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“Expecting Paul Revere to Enter At Any Time - Colonial Pub-style Dining”
Review of Darby's Tavern

Darby's Tavern
Ranked #4 of 53 Restaurants in South Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed April 21, 2017

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 is affordable and lends itself to a more casual palette. The pub burger, ribeye and meatloaf are your best choices. Its closeness and easy steps from the Berry resort make it the perfect place to dine and have a drink. Very casual and rustic - we love the feel here. Its very far from the real world ( almost 30 miles ) from life, but well worth it in its privacy and beautiful surroundings.

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Thank dana m
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 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
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 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
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

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 backdrop, we were primed for a great dining experience. Unfortunately the server was overwhelmed - the length of the building she was covering was daunting.
That led to some odd waits for items - 35+ minutes for two glasses of wine?
As for the food, the fried pickle app is tremendous, as is the artichoke dip, the burgers are very good and the sesame crusted Salmon is excellent (though the rice is buried under too much of the 'stir fry sauce'.)
Bottom line, if you are travelling from NE - DC and north - to SE - Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte & beyond, then try to detour to this place.
Though our server was overwhelmed for a bit, we noticed more staff helping her after a while. If they had kicked in 45 minutes earlier, this would have been a fvie review.

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Thank John C
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

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.

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Thank Billaban
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