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Tavern on the James

280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
+1 434-286-3500
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (14 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is about 30 minutes from Monticello and Highland. We were crunched for time, so we ordered to go. The burgers were wonderful and we would have stayed for a full meal, if we had had the time. The area looked like a quaint...More

Thank mdnMorristown_TN
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped here for a quick bite and a drink on the way to Wintergreen, in early August 2017, on a Thursday night. This place has great atmosphere and lives up to the "Tavern" name. Brick walls and a big beautiful wooden bar. We had...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This might be my last visit to the Tavern. My meal was good but my friends soup was scorched on the bottom. The waitress could have cared less. We had to wait for refills, had to wait for our check. She definitely needs to find...More

Thank JamesRiver17
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On July 5, the restaurant we were planning to eat at was closed. So, we gave Tavern on the James a try. I asked the waitress if I could order something from the dinner menu. She checked with the chef, and he was accommodating. And...More

Thank SwamiAsokananda
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were a party of 4 and everyone thought the food was very good. That cannot be said for the service. We were seated right away but it took sometime to have our drink orders taken and then additional time to order. After placing our...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We were out for the day exploring and stopped in Scottsville.. It has at least 3 choices for lunch and we picked the Tavern. We were greeted by a cheerful woman who assured us that accomodations could be made for my husbands gluten intolerance. He...More

Thank wintergreen1
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Love the outdoor patio and brick facade inside. Service is good but nothing special about the food. maybe dinner food is better? For lunch we had turkey club ( fresh turkey great), fries, macaroni and cheese, potato soup, and finished with BlackBerry cobbler. None of...More

Thank demastersd
Reviewed 6 July 2017

After spending a morning tubing on the James River our group of six decided to grab some lunch before heading back to Richmond. Based on a recommendation from the tubing company we headed over to the Tavern. As the Tavern was not crowded, we were...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to travel an hour to check this place out... After all, just the name alone sounded like it would be a good experience. Me and my preconceived ideas... anyway, they ran a 2 for 1 seafood mac and cheese special, which was our main...More

1  Thank jalyfle
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a Father's Day drive, it was pretty busy but seated promptly outside as we requested, service was great, burger and BLT very good as well along with a friendly atmosphere.

Thank CZig
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Scottsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-286-3500
  • E-mail
434-286-3500, just opened a few weeks ago, no web site yet. Should be popular.
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