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Griffin Tavern

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659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627-1893
+1 540-675-3227
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New York
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by for a late lunch, happy to find a place open during the late afternoon. Everything we had was good and the service was friendly.

Thank roguewavehi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My in-laws took us to this beautiful place for lunch because they knew I'd love it. Beautiful old house, lunch by a roaring fire on a chilly day, lovely menu, delicious food & wine, attentive & helpful waiter. Highly recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had dinner here one night while we were staying at the Hopkins Ordinary nearby - the innkeepers recommended Griffin Tavern - and it was perfect! Great food, a live band, all in all a great place.

Thank KB8301005
Warrenton, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant! I recommend everyone stop here whenever they are passing through Flint Hill. My husband and I drive out from Warrenton, VA to eat here quite often. The food is always fresh and great tasting. The tofu cubes smothered in sweet chili sauce are awesome for appetizer. Their burgers, especially the mojo burger is my favorite. The ploughmans... More 

Thank Annc1963
Takoma Park, MD
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant looks like it used to be a residence and had several rooms. I ate in the bar but there were other rooms with table and service. I had a late lunch here which made it a little slow for service I guess. The staff was friendly but didn't seem that knowledgeable in general. They had a typical pub... More 

Thank deathblosom
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear deathblosom, thank you for the visit and your review. The building was a home, built in the 1870's. We began the renovation in September of 2002 and opened in May 2003. I believe the old gal is very welcoming, I hope you agree. She sets the tone for my goal which is to have our customers feel that they've... More 

Loudoun County, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Great service, great food, great ambience. Felt comfortable like we've been there many times before.

Thank havemoregrace
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear havemoregrace, thank you for your 5 star review. It makes my entire team smile when we receive reviews like yours. I have a hard working team and their goal is to take care of every customer just like they are coming home. It sounds like that feeling came across. Wonderful! Please come back and dine with us again soon.... More 

Amissville, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Love going here every chance I can. Great food, the staff is always friendly and on Friday/Saturday nights they have music. Great atmosphere. If you're ever in the area, you will want to stop here.

Thank Sla611
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Sla611, thank you for this 5 star review! I have the best team ever and coudn't agree with you more. Come back and see us soon. If you want to know our upcoming events you can find them on our website griffintavern.com and on our Facebook page. Cheers! Debbie Donehey, Owner More 

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Good place to meet friends for food & live music! The bar is comfortable & the old wood ambience is nice.

Thank Kristen P
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Kristen P, I'm so glad you enjoy the old home. I know she has her issues, she began in 1870, but I agree she is beautiful! Sometimes people will stay away because they believe we are 'fancy', but we love the farmer in their muck boots as well as the tux wearing customer popping in on their way to... More 

cincinnati, ohio
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218 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Serendipity - a lucky happenstance - pretty much describes how we came across Griffin Tavern. Like Paul B, it was a nice Saturday afternoon and being October we had decided to take the state roads up through the Blue Ridge to Sharpsburg, Maryland rather than get involved in the usual interstate rat race. It was well after lunchtime, we had... More 

1 Thank bassbum
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear bassbum, thank you for this fantastic review! I love the fact that you passed us, turned around and came back! The old 1870's farmhouse caught your eye just as she did mine over 13 years ago. I believe your story will bring many new visitors to us as it was told in a way that teased all of the... More 

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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I've often heard of the Griffin Tavern but had not gotten to visit until recently. The Griffin has a very laid back atmosphere due in part to it being a restaurant set inside an old house. It's setting also gives it unique features not found in the typical restaurant like, multiple and smaller dinning rooms that aren't too crowded or... More 

1 Thank P.J. M
Griffin_Tavern, Owner at Griffin Tavern, responded to this review

Dear P.J. M, thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm very happy you let the readers know that we are 'laid back' as far as the atmosphere goes. We do have passersby that see the beautiful 1870's house and think we must be upscale. The goal for us is to make everyone comfortable, no matter their dress.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant 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, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627-1893
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Flint Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 540-675-3227
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

Spring, Summer, Fall Hours 2015
Sunday 10:30-9pm with Brunch served until 3pm
Monday- Thursday 11:30-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30-10pm

Pub opened later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with late night menu, depending on weather and business. If you are going to be late, please call ahead and we will prepare your food for your arrival.

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