John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” has become the soundtrack of West Virginia. On this week’s Restaurant Road Trip, we headed north to a place that has customers feeling like they belong.
Mountain Mama’s Co-Owner Clay Conrad said, “Every time we get a win, everyone plays country roads. It just people a great atmosphere and vibe and really enjoy the place because of the name or come to it because of the name.”
Mountain Mama’s opened its doors about three months ago in Morgantown.
“Everything is made fresh and just be better than the last place.”
Owners Clay Conrad and Jacob Samples said it is important to stay true to their West Virginia roots.
“We try to keep everything more West Virginia orientated. Doing limited items like wild turkey, deer burgers, deer chili and thing like ramp wing sauce we want to work on,” Clay said.
The menu was inspired by John Denver’s “Take me Home, Country Roads.” The restaurant could seem like “almost heaven” for craft beer lovers, currently serving 19 West Virginia craft beers on tap.
“There are so many craft beer companies out there in West Virginia right now. We try to funnel everybody to drink that instead of a Sam Adams or big name because these local guys make a lot better beer now than some of the bigger companies,” Clay said.
The restaurant also offers discounts for military and emergency personal.
“It’s important, myself and Jacob Samples are military veterans and we do a lot of things. Even supporting the teachers right now or fire fighters, or police or anything that is going on we do a lot of donations working with local communities,” said Clay.
Mountain Mama’s is located on 1137 Van Voorhis Road in Morgantown.