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“Terrible , terrible service.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
1470 S Main St, Suite 120, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5571
540-953-2855
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Ranked #22 of 107 Restaurants in Blacksburg
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bull & Bones is a brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. We have a wood-fired grill, on-site smoker, an ice rail integrated into our granite bar, 20 HDTV's, and 7 championship pool tables!
Blacksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Terrible , terrible service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

My sister and I go out every Wednesday for dinner. There are not a lot of places for non students in this college town so we have gravitated to this bar/restaurant. We do like the salmon....matter of fact it is probably the best in Blacksburg. We have a joke between us that we must be invisible. The servers look over us and we have to beg to get a waiter. Really? Waited an additional 30 minutes just to have the bartender take our money. Thought it was just us, but we talked to another of the very few people at the bar and discovered they feel the same. The only reason this establishment is still in business is the lack of options. If you have extra time, aren't very hungry, like to spend $35 for salmon and 1/2 bottle wine than this is a he place for you.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited this restaurant on a recommendation from a family member who frequents every time she visits Blacksburg. The food was excellent... It only took about an hour for us to receive it. Somehow the kitchen "lost our ticket" and our food was never made. Not sure where to pinpoint blame - the restaurant was busy, but not overcrowded. I would definitely give it another try.

Visited October 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“If I could give it a zero I would”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Based on our experience I cannot understand how this restaurant had a wait on a Thursday night, unless it is that there are simply no other options in Blacksburg. Service was inattentive and indifferent and the servers were clearly not trained. There was no evidence of adult supervision (i.e. management) present. The best thing about the food was the complimentary rolls. It went downhill quickly from there. The ribs were tough and overcooked and what little smoky flavor they had was overshadowed by the sauce that was piled on. The burger was overcooked and had the consistency of a hockey puck. The brisket was also dry, overdone and flavorless.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Great Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A fun atmosphere, good service, good food. Casual dining. Great for families and college kids. Good beer choices too!


Visited August 2013
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Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“wanted to like it more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a great server! We were there on a Saturday and folks were streaming in at 5pm for dinner - don't know if that's common. I probably ordered the wrong thing, which was ribs - they were dry, and very disappointing. My companion ordered the pulled pork sandwich platter which was much better. The BBQ comes with 4 sauces on the side ranging from traditional to Carolina style, with varying degrees of sweetness and hotness. The microbrewery which is on site produces 6 beers along with a seasonal. Loud fun place - the bar area was taken over by a pool tournament the day we were there. There's additional parking in the back behind the restaurant and then you can enter through the bar.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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