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The Hotel Tavern

5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
+1 336-846-2121
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“crab dip” (11 reviews)
“burger” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I stopped in late Friday night for dinner..they had live music in the bar..it was standing room only..Finally got a place to sit at the bar..as I knew there was a 30 minute wait for a reservation. The half rack ribs were tasty and tender..the...More

Thank ninasmiles2006
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I hate leaving negative reviews; however I feel compelled after our poor experience today. My family travels frequently so we know what constitutes good food and good service. And unfortunately today we experienced neither. After a football game (we were the visiting team so not...More

Thank flipflop48
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good, nice atmosphere and really good service. Likely the most upscale restaurant in downtown West Jefferson, however, you can still dress casually and enjoy a good meal. During the Summer you can enjoy food and drink on Friday afternoons on the outdoor deck while listening...More

Thank senorjp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled into The Hotel Tavern after a long drive on a foggy, rainy Blue Ridge Parkway. We were promptly seated and greeted by our server, Zara. She is a find! Working her first waitressing job here since May she was knowledgeable about everything on...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel Tavern is our number one restaurant in West Jefferson. The food is always fresh and delicious. We have never had a bad dish. The Short Ribs are my favorite. The staff are very well trained and very friendly.More

Thank veggielover2
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us! We greatly value our customers' feedback! We are very glad to hear your experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, pet friendly dining venue. Our waitress Haley was excellent...the food very good and reasonably priced.More

Thank Judi N
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us! We greatly value our customers' feedback! We are very glad to hear your experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had been over three months since we went to this wonderful restaurant in downtown West Jefferson thus we made it a point to have dinner here on Saturday night.  We arrived around 6:00pm to find people waiting outside for a table.  There is a lovely outdoor...More

Thank MagyarNC
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

First, let us say thank you for taking out the time to write a review on the Hotel Tavern! We love to get feedback on the restaurant so again, thank you! We were very pleased to hear your dinner or lunch experience with us was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of six that ate lunch here. The most popular dish was the soup and salad according to several in our group. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries. The chicken was good and the fries were plentiful.More

Thank susandavisellis
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

First, let us say thank you for taking out the time to write a review on the Hotel Tavern! We love to get feedback on the restaurant so again, thank you! We were very pleased to hear your lunch experience with us was an enjoyable...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Twice I have eaten at this restaurant when they have not been accomodating. My husband and I shared the bbq pork ribs which came with fries and cole slaw and appetizer coconut shrimp. Since I don't usually eat fries I asked if I could switch...More

Thank Lu Ann B
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear your meal at the Hotel Tavern was an unpleasant one. We'd like to thank you for taking the time to review us so we may address these issues and hopefully you will give us a chance to make it...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Good lunch, very nice, helpful server. Pleasant outdoor seating, they even brought a water bowl for my dog. Would eat there again while visiting West Jefferson.More

Thank Debbi D
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us! We greatly value our customers' feedback! We are very glad to hear your experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-846-2121
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Description
The Hotel Tavern is an exciting restaurant and bar located in the historic Old Hotel in West Jefferson, North Carolina. The Old Hotel was built to service the Virginia Creeper train that ran through the town between 1915and 1977. The warm and comfortable atmosphere at The Hotel Tavern gives the guests the sense of history and community while taking casual fare, including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pasta, steaks and more, to a new level of creativity and quality. Whether enjoying a meal in one of our dining rooms, having a drink at our full service bar or celebrating great weather on our outdoor patio, we look forward to providing you a memorable experience.Our teams experience and commitment to service complements our attitude of providing a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. From a quick business lunch, a fun family meal or watching a game with a late night snack and beverage, The Hotel Tavern provides something for everyone with a moderate pricing structure. We have been voted Best Restaurant in Ashe County for two years running by the Mountain Times Best of the Best Awards.
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