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Darby's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Green Valley, Arizona
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213 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This apparently was the building which housed the kitchens for the Berry Hill plantation. Original cobblestone flooring remains, so watch your step. Numerous small rooms sparsely decorated in period pieces. As we were visiting the South, decided to try the Fried Green Tomato BLT sandwich. Unfortunately the mushy texture of the tomato and the thick breading was not to our... More 

Thank Blokzijl
South Boston, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great customer service! Two thumbs up to Katina! The food was great also. Everything was just as we ordered it even though they were very busy that night.

Thank kamokru11
Los Angeles, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I didn't know that Darby's existed until two years ago, when I called to make a reservation at the resort's main restaurant and was told that they were closed but that Darby's was open. Turns out Darby's is open any night, and that's a rarity around these parts. Darby's opens to a courtyard on either side, and one of these... More 

Thank Californian2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We love Darby's Tavern! We usually go once a month for the great atmosphere, delicious food, great tap beer, and wonderful service. Wanda always takes awesome care of us. If you're in the area, make sure to take a trip out to Darby's!

Thank Reddnekkgirl
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I had the best shrimp and grits here... A huge portion and piping hot and the grits were real and stoneground ! The bar keep was Wanda Crews and she was such a dear and called everyone baby and darling. It's a chic atmosphere and a great place to relax, enjoy a drink and some wonderful food for not much... More 

Thank Mscottasmith
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent meals from Darby's. We come here once a year and this time Wanda really took care of us. We look forward to our return visit.

Thank Christopher V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

During our second trip to Berry Hill we frequented Darby's several times. The food is fantastic and the service is exceptional. The Bartender Catina was very attentive and catered to our every need.

Thank Dr. R.C. M
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Darby's Tavern is part of the Berry Hill Resort. All of the historical charm of the interior has been preserved. For dinner, we had delicious local catfish, which was lightly done without the heavy butter and breading of Southern cooking. The wine menu had local wines. We tried a Viognier, which was great. I think Viognier may be the varietal... More 

Thank MainelyContemporary
Galion, Ohio
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Charming country estate setting, unusual menu, excellent prepration , good service, good ambiance, cannot ask for more

Thank jh22015
Plantation, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Adorable little tavern right on the resort we were staying at, all though I know it's open to the Public as well. Could not get enough of the pulled pork! Nice, clean dining, great prices and a nice variety of everything. I highly recommend!!

Thank jvince2
Bill K, General Manager at Darby's Tavern, responded to this review

We may have to award you our biggest fan! Thank you for the review. Darby's is a great place and the food is amazing. Come back soon. Kind regards, Bill K More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: 434-517-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?