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The Hotel Tavern

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 11/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Hotel Tavern is an exciting restaurant and bar located in West Jefferson, NC. The warm and comfortable atmosphere at The Hotel Tavern gives the guests a sense of community while taking casual fare, including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pasta, steaks and more, to a new level of creativity and quality. Whether enjoying a meal in one of our dining rooms, having a drink at our full service bar or celebrating great weather on our outdoor patio, we look forward to providing you a memorable experience.Our teams experience and commitment to service complements our attitude of providing a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. From a quick business lunch, a fun family meal or
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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We ate dinner Dec. 3rd, expecting great things, as we had enjoyed at the hotel location. We were seated and told by our waitress it was Wine Down Wednesday with half price wine by the bottle and glass. I asked again to be sure that...it was both, since my husband was going to drink a beer. Since we were told again it was half price for bottles, we decided to purchase a bottle with our meal. The crab dip, salad and burger were good, nothing special. We received our bill. Our "half-price" bottle of wine was the full $27. Our waitress said she was mistaken about the half price. We requested the half price, as we were told. She came back with a $2 discount!!, which was ridiculous!! We expected the owner to talk to us, but to no avail., as we were both upset. We left very unhappy, to say the least.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Glad to have you back! The new location is perfect and the food is wonderful. There is plenty of room and parking is plentiful.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As always... Excellent food.l Service is great and new location is even better than before! Can’t wait for the new patio and bar!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a great place to eat and gather - had great outdoor area and very dog friendly - their landlord pushed them out (I heard) and it's a tragedy for visitors to the area ...sad and will miss this lovely place - hope the...owners find a new location!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

We were hoping to have lunch but the building is condemned. Not sure if they moved to a new location. Missed the chance to eat with them again.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

Great food in a neat setting. I wish we were in town longer so we could eat there again. I had a great burger while my wife had the turkey sandwich. Fries were great also.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

We were here during the cold so we didn't get to experience it in it's prime, but I've heard it's great in warm weather with the outdoor area open. We stopped in looking for a smaller meal. We were seated quickly and then shared a...couple of appetizers and a salad - it was good. I can't necessarily say it was outstanding or extremely unique, but it was very tasty and the waiter was really attentive and did a great job.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

First, let us say thank you for taking out the time to write a review on the Hotel Tavern! We love to get feedback on the restaurant so again, thank you! We were very pleased to hear your dining experience with us was an enjoyable...More

Reviewed February 22, 2020

We're new to West Jefferson and this place cam highly recommended. We loved the old hotel building. Friendly folks, a great burger, and some of the best french fries I've ever had! The only downsides for me - a bit overpriced and not much of...a beer selection. We'll try it again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us! We greatly value our customers' feedback! We are very glad to hear your experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

Reviewed February 17, 2020

Great food with excellent service! If you want the Friday Fried Fish Lunch you better get there by noon~ they sell out quickly!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you for taking out the time to write a review on the Hotel Tavern! We love to get feedback on the restaurant so again, thank you! Next time you stop by, make sure to say hello to one of the owners! Sincerely, The Owners...More

Reviewed February 8, 2020

Forgot my salad and apologized after he brought the food. My xhickenxwas $16.95 suppose to come with rice and vegetables but I asked for mashed potatoes instead of vegetables. No rice came out and it was 18.95. My husbands said 18.95 on the menu but...we were charged 20.95! Will never come back. Food looked like it had been sitting tooMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

We are very sorry to hear your meal at the Hotel Tavern was an unpleasant one. We'd like to thank you for taking the time to review us so we may address these issues and hopefully you will give us a chance to make it...More

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