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All 272 Lynchburg Restaurants

Jimmy's on the James

610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-845-1116
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Ranked #61 of 272 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Winston Salem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Jimmy on the James is a spot where you can just relax and have fun. We recently held a birthday party at the restaurant and the staff could not have been more accommodating. The concept for the restaurant is a restaurant/speakeasy and Jimmy, the owner, sings and plays the piano nightly. There's also a great singer who performs regularly on... More 

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Goode, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited this place with friends expecting a semi "fine" dining experience. The place has a nice vibe although the piped in music is too loud. The owner plays piano and sings several "sets"; which was fun. Service was terrible. Not that the folks weren't friendly; when they showed up, and they were constantly apologizing for slow food service and lack... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

On business travel (4 personnel) selected this restaurant based on yelp rating. Regretfully it was a big mistake. Service was pitiful. Where to start. Seating was quick but waited an inordinate time for a server. Trying to order a drink we were informed that the entire restaurant had only 1 beer menu -really? By the time we finally got the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a delicious dinner, with great service and an inviting atmosphere... I would definitely return and recommend a visit.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Came here because of a Groupon deal. The special Pesto Risotto was excellent, Vinny's Chicken Rroulade was great, Jimmy's Pasta Jambalaya was great too. Only bad part of our meal was the grilled donuts...not very good, but they took the charge off my bill. Yes the service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry. I highly... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Came here for a send-off dinner with colleagues. Didn't know if Jimmy would be singing since it was Tuesday night and we were early. While we enjoyed ourselves, I wouldn't necessarily make a return visit. The parking is terrible, as others have noted, the food OK, nothing spectacular for the price (and slow....). Seats were uncomforatble and worn. But....Jimmy, the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food is average, but it makes up for it in atmosphere. The owner serenades you while playing the piano. I have only been there when there is a Groupon because it's pricy.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As a new resident to the area, I've been trying to figure out downtown parking regulations. I've seen neighbors park their cars in the Jimmy's parking lot during the day, so I assumed it would be ok to park there during the day as well, and made sure to move my vehicle well before Jimmy's opened their doors at 5pm.... More 

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Amherst, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Delicious food! Our waitress, Raechel was great! The owner has a beautiful voice and accompanied himself on the piano. We were seated 2 tables from the piano, yet it was not too loud and our group of 4 easily could easily talk to one another. We will definitely be going back.

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Reston VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I wanted this after-theater dinner to be better than it turned out. It was a Saturday night, and they have live music...key word being LIVE! It was loud, VERY loud...and the blonde singer had horrible diction! So it was Loud and I couldn't understand what the singer was saying. The food was SALTY! VERY! We ate and paid quickly just... More 

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Additional Information about Jimmy's on the James

Address: 610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone Number: 434-845-1116
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Bistro

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