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St. James Villa Restaurant

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204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
+1 260-897-2114
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07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting in the area and our host suggested St. James for our dinner. The fish was excellent. Others had the chicken. All were well pleased. The cuisine is solid midwest fare. American with a German influence. Well pleased. Fine wait staff.

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Thank James D
Kendallville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I visited here for our first wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The broasted chicken was very good and not overly greasy for being fried.My husband had their thick cut steak and it was cooked exatly how he likes it. He is very picky and will send it back multiple times if it isnt correct, but... More 

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Thank Marisa H
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is an unpolished little gem out in the middle of rural northeast Indiana and one of our favorites. The staff takes great care of us from when we arrive until when we leave with our full bellies. The bar manager has done a great job of filling out their offerings with quality beers that push the taste buds... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just out for a leisurely Saturday afternoon drive to view the fall foliage in nearby Chain-o-lakes State Park. We decided to find someplace nearby for a late afternoon lunch / early dinner. We drove into Avilla and had seen a review for this place so we decided to give it a try. When I saw... More 

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Thank Jcbfw
Avilla, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We're lucky to live just a few minutes from this reliable, cozy and friendly restaurant. Traditional menu - chicken, fish, steak, prime rib, etc. Great bar and service. If you're looking for a reasonably priced place that can always get you seated (because the place is huge!!!!) it's worth the trip. I've never had a bad experience here. They have... More 

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Thank AvillaJerry
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great place and friendly service. German potatoes with onion are great. Lots of good stuff to choose from

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Thank JQuacker
Saint Louis, Missouri
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

St. James is good but not excellent. While the service was fast and friendly on a busy Wednesday night, the food (at least mine) wasn't the best. I ordered the broiled seafood dinner and everything on my plate was way over cooked. There was flavor, but the over cooking ruined it. The frozen cocktail sauce didn't help. Everyone else at... More 

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Thank Fixyourcar
Garrett, Indiana
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

St. James is a rare find and has a fantastic menu. The noodle soup, bean soup and the sauerkraut soup are all in a world of their own. The fish and chicken is done perfectly.

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Thank John F
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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308 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on a week night. It was fairly crowded but we were seated promptly. We asked about the sweetness of the Riesling and was told it was dry. It was sweet. They had Maryland Crab Cake appetizers on special but they were not Maryland enough, more like Indiana crab cakes. My wife had broiled seafood platter and I took... More 

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Thank Ralph R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Very busy night but service was as good as expected for the crowd. Had the German dinners and the kitchen was so busy that the food probably could've been better. Pie was tasty. We will definitely try it again. It is popular for a reason!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, German
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Avilla
  • Phone Number: +1 260-897-2114

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