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“Out of the way, but worth the drive ...”

The Ivy House Restaurant and Boutique
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Williston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Popular hometown restaurant, inside an old southern home, with quaint surroundings. Had lunch on a Saturday, day of an annual car show, so it was crowded. Took a chance on their "special" ($11.99) and was not disappointed. Food tasty, large portions, homemade ice tea delicious, and the service fast and pleasant. Definitely has atmosphere, if you enjoy being in someone's home, having a meal. Before, or after your meal, drive around the area and enjoy the Town of Williston.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was a nice find! It is a very nice place to have lunch. Very attractive old home that is very airy and comfortable. It is a little more pricey that a lot of lunch places, but the food is very good. The iced tea is excellent. We really enjoyed our time at the Ivy House

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great food, nice staff, and you have to visit the cute gift rooms upstairs. No problem for vegetarians eating here.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I had heard that this was a good place a while back, but my experience and observations find it anything but.. Service was inattentive from the start; I had to have the busboy get me items a couple of times because the server wasn't around - and she only had 3 tables in an otherwise empty section. Additionally, the salt and pepper shakers in the section were empty, including mine; this doesn't happen in one day, they hadn't been filled at all lately. The busser had to search several tables to eventually find one that I could use.
The portions were reasonably sized, but either over-seasoned or under-seasoned. For the price, I expected more. In the men's bathroom, there was a hole in the ceiling above the toilet that had just rotted out and never been fixed or covered.
I can only assume that people are getting wooed by the old-style decorating, which is generally nice in most of the rooms. The food might be better on a different day, but the lack of attention to the service and repair issues were not one-day issues, so not sure we would return, especially given the higher prices than can be found at better places.

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2  Thank Jack M
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Love the Ivy House. The quaint setting, good service and the food....So very good! I have honestly never ordered off the menu because everytime we go I order one of the specials. They are wonderful and you don't leave there hungry. Then there's the raspberry tea....Yum!

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