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All 41 South Boston Restaurants

Darby's Tavern

3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
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Ranked #18 of 41 Restaurants in South Boston
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was the original kitchen for the family back in the day...crab cakes good..order a seasonal brew and talk it up with the bartender...he can give you the real story of the Ghost of Berry Hill..the mansion is adjoined..take the tour..bring a Friend

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Roanoke, Virginia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I ate at Darby's while staying at the Berry Hill Inn. It's the only restaurant open during the week. It's very casual but the food and service were both good.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It smelled like stale beer was poured on the floor and the bartender was busy flirting and cursing with the girls from the wedding party.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

In my opinion this was a waste of time. A wedding party had take over the tavern and completely overwhelmed the staff. Friends of ours stated that they had to wait over an hour just to get their bill. Considering that the wedding party was stay at the adjacent Berry Hill Resort - they should have been better prepared and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

was suppose to be open but did not open. Don' waste a trip. The staff at the hotel wasn't sure if it was going to open or not until management was called. Then was told NO they want open today!! POOR MANAGEMENT

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Drove 45 miles to have supper at Darby's Tavern. Suppose to open at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. There were 8 people (not all from our party) waiting for the tavern to open and at 5:15 I called the office to see if they were going to open. They called management and then said NO, the tavern will not be opening... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

On a recent visit to the South Boston Va area we were looking for a nice place to eat and drink off the beaten path. On the recomendation of some locals we ended up at Berry Hill Plantation. This place is Amazing!!! We drove down the almost 1 mile driveway to find a beautiful Plantaion house that looks like something... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Food was okay, service was below average and we were the only ones eating. Bar crowd got all the attention. With the ambiance of the old plantation kitchen, large fireplaces and original stone floor so much more could be accomplished with this space. An investment could turn this tavern into a cool location to eat or the local watering hole.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The food was quite good and the atmosphere is superb - being in the converted 1840's kitchen of the Berry Hill Plantation house the ambiance is superb. The wait and bar staff very friendly. Prices very reasonable.

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South Boston, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Darby's Tavern. Really love the stone floor and the beautiful stone fireplace. Not a large place but just right. Dont like huge restaurants that most seem to lack in charm and history. There are a few tv's in there, gives a small sports bar appeal with history!!

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Additional Information about Darby's Tavern

Address: 3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
Phone Number: 434-517-7000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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