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Traveler's Fine Food and Drink

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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202 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2616
+1 434-260-8263
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2015

My husband and I are not locals but found ourselves in Amherst one evening around dinner time. Upon the recommendation of a stranger (also not a local), we tried Traveler's. What an unexpected and pleasant find! My husband ordered a steak and I had the chicken piccata and both were excellent (and we have high expectations!). Our server was really... More 

1 Thank Rowen2015
Culloden, West Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great burger and sweet potato fries wife had a ham and cheese on a crissant which was very good, tomato on my burger was home grown and thick. Service was good, I would return if in area.

Thank wvbike_99
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stumbled upon this little restaurant/bar at the "T" intersection of US60 and US29 as we explored the quaint downtown area of Amherst, VA. The nice folks at the "Warehouse" antique store across the street recommended it to us this way, "You won't be disappointed" It was early on Sunday evening so we had the place to ourselves. The walls... More 

1 Thank Road_Warrior32034
Surry, Virginia
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

We took a break from camping and kayaking at James River State Park and decided to explore Amherst, Virginia. The Camp Hosts at the park recommended Travelers. What we found was a delightful Bistro sized establishment with some wonderful light lunches. Both selected a chicken salad wrap with a side of fresh coleslaw and a draft. Just the perfect match... More 

2 Thank Gilbert F
Madison Heights, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The service was excellent. Friendly and attentive wait staff. The food was delicious, we will definitely be going back! We had a party of 6 and ordered 3 appetizers to start, we were not disappointed. The feta/bacon dip was so good I would go back for just that! They had a very interesting menu, not your everyday fare and we... More 

2 Thank Heather T
Amherst, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Under new management. Great food for such a small town. Interesting décor. Worth visiting to check out their new menu.

1 Thank 19Betty47
Amherst, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bacon Cheeseburger was great and cooked the way I like it. Also, it was big, better than 1/3 pound if I had to guess. My husband ordered the Reuben for the second time because it was great last week when we went. I love that we can get a good meal on Monday in Amherst. Keep up the good work.

Thank Kitty F
Amherst, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Heard from a friend that Traveler's had a new owner & cooks so I decided to give it a try for drinks Saturday night. We sat at the bar and Monica waited on us, she was very friendly and encouraged us to look at the new menus. I'm glad she did, there were more than a few dishes on it... More 

4 Thank Ryan B
Amherst, Virginia
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220 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015

Restaurant is under new management, new wait staff and a new menu. Went with a group of friends, and the place was packed. Service was fractured at best. Waitress asked one of our friends 3 different times for his drink order. He replied each time, but also said he only wanted 1 drink, and finally it came. Salads came out... More 

1 Thank btaes1
Joseph E, Owner at Traveler's Fine Food and Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are experiencing some growing pains for sure. Your detailed and thorough review will be a tremendous help. Thank you for stopping in. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you in the future. -Joe More 

Amherst, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

We go fairly often for lunch and dinner. The menu is impressive for a small restaurant in a very small town. Absolutely love their sweet potato fries! The fish is fresh and the steaks are good. The atmosphere is friendly.

2 Thank Betty L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 434-260-8263
We encourage creativity in our kitchen.

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