Featured Trips Types:

  • All Featured Trips
  • Camping & Road Trips
  • 48 Hour City Guides
  • Family Road Trips
  • Ghost Guides
  • Weird Guides
  • National Parks Trips & Tips
  • Outdoor Escapes
  • Classic USA Road Trips
  • Interstate Highway Exit Guides
  • Scenic Drives
  • Airstream - Live Riveted
  • Thor Industries
  • Fun for the Whole Family
  • Grand County
  • Explore Memphis like a Local
  • Offbeat Camping
  • Scenic Routes
  • Outdoor Adventure
Clear All

Accommodation Types:

  • All Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Unique Stays


Look for FastBook for quick links to
your favorite booking sites

Clear All

Attractions & Culture Types:

  • All Attractions & Culture
  • Amusement Parks
  • Children's Attractions
  • Fall Attractions
  • Museums
  • Offbeat Attractions
  • Top Attractions
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Winter Attractions
  • Zoos & Aquariums
Look for the icon to book the best
tours and activities nearby.
Clear All

Food & Drink Types:

  • All Food & Drink
  • Bars & Drinks
  • Burgers & BBQ
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Delis & Bakeries
  • Diners & Breakfast Spots
  • Ice Cream & Sweets
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian & Health Food
  • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Clear All

Outdoors & Recreation Types:

  • All Outdoors & Recreation
  • Beaches
  • Fall Foliage
  • Geographical Areas
  • Geographical Features
  • National Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Scenic Point
  • Swimming Spots
  • Trails & Hikes
Clear All

Points of Interest Types:

  • All Points of Interest
  • Abandoned
  • Architecture
  • College Icons
  • Film & TV
  • Historic
  • Holiday Lights
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Photo Op
  • Planes, Trains, Autos
  • Public Art
  • Science & Tech
  • Spooky Places
Clear All

Vacation Rentals Types:

  • All Vacation Rentals
  • HomeAway
  • Vacation Rentals

We’ve partnered with HomeAway to find you the perfect vacation rental.

Clear All

Camping & RV Types:

  • All Camping & RV
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • KOA Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Tent Campgrounds
Clear All

Entertainment & Nightlife Types:

  • All Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Art Galleries
  • Casinos & Gaming
  • Cinemas
  • Games & Amusements
  • Music
  • Nightlife
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Theaters
Clear All

Services Types:

  • All Services
  • ATMs
  • Auto Services
  • Gas/Fuel Stations
  • Rest Areas
  • Tourist Information
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Rental
Clear All

Shopping Types:

  • All Shopping
  • Antiques
  • Books & Music
  • Crafts & Handmade
  • General Goods
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Groceries
  • Malls & Shopping Areas
  • Quirky Shops
  • Thrift & Flea
Clear All

Sports Types:

  • All Sports
  • Adventure Sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Golf
  • Gyms & Fitness
  • Skate & Surf Spots
  • Stadiums
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports
Clear All

Motoring Types:

  • All Motoring
  • Automotive Attractions
  • Off-Road Trails
  • Racetracks
  • Scenic Drives
Clear All
  • Trip
  • Places I've Been
  • My Saved Places
  • Collection
  • Featured Trips
  • Accommodation
  • Attractions & Culture
  • Food & Drink
  • Outdoors & Recreation
  • Points of Interest
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Camping & RV
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Services
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Motoring

0 Layers
10 votes

Diehl's Restaurant

152 Main Avenue, Nitro, West Virginia 25143 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 10:30a
  • Credit Cards

“home cooked family meals”

With 50 years of history behind it, Diehl's Family Restaurant is as true an example of small-town family cooking as you'll find in the Mountain State.First opening in 1960, the restaurant and menu are largely unchanged since Jack Diehl first started. Today, the diner is run by Aaron Diehl, grandson of the restaurant's founder. Aaron Diehl's father, Keith Diehl, still stops in regularly."Our 50th anniversary is this year," Aaron Diehl said. "Back when my grandfather first opened this place, some people criticized him because no one ate out. Now we're still around and still doing things the same way. We still have the same menu. We could probably change a few things to make things easier, but my grandfather would roll over in his grave if he thought we short-changed you on something."Everything is made from scratch, from the cornbread to fresh baked pie. Onion rings are hand-breaded and homemade sage salad dressing is also a specialty.The restaurant is best known for home-cooked meals such as roast beef and gravy ($9.29), country-cured ham ($10.59) and pork chops ($11.49). Spaghetti ($10.49) also remains a favorite.For lunch, there is a wide assortment of sandwiches, such as the deep-fried flounder fish sandwich for $4.84 and the pulled pork barbecue for $4.29. One relatively recent addition is to the menu is the Josh Culbertson No. 33 ($7.29), an extra-large 12-ounce cheeseburger named for (and frequently consumed by) the local high school football star.Another sandwich named for a local athlete is the J.R. House Chicken Fajita Hoagie ($6.39). There also is a selection of specials, such as baked steak, fresh fish or chicken liver, that changes every day.The restaurant's one-of-a-kind atmosphere is a big part of its charm. The place is practically a museum of its era. One of the restaurant's walls features a collection of license plates from all 50 states as well as some Canadian territories. Another is dedicated to NASCAR memorabilia and features the bumper of a car driven by the late Dale Earnhardt in 1994.Yet another wall is dedicated to local and state athletes such as 2006 World's Strongest Man winner Phil Pfister and Jujitsu champion Ernie Boggs. Two tables are made from old doors from a torn-down Nitro bungalow. Another was made by Keith Diehl from an old car engine.A must for any new visitor to Diehl's is a slice of freshly made pie."I make all of the pies every day," Aaron Diehl said. "My grandmother made them, as did my mother before me. Our graham cracker pie is our most popular variety, followed by the coconut cream. There's also cheesecake and chocolate cream pie. Some days we also offer blackberry and blueberry pies. In the fall months around Thanksgiving we make pumpkin pies, and in the spring we start making strawberry pie."A large slice of pie can be enjoyed for $3.39. Customers can call a day ahead to special order a whole pie or cake.Diehl's is located at 152 Main Ave., in Nitro. The restaurant accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays.For more information or to order a pie, call 304-755-9353. -http://www.herald-dispatch.com/entertainment/dining/x2086849570/A-museum-of-its-era-Diehls-Family-Re...

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 487 Reviews
  • 415 Helpful
September 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

This place hasn't changed much over the past 50 years, and it's definitely not fancy, but if you want good gut-stickin' comfort food, this place is perfect. Finish it all off with a nice piece of homemade pie.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 14, 2014

If your passing through this is a must stop for country comfort food.

1 person found this review helpful

Be the first to add a review to the Diehl's Restaurant.

Diehl's Restaurant

152 Main Avenue
Nitro, West Virginia
25143 USA


Closed Now
  • Tue, Wed: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu - Sat: 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Yes Parking

Own this business?

Claim your business to keep your
listing's information up to date.


Nearby Hotels

Hurricane, West Virginia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Cross Lanes, West Virginia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Hurricane, West Virginia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Cross Lanes, West Virginia

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel