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“Better than a hotel restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Dancing Goat

The Dancing Goat
103 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601
540-678-4700
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Ranked #84 of 219 Restaurants in Winchester
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Better than a hotel restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A menu which actually is more unique than a typical hotel restaurant fare. The food is on par with local chefs who cook with TLC.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
“Dining at The Dancing Goat is a real treat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went to The Dancing Goat tonight to celebrate my birthday. We were seated immediately and our server, Liz, was the perfect server. She was very accommodating and attentive without crowding us. The manager also checked with us to see that everything was satisfactory. My husbands' filet was served exactly as he liked it. The food portions are generous and the prices reasonable. It was a lovely and relaxing evening.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cross Junction, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Average food at high end prices for Winchester”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

At our dinner for four, there really were no raves or standouts. I was hoping for more but found the service on the slow side (even though we were the first guests for the evening due to theatre plans), with the need for more energy, and the food, while okay, did not measure up to what I would call their nearby competition. Violino's, Village Square and the quirky One Block West all stand out as having better food at comparable or even better prices, and they are all within a few blocks. Our dinners at the Goat were just average in many ways - most importantly flavor.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fresh local food at a wonderful price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

How can you not stop at a restaurant named "The Dancing Goat"? My husband and I stopped in for dinner and weren't disappointed at all. His burger was thick and juicy, perfectly cooked. Although the vegetarian options are limited, the chef can accommodate by modifying some of the meals and was happy to do so. The endive on my salad was amazing, perfectly crisp and tasty.

Everything is freshly prepared using local, organic produce whenever possible and the presentation on the plate is artful. Our wait staff was chatty and very knowledgeable about the food. The wine list is nice.

I'd stack this up against any stuffy upper class joint and yet the price tag for two was around $30.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Very delicious food and comfortable ambience. It's a special occasion restaurant with good prices for the quality of the food and service. Will return to the Dancing Goat!

Visited September 2012
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