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Griffin Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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MAINS
26
Grilled, Stuffed "Saltimboca" Pork Chop
Prosciutto & Sage Stuffed Pork Chop with Lemon Beurre Blanc, Mashed Potato and Broccolini (GF)
25
Ayreshire Farm Local, Organic ½ Chicken
Mostly Boned Out 1/2 Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Pesto Inside, Creamy Polenta and Broccolini Outside (GF)
25
Grilled, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Sea Scallops
Grilled Williams Orchard Peach and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Local Whippoorwill Farm Summer Squash, Fingerling Potatoes and Balsamic Reduction (GF)
25
Pan Roasted Sea Bass
Polenta, Tomato Jam and Broccolini (GF)
34
Pan Roasted Loin of Lamb
Moroccan Spiced Carrots with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce, Fingerling Potatoes and Zaalouk (Eggplant and Tomato Salad)
23
Grilled Steelhead Trout
German Style Sweet Potato Salad (Includes Bacon) with Broccolini and Horseradish Sauce (GF)
22
Porcini Mushroom Ravioli
Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Asparagus in Roasted Garlic Red Wine Butter and Finished with Parmesan and Grilled Bread
20
Bubby's Shrimp and Grits
5 Sautéed Shrimp, Stone Ground Corn & Cheese Grits, Creole Corn Medley and Swiss Chard (GF)
17
Grilled Shrimp Kabob & Greek Salad
Served over a Salad of Romaine with Feta, Olives, Tomato, Cucumber, Pepperoncini Peppers, Red Bell Pepper, Carrot and Creamy Herb Dressing (GF)
25
Surf & Turf
6oz Grilled Skirt Steak with Béarnaise Butter, 3 Grilled Shrimp, Mashed Potato and Broccolini* (GF)
STARTERS & LIGHTER FARE
7
Grilled Asparagus
Wrapped with Prosciutto, with Cucumber, Onion and Heirloom Tomato Salad, Balsamic Reduction
14
Fried Oysters
Cole Slaw and Tartar
9
Buttermilk Fried Frog Legs
Cole Slaw
6.5
Rachel's Fried Tofu
Marinated in Sriracha & Toasted Sesame Oil, Tossed in Sweet Chili Sauce
9
Fresh Burrata Mozzarella
Heirloom Tomato, Pesto, Balsamic Caviar, Arugula and Foccacia
8
Tavern's Fried Calamari
Buttermilk Brined with Sweet Chili Sauce on the Side
14
Steamed Top Neck Clams
8 Clams Steamed with White Wine, Garlic, Herbs And Chorizo, Fingerling Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes with Grilled Bread
BRITISH FARE
19
Shepherds Pie
Traditional Ground Lamb, Peas, Carrots, Tavern's Famous Brown Gravy, Mashed Potato and Cheddar Cheese
16.5
Fish 'n' Chips
8oz Fancy Clancy Pilsner Beer Battered Atlantic Cod with French Fries, Cole Slaw and Tartar Sauce
12
17
Bangers and Mash
2 or 3 Authentic British Pub Bangers with Mashed Potato and Tavern's Famous Brown Gravy
15
Ploughman's Platter
Local Romemary- Garlic Sausage, Welsh Red Dragon Cheese, Flint Hill's Virginia Chutney Company's Spicy Plum Chutney, Fresh Fruit, Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Grilled Bread
SOUPS
5.5
Heidi's Old Fashioned Tomato
Croutons
5.5
Vichyssoise
SALADS
5.5
The Little Salad
Mixed Greens with Carrot, Cucumber, Red Bell Pepper and Balsamic Vinaigrette (GF)
8
Caesar Salad
Boston Bibb Lettuce, Classic Caesar Dressing, Croutons and Parmesan Reggiano (GFA)
8
Tavern Mixed Green Salad
Mixed Field Greens, Gorgonzola Blue Cheese, Carrot, Candied Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Red Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Maple Mustard Vinaigrette (GF)
5.5
Watermelon Salad
Feta, Tossed with Citrus and Fresh Herbs (GF)
DESSERT HIGHLIGHTS
Please ask what we have available. We sell out quickly!
8.5
Randalito's Cheesecake
Traditional New York Style Creamy Cheesecake with a Graham Cracker Crust
8.5
Effie's Carrot Cake
Effie's incredibly moist Carrot Cake with Traditional Cream Cheese Icing
8.5
Flourless Chocolate Torte
Intense and Moist Chocolate Cake topped with Chocolate Ganache and Champagne Sabayon
Scoop 3
Bowl 7.5
Gelato and Sorbet
Sorbet: Passionfruit, Mango and Lemon Gelato: Amaretto- Cherry, Ginger, Strong Coffee, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean and Nutella
About
Griffin Tavern is a lovely 1870's building that was renovated into the restaurant/bar in 2002. We are located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in beautiful Rappahannock County. Our bar is configured for socializing. We are where the locals hang out and our visitors feel welcomed! There are 9 wonderful beers on tap and a wide selection of wine & spirits. We have indoor and outdoor seating and are biker and family friendly.We serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.Free wifi During the WINTER!! Our full dinner menu ends at 8pm on Sunday-Wed. Thursday and Friday until 9pm, Saturday until 10pm. Spring, Summer, Fall Hours are Sunday 10:30-9pm with Brunch served until 3pm , Monday- Thursday
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch fish and chips shepherds pie burger salad pies french fries quiche chicken old house front porch dining rooms a late lunch labor day weekend great menu sat at the bar an appetizer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the good folks at Black Dog Inn at Mt. Welby nearby. Great dinner, great menu, super friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dansB5662NF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful tavern with kind staff and great food! The atmosphere was great for enjoying a relaxing meal with nice conversation and I thoroughly enjoyed the half-chicken entree!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful inn that we found by accident. Very British menu and decor. Seating inside and out with a friendly staff. We enjoyed our dinner!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank S3433PMrickm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last week with family members. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed a first class meal. We all had the fish and chips and they were served hot and crispy. Big portions and tasty sides. The service was great! We had a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tizhmslf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by after hiking on Skyline drive. We sat at the bar and we're waited on by George. George was a great host and conversationalist. He made us feel like locals. The Ploughmans lunch was terrific as paired with a cold beer.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Meander756327
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Griffin Tavern is delicious. I ate the roast beef, medium rare with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband had the shepherd's pie. We started with a fantastic house salad that was so fresh - veggies had to be from a nearby farm. Dessert was chocolate...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Julie M
Reviewed May 12, 2019

I’ve been to Griffin Tavern many times and have never been disappointed. Unfortunately, this time, they did not deliver. We had a reservation, but they were overbooked...they had tried to call our cell phone, but there’s no cell service in this area! They did indicate...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Kiki B
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We were meandering backroads from Manassas to Orkney Springs for our annual retreat when we were lucky enough to stumble across a listing for the Griffin Tavern and decided to give it a try. EXCELLENT from start to finish. An large number of specials on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank nyf8th
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Had a great lunch in the dining room. The salad was fantastic and the service was excellent. The property is really unique and a great place to grab a bite. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LEC519
Reviewed April 20, 2019

We have eaten here many times. My personal favorite is the fish and chips. Real cod fillets, not those processed square things. Battered and fried, with french fries. Their burgers are good too. You'll frequently see locals eating here, so you know it has to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob B
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