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222 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2904
276-628-1118
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Ranked #3 of 79 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were introduced to The Tavern by some friends for a wonderful evening out to catch up. I love historic buildings and always love it when they can be repurposed for a modern use while still being true to the authentic nature and feel of the place. This restaurant definitely succeeds in that respect. The food is modern and delicious,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Each time I've been here I've been impressed. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is unique. The building is over 200 years old and holds so much history. They even took us on a tour of the attic where the original hospital bed numbers are still visible on the horse hair plastered walls. They are usually very busy so... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The historic setting and the atmosphere at The Tavern are unbeatable. It is charming, romantic, and steeped in history. The food is expensive, but the quality is good. I had the duck in the port wine sauce and it was fabulous. My husband got the weiner schnitzel. Overall, the food was delicious, but not 5 star, especially for the price.... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We came here for early dinner. The locals suggested calling for reservations, particularly because it was Friday. We came a bit early, but they were accommodating. We sat at an upstairs dining room. The floors were of the period: old and uneven. Service was prompt and very good. Food was excellent. We shared the stuffed filet, which was plenty for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We actually ate dinner here twice in four days. It was built in the 1700's and is very colonial. Food and service is outstanding. My husband got the same meal twice because he like it so much. The owner talked with us both times. Service good for large groups.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great stuffed filet! Honestly the best I have had! Love the warm cozy atmosphere. A place to get premium food in a casual atmosphere. The service is always spot on and its always a treat to visit this place.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My family had a reservation for 30 guests for a Friday evening dinner. With such a large reservation there was limited number of items to choose from which still wasn't bad (prime rib, chicken, etc.). The only negative was that the meal only came with a salad, mashed potatoes and a small cesear salad with the house dressings. The atmosphere... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had heard great things about this establishment and was rather surprised by my experience.. 1) It had charm and grace found only in a building with over 200 years of history. 2) Staff was very pleasant. 3) Owner/manager (Max) stopped by several times to ensure all was well. Hi visits were more of a "glide by" which offered no ability... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my first visit to The Tavern and I have to say it will definitely not the the last. The dinner went well surprisingly since we had around 40 people dining with us. You can tell that the staff are passionate about their job. I will recommend this to anyone looking to try something different in Southwest Virginia.

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Naples, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A wonderful historic inn built in 1779 and operated continuously since (not always as an inn). Really charming, personable owner on premises, great staff and fine food. Special of pork chop was done exactly right and my wife had a great jambalaya that I would not have thought possible in Virginia.

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Additional Information about The Tavern

Address: 222 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2904
Phone Number: 276-628-1118
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Austrian, German, Swiss

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