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Jimmy's on the James

American, Southwestern, Bistro
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610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-845-1116
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty Good

The food was pretty good, the bread for appetizers was good! The meatloaf was with 3 different types of meat and I've not had venison or lamb, but the combo was juicy. The salad was good, but small. We went on a week night, so I guess that is why we did not hear Jimmy play; I didn't care much... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
GRAwanderingCE
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food was pretty good, the bread for appetizers was good! The meatloaf was with 3 different types of meat and I've not had venison or lamb, but the combo was juicy. The salad was good, but small. We went on a week night, so I guess that is why we did not hear Jimmy play; I didn't care much... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First time there, after giving up on Shoemakers. The service was friendly and impeccable. Our waiter was a born and bred Burg- very nice guy with a family- who genuinely personified all that is good about Lynchburg. We are from out of state but travel through here frequently. The other diners were a mix of young and old, white and... More 

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Roanoke, VA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I had a tough time selecting a star rating for this one. The setting is nice inside, although it may be a bit deceiving to say "On the James." Yes, you are near the river, but it's not a riverfront place with a terrace overlooking the water kind of place. Also on the positive side, the staff were very friendly... More 

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Lynchburg VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here twice and I attended a work event here once. The food is AMAZING! Although the prices tend to be on the high side, the dining experience itself is worth the price. It is a small and intimate restaurant and the servers are quite attentive. This is our new "special occasion" restaurant.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

So we only were able to get drinks at Jimmy's on this trip to Lynchburg, but Jimmy was performing - wonderfully as usual. There's a great group that hangs out at the bar, and the service is quite good.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

First of all the water was fresh! It was great being met by Jimmy at the restaurant he definitely puts a lot of himself into the place, I asked the waitress Whitney out on a date she said I could not afford it. The dinner singing and dessert were excellent.

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Winston Salem
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 434-845-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Bistro
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

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