If you find yourself hungry and on Rt. 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg, stop at the Exxon station at the base of Massanutten Resort. It’s one of the best gas station/food joints in Virginia. Their chicken is out of sight. It rivals Wayside Deli Fried Chicken, and they have a dazzling array of sandwiches, sides, and finger foods. And they are nice folks – they act like they’re glad to see you. This deli/gas station has been delivering the goods for well over 20 years.
More and more, people are discovering the oft-hidden gems that are gas station/combination restaurants. But if you know what you’re doing, you can make great chicken no matter the location.
The Exxon Valley #29 doesn’t have just a run of the mill clientele, they have all the visitors and homeowners at Massanutten to serve, and these folks are picky about where they eat.
I would stop there, before I would go to any of the fast-food places. The food and service is really, really good. Try them the next time you pass by. Their address is 11473 Spotswood Trail, McGaheysville, VA.