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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“salmon” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just order it. Order it now. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Order it then make sure you share your experience with others, cuz YUM!!

Thank LaLasEpicAdventures
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautifully two story brick building on the corner of Rt. 6 & Rt. 20, in the sleepy little town of Scottsville, that is opened 7 days a week! I believe someone said that the building was from the 1930s era and before becoming a restaurant...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Visiting my son and his family for Thanksgiving and I like to take them to dinner one night. My son suggested Tavern on the James. Now, we are three adults and 6 children ranging from 6 through 20. I think our waitress was shocked to...More

Thank evieleigh0617
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great location and staff, however do not get the nachos. The white chili was tasteless and so watery that all the chips were soggy. I asked for extra cheddar cheese, but couldn’t find any on the plate. I left and did not eat them. The...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, poor service can ruin what could have been a great meal. Having been there before, we knew the food is good, and they have bar, dinning room and patio seating and some great servers. If your fortunate enough to get "Stephanie" as we had...More

Thank Waldowanders
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

First visit was on Halloween. What fun!! Servers in costume, ours was a scarecrow. Little kids treat or treating on the street outside. Almost surreal. Beer choice was awesome, cold, and delicious. They even had gluten free beer for my sister. Second visit, sat outside...More

Thank ZivaIrene
Reviewed 29 October 2017

we had not been here in a while but found ourselves in Scottsville, so we gave it another try. Always love the location and the atmosphere of the building. A very nice, dog-friendly outdoor seating area and the service was fast friendly and efficient. The...More

Thank c c
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Last Saturday, we had a very pleasant lunch at the Tavern on the James. Our two small dogs were with us, so I called ahead to see if it would be possible to have them along as we dined on the deck. The friendly staff...More

1  Thank Grace K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Found this restaurant by chance while passing through Scottsville, and glad we did. The restaurant has a nice, old style tavern atmosphere and very good food. Our waitress was attentive and helpful in the menu selections. As a previous reviewer said, the salmon was delicious....More

Thank Briscoe1960MNC
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance and great food. The salmon with mango salsa is to die for and so is everything else on the menu.

Thank Monique D
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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