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Darby's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
+1 434-517-7031
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Darby's Tavern while staying at Berry Hill Plantation for a short getaway. The atmosphere is great, and the food was excellent.

Thank KimShort81
Burlington, NC
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will feel like you are thrown back 200 years when eating in the tavern. It was the original kitchen for the mansion. Where the New Orleans trained chef prepared the family meals. Hand quarry rock floors with Hugh fireplace where the food was cooked centuries ago. Wonderful service from some of the friendliest folks you will ever meet. Absolute... More 

Thank RoadWarrior70
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was excellent and the food and drinks were very good. Not too fancy, just right. The drinks were mixed very well,

Thank Tommy C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This place is unlike most places you'll ever visit. Its allure and romance takes you back over 240 years and will have you feeling as if Paul revere could enter the rustic pub at any moment and be standing at the bar with ale in hand. The atmosphere is both charming and quite reflective of days long past. The food... More 

Thank dana m
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to unwind sitting outside enjoying the quiet or party inside with music and a boisterous crowd. Either way you will enjoy it! Katina was exceptional and we will return! No reason to drive anywhere if staying at Berry Hill Resort!

Thank Jan B
Hagerstown, Maryland
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275 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here while attending a wedding. It is a great little place much like an English pub. The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent.

Thank rmorin49
Chester, Virginia
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This whole resort has to be seen to be believed. Yes, one can go to other antebellum mansions, but Berry Hill truly has preserved the scope and grandeur of the plantation estate. The long tree lined avenue leading to the Parthenon-ispired front facade is awe inspriring. The tavern is in the antebellum kitchen and the details are amazing. With that... More 

Thank John C
Alton, Virginia
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a crowd. Service was very good. I tried the jambalaya and that was quite good. Decent sized serving. I believe all were happy with their meals and drinks.

Thank Billaban
Burke, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Katina was great. We were able to watch some of the NCAA tournament and the pool table was a great bonus.

Thank Hayesfamof4
Annapolis, MD
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Visiting Berry Hill Plantation is like taking a step back in time. Whenever I am in Halifax I like to stop by for lunch. The Tavern is warm and hospitable. I ordered the burger and it was delicious. I am a french fry snob and theirs were perfect if you like Irish or British style chips - large but crispy.

Thank sreisinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3105 River Rd, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, South Boston, VA 24592-6011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-517-7031
Darby's Tavern is located in the former Estate kitchens which date back to 1790. Fireplaces used to prepare meals for the Bruce Family are prominent in every room. The tin tables and antique floors create the perfect atmosphere for casual all day dining and unwinding.

Besides the best burgers in South Boston, the menu features Southern and Creole favorites once prepared by Darby, the original Berry Hill cook and namesake of the Tavern. Beverage service includes a full array of wines, spirits, unique beers on tap and an extensive list of craft brews.

Darby's Tavern also features a billiard room, wifi jukebox and a private dining room for parties and events. Outdoor courtyard dining available in nice weather.

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