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“Always Awesome”
Review of Village Tavern

Village Tavern
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Ranked #21 of 886 Restaurants in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Kernersville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always Awesome”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We have had our company Christmas party there every year for the past 10 years. They are very accommodating to our group of 15 employees. Typically they call our office in September to arrange a reservation. When we arrive in December the are always prepared for us and give us superior service. It is a highlight of the year for many of my employees and even though we go at lunch they always let us order from the dinner menu. They charge a standard gratuity but we always add extra because they do the extra for us in order for us to have a great experience.

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Thank David H
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English first
North Carolina
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mediocre and overpriced, except at bar”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Not sure why this place is so popular, except that its been around for a while. I've been 4 or 5 times. Bar is decent and the burgers are good. Main restaurant menu is overpriced and food is mediocre. First time we went was three years ago, and the food was so salty that I had to send the risotto (!) back. Waiter and manager agreed and I got a burger. Avoided for over a year until a friend suggested it and sat at bar. See above on that. Done that a few times since and then went with friends for dinner and again found the food mediocre although not over-salted. Notting special and would have much preferred Lucky 32 or Harper's for the prices. Skip restaurant and sit in the bar for bar food if you go.

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Thank johndonaldfaflunky
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Village Tavern is a good place for a good time”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Village Tavern in Greensboro, NC is a very fun place to eat and meet friends. The menu is very broad. I had the ribs, which were delicious, fall off the bone, Carolina style. One of our group had pasta, another had a burger and one had salmon. All of the dishes were very good. The service was excellent in the main dining room. There is also a very nice lounge that had some screens for sports. This is a great spot for a spur of the moment get together, or for a planned evening out.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Al R
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Reidsville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good food and good service”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Always plenty of handicap parking. Wait usually short. Full service bar. Half-pound bergers are delicious although the insist the can not do medium rare. Fries and especially sweet potatoe fries are great. Prime rib is good but one time, it was excessively salted so I ask for no salt. Service is usually good to excellent. This is a regular destination for my wife and I.

Visited November 2012
Thank steve s
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Cape Coral, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's OK, but usual Greensboro fare”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Village Tavern is popular with the alligator-shirt and khakis crowd, but after eating there lots of times (because it's on "the list" of an extended family member and we keep getting dragged there), I've always found it edible, sometimes pretty good, but never great, and certainly overpriced for what it is. The service is hit and miss, depending. If you go for a holiday like mother's day, forget it. You'll wait and wait and wait, even with reservations, and once you're finally seated, they'll be understaffed and you'll wait and wait and wait again for a harried, frustrated waitperson to breeze by your table and grab your orders and run away. The food is never excellent, and never worth either the wait or the price. I suppose if you go for a casual lunch, after the rush on a weekday, you might have better luck. I don't want to go back, and the only way is if I'm forced to as part of a group.

Visited May 2012
Thank hollyinhawaii
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