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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 - 11:00 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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
    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
A Fabulous place to impress your guests.

JOJ is so wonderful, this is a place wear you can be in Jeans or Black tie and you will be treated the same. The food is orginal and the menu has specials each night that are just that specials... I always look there first. I have NEVER had anything that wasn't very good there to say the least... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2013
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

JOJ is so wonderful, this is a place wear you can be in Jeans or Black tie and you will be treated the same. The food is orginal and the menu has specials each night that are just that specials... I always look there first. I have NEVER had anything that wasn't very good there to say the least, except...... More 

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Lynchburg, VA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Food is fairly pricey for what it is. Nothing is bad, it's just not exceptional. Maybe Jimmy should do less singing and "sort of" playing the piano along with digital piano tracks. He's a very nice guy, & is at his best when he's smoozing with the customers.

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Forest, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

First time at Jimmy's on the James. Friends have talked about it, but just never made it there. Food was good, but . . . the tomatoes on the tomato "stack" were not the best . . . perhaps it's too early (July) for really good tomatoes, but at $9.00 for Jimmy's version of a Caprese salad, one would expect... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We visited the restaurant this week with good friends from Maryland who have eaten in world-class restaurants. The four of us were so surprised to find that all of our food wss excellently prepared, tasty. Service was excellent. Jimmy played the piano and sang but it was nice background music rather than keeping us from being a ble to talk... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food was mediocre at best and when the owner starts to sing the noise is too much to have a conversation.

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virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Five of us ate on a Saturday night at 8:30. It was very busy and I don't think we would have had a table without reservations. The place is small and intimate with very entertaining music being played by the owner on the piano while he sang. I really enjoyed the live music because he is quite good. The music... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Jimmy's on James has wonderful food, great entertainment and a lively atmosphere for a special night out. Don't miss it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Highly energizing atmosphere with Jimmy singing at the piano throughout the evening. Food was surprisingly good and abundant with lots of choices from my beloved New Orleans.

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Staunton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were in Lynchburg for a concert at the Academy of Fine Arts which is across the street from Jimmy's. we had the Pasta Jambalaya and Shrimp and Grits -- both were very good, spicy but not too spicy. Endulged on dessert since we had a little extra time and had Beca's Chocolate Chess. We thought it was going to... More 

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Central VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

After two visits over the past year, I would highly recommend Jimmy's on the James. Our first visit was marred by an experienced server but the food and atmosphere warranted another try. Jimmy's on the James doesn't really fit a general description. It can be cozy, romantic, fun, boisterous, but all the while you feel 'at home' here. The menu... 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: 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?