Hometown Eats: Lumpkins Grill in Penhook

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PENHOOK, Va. (WDBJ7) If you're heading out to Smith Mountain Lake this summer, you've got to stop by Lumpkins Grill.

They're serving up great food, but they're most known for the enormous pancakes they're pumping out of the kitchen. There's even a challenge featuring them -- eat three pancakes in 30 minutes and they're free. You also get your picture on the wall.

While it may sound easy, only a few dozen have successfully done it over the last decade.

"We’ve had 37 people over the last 12 years,” said owner Sandy Collins.

Lumpkins also serves up great hamburgers. Regulars call them the best you'll get anywhere.

"Best food in town," said one of the regulars. "Best place on Smith Mountain Lake."

If you go, be sure to also try out their homemade blondie bar dessert, complete with homemade maple syrup and a scoop of Homestead Creamery ice cream!

"This is easily one of the best desserts I’ve every had in my entire life hands down," said WDBJ7's Josh Birch. "The maple syrup that they make here is unbelievable.”

Lumpkins Grill is located at 19 Lumpkin Dr, Penhook, VA 24137. Their phone number is (434) 927-4327.

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