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St. James Villa Restaurant

204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
+1 260-897-2114
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“roasted chicken” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch during a day trip. Both my wife and her friend have been here before but first time for me. Must say I completely enjoyed the lunch and can only say that we will be stopping again when in the area. Service and...More

Thank hoboat62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar area is very tight for dinner. But the chicken is very good. Plus everyone was so friendly. Plenty of parking .

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family has dined here since the 1950s. The Freeman Family has owned it since then. Our choice for dinner this time was 5 oz filets with 6 oz lobster tail. Sides were hash browns with onions and sauteed spinach with bacon. Service very good....More

Thank DK B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had lunch with a friend in town at the St. James and enjoyed their fish. It wasn't something I would make a special trip for, but it was tasty .

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We took our son and daughter in law out for their anniversary. The food was good.. as was the service.. It had such raves that we had to try it.. It was ok.... nothing special, but a bit expensive.

Thank sharonsR3309TP
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Avilla, Indiana is a town of 2000 population, not really close to anything. And the St. James, a family-owned establishment, is billed as the oldest operating restaurant in northern Indiana! Probably dating from when this was the St. James Hotel. No lodging now, only a...More

Thank bellerophon4
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The St. James has great family atmosphere. Hearty home cooked meals, great soups. My favorite is the sour croute soup on Thursdays for lunch. Always great fish on Fridays. Over the last 3 years they have really upped their game on the extensive craft beer...More

Thank ChadVail
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This has always been a great place to eat. Friendly service, family oriented. Can go casual or as a more fancy event. Really good food and prices are reasonable for the quality.

Thank thubl01
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place years ago was the greatest thing around the area unfortunately it seems now that the original founding family members have pasted it's been turned into a race to see how many family members this place can support while making the cuisine as cheap...More

Thank ryurati
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoy this old Avilla landmark famous for food and family gatherings. Try the fried chicken and broasted potatoes, vegetables or any of the homemade soups. Avoid the cod which was served as chewy fish sticks with tartar sauce. Drinks are made to order at the...More

Thank Gatorartlady
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13 August 2015|
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Response from Kirk H | Reviewed this property |
Agree - there are a couple lakes nearby but no ocean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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