Just as the legacy of pro golfer Sam Snead is a part of every day life in Bath County, so is the restaurant that honors him. Located in downtown Hot Springs on the corner of Main Street and — what else — Sam Snead Highway, Snead’s 1912 is impossible to miss. And, you definitely do not want to miss out on the amazing food being served in this landmark.
A restaurant bearing the Snead name has been in Hot Springs for more than 30 years. In 2020, the ultra-talented team of Kyle and Crystal Krieger and John and Kate Loeffler, overhauled the menu and gave Bath County the gift of a genuine southern style barbecue restaurant. The menu is the perfect fit for the tavern atmosphere inside, which includes of memorabilia from Sam Snead’s legendary PGA career.
The ownership team at Snead’s 1912 also operates Les Cochons d’Or in Hot Springs and The Waterwheel Restaurant in Warm Springs. Both are extraordinary, destination restaurants, but barbecue is a passion for them. And it’s apparent in the menu and the food. The ribs and the brisket are among the best you’ll find anywhere in Virginia.
If you think great barbecue should be accompanied by a cold beer, you’re in luck. Snead’s has a variety of craft beer on tap. Guests can even take home a custom growler. They also offer unique craft cocktails and a sommelier selected wine list.
With that great location in Hot Springs, guests from The Omni Homestead Resort can simply walk across the street. When word gets out about the ribs and brisket — and don’t forget the fried chicken, smoked turkey and incredible sides — we think people will be coming from all over to Snead’s 1912.