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Jimmy's on the James

610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-845-1116
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Ranked #40 of 264 restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 6, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and two kids were here for dinner a couple of months ago. The music was great and not too loud. The food was outstanding and the service was some of the best in the Burg. I would highly recommend Jimmy's on the James.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Jimmy's on the James is our favorite restaurant in Lynchburg. Jimmy makes you feel welcome at the door and entertains you with his piano playing and singing. The food is always delicious and the service impeccable.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband took me there for my birthday last year and after looking forward to it, I was disappointed. The food was delicious, however, the music was so loud we could not have a decent conversation and it was a bit pricey.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Dropped in the restaurant while we were in town for business. Overall, we were very satisfied with the experience. We were seated at a table next to the area where the music is played. As soon as we were seated, Jimmy came over and greeted us. Our waitress was attentive and checked on us frequently. The prices for the food... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was, hands down, the worst meal we've ever had in Lynchburg. The food was terrible (one of our fellow diners spent the night on the floor of her bathroom between bouts of sickness), the service was horrible, the music was so loud we couldn't converse, and parking was impossible. Stay as far away from this one as you can.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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219 reviews 219 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We finally were able to get a reservation on the Wed before T'giving as Jimmy's was booked on previous trips to L'burg. We were seated comfortably in the dining area next to the bar area. The friendly and efficient service was complemented by some friendly visits from the owner to check on how we were doing and what we had... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It's hard to know where to begin about our dining experience this evening. First, we noticed that my husbands water glass had lipstick all over the rim after he drank from it. The waitress replaced it, but was very nonchalant about it. The food my husband ordered was different than what was brought out because the kitchen was out of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

....and I haven't even tasted one item from their menu! Visited Lynchburg for the first time and wanted to make reservations at Jimmy's. Not possible on Open Table and only an answering machine at the phone number....so followed the instructions to NOT leave a reservation date and time, simply a phone number. No return call. Tried calling the restuarant numerous... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Have to give it five stars. The food was delicious, the ambiance is first-rate, the service was prompt, personal and helpful and Jimmy himself greets his guests and plays and sings terrific traditional jazz and American standards. Haven't had such an all-around "dining as entertainment" experience in a long time. It was like a supper club in New York without... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing waitress however the food was definitely not worth the 2 hour wait we endured. It was extremely noisy also. I had to lean in to hear people at my own table. I had the Baby Cakes which were okay. there is very little room for waiting Patrons which made for lots of congestion at the front... More

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