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Tavern on the James

280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
+1 434-286-3500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed lunch at the Tavern on the James on Sunday afternoon after stopping by a local winery. The restaurant was clean and spacious. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the crab cake sandwich and my wife ordered the Dagwood. Both sandwiches...More

Thank howlin12013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was great-amazing hamburger! Waitress went out of her way to find the class of local wine we preferred. Kid friendly.

Thank Larue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the heart of Scottsville with good food and good people. Many places to sit depending on your current mood. You can be in the mix of thing with the noisy crowd, upstairs where it is more quiet, or outside. Building is historic and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the winery tour, we were ready for a nice quiet dinner on a Sunday night. As Joe Thomas advertised on WCHV it was a great place. The special I had was haddock/rice/veggies and a cut above. My wife had burrito and our friends did...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I took about an hour drive through the countryside from Lynchburg VA to this little town on the James River. We had lunch here. I had the hamburger which was good, wife had the Reuben sandwich which was excellent. We arrived around 2...More

Thank bytheway1
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Just order it. Order it now. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Order it then make sure you share your experience with others, cuz YUM!!

1  Thank LaLasEpicAdventures
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Beautifully two story brick building on the corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 20, in the sleepy little town of Scottsville, that is opened 7 days a week! I believe someone said that the building was from the 1930s era and before becoming a restaurant...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Visiting my son and his family for Thanksgiving and I like to take them to dinner one night. My son suggested Tavern on the James. Now, we are three adults and 6 children ranging from 6 through 20. I think our waitress was shocked to...More

Thank evieleigh0617
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Great location and staff, however do not get the nachos. The white chili was tasteless and so watery that all the chips were soggy. I asked for extra cheddar cheese, but couldn’t find any on the plate. I left and did not eat them. The...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, poor service can ruin what could have been a great meal. Having been there before, we knew the food is good, and they have bar, dinning room and patio seating and some great servers. If your fortunate enough to get "Stephanie" as we had...More

Thank Waldowanders
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Scottsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-286-3500
  • E-mail
434-286-3500, just opened a few weeks ago, no web site yet. Should be popular.
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