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The Hotel Tavern

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
+1 336-846-2121
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“crab dip” (12 reviews)
“burger” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Good is one of my favorite places to eat in west Jefferson. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant if you happen to be in town.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jcan606
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 December 8, 2018

We had a great lunch at The Hotel Tavern. The food was good, attractively presented, and portions were ample. There was a good selection of salads, sandwiches, and other items. The service was friendly and prompt, including a pleasant "drop-by" by the manager. And prices...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TerryRxyz
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 lunch at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to The Hotel Tavern. The food was very good and service was excellent. Friendly staff offered real southern hospitality and good selection of menu choices as well as cocktails, beers and wines. Deck out back with fire pit offered extra space to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rickg937
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

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 November 5, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times over the years. What keeps us coming back the most are the soft pretzel appetizer. They have several very good dishes, including the pizza, burgers, and sandwiches.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MTaylor0818
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

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 experience with us was an enjoyable one....More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Excellent eats. Bryan was a hoot. Worth any wait if you have one. Go upstairs and chill. Only negative was the live entertainment was quite LOUD, almost earbleed level in the bar. Guess if you drink enough it doesn't matter.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank steve s
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

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 October 29, 2018

The excellent flank steak with Hollandaise has been dropped from the menu. Instead I ordered the Sirloin Filet, rare. It came back medium well. I sent it back to the kitchen and the waitres returned telling me that the chef had used a thermometer and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donna A
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

We are very sorry to hear your meal at the Hotel Tavern was less than impressive for you. 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...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018

This is an overpriced, mediocre, tourist trap, lipstick on a pig, attempt at a restaurant. Waitress said there was a good mix of vegetables and shrimp in the shrimp primavera. However, it was simply a bowl of pasta with 5 shrimp and 5 pieces of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Charles H
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

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

Reviewed October 21, 2018

I stopped in late Friday night for dinner..they had live music in the bar..it was standing room only..Finally got a place to sit at the bar..as I knew there was a 30 minute wait for a reservation. The half rack ribs were tasty and tender..the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ninasmiles2006
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

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 October 20, 2018 via mobile

I hate leaving negative reviews; however I feel compelled after our poor experience today. My family travels frequently so we know what constitutes good food and good service. And unfortunately today we experienced neither. After a football game (we were the visiting team so not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank flipflop48
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

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

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Good, nice atmosphere and really good service. Likely the most upscale restaurant in downtown West Jefferson, however, you can still dress casually and enjoy a good meal. During the Summer you can enjoy food and drink on Friday afternoons on the outdoor deck while listening...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank senorjp
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

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 experience with us was an enjoyable one....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-846-2121
  • E-mail
Description
The Hotel Tavern is an exciting restaurant and bar located in the historic Old Hotel in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The Old Hotel was built to service the Virginia Creeper train that ran through the town between 1915and 1977. The warm and comfortable atmosphere at The Hotel Tavern gives the guests the sense of history and 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 watching a game with a late night snack and beverage, The Hotel Tavern provides something for everyone with a moderate pricing structure. We have been voted Best Restaurant in Ashe County for two years running by the Mountain Times Best of the Best Awards.
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