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Rain Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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283 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2903
+1 276-739-2331
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people were all very nice. Really nice atmosphere. We'll have to go back for dinner sometime. The Bloody Marys were great!

Thank Cindy C
Chestertown, Maryland
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502 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a pre-play dinner on a Friday night. We had a reservation... and arrived on time and promptly seated by the friendly owner. As soon as we were seated, our server asked if we were going to the Barter (Theatre). He smiled and said we had plenty of time and to enjoy our dinner. We started with... More 

Thank Hokie67
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 6 people in our party. We had salmon, filet mignon, another type steak, salads, butternut squash soup, warm fresh bread, wine, coffee, chocolate cake and apple pie a la mode. I listed it all so you as a review reader would know we had a wide range of food. It was every bit delicicious and perfectly prepared. The... More 

Thank BalanceRay
Blacksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although very noisy when we first arrived, it became more pleasant once the Barter Theater crowd left after 7:30. The food (ahi tuna and shrimp and grits) were outstanding. Server was not as attentive as we wold have liked. _

Thank Rosemary441
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 7 pm on a Tuesday. Thankfully, there was no wait. We chose to eat indoors but they did have a nice patio off the street. Diners were dressed in jeans and some in more formal attire. The butternut squash soup is divine. My husband ordered the petite filet and I had shrimp and grits. Both entrees did... More 

Thank Zussers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter were just traveling through our way south. We were so delighted to find such an excellent restaurant to make the drive more memorable. The food was wonderful, the seating outside was lovely and the service was just perfect. We come from a foodie city with lots of options and this was just as good as any I have... More 

Thank queenzelda1959
Hopewell, Virginia
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Abingdon's restaurant quality has greatly improved, and Rain is a welcome addition. Front porch dining was nice, but a bit noisy. Dinner menu was varied, and gave some interesting twists on usual favorites. Shrimp and Grits was good, but unusual mixture of items...

Thank mcmsbm
Carthage, MS
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short and sweet! The reception upon our arrival was friendly and welcoming. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the service was personal and friendly. We do a lot of travel in lots of places and those are the qualities we always look for. This restaurant gets an "A". Hope you will go there and hope you will... More 

Thank dangil4
Ames, Iowa
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were just driving past Abingdon and chose Rain accidentally. After our dinner, we felt fortunate, as the food, the ambiance, and the service were all recommendable! Ever since Starving Artist closed, we had given up the luxury of stopping in Abingdon to dine. While Rain is quite different (e.g., quite a bit more expensive), our good experience here will... More 

Thank BBLC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Excellent cuisine, excellent wait staff, just the right ambience. Very enjoyable time. On my list of places to return!

Thank Brenda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-739-2331
their phone is 276 739 2331 at same location of former Willa Jacks. We live in Abingdon and its our "new" favorite place to eat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?