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Rain Restaurant & Bar

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283 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-739-2331
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: their phone is 276 739 2331 at same location of former Willa Jacks. We...
their phone is 276 739 2331 at same location of former Willa Jacks. We live in Abingdon and its our "new" favorite place to eat.
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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The chef is to be complimented!

I am local the Abingdon area, and I had been to Rain twice in the past two years. This is more a commentary about my busy schedule than about my interest in eating there, and lately I visited twice in the last few weeks. On both occasions I chose to order menu items out of the ordinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
fleurdelysfan
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virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I am local the Abingdon area, and I had been to Rain twice in the past two years. This is more a commentary about my busy schedule than about my interest in eating there, and lately I visited twice in the last few weeks. On both occasions I chose to order menu items out of the ordinary -- things not... More 

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Arlington, VA
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303 reviews 303 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Despite some negative TA reviews, we opted for Rain and were pleased with our choice. The salads were excellent. We liked the basil arugula dressing, very fresh taste and best among the options. There were some problems with the temperatures with our food - squash soup was delicious but just barely warm. My escolar special was delicious but the so-called... More 

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Rural Retreat, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Having a night out with my wife, when we decided to try Rain Restaurant in Abingdon. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits and my wife had the Stuffed Chicken Breast. Both entrees were delicious. We look forward to returning to the restaurant in warmer weather to sit on the patio and have a few drinks.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed a meal here on Valentine's Day. I had the scallops and they were delicious! The calamari appetizer was also very good. We would go back next time in town.

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Honaker, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is not at all worth the prices. They are trying to be way classier than what they are. You're in South West Virginia, not Charleston, South Carolina.

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Ben C, Owner at Rain Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Our prices are exactly at or below the average when compared side by side with other area restaurants excluding corporate franchises. Also maybe its just our Southwest Virginia good ol' boy ignorance but we were not aware that in order to try and serve quality food to our guests you had to be from the Big City. Thank you for... More 

va
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Slow sevice and food is unpalatable. Pasta salad was limp pasta with nothing but mayo. Obviously no chef on board

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Ben C, Owner at Rain Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Goodness gracious, our pasta salad is decidedly simple (like most pasta salads are) as it is just a side dish to accompany a variety of lunch items. It has always been made the same with a homemade pasta salad dressing made up of mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and seasonings along with small diced chunks of red onion and cucumber. Most of... More 

Abingdon, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is excellent, though pricey by Abingdon standards, but the big bar is the most social place in Abingdon. My wife and I usually choose to eat at the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food, drinks, and service was phenomenal!! Can't wait to go back. Some of the things we had: stuffed mushrooms, salad with homemade basil and arugula dressing, sea scallops, and the chocolate lava cake with homemade walnut caramel sauce. I also had the sweetheart cocktail drink special for Valentine's Day. Fabulous!

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Abingdon, Virginia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I live in Abingdon and my wife and I have eaten at Rain repeatedly, sometimes with friends. Obviously, we like it well enough to go back. The food is never substandard, and sometimes it is really, really good. As other reviews have noted, however, Rain can be noisy and thus not very relaxing. There are lots of hard surfaces for... More 

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upstate New york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I would have rated this restaurant excellent but it was the atmosphere that I felt was lacking. The food however was amazing and I would definitely go again. Everything was really good. We ordered the crab meat dip and I don't usually like crab meat but this was really good. I had the butternut squash soup which was one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 283 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-739-2331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

their phone is 276 739 2331 at same location of former Willa Jacks. We live in Abingdon and its our "new" favorite place to eat.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?