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Rain Restaurant & Bar

283 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA
276-739-2331
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Ranked #6 of 74 restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Hillsville, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I don't know if it is the acoustics or what but this restaurant is extremely noisy no matter how many people are there. We visited for a dinner meal today. It was getting busy by the time we left at 7 p.m. and it was so noisy we could hardly carry on a conversation. The bartender throwing bottles and dishes... More

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Washington, DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I have been in the area many times on business and didn't know this level of creativity and great food was available here. The striped bass with gnocchi, organic beans and tomatoes was fantastic. The sauce was flavorful without being overpowering and everything was very fresh. Service was also excellent.

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Emory, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is our go-to restaurant as locals in the area. The food is always delicious and the service is amazing. You are treated more like family than customers. It has become kind of our "Cheers" where everyone knows our names even though with two children it is often quite a while between visits. If you go try the escolar if... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love this place for 2 reasons: the incredible food and the incredible service. We have never eaten anything here that wasn't incredible and we have never had a server that wasn't the best at what he/she does. All the staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and their suggestions have been spot on every time. Order everything when you... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On July 3rd, we stopped in Abingdon, VA for the night and started looking for somewhere to relax from our 6 hours on the road and have a nice quiet meal. The Motel staff handed us a local area map and pointed out a few restaurants. One that peaked our interest was called "Rain". We drove into town (5 minutes)... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sterile ambience, country music playing, poor wine recommendation by the server ...couldn't drink it. We didn't see anything appealing on the menu so we paid our wine bill and left. You can do a lot better at The Tavern, or Sisters in the Martha Washington.

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

I am sorry to hear that you were so offended by our music selection and our "unappealing" menu. To be so upset at my restaurant and its offerings that you would get online and write such a hateful, negative review I can only assume that you have lived a very blessed life and become accustomed to only the finest things... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Only giving this place 2 stars because the food was excellent. Service was extremely slow and waitress was not attentive. I've had poor service but this was indeed bad service. For a $70 meal for 2 one would expect more.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nothing wrong with this place, but could have been better. Server seemed disinterested. Salad was just OK. My wife's fish special was excellent. My shrimp and grits was OK, with the BBQ sauce topping it a bit unusual. Again, nothing wrong, but I would have expected better for the ratings and for the prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was in Abingdon for work and decided to try Rain for lunch! It did not disappoint! When you walk in the door the atmosphere is wonderful and we could immediately smell the amazing aroma of food! I had the butternut squash soup and 5 cheese grilled cheese. Plus I took a sampling of my coworkers parm fries and fried... More

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We were there with our car club on June 21 with sixteen people. The food and service was outstanding. This was the third time our club had eaten there on our annual trips to Abingdon. We are never disappointed.

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