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The Hotel Tavern

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American, Bar
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5 W Main St, West Jefferson, NC 28694-9121
+1 336-846-2121
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Huntington, West Virginia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in an rehabbed downtown hotel, this restaurant and tavern are classic and classic. Great service and food done well. The environment enhances the food.

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Thank Allyson S
Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Supper for two, in the quiet side of the tavern. One glass of wine, two dinner specials. Special one: grilled salmon with bulk cooked nothing special rice, and bulk cooked and held snap peas and green beans. Special two: tuna with sugar glaze, plus same rice and same bulk cooked and held snap peas and green beans. The peas and... More 

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Thank Ron180
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I came here last Friday for a date night dinner. Had the crab dip appetizer (great) and a couple of burgers. Burgers were great, juicy and hot. Soft brioche buns, fries just right. Owner came out and greeted us. Asked if we were first-timers. When we told her no, but it had been a while, she got us... More 

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Thank HatterasDad
Deep Gap, North Carolina
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Returned to this lovely place after an absence of almost a year, and was delighted to find the food was better than ever. My California Salad was perfect, and Pinot Grigio was pleasant, and well priced at $6.00. My husband's Tavern Burger was a tad overdone, but still good, and sweet potato fries were excellent. Our server, Micha, was helpful,... More 

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Thank ANNE B
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this review

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 one. We pride ourselves on a clean restaurant that is run professionally all while serving... More 

West Jefferson, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

In summer it is pleasant to sit outside under an umbrella and watch the world go by while eating a tasty sandwich.

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Thank 111Lesley
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us! We greatly appreciate any feedback we receive! Next time you're in make sure you say hello to one the owners! Sincerely, The Owners of The Hotel Tavern More 

West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every time we've dined here, it's been amazing! Staff is beyond friendly, even the owners will stop and chat with you before, during and after your meal. Highly recommend!

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Thank jaysonh5
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us! We truly value all of our customers' feedback! We are so pleased to hear your experience at the Hotel Tavern was a pleasant one. It is our goal to make every experience here at the Tavern something to "write home about", from our food to the... More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A very busy place but the wait was well worth it. Many items to choose on the menu, but anything you choose will be a good choice. The patrons working there are very nice and helpful. The small town atmosphere is refreshing.

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Thank Sherrie C
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this review

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 experience with us was an enjoyable one. We pride ourselves on a clean restaurant that is run professionally all while serving quality... More 

Zebulon, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Clam chowder, ahi tuna appetizer and loaded cheese fries were all delicious. The atmosphere is lovely, cozy and comfortable. The staff is friendly and welcoming and know how to make you feel like you are with friends, even on your first visit. Recommend this great spot for good food and kind attentive staff. Enjoy!

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1 Thank gingerb99
TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Hotel Tavern, responded to this review

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 at the Tavern something to "write home about", from our food to the waitstaff. Make... More 

North Carolina
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298 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ate here first time in Dec. 2015 for lunch. Party of four and the restaurant was not really busy, yet they were already out of the soup my husband requested. Appetizers were good and hot. My husband's burger was average; mine was too dry. Our two guest's meals were fine. Manager/Owner stopped by our table and was friendly. The... More 

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Thank luvsf
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the short rib sandwich and burger. Fries were crispy and hot. Service is always good. Have been there on weekends for entertainment... love the linen napkins and real plates even for lunch...

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1 Thank George B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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