access through a vestibule at a side entrance in the left end of the building.
Granny's is open at 7:00 AM Monday-Saturday, and 8:00 AM on Sunday. Closing times are variable, depending upon the amount of business, but it's open until at least 10:00 PM, and often much later.
The phone number is 540-313-4965, and carryout service is available. A sign at the door says that Granny's was established in 2006.
Inside, there's a padded bench along the front wall between the entrance and the emergency exit, with two tables with chairs in the aisle. Beyond the emergency door is a fenced area with a slightly raised floor with two sets of tables and chairs and a large video screen on the right wall.
Two booths are along the left wall as you enter, and beyond them is a wall-mounted video bowling game. A video screen is also here on the back wall.
The left back corner of the room has a minibar on the left, along with restrooms. A wall-mounted jukebox is next to the ladies' room entrance, and a large L-shaped bar is on the right, with the long dimension going front to back.
There are 11 stools here, along with 4 more on the bar's short side. A video screen behind the bar was the only one active during my visit. The floor was hardwood, and the roof rafters were exposed. I didn't pay special attention to any decorations.
I was greeted by Cindy, who told me that Granny was no longer around. One table was already occupied by a couple who said hello. The menu was a two-sided 8.5 x 14-inch laminated sheet.
Categories included Rise & Shine Platters, Gary's Bowls, Omelets, Cakes & French Toast, Breakfast Sides, Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Sandwiches (cold & hot), Dinner, and Drinks.
I ordered meatloaf from the dinner menu, which included mashed potatoes and gravy, a house salad, and a choice of vegetable; I selected whole kernel corn.
They didn't have Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb, so I had root beer instead. The somewhat generous salad was served in a large ceramic bowl, and the tableware was metal instead of plastic.
The fair-sized piece of meatloaf was served on an oval platter, with lots of gravy on it and the mashed potatoes. The corn was in another ceramic bowl.
I was too full to ask about dessert, and took half of the meatloaf and potatoes with me when I went home. There weren't many other patrons while I was there. One couple was seated at the bar when I was leaving.
Granny's is less than a ten-minute drive from the house, with only two traffic lights. It might be a good place to go for breakfast some time that I didn't want to go into town. It's not a place I would go to regularly, but it's nice to know that it's there.
Great food, awesome owner. Customer service has much to be desired from a couple of the wait staff. Particularly those that work at the sister-bar, twilight zone. One of which is very rude and made it obvious that they didn't want us there. Everyone else is friendly and atmosphere is down-home.