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Jimmy's on the James

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$$ - $$$
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610 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1306
+1 434-845-1116
11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We meandered down the hill from the bridal shop because it looked close by and boy are we ever glad we did! Lynchburg is lucky to have this place! We ordered the tuna and a bottle of wine and settled in scanning the menu. Two salmons a jambalaya and a lamb meatloaf latter and we were all saying how great... More 

Thank Pattie S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 10 after LU Graduation Ceremony and looking for somewhere to celebrate with family. Jimmy's on the James offered a great atmosphere. We were at a table across an open wall to the historic downtown street. The weather was perfect. The area was not noisy and we were able to enjoy conversations without having to yell... More 

Thank Tina Y
Lynchburg, VA
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally checked out a restaurant for WSET ABC's Restaurant Week and had the most wonderful time ever! In my opinion, Jimmy's on the James is the best restaurant in Lynchburg especially for $25 per person and with free entertainment from the inimitable Renée Ruth on grand piano! I took two of my closest acquaintances and we tried almost everything... More 

Thank Lee N
Severna Park, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Service was terrible. It took 15 minutes to get one cocktail and it was wrong. Over an hour for dinner. Jambalaya was cold, fries were not cooked, green beans were cold. One of the worst dining experiences we have had.

Thank ETLG
Concord, Virginia
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went here for our anniversary and it was fabulous. We were in the garage area where the roll up doors are that is wonderful for summer visits but a little on the cool side in December. However, the food was wonderful and our server was very attentive. We thought the prices were reasonable for this type of fine dining.... More 

Thank Emily1950
Central Va
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Jimmy's voice is like butter. The food is fantastic. I always have a 5-star experience at this restaurant.

Thank SkeetsHoo
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It had been years since I've been on a trip with just galfriends...headed on down to Lynchburg to visit a friends that have been transferred there recently, and our last night of which the weather had hit record low temps with plenty of snow which doesn't happen too too much in Lynchburg. Plenty of closings, but not at Jimmy's on... More 

Thank barbaraaiken2017
Prince Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were hoping to catch Jimmy's piano playing and singing, but unfortunately he wasn't there the night we ate dinner there. The food was not to my taste, shrimp, corn, etc. It just wasn't that great. My husband had the creole, and he didn't really like his food either. Our friends had three appetizers for dinner and they seemed satisfied... More 

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Robert R, Owner at Jimmy's on the James, responded to this review

I am so very sorry that your dinners were not up to your expectations or our standards. We have a new fall menu which has been a hit, we would love it if you would kindly give us another chance. The Creole is on the fall menu and has been revamped, I'm sure your husband will enjoy the new preparation.... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting our daughter over the weekend in Lynchburg we went to Jimmy on the James for dinner. Everything was incredible! Lynwood's Baby Cakes and the Bruschetta were both great starters and our entrees we're outstanding! Great job by Bob and his team and we look forward to our next visit to Lynchburg and to Jimmy on the James!!

Thank danielw359
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food wonderful ambiance exceptional service highly recommend this gem!! Alaskan cod and filet mignon with grilled Brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes yum! Lemon cheesecake the best! Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1306
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-845-1116
Pull up a chair, take a taste, and join the fun. A modern day speakeasy focused on personal service, live music, and delectable cuisine set in a socially inviting atmosphere.

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