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Traveler's Fine Food and Drink

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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202 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2616
+1 434-260-8263
11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped in here for a quick bite during my travels. I got the club sandwich and coleslaw with a Pepsi. The sandwich was huge and could probably be shared between two average appetites. The coleslaw was fresh and seemed to be homemade. Service was fast and friendly. The small town charm made for a great atmosphere. Outdoor seating was very... More 

Thank Matt M
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My husband and I were there recently & found out from the waiter that he's the only wait staff for lunchtime. For dinner they have others there, but having only 1 wait staff person made getting lunch a timely experience. We saw some folks leave before even getting a menu, which we almost did. Food is good, but dont be... More 

Thank dogmomof6
Stafford, Virginia
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68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Amherst is a small town with a great restaurant. The term fine food definitely applies here. Don't miss the Crab Dip appetizer. I strongly recommend this place to everyone.

Thank NFC_food_guy
Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We came into town and went here on a recommendation. Mediocre I would say. The feta dip was just ok. I ordered the spinach salad with my meal and it was supposed to have boiled eggs etc., when I asked her about the eggs she said they were cooking some and she could bring me one. Weird. They were also... More 

Thank Denise F
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Have you ever been let down by a meal? Ordered something you thought would be great only to be disappointed. That was my end result at Travelers. Stopped by on a Saturday for lunch and saw the waitress deliver this amazing looking cheese steak to the table next to me. That cheese steak looked amazing! I saw that sandwich and... More 

Thank Brian M
Joseph E, Owner at Traveler's Fine Food and Drink, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your sandwich being unsatisfactory. Thanks for your feedback, I have identified the problem. You mention in your review some disappointment in your prior visit. Please contact me to let me know the details of that visit so that I can see if there is anything I can do to address that situation. We are always... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We went to Travelers after we finished at the courthouse. Although we arrived shortly before they opened, we were able to sit down inside (it was freezing outside). The lunch menu wasn't as big as we thought it would be, but we all found something that appealed to us. Three of the group got burgers and I got a club... More 

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Lovingston, VA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Always been a favorite of ours but took some business friends for lunch and had the worst service. Everyone ordered burgers and fries and we could not get waitress to bring us ketchup. After we asked she first went to table next to us and took four orders. Then she went to Kitchen where she was for several minutes and... More 

Thank Deborah B
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124 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Years ago we were regulars at Traverl's but the quality decline and so did our visits. Gave them another chance a month or so ago and the food quality is much improved. Ribeye is my favorite. Wife has enjoyed the stuffed peppers and steak salad.. Wine selection is poor and they were out of our first 2 selections on Friday... More 

Thank safe_foodforyou
North Salt Lake, Utah
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Stopped by here with a couple of friends for lunch and found this place quite enjoyable. The service was quick, the food tasty for a small town restaurant. Parking is on the street.

Thank peterballantine
Amherst, Virginia
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Travelers has always been one of Amherst's best, if not the best. I've only been in once since the management change. Though they struggled with the unexpected crowd that night, everyone's dinner was good. New management is keeping Traveler's open seven days, which is very welcome. I will update this review at the first opportunity to visit again.

Thank Kerry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 434-260-8263
We encourage creativity in our kitchen.

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