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Restaurant Review
TA West Virginia Wheeling


This "Restaurant Review TA West Virginia Wheeling" is a review of the Country Pride restaurant at the TA (TravelCenters of America) in Wheeling, WV, USA, based upon our own expectations of what a restaurant that caters to professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like -- as well as our own preferences in foodstuffs.

This location is also called the Wheeling Travel Center.



Restaurant Review TA West Virginia Wheeling

Date: 9/9/2010

Location: TA (TravelCenters of America), Wheeling, WV, I-70, exit 11



Overall facility: Restaurant Review TA West Virginia Wheeling

  • This restaurant was laid out a little differently from other TA restaurants we've been in.
  • There was a hot bar, salad bar, soup area, case to keep rolls warm and even cereal dispensers up when we went in for a very late lunch.




Pros: Restaurant Review TA West Virginia Wheeling

  • There was plenty of just about everything on the bars when we came through, in all food areas.
  • Mike's salad was composed of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, diced hard boiled egg, shredded cheddar cheese, French salad dressing, sunflower kernels and chow mein noodles.
  • Mike had barbeque ribs, mashed potatoes, and sweet and sour meatballs on boiled and buttered noodles on his first entrees and sides plate from the hot bar.
  • He also got a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
  • Vicki's salad was composed of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, diced hard boiled egg, sunflower kernels and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Vicki had baked chicken, barbequed beef, turkey and dressing, corn, carrots, mashed potatoes and boiled, buttered noodles from the hot bar.
  • She also got chunks of cantaloupe and honeydew melon, some chocolate mousse and a warm roll with butter.
  • On Mike's second trip to the hot bar, he got more barbeque ribs, turkey and dressing, and mashed potatoes with gravy.
  • Mike got a portion of chocolate mousse and a dessert that he guessed was an apple cake (sort of like a spice cake or monkey bread, but with apples).
  • Our waitress, Tracy, was friendly and brought our drinks with lemon wedges in a side dish as Mike requested. She also brought extra napkins. Our used dishes were whisked away fairly quickly.
  • The barbeque ribs had a good flavor; the smoke flavor and sweetness blended just right.
  • We both enjoyed the turkey and dressing dish.
  • Vicki said that the baked chicken was so tender that it just about fell apart being lifted onto her plate.
  • The mashed potatoes had a little hint of flavor like garlic that made them taste great.
  • Vicki noticed that the cooked carrots were not overcooked but still had some body to them.
  • Mike said that the chicken noodle soup had nice chunks of chicken in it, the broth stayed thick and the noodles were not overcooked. It had a good flavor and the temperature was just right.
  • The chocolate mousse was thick, creamy and very chocolatey, just the way we like it. Yum!


Mike's salad at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Mike's salad at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

Mike's first entrees and sides plate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Mike's first entrees and sides plate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

Vicki's salad at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Vicki's salad at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

Vicki's entrees and sides plate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Vicki's entrees and sides plate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

Vicki's bowl of fruit, dessert, roll and butter at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Vicki's bowl of fruit, dessert, roll and butter at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

Mike's bowl of chicken noodle soup at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Mike's bowl of chicken noodle soup at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.

The table contains all of the dishes we ate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV, except for Mike's second plate and desserts.
The table contains all of the dishes we ate at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV, except for Mike's second plate and desserts.

Mike's second plate of entrees and sides at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Mike's second plate of entrees and sides at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.
Mike's dessert selections at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV. Mike's dessert selections at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA in Wheeling, WV.




Cons: Restaurant Review TA West Virginia Wheeling

  • Vicki noticed as soon as she sat down at the table that it was a little tacky to the touch, as though it had been wiped down but not thoroughly cleaned.
  • Vicki saw that there were a few pieces of salad-making vegetables that were a little past their prime, such as a wrinkled up cherry tomato, on the salad bar.
  • There was no cottage cheese on the salad bar.
  • Although there was a type of beans on the hot bar, there was not a single hot green vegetable there (like peas, green beans or broccoli).
  • We wish that Mike's drink glass had been re-filled more promptly. Vicki's glass never was re-filled.


Overall grade for this restaurant at this facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the worst): B+








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