Call us:
"Refresh yourself my friend and rest,

  and feel you are a welcome guest."

Conveniently located off of the Mink Shoals exit of I-79,
just 3 miles north of Charleston.  Stop in for the
best home cooking in the Kanawha Valley!


Harding's Family Restaurant - Since 1980

When you are looking for the memory of good old home cooking with the friendly service that only your Mom could provide at the dinner table, look no further than Harding’s Family Restaurant.  Since opening in 1980, Harding’s has successfully striven to give its guests the highest quality meals with that sitting at home feeling.

"Feel at home service" is provided by a wait-staff with the feeling that you’re a guest in their own home.  Many of the wait-staff have been with us since we opened which speaks to not only our business philosophy, but to you, our guests.

After several fruitful years, Harding’s Family Restaurant expanded the restaurant to include a Banquet Room and Gift Shop.  The Banquet Room will accommodate up to 75 guests and is available for birthday parties, bridal showers, wedding receptions, baby showers, company meetings, group meetings – you name it and we will make it happen.
The Gift Shop carries a wide variety of gifts for not only our traveling guests, but our local, regular guests as well.  Many of the gifts are unique to our area, so stop in the next time you are in the need for that unusual present.

We look forward to you stopping in and refeshing yourself and knowing you are a welcomed guest!


Hardings Family Restaurant


   Yelp  Trip Advisor   Urban Spoon

GOOD FOOD & FRIENDLY SERVICE - We ate dinner at this restaurant last Sunday and were very pleased with the food and service. The location is very convenient to the hotel next door and we were tired so that influenced our selection. I was happy to see that breakfast is served all day.” – roustabout – TripAdvisor (VA)
HOME COOKING AT IT’S BEST - Tired of all the chain restaurants? Harding's is conveniently located at I-79 North, Exit 1 (Mink Shoals), just north of Charleston. It's open 24 hours, with breakfast any time. Great home cooking! Definitely try the chicken and dumplings.” – WVMargarita – TripAdvisor (WV)
GOOD HOMESTYLE FOOD - This place looks like your typical "family food" restaurant from the 1970s. But, don't let the decor fool you. The food was excellent. Really good mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, roast beef, etc. Tasty. And, the service was terrific.” – crbguy – TripAdvisor (TX)
TASTE OF HOME - If you want a taste of home at any given time of the day or evening, this is the place to go. Home cooking at a reasonable cost.” – Chez – UrbanSpoon
DOWN HOME FRIENDLY - Harding's is one of those places where you're a stranger only once. A widely varied menu selection from breakfast (served all-day) to salads, sandwiches, & dinners generously rewards you for passing up those cookie-cutter franchises found in abundance elsewhere on the Interstate. There is only one Harding's & it's worth going the extra few miles to enjoy! Having enjoyed their food for years, it's tough to choose a favorite dish. I've never been disappointed. The wait staff can at times be a little slow, but this depends mostly on how busy it is (like ANYwhere else), or the new kid (several area youngsters' first job was here; & they learned how do it right). Another reason I like the place, is that no one rushes you to finish up get out the door so they can clean your table off. Just like old times...” – BobMoore – UrbanSpoon
“Delicious food (especially breakfast), good service, and a friendly atmosphere” – SashaS – YELP
“If you want a taste of home at any given time of the day or evening, this is the place to go. Home cooking at a reasonable cost.” – HeatherM - YELP