11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
1-800-294-SPUD ; 540-477-9664
Open to the public Mondays – Saturdays, 9am-5pm.
Closed on major holidays.
The location is super convenient to the highway if you happen to be traveling along Interstate 81 - it's maybe three minutes off the freeway.
You pull into a parking lot next to a factory and the door to get in is on the right. You walk into a large space that is part eating area, part shop, part viewing area. They don't actually make chips on Sunday or Monday, turns out (we were there on Monday) so we could just look through the windows at the equipment. But the kids liked to see what they could and try all the chip flavors (so many!) and I bought everyone a bag and we ate them in store. Really, very tasty chips.
It was a way to get out of the car and stretch our legs but nothing like the big factory tours up in Pennsylvania. Nice to support a local company though!!
The Route 11 Potato Chip Factory is definitely worth a quick trip to pick up some potato chips in bulk in any of their delicious flavors. Inside you can sample the handful of flavors that they have out that day, look through windows to see the potato chips being made, and buy individual bags of potato chips or buy them in bulk in huge plastic bags. It's a fun little place to stop right outside of Shenandoah Caverns for a snack, but I wouldn't plan on it taking you more than 10 minutes to sample the chips, watch the cooking process, buy your chips, and be on your way.
I gave it four stars rather than five because there's no one or no thing explaining the process of how they make the chips, which I find to be one of the neatest things about visiting a factory. I also wish they'd had more flavors to sample so that I could have made a better decision on which chips to buy.
I was a guest of Blue Ridge Travel and visited Route 11 for sake of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.
This is a fun little road-side attraction if you're driving down Interstate 81. There is a small one-room store and observation area where you can see into the factory. When we arrived, someone welcomed us and gave us a five minute tour of the chip making process looking through the observation windows into the factory. There were 3 or four flavors of chips available as samples.
We really enjoy our yearly trip to Route 11Potato Chip Factory. Our little one enjoys watching how the chips are made. Dad enjoys tasting all the flavors. Plus we get a lot of Chistmas Shopping done - buying a case of the individually packaged chips make for good gifts for kids to take to the office staff at their schools. :)
This factory offers the potato chip aficionado the delight of watching from a viewing window to see how these flaky delectables are made. The cooking shows are typically held Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Afterwards sample some of the factory’s unusual varieties such as Dill Pickle, Chesapeake Crab, Mixed Vegetable, and Sweet Potato chips.