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The Briar Patch

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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883 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2517
+1 434-946-2249
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lewes
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Considering the small size of Amherst, this is a top notch all-around restaurant. All of us liked it on the several visits we made there. Besides the excellent beef entrees, there are also seafood and vegetarian choices, all good. The beer, wine, and drinks are also good.

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Thank justgo4
Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Could not have enjoyed my meal more. It was delicious. The service was super because the waitress was good and had a friendly personality. The owner of the Amherst Inn recommended the Briar Patch and I'm so pleased he did. When we visit Amherst again next year, we will be sure to go back and have another meal at the... More 

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Thank Ramona W
EUROPE
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went there for a Christmas party last December. The food was good and the service was pretty fast considering the large crowd.

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Thank PAMID7
Sebastian, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I ordered crab cakes with creamed spinach and pasta alfredo for sides. It was all hot and delicious. Even the ice tea was excellent. Love this restaurant.

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Thank sugar105
Jacksonville, Florida
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went on a Friday night, the wait was pretty long I felt. We had the chopped steak, burger and prime rib. Everyone seemed happy and full. The mashed potatoes were great. I would go back if we returned to Amherst.

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Thank Denise F
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here while in town to go to lockn. I had the Reuben with the frizzy fried spinach. All very good and the service is good too. Very quaint restaurant. I highly recommend it

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Thank Plmims
Waynesboro, Virginia
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food here is made fresh and so good. There is such a wide selection to choose from the menu. Each time I stop here, I try something different and never have I been disappointed . The atmosphere is so relaxing and always receive great service with a smile. I only wish I lived closer to this restaurant and will... More 

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Thank chiefburch
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are split on the review... he says 4, I say 5. His lower rating is because his Monte Cristo was on rye bread and also not fried. I had the Philly style steak and cheese which was excellent! Dessert was awesome. He had Peach Cheesecake and I had the bread pudding. The bread pudding wasn't traditional,... More 

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Thank Imextracheese
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a Sunday lunch at the Briar Patch Restaurant to celebrate our visit with family (12 people in total) in Lynchburg, VA and our nephew's high school graduation. The food was delicious and all prepared on site. The wait staff was very attentive and responsive to all of our requests. The price for our meals was very reasonable given... More 

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Thank Theodore Y
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I see why this is the top rated place in Amherst. I had the chicken salad plate and hubby went for the brunch menu's french toast. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Cheryle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 883 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 434-946-2249

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