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“1770 built - Southern Charm”
Review of Darby's Tavern

Darby's Tavern
Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in South Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
Description: Darby's Tavern is located in the former Estate kitchens which date back to 1790. Fireplaces used to prepare meals for the Bruce Family are prominent in every room. The tin tables and antique floors create the perfect atmosphere for casual all day dining and unwinding. Besides the best burgers in South Boston, the menu features Southern and Creole favorites once prepared by Darby, the original Berry Hill cook and namesake of the Tavern. Beverage service includes a full array of wines, spirits, unique beers on tap and an extensive list of craft brews. Darby's Tavern also features a billiard room, wifi jukebox and a private dining room for parties and events. Outdoor courtyard dining available in nice weather.
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Description: Darby's Tavern is located in the former Estate kitchens which date back to 1790. Fireplaces used to prepare meals for the Bruce Family are prominent in every room. The tin tables and antique floors create the perfect atmosphere for casual all day dining and unwinding. Besides the best burgers in South Boston, the menu features Southern and Creole favorites once prepared by Darby, the original Berry Hill cook and namesake of the Tavern. Beverage service includes a full array of wines, spirits, unique beers on tap and an extensive list of craft brews. Darby's Tavern also features a billiard room, wifi jukebox and a private dining room for parties and events. Outdoor courtyard dining available in nice weather.
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“1770 built - Southern Charm”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

Great hidden, place. Good food. Very nice people. Very nice grounds.

  • Visited August 2011
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, nice people.”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Stayed at the Berry Hill hotel for a few days but ate in the tavern. The price of drinks is very reasonable and the food is cooked to order. All the staff make you feel very welcome and are very knowledgeable abut the history. Travis is an asset to the bar.
MadFrank, Southampton, England

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice, historic, quaint”
Reviewed November 11, 2009

Darby's Tavern is a good place for a beer or a glass of wine in the afternoon/evening along with some lite fare. They push their hushpuppies as a signature item and caution that they are made with jalopenos. They are good - but not exceptional. They are not "hot" so the warning was not necessary. The sweet potato waffle fries were very good.
The atmosphere is good, and as long as you are not a purist, the historic look is nice. It and the grounds are worth the visit.
Staff is very friendly and into a good joking around with the customers.

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