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James Burke House Eatery

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232 W Riverside St, Covington, VA 24426-1217
+1 540-965-0040
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with my lunch. My friend and I had a table in the window with views of their little garden and the small town of Covington. The restaurant has great atmosphere. We were there for my friend's birthday. She cannot have dairy and the restaurant was very accommodating. She said the potato salad was the best she's... More 

Thank MountainBeekeeper
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

On days that I do not feel like packing a lunch this is a good stop for me. I always enjoy my sandwiches and the ladies are always nice. It beats the socks off of going to subway for a sandwich. I visit a couple times a month, and so far I have not been let down. And it costs... More 

Thank JTruth8888
Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

food was ok staff was not very friendly It opened at 9 am, we were there for 11am. They only had lunch food no breakfast items.

Thank Donna P
Deferiet, New York
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157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This a small historical home turned into an eating place. Basically open for lunch only. 9 - 2 weeks days and 11 - 2 Saturday. The menu has about a dozen sandwich choices with everyone a winner. The have a different specials each day and the desserts are really good. The staff is very friendly and make you feel at... More 

Thank William S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, but the sandwiches are quite small. So don't go with a big appetite. The best dessert is the chocolate mint brownie. Do not choose this restaurant for a catered event as it is extremely expensive.

Thank Heather B
Covington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The building is historical and the atmosphere is relaxing. The interior is decorated in a really nice fitting way for the building. I've had most of the sandwiches and they are all very good. The potato plates are terrific and the veggie potato is my current go to.

Thank Rebecca J
Fredericksburg, Texas
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258 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

While visiting family, we ate lunch at this beautiful old home in Covington, VA. The service is friendly and the food very good. Locals love this place and everyone knows each other, chat among the tables, greet everyone. A small, friendly, place to meet and eat.

Thank Nancy H
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem, does not look like a normal place to eat, I think it is a converted house. The entrance and parking are in the back. Food was great and I had to try the desert, fabulous!

Thank Mark H
Covington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

They have a variety of sandwiches, salads, and deserts. Everything is good and fresh. They are only open for lunch and there is not a lot of parking, but worth visiting.

Thank Judy H
Pleasanton, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Had the chicken salad platter.....was nice with salad and french bread. Nice selection of sandwiches and salads.

Thank dimills

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 W Riverside St, Covington, VA 24426-1217
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-965-0040

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