Leesburg / Modern American / $$$
For well more than a century, people have been gathering in the attractive space now known to regulars as Tuskie’s. Tuscarora Mill opened as a grain mill in 1899. Though the pulleys no longer turn and the scales don’t measure the weight of any grain, the building still has the same purpose—feeding the community.
That starts with drinks. The lengthy cocktail list includes four mojitos alone. (We like the strawberry-ginger-basil one.) Other options range from classics, like the Old-Fashioned, to the Sweet Baby Rye—whiskey infused with peach and maple and flavored with walnut bitters.
It’s enough to make you almost forget the food, but don’t. From grilled goods to indulgent desserts, you’re sure to leave satiated—and a little tipsy.
See This: Antique milling equipment makes it obvious that this historical building once was just as bustling as it is today.
Eat This: Grilled duck breast, grilled beef and scallops, butterscotch bread pudding
When to Visit: Times when drinks are just as important as the main course