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New River Brewing

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US$5 - US$20
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Pub, American, Bar
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time visiting here. Great lunch the first time and second time just went back for wings snack. Friendly staff, friendly environment. Dog-friendly outdoors. Always able to chat with other guests - it's that kind of place.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was an unexpected treat. It was more than a micro brewery. The good was great! We sat at the bar as it was call ahead seating otherwise. Good service at the bar! Decor was rustic and interesting.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022

This restaurant is off the main street and worth the effort to fine. We enjoyed a nice lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The food is made in-house so it does not taste everything you get at a chain. We had chicken tenders and pulled pork...BBQ with fries and chip. You should also give the Skeeter Pee a try. I had All The Berries; it was delicious with my BBQ. Based only on this our review would have been very good. What moved it to Excellent is Chris. He visited all the guests to hear about their expereince.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

Only the smaller downtown location was open. The decor is well done. Clean bathrooms. The whole town has limited hours and staffing during April. Waited 10 minutes for a very stressed and overworked hostess to inform us of a 1 1/2 hour wait at 5...pm. She was working very hard. The wait was Understandable because many of the towns restaurants, including the other location of this restaurant, were all closed. The town restaurants must be owned by the same investors as restaurant supply and availability is tightly controlled for maximum capacity at the few that stay open during the week. Apparently, a restaurant can be profitable by being open only 4 days a week in this area. A beautiful place as are all the restaurants in the area with substantial assets and investments in the buildings and decor. If staying in West Jefferson in April during the week, plan to stay home and cook or bring a snack and people watch because there is a lot of modern well designed and closed restaurants to look into the windows only … some restaurants were even holding employee meetings while closed. Don’t plan on visiting West Jefferson Monday thru Wednesday and expect anything more than candy and an ice cream cone.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022

Our party of four ate dinner here Friday, 4/8/22. Our server was very good and our food was delicious. My cousins ordered a Blackened Jerk Chicken Breast sandwich which she said, "This is the best, moist, tender chicken!". Other cousin ordered a Philly Cheese Steak...with half left over for lunch next day. My husband ordered their 1/2 lb. Hamburger and said it was good, but he did not care for the "fru fru" bun; it was not even big enough to cover the burger. I also had the Philly Cheese Steak and the meat quality was delicious; enjoyed the remaining half for lunch next day!. Each of us ordered the homemade pub chips as our one side. They ordered sweet tea and I had a Dr Pepper in a bottle. (It was not good; tasted funny). We chose to eat inside and the acoustics are not great. It was really, really loud; next time we will request a picnic table out front! Mine and hubby's meals totaled $32.10 before $6.00 tip. I would return for another Philly anytime!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

Elevated bar food with some fantastic craft beverages.Couldn’t have had a more enjoyable lunch. My “Carolina Burger” was perfectly prepared, (medium rare ), with lots of homemade chili, slaw, and onion toppings. Perfectly messy as expected, but truly enjoyable. My wife’s Philly cheesesteak was packed...with thinly sliced ribeye, outstanding. Accompany our meal(s) , we had guest that were just as impressed, with some fantastic craft beers. The small mountain town of West Jefferson has several nice dining options. We couldn’t have picked a better place to visit on a cold windy mountain weekend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021

I'm a West Jefferson local, and have eaten here a few times. If you're looking for someplace to drink some good local brews, this is a good place. If you're looking for great food, I suggest you keep looking. Tonight, the three of us went...for burgers since we haven't tried their burgers yet. The waitress ask how we wanted them cooked and we all responded "medium rare". They all turned out to be very well done. My bun disintegrated after a couple of bites. While my "pub chips" were cooked properly, the other two orders were very overcooked and some were charred at the edges. Frankly, you'll get a better burger at Burger King or McDonalds. This is an exceptionally noisy place when crowded (much like a big city bar). Contrary to what their website says, none of the help were wearing masks during this time of increased Covid cases.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2021 via mobile

I like beer and burgers and both were great here. The burger was cooked to perfection, charred on the outside, but a nice pink medium on the inside just as I ordered. The beer selection was very broad and my IPA was so good, I...got a 32oz to take with me. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

In the area for July 4th weekend and just wanted a place that offered something for everyone and this was the place. Service spot on and food was better than expected. Wings soared and cheese curds were on spot. Although we didn't have one the...burgers looked amazing...we plan to returnMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Great burgers. Good beer, friendly waitstaff. Side salad was yummy as were the fries. My husband had the cheesesteak and loved it. Nice vibe in an old warehouse.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

We visited New River Brewing on two occasions. First time as a couple, we enjoyed delicious dinners. The Greek Salad special was very tasty with moist and tender chicken. The Philly Cheesesteak was very good. Our waitress was very good too. Later we dined with...son, daughter-in-law and 2 children. The kids were thrilled with the A&W Root Beer Floats. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the setting and the service. Great food and setting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021

We chose to eat outside on the patio in front of the restaurant (we had a dog with us). Seating was comfortable and spacious with a relaxed atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and the food was very good. I had the bratwurst with peppers,...onions and kraut. My wife had the chicken and my son and his girlfriend each had a burger. I had no complaints and I heard none either. My son is the beer drinker in the group. Not sure what he ordered but he said he enjoyed it. I would come again the next time we're in West Jefferson.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

We stopped in while on vacation. Very neat dining atmosphere. My husband said his hotdog ( he actually got 2) was "the best ever". They were huge! The chicken fajita sandwich was yummy too. We would go back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

You will love NRB. The food, the service and the beer choices were outstanding! The warm pimiento cheese with chips and baguettes and the Italian Hoagie were wonderful. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Good food, Good weather for outside dining, and Good beer. I had the fish & chips. Very good. Hubby had the Brats and he said they were good. The appetizer of pick 2, we got onion petals and fried spear pickles. Both very good

Date of visit: July 2021
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New River Brewing is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4