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Darby's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
+1 434-517-7031
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is unlike most places you'll ever visit. Its allure and romance takes you back over 240 years and will have you feeling as if Paul revere could enter the rustic pub at any moment and be standing at the bar with ale in hand. The atmosphere is both charming and quite reflective of days long past. The food... More 

Thank dana m
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to unwind sitting outside enjoying the quiet or party inside with music and a boisterous crowd. Either way you will enjoy it! Katina was exceptional and we will return! No reason to drive anywhere if staying at Berry Hill Resort!

Thank Jan B
Hagerstown, Maryland
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275 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch here while attending a wedding. It is a great little place much like an English pub. The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent.

Thank rmorin49
Chester, Virginia
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole resort has to be seen to be believed. Yes, one can go to other antebellum mansions, but Berry Hill truly has preserved the scope and grandeur of the plantation estate. The long tree lined avenue leading to the Parthenon-ispired front facade is awe inspriring. The tavern is in the antebellum kitchen and the details are amazing. With that... More 

Thank John C
Alton, Virginia
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a crowd. Service was very good. I tried the jambalaya and that was quite good. Decent sized serving. I believe all were happy with their meals and drinks.

Thank Billaban
Burke, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Katina was great. We were able to watch some of the NCAA tournament and the pool table was a great bonus.

Thank Hayesfamof4
Annapolis, MD
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting Berry Hill Plantation is like taking a step back in time. Whenever I am in Halifax I like to stop by for lunch. The Tavern is warm and hospitable. I ordered the burger and it was delicious. I am a french fry snob and theirs were perfect if you like Irish or British style chips - large but crispy.

Thank sreisinger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Staying at the Blueberry Hill Resort where the restaurant is located. Very good food and atmosphere in a building that was the old kitchen for the Plantation. Waitstaff is great, personable.

Thank taj931
Bill K, General Manager at Darby's Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and glad to know that you enjoyed Darby's Tavern. We appreciate the positive feedback on the food and service Kind Regards, Bill K More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday special of fried chicken. We were told it was the "best" around??? Bojangles is BETTER! Ckn arrived cold, sent it back, returned exact same plates minus one of 2 pieces of chicken from each plate STILL COLD TO THE TOUCH!! I seriously think they buy Banquet frozen fried ckn and reheat in oven. If it had been... More 

Thank Robin B
Bill K, General Manager at Darby's Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your meal. It is important to us that you leave happy. Please consider returning as my guest so that we can help make your next experience memorable and delicious. Kind Regards, Bill K More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food and service was great they also have a juke box Tv"s to watch sports and a pool table You have to come and enjoy a different kind of atmosphere.

Thank 0408vanessa
Bill K, General Manager at Darby's Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Darby's. Please return again soon. Kind Regards, Bill K More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-517-7031
Darby's Tavern is located in the former Estate kitchens which date back to 1790. Fireplaces used to prepare meals for the Bruce Family are prominent in every room. The tin tables and antique floors create the perfect atmosphere for casual all day dining and unwinding.

Besides the best burgers in South Boston, the menu features Southern and Creole favorites once prepared by Darby, the original Berry Hill cook and namesake of the Tavern. Beverage service includes a full array of wines, spirits, unique beers on tap and an extensive list of craft brews.

Darby's Tavern also features a billiard room, wifi jukebox and a private dining room for parties and events. Outdoor courtyard dining available in nice weather.

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