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Rain Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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283 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-739-2331
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Abingdon, Virginia
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four Dear Friends met at Rain for lunch the Tuesday before Christmas to celebrate the holiday. The staff was so nice to accommodate us and sit us in an area by ourselves as we requested. Our Lunches were fantastic. Everyone loved their food. Two of us had the Blackened Chicken Sandwiches, one the Fried Buttermilk Chicken, and one had a... More 

Thank 123vickie408
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner prior to going to the Barter Theatre for a play. The atmosphere was very cool. We were greeted with a smile and very attentive service at the bar - where we had a cocktail and appetizer prior to being seated. The calamari was excellent! We ordered the Benton's prosciutto as another appetizer OUTSTANDING! My husband ordered the... More 

Thank Holly W
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food here after riding bikes on the VA Creeper Trail. We had a party of 9 and the service was great. Fried pickles were very good. Rain chicken sandwich had a great mix of flavors with sliced pears and blue cheese. Pimento cheeseburger was fantastic. Huge pasta portions for the kids. Good draft beer selection also. Reasonable prices. Will... More 

Thank Hallzal
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The restaurant is so cool inside. Atmosphere is perfect for a date night. The food was some of the best I have ever Eaten. I got the Ahi Tuna and it was cooked to perfection. I have never seen a prettier plate of food and it was so Good. My husband got the Pork chop and it was divine as... More 

Thank Leemarie123
Bristol, Tennessee
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209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Had dinner w my husband here pre-barter show. We hadn't eaten here in a couple of years. It did not disappoint! I had ahi tuna and my husband had the stuffed chicken. We also had calamari a couple of local IPA beers.Everything was delicious! We had reservations in the lounge area. Important point: ask where your table is...the main dining... More 

Thank 2bemullins5
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were looking for a place to have a quick, casual meal after a long day of travel. Our server was polite and very helpful.

Thank kmm0826
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Enjoyed a superb dinner at Rain prior to a play at the Barter Theatre. Recommendations on the weekend are a must - we saw several couples turned away. I hardly ever order a filet mignon, because most restaurants don't know how to cook it MR, but Rain's chef nailed it! My other half order the ribeye and it was fantastic,... More 

Thank Beverly151
Lewisville, NC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a very nice dining experience at Rain. The décor is an interesting combination of an exterior which is consistent with the historic character of Abingdon and an interior which is sleek and modern but still comfortable with warm and muted colors. Our server was courteous, prompt and helpful. I chose the chicken breast stuffed with brie, apples and... More 

1 Thank Solista50
Marietta, Georgia
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We first visited Rain two or three years ago and we raved about the experience. But then we discovered Figaredo's two autumns ago and fell it love with it. Unfortunately, that restaurant has now closed, and so we returned to Rain on our theatre visit this past weekend. We found the décor has improved considerably, but almost everything we loved... More 

1 Thank oaktownboy_37
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

top notch service and the food was very good. there were 4 for dinner,appetizer. calamari was in the top 1% of any we all have had any were. it is served with a moroccan dipping sauce we all thought was excellent and new to us. for dinner i had ribeye steak/blue cheese my wife's was chicken/figs. our friends raved about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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?