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Rain Restaurant & Bar

283 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2903
+1 276-739-2331
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
283 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of 7 went for dinner at Rain. It was a great choice because too many others are casual and quick food (burgers, sandwiches) but Rain offered many great entrees for a full dinner. We had steak, chicken, fish, crab - and all were very...More

Thank T R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular and crowded place on the weekend. But the staff managed very well, and we did not have to wait overlong for our food. We sat outside on the front terrace, which was very pleasant despite some traffic noise. The interior...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Rain after reading TripAdvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The entire menu sounded amazing and what we ordered didn't disappoint. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is great.

Thank sfrank15
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating the sale of our house and our freedom to travel. I had purposely booked a hotel in Abington so that we could have our celebration at the Rain restaurant. I had done my research and all the reviews were over the top...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Have eaten here several times while traveling for business. The waiters are always knowledgeable and helpful. The bar has great specialty cocktails. But go for the food! Stand outs for me were Ahi tuna, great filet, and my favorite-Crabcakes! These are exceptional! Some of the...More

Thank Mary Frances E
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t understand why this is not rated #1 in Abingdon. Every time I eat here, I leave with the feeling that it’s the best restaurant in the area. My only complaint has always been about the noise level inside. Sitting outside is delightful. Food...More

Thank CardManTn
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Arrived late in Abingdon and was referred by locals on the Rain Restaurant. There were a few tables still full and the bar was busy. I asked about the kitchen still being open and was informed "sure". The wedge salad I ordered came in 4...More

Thank SPETERS5900
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My wife enjoyed a very nice dinner at Rain while on a mid-week getaway in August. The atmosphere is very nice, the crowd noise is acceptable and the food was great! The restaurant is located on the main drag in Abingdon and is an easy...More

Thank Gregory J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We made a reservation and was on time-- NO Wait, seated immediately. Then all went South! Our server ask us if we were local; and I said no. The Two Tables next to ours received their MEALS before we (4) ever got our Salad /...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited Rain after the main dining room closed so they only had the bar menu. Believe me, that didn't stop us from having a wonderful dinner. Lucky for us, they had a breaded trout sandwich. My wife and I split the sandwich and it...More

Thank Quintin T
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28 July 2018|
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Response from Kenneth M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing a children’s menu, but a quick call should be able to clear up any doubt. My apologies for not remembering.
15 July 2018|
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Response from LTIALW | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant can make it work. The service and food are excellent.
8 October 2016|
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Response from Hokie67 | Reviewed this property |
If you're going during the pre-show (at the Barter) time on a Friday or Saturday night, then you should make a reservation. otherwise, you should be OK.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-739-2331
Beautiful building with outdoor patio, very unique art/decor with a beautiful open bar and lounge area.
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