Wardensville has a real treasure that offers something for everyone.

Star Mercantile is a charming and quirky store that offers visitors a unique shopping experience.

And customers claim it also has some of the best home-cooked food around.

Here are 10 reasons you should visit this eclectic Wardensville shop.

1. The Big Rooster

A giant metal rooster is a giveaway that you’ve arrived. It sits outside the store has become a popular roadside attraction. And it also makes the store even easier to find.

2. The Restaurant

There’s an old-fashioned restaurant inside called, the Front Door Cafe, that serves down home country goodness. Its broasted chicken and wings are popular with hungry patrons.

3. The Hospitality

Everyone’s just plain friendly. Expect to be greeted with a smile, and they’ll soon have you feeling like family.

4. Handmade Items

The store features amazing handcrafted items that are reminiscent of bygone days.

5. Live Entertainment

Enjoy your lunch or shopping while local musicians treat you to a song.

6. Unique items

Looking for something different? This is your destination.

7. The Homemade Apple Pie

Pie making is a true craft, and the folks here have perfected it in a delicious way.

8. The Jewelry

A wide selection of the most unique pieces of jewelry is available, so be prepared to spend some money if you love jewelry.

9. Vintage Everything

From an old Chinese hat box to a vintage stole, you will find a treasure from the past at this charming store.

10. The Atmosphere

Prepare to be taken back to the days when stores put their customers first, and service always came with a big friendly smile. Being here is just plain fun.

Star Mercantile is located at 80 W. Main Street, Wardensville.