The 1863 Grill has been bringing top quality taste to Elkins for more than 50 years. When it reopened in June of this year, it brings a new feel and completely remodeled dining room.
"They have a long standing tradition, and history here. We just wanted to make it more open, more inviting. It was known for special occasions, kinda of a place that you would come here for your anniversaries, your birthdays. We want it to become an everyday restaurant you can come to," said Executive Chef Jason Fleck.
The restaurant has been in operation since 1950 under various owners. The current owners remodel it and brought on board Fleck, a California native with more than 20 years of experience.
"I came out here from San Diego for family, my wife was raised here, and came back here to bring some things, some of my cooking styles to Randolph County," Fleck said.
At the 1863 Grill you'll find the main attraction to be the addition of Kansas City barbecue. A 12-foot-long smoker can cook up to 1,000 pounds of meat at a time. Fleck is joining Chef Joe Kelly, who has 40 years of experience cooking for the 1863 Grill.
"It's actually wonderful, I enjoy it and I'm ready to go," said Kelly.
But people can also chosen from a variety of things on the menu.
"We have pastas, sandwiches, seafood, stuffed flounder. We have a variety of things, plus we run a different special just about every weekend. We have prime rib, we do sushi," Fleck said.
One of the dishes that Chef Fleck fixed me was the pasta primaveria, and it was very delicious. The atmosphere is pleasing for anyone who walks through its doors.
"Just a welcome place to come and have an everyday meal where you don't need a special occasion to come here," Fleck said.