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“Lovely Tavern” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fox's Den Tavern

Fox's Den Tavern
7 West Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-4165
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Ranked #18 of 20 restaurants in Middleburg
Cuisines: American
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Merritt Island, Florida
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“Lovely Tavern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We were on our way to another restaurant and walked by the Fox's Den Tavern, stopped to take a look at the menu posted and changed our plans. This was a wonderful authentic tavern with a unique menu. We ate in the bar and experienced excellent service. Try the lobster and brie BLT.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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“Beer and a Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband went here with the groomsmen before our wedding and the food was terrific and well priced, the bar tenders were awesome (pleasant and friendly, joking around), constant dedicated service, great atmosphere! Great beer menu.

Visited June 2012
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Vienna, Virginia
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“Great tavern dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We enjoyed a lovely dinner in the wonderful hunt club tavern ambience. The cushions and pillows on the bench are a nice touch. I had a Caesar salad with an abundance of creamy Caesar dressing and bits of bacon and of course the shredded cheese and croutons, etc. The walnut and gorgonzola salad was very good. Three of us had the soup du jour was a Cauliflower soup which had a tasty, mild flavor. I was impressed that the sourdough bread was appropriately not sour - hard to find. My husband polished off his pork chop with enthusiasm. For dessert came lava cake and brownie a la mode with lots of chocolate sauce on both. The service was friendly and attentive.

Cons: The cigarette smoke from the patio made it's way all the way to the back where we were seated. The entrees seem a bit pricey for a tavern, even if it is Middleburg. The whipped cream on the dessert came as a 'sauce'. They need to chill the bowl before whipping!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Go for the bar scene”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Its a scene alright. All the locals drink here... The bar remind me of something from the old show "cheers".

Everyone knows everyone here... Food was expensive, service was good.

I really loved the atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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“Gracious Waiter Saves the Day--Sort Of”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Granted, we were a group of 10 slightly older citizens--a challenge to any restaurant (the number, not the age!) In order to place tables together, one of our diners had to sit under a dripping AC vent. He moved his plate slightly to the right and let the water drip on the table cloth instead of his food. This was a night where nothing went right but Nick, our waiter, graciously and humorously tried to make things better. The famous "fries" were as ordinary as they come and not hot, merely tepid. Our entrees were a disaster. I ordered rib eye steak, medium rare to rare; it came well, well done. My order included potatoes au gratin. What I got was some gray mass of hard unidentifiable glump that brought rounds of (soft) laughter as we tried to identify it. Those six who ordered duck all said parts of it were cold, the rest merely warm. The lobster mac & cheese smelled so bad--very fishy--the diner couldn't eat it and sent it back. The vegetable of the day (julienned squash) in all 10 cases was half cold, half warm. It took 2 1/2 hours before we got our entrees. Thank goodness for Nick who kept us consoled. Arriving at dessert, they were unfortunately out of what we ordered. A request for an Irish Whiskey brought the fact they didn't have any whipped cream and would have to beat some. Another 20 min. passed before the drink arrived. Coffee was often unavailable. The only other server in the room, when asked for more coffee, became exceptionally rude and strode off. We were stunned into silence. All in all we were in the restaurant for 3 1/2 hrs. Blessings on Nick! Every restaurant should have a Nick to help smooth over the rough moments and treat customers with grace, courtesy, and lots of good humor!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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