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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
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Worth the Money!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Vlbcf
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Lynchburg VA
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lynchburg VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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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
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?