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“Good if you don't mind the wait”
Review of The Tavern

The Tavern
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Tavern is an exciting restaurant and bar located in West Jefferson, NC. The warm and comfortable atmosphere at The Tavern gives the guests a sense of 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 Tavern provides something for everyone with a moderate pricing structure. We have enjoyed winning many awards including Small Business of the Year for Ashe County.
Reviewed 29 December 2021

The proper name is now The Tavern (drop the hotel) as they have moved out of the old hotel. The food and service are good, but unless you're prepared to wait 30-45 minutes to be seated, you ought to try elsewhere. This is one of the few downtown restaurants with parking and attracts a lot of tourists. We are locals and used to be regulars here, but since the Covid problem waits are simply too long. It's not clear to us why the waits are that long while you can see empty tables and booths inside.

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Floyd S
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Robert G, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022

Lewis, thanks for the review and we depend on our Ashe county friends. To the question of why the wait ,when there are open booths and table. It depends on two things wait staffing and kitchen staffing. If either one of those are short, then we have to be careful seating because the level of serve will be slow and not prompt. Our experience has been if we seat early then one’s experience is less than good.

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Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

I love this place and eat here often. Best burgers ever! Best homemade chips with ranch dip ever! Nice tap beer selection and good wine selections. Be sure to check out “Wine Down Wednesday” for great discounts on wine by glass and bottle. They will cork and you can take it out if you don’t finish it. Great service at bar and table.

Date of visit: December 2021
Thank cathymax1956
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Robert G, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022

Cathy we really appreciate your review. 5 bubbles are what we shoot for. It is customers like you that drive us to excell. Thanks.

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Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

Wife & I had dinner here on a Friday evening. They were super busy, but we found a place at the bar and ate there. I had a superb ribeye steak and a local beer. Wife had a thick juicy pork chop and a tasty Bloody Mary. Food was delicious and served within minutes of ordering. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: December 2021
1  Thank Z2591ZSmiked
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

We were visiting from out of town for a show at the civic center. Typically when there's a long wait at a restaurant and we ask to sit at the bar, we have to awkwardly ask other guests if seats next to them are taken. Not here. When we asked about bar seating (after learning the wait for a table was an hour and a half) the host immediately went to check, and then escorted us to two seats together at the bar. The attention to service was great throughout, and we were pleasantly surprised when one of the owners came by to ask about our experience. Coming from another touristy town in NC, this was a delightful and refreshing experience.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Thank Lucy L
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Reviewed 11 October 2021

Our party of four went there on a busy Saturday night. Everyone loved the items they got and the desserts were crazy good. The homemade chips were impossible to stop eating and my burger was made to perfection. The staff was top notch and that is the only place I would visit when I go back to west jefferson to eat.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Thank kenneth b
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TheHotelTavern, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2021

Wow Kenneth, Thanks so much for 5 bubble review. I will share your comments with the staff. We look forward to serving you again.

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