Pollock Dining Room at Skyland: Dine With A View at Shenandoah National Park

The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland is one of two dining options at the resort right at the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, nestled at Skyline Drive’s highest elevation of 3,680 feet!

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Pollock Dining Room offers regional specialties with farm-to-fork flavors and amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley.

Since Skyland is at the highest elevation, it has some great views of Shenandoah National Park as you dine at the Pollock Dining Room! Unfortunately, when we went, the park was so foggy that we couldn’t see any views!

Foggy day at The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park Virginia

Did you know? The other dining option at Skyland is the Mountain Taproom, which offers drinks and live entertainment every night!

Table flowers at The Pollock Dining Room

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Lunch at Skyland’s Pollock Dining Room

We went at The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland during lunchtime. I love the wooden rustic decor of the restaurant.

The Pollock Dining Room's Wooden Interior at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Virginia

They have different menu during lunch and dinner, and some seasonal menu.

Small Plates

The Small Plates at the Pollock Dining Room were very good! My family and I tried various appetizers including crab cakes, poutine and soup.

Maryland Crab Cakes and Sweet Potato Poutine at the Skyland's Pollock Dining Room
Maryland Crab Cakes and Sweet Potato Poutine
Corn Chowder Soup at The Pollock Dining Room in Skyland
Corn Chowder Soup

Being from Canada, I was excited to see poutine so I had to order the sweet potato poutine, which I found interesting with the use of sweet potato instead of fries.

The sweet potato poutine is good to share, or eat as an entree. It’s huge and you get mounds of delicious pulled pork.

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Sweet Potato Waffle Fries with Gravy at The Pollock Dining Room
Sweet Potato Poutine – $12 – sweet potato waffle fries, pulled pork, blackberry demi crumbled goat cheese, crispy sage

My favorite appetizer was the Maryland Crab Cakes, which I highly recommend for Seafood Lovers! If you’re not aware, Maryland is the neighbouring state of Virginia.

Maryland Crab Cakes at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park
Maryland Crab Cakes – $10 – sauteed, remoulade sauce, corn and black bean salsa

The entire big lump of crab cake is packed with crab and no fillers. So fresh and flavourful that you honestly wouldn’t need the remoulade sauce.

Maryland Crab Cakes at The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland
Maryland Crab Cakes – $10 – sauteed, remoulade sauce, corn and black bean salsa

Mains

To be honest, I found the mains we tried at Skyland’s Pollock Dining Room underwhelming and prefer the Small Plate items. We tried four different main dishes: burger, pasta, turkey pot pie and roasted chicken.

Main Dishes at The Pollock Dining Room at Shenandoah National Park

They make the pub food really well here so I recommend the Gourmet Burger. The patty was very flavourful especially with the gouda, which enhanced the burger because it melted from the heat!

Virginia ham is very popular in the state so it’s good they have the option to top it off. If you’re not visiting a place to try Virginia Ham, then definitely try it here by doing the add-on!

Burger with gouda at Skyland in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park
Gourmet Burger – $16 – grilled local ground beef, gouda, sauteed onions, garlic aoili, brioche bun, with additional Edwards Virginia Ham add-on (+ $3.50)
Ham and Shrimp Pasta at Skyland's The Pollock Dining Room
Addie’s Pasta – $16 – whole wheat linguini, seasonal veggies, fresh basil, ham, garlic lemon butter wine sauce

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Turkey Pot Pie at The Pollock Dining Room in Shenandoah National Park
Pollock Turkey Pot Pie – $14 – celery, carrot, onion, potato, flaky crust, house salad
Roasted Chicken Breast at Skyland's Pollock Dining Room in Virginia
White Oak Chicken – $26 – roasted chicken breast, apple, Virginia Edwards ham stuffing, apple butter, seasonal vegetable

Desserts

The desserts at The Pollock Dining Room at Skyland are a must! They incorporate a lot of local and seasonal ingredients for their desserts including the blackberry ice cream pie and apple pie.

Dessert Spread at Skyland in Shenandoah National Park
On the table: – Signature Blackberry Ice Cream Pie – $8.50 – graham cracker crust, blackberry ice cream, meringue top, blackberry compote – Pecan Pie – $7 – coppy fox whiskey sauce – Seasonal Apple Pie

One thing I was so impressed and I highly recommend is their Signature Blackberry Ice Cream Pie! Trust me on this: I normally don’t even eat blackberry but I really loved it!

Blackberry Ice Cream Pie at Skyland's The Pollock Dining Room in Virginia
Signature Blackberry Ice Cream Pie – $8.50 – graham cracker crust, blackberry ice cream, meringue top, blackberry compote

Watch this video of how beautiful the Signature Blackberry Ice Cream Pie ice!

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Pecan Pie at The Pollock Dining Room in Skyland
Pecan Pie – $7 – coppy fox whiskey sauce

Be sure to ask for their seasonal desserts. They are made using produce that are in-season in Virginia!

Seasonal Apple Pie at Skyland's The Pollock Dining Room
Seasonal Apple Pie

Hope this review of the Pollock Dining Room at Skyland gives you an idea on where to eat near Shenandoah National Park in Luray!


Skyland’s Pollock Dining Room
Website / Skyland, Skyline Dr Mile 41.7 & 42.5, Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Virginia 22835


Disclaimer: Although the food was complimentary provided by Go Shenandoah in collaboration with Virginia Tourism Corporation, all opinions are 100% my own.

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