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“Historical treasure” 4 of 5 stars
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JV's Restaurant
6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
703-241-9504
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Ranked #61 of 311 Restaurants in Falls Church
Cuisines: American
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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Historical treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

An original, where not many still exist. This is a family run business that has been around since 1947. It's so great to be able to go to a place my family used to go, and to where some even worked. It's a tiny place but very friendly - like family - and a patriotic Vet friendly location. There's always entertainment available. Great fun, and great bang for your buck. Not for the claustrophobic :)

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Overton, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Just such a neat bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Go when there's bluegrass on and you can't go wrong - a fantastic experience

Visited June 2012
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Washington, DC
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143 reviews 143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great down home place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

The meatloaf is the bomb!! Better than mother's. The food is great and at a very good price. Live music is fabulous--no where else do you get that. Lorraine, the Owner, is very friendly and aways there to greet her guests. This is a genuine, local Tavern.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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54 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Small town country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Last year my husband and I visited Jonesborough, Tn and got introduced to "downhome country music". Then we stumbled upon JV's in Falls Church. It is very small with a capacity of about 40 people including standing room, which adds to its charm. They are one of the only (maybe the only) place in Northern Virginia with live country music seven days a week. As an African American couple, we were concerned about walking into the totally white environ, but we felt welcomed. The only thing that seemed to matter was that we enjoyed the same music as they did.

Their clientele appears to be blue collar, all American and the place has lots of veteran memorabilia on the walls. We were very surprised to find that they only sell beer and wine, but it is what it is. After being in business for 63 years, they must be doing something right.

They had special performers on the night we went (April 16), so their was a $15 cover charge, but we were told that a cover charge is rare.
Bottomline.... if you're into live country music, you have to stop by JVs.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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