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Tavern on the James

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Grilled Ham & Swiss Cheese
Served on your choice of white or wheat bread
Mt. Porkington
Shaved Pork Loin, Grilled Onion and Mexican Mustard Sauce served on Potato Bun
American & Swiss Grilled Cheese
Served on your choice of white or wheat bread & accompanied by a cup of soup of the day
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms stuffed with garlic & asiago crostini resting on grilled romaine and topped with marinara sauce
Blackened Tuna Sandwich
Tuna blackened to medium rare and served on kaiser roll
Fried Catfish on a Bun
Served on Potato Bun with Cole Slaw on the side
James Jr. Cheeseburger
1/4 lb. Ragged Branch Distillery Farm ground beef, American Cheese, applewood smoked bacon, LTM served on Potato Bun
Tavern's Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Hand Breaded pounded Chicken Cutlets served with Dill Slaw and Sriracha Mayo
6 oz. Chicken burger, smoked ham and melted Swiss cheese with dijon aioli served on Potato Bun
Fried Chicken Livers
Served with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
434-286-3500, just opened a few weeks ago, no web site yet. Should be popular.
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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All reviews burger fries salmon chef salad stuffed mushrooms mango salad pot roast chicken tenders sandwiches james river wooden bar exposed brick saturday lunch our server was very friendly lunch specials tasted great comfort food
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been awhile since I ate here and im glad I stopped by!! Saw a family member ordering the Boatman's Steak the day before and had to have it. Tasty ground steak smothered in gravy, onions, and mushrooms served over a bed of tasty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wallacedcjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small town in a fairly remote and rural area of Virginia. I was trying to find a place to eat lunch while killing some time and googled "restaurants near me" and Tavern on the James was one that came up within 30...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elandja
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

After I found out that my original lunch choice had closed, I took the recommendations of others and tried the Tavern. I was there on a Friday for lunch and it seemed that it was mainly regulars inside. I took a spot at the bar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very welcoming! The servers were very friendly and helpful. We loved the decor, the exposed brick and wood floors, a beautiful old building.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jocelyn E
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Came for lunch with friends- they accomodated us with an elderly couple who could not walk upstairs. Food was great- burger, BBQ sandwich, chef salad- fries not greasy and salads had very fresh ingredients and vegetables. Waitress was very friendly and made the experience so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Friendly service and good pork skins did not make up for the dry meatball sub and slowness to get both food and check. Must have been an off day. Need to give them a second chance later.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pete M
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Stopped for lunch on a road trip to VA. Everyone had what they wanted for lunch. All the food was good. Had a lunch special burger, Potato soup, Chef salad and BLT at our table. Eric our server was great. Enjoyed the stop and would...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We like the food, but it can be a bit pricey. Waitress recommended the chicken tenders, and they were absolutely the best. James River platter really good too.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MonanRaymond B
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Long wait to be served our food. Place was packed - difficult to argue with success I guess. The greeter was a gem, the waitress OK. The food was indifferent, but edible. Atmosphere and the building itself was good and we had a non pressured...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James O
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I was recently at Tavern on the James for the first time. Enjoyed the beer but the service was not good and the food was cold and really not good. Had to wait quite a while for two meals and when they arrived the sandwich...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Laura A
Kelley M, Owner at Tavern on the James, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

I want to sincerely apologize for the quality of service and food you experienced at our restaurant when you visited. Our restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the highest level of friendly, responsive service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for...More

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Response from 352will | Reviewed this property |
I don't really know. What I do know fro their website is this: ​To our guests with food sensitivities or allergies: Tavern on the James cannot ensure that menu items do not contain ingredients that might cause an allergic... More
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