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Jimmy's on the James

American, Southwestern, Bistro
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610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
+1 434-845-1116
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pull up a chair, take a taste, and join the fun. A modern day speakeasy...
Pull up a chair, take a taste, and join the fun. A modern day speakeasy focused on personal service, live music, and delectable cuisine set in a socially inviting atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good Food, but.....

Reserved a table for eight on Saturday night. Good crowd, good music, and our table was waiting. Our waitress just couldn't seem to focus on the task at the moment; drinks first, but she couldn't bring the drinks out within 10 minutes of each other. No "toast" at our table! The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Jimmy's is our favorite place to go for a special meal when we have out of town company or family or just for a special evening out. The menu is excellent offering local specials and fresh produce. Jimmy Dudley is the owner and also the entertainment. He plays the piano and sings and is REALLY good. The restaurant has an... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Reserved a table for eight on Saturday night. Good crowd, good music, and our table was waiting. Our waitress just couldn't seem to focus on the task at the moment; drinks first, but she couldn't bring the drinks out within 10 minutes of each other. No "toast" at our table! The food was excellent, but ordering our selections was interrupted... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went there on a Saturday evening with 4 couples. We were not seated in the main dining room which is very small and where the entertainment is. We were seated in the adjoining room which used to be a fire station. Service was exceedingly slow taking over 3 hours for our meal. When dessert time came we were told... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-845-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Bistro

Description

Pull up a chair, take a taste, and join the fun. A modern day speakeasy focused on personal service, live music, and delectable cuisine set in a socially inviting atmosphere.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 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

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