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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“crab dip” (10 reviews)
“burger” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no doubt that if you are spending any decent amount of time, you will yourself at the old hotel that was built to service Norfolk and Western's Virginia Creeper train that ran through the town between 1915 and 1977. It is the second...More

Thank MagyarNC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their food and drinks, wish we could at there more often however they won’t ever seat us even though the entire inside is empty? The other night we went and they said it would be a 45 minute wait at 8:30pm...9:10 still not seated...More

Thank 256bk123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Hotel Tavern on the recommendation of the cabin owner where we were staying- It was chilly out and there was live entertainment inside, so if we didn't want to wait, we could sit faster on the patio (which was packed as...More

1  Thank TesaMisko
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 dinner experience with us was a pleasant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if it was the owner or the manager. She made sure our meal was good. The wait staff seem to like their job. The food is good. The menu is limited, but there are choices for everyone. They are one of few...More

Thank dylanc812
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We take great pride in providing a quality experience all the way around! Make sure and say hello to one of the owners next time you drop by! Sincerely, The Owners of The Hotel Tavern

Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Had the BBQ burger which was very good and their house chips are excellent. Live music out on the patio.More

Thank Justin B
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 dinner experience with us was an enjoyable...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The other day my friend and I went. Her drink was really bad but they sweet waitress got her another one. Then there was a hair in her rice. They only gave a $2 discount. Has went down hill a little 😢 this used to...More

1  Thank Olivia J
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 April 7, 2018

Visited The Hotel Tavern with my mom who lives here. Met 6 friends and we were sitted immediately; and on a Friday night, I might add. The owner was making jokes with us as soon as we arrived. Service was great. While we were waiting...More

1  Thank Candace48lowes
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

Reviewed February 27, 2018

We recently dined at this local restaurant and as usual the food was great, service was good, and the ambience was just right. The historic feel of the place with beautiful exposed brick and historic photographs of the area make it very charming.More

1  Thank treerockjan
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 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 January 31, 2018

Enjoyed our evening with delicious salads and drinks. Staff was very friendly. Weather was cold so we were not able to enjoy the outdoor patio.More

Thank Jennette S
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant! We appreciate any feedback we get. It's especially a joy to hear that our restaurant has been a pleasant place to visit with top notch food! Next time you stop by make sure and say hello to...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018

Went there with a bunch of friends for lunch on a cold winters day. The atmosphere was warm and affable. I had the gost pepper burger and fries. The burger was off the charts but unless you like thin fries I would pass on the...More

Thank L2128GKdavidm
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 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 lunch experience with us was an enjoyable...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
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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