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The Tavern

222 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2904
276-628-1118
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Ranked #2 of 74 restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

While claiming a heritage to 1779, and presenting that appearance with both the exterior and interior, George Washington would not have had the opportunity to dine here, unless he was a guest of the owner of the home that was the building then. Although the present owner, Max, a charming German native is celebrating 20 years of operating this Main... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A tavern from the 18th century lends its ambiance to a delicious 21st century cuisine. We had the traditional German food - Jagerschnitzel for me and Wienerschnitzel for my husband - excellent. It was a scrumptious and authentic German (and Austrian) meal with red cabbage and tender spatzel. The service was very good and, though they warn you to be... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A really good dining experience: wonderful atmosphere in the old Tavern, built in 1779. You will share space with previous diners like Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson and Louis Philippe, King of France! Combine the atmosphere with a tasty international cuisine and really good service and you have a charming, unforgettable dining experience. The Tavern is a little pricey, but they... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Yes, this place is a bit expensive, but...the food is wonderful...the atmosphere is perfect for date night or friends. We were seated on the brick patio. Very comfortable and beautiful. I had crab cakes that were perfection. We will go there again!

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The experience was like a step back into the era of the American Revolutionary War. Oldest building I've even been in! Amazing! But I'm sure Colonial Patriots never ate like this! They wouldn't have been able to get up a hill! The chef is amazing. I had the filet medallions and my wife had the lamb. Lamb is difficult to... More

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Meadowview, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner with our niece and her husband while we celebrated our anniversaries. Carla took extra special care of us, and we even were treated to an appetizer, "on the house." We loved the fried green tomatoes and enjoyed sharing our experiences since this was their first time there. Sitting outside on the upstairs porch provided a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

You'll think you are in a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern, only more authentic. The Tavern is the oldest building in Abingdon with wonderful colonial American ambience ...it's worth a visit for this alone. Service is quite good, the menu is varied and, reflecting the owner's heritage, includes a few German selections. The wine list is fair, but you'll find something suitable.... More

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Mineola, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

When my husband and I travel from TX to DC (at least 3-4 times a year), we always make plans to stay the night in Abingdon, VA JUST to eat at The Tavern. It's beyond charming, ducking beneath low thresholds and sitting in little niches, and eating fabulous food in a historic building. Romantic for sure! The little bar is... More

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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The stuffed filet is amazing! Every time we have been there the potatoes have been excellent, except the most recent...they ran out of baked and substituted it with scalloped potatoes that were under cooked, and did not ask, prior to making the substitution. But out of 5 visits that is the only complaint I have! If you like Mojito's, the... More

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Parkville, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

meet the owner in town while looking around. He is very nice and said see you tomorrow, which was when we had reservations. Even if we had not had reservations because of his friendliness we would have made them. The place is charming, old, but well maintained. Food and service excellent.

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