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“Great Experience in Scottsville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tavern on the James

Tavern on the James
280 Valley Street, Scottsville, VA
4342863500
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Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 434-286-3500, just opened a few weeks ago, no web site yet. Should be popular.
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Experience in Scottsville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were surprised to find such a nice place in Scottsville. The atmosphere is very much pub-like, which is to say a bit loud during peak hours--not that that's bad. Two of us ordered fish & chips and the third a Chicken Caesar Salad. Fish and chips were fantastic--perfect breading. I recommend chips over fries. The fries seemed to be the frozen, pre-packaged kind. Not bad, but nothing special. The chicken Caesar was also very good, with just the right amount of dressing, and a decent portion of chicken. We were there for lunch. We will definitely be returning on our next trip to Scottsville.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Scottsville, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lunch versus Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lunch is excellent-great selection, service, guality. Dinner is marginal. Some good, some bad. Steaks are risky. Dinner service good but not great

Visited May 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“We'll be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had lunch in the restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It looks like they have put a lot of work into the interior. We each had a sandwich and were very impressed with the quality. My sandwich had turkey and fried green tomatoes. What impressed me most was that they turkey was actually turkey--not some sandwich meat they bought in a deli. My husbands BLT with avocado was just as good, with a nice spicy bite to it. The prices were good, and after looking at the dinner menu we hope to be back to try that.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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