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Gertie's Country Store

563 Tye River Tpke, Vesuvius, VA 24483-2902
+1 540-377-9313
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“bbq sandwich” (2 reviews)
“cole slaw” (2 reviews)
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563 Tye River Tpke, Vesuvius, VA 24483-2902
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I were driving and we turned the wrong way and drove and drove and drove. Gertie's was recommended. If you like BBQ, simply stated, this is the REAL DEAL. Not crazy about the hamburger bun, maybe a kaiser roll, but OMG it...More

Thank Stu B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Not what we expected. Quaint place, very nice people but not empressed with the food. It was not horrible but not what I would return to eat there.

1  Thank jtmartin21
Reviewed 8 March 2017

From the moment I walked in, I knew this was a quaint little place. We were greeted immediately by the friendly owner. She made us feel just like she had known us for years. We ordered the homemade BBQ, a hamburger with cheese, and potato...More

1  Thank CDetr
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Go for the barbeque-it's sweet and delicious. Cole slaw excellent and fries fresh cooked. We got ours to go as we were staying at nearby Alpine Cabins at Steele's Tavern, but enjoyed listening to the conversation at this Vesuvius, Va.community center.

Thank rusty10370
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I have eaten chicken pot pie for decades. I can't believe how scrumptious the pot pie was that I ate today. Oh...and then there were the warm spiced apples on the side....have mercy ! I will post a pic. Nothing I can say will equal...More

1  Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My mom and I stopped in here for BBQ sandwiches after climbing Crabtree Falls and Spy Rock. The BBQ was pretty good. I guess it's Virginia bbq, not Carolina like we were expecting, being from Hampton Roads. It was more saucy. It was very good...More

1  Thank Amber G
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Look...this is a country store that doubles down as a local diner/ sandwich shop for breakfast and lunch. We had lunch on a pure whim coming off the Blue Ridge. And I can tell you the sandwiches were fresh, made with homemade bread, local farmers...More

Thank Carly K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Gertie's was being run by her friendly grandson when we were there. He was alone so he was busy. The place is a bit cluttered and the walls, ceiling, & every available space in the dinning room was covered with autographs. You could see the...More

2  Thank Esther B
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This tiny venue has a small store in it, and really, really good, sweet BBQ. the people were really friendly. it appeared the locals love it, so we considered that a clue.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

What a mess! And I mean a MESS! Dirty, nasty, junkie - what a mess! Junk everywhere! Cluttered! We were traveling so we gave it a shot. Waiting! Waiting! Bad service! Waited over 39 minutes for two plates of Burnt barbecue, burnt Bologna, and a...More

3  Thank Lydia S
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1 October 2016|
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Response from LaLex1111 | Reviewed this property |
I hope the vibe will be better than the unwelcoming reception I walked in upon. It was like stepping into the set of the "Hateful Eight". The store was all that was open when I went and there was only dusty old candy, a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 Tye River Tpke, Vesuvius, VA 24483-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Vesuvius
  • Phone Number: +1 540-377-9313
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