Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Griffin Tavern

  • Online Reservations

Griffin Tavern
Griffin Tavern

Griffin Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://griffintavern.com
  • Phone: (540) 675-3227
  • Hours of Operation: Summer Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Winter Hours 12-8pm Sunday -Thursday , Fri and Sat 12-9, pub open later with late night menu available
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, English, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Rachel Rowland
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available, Please Call 540-675-3227
  • Private Party Facilities: We are preparing to decorate our beautiful old building for the Holiday Season. We would be happy to host your private event. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Lorraine Gilb (540) 675-3227
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Saturday night,Classic Rock,Blues,Motown, Beatles 9-12

    First Friday of every month Blue Grass, Americana 8-11

    Last Friday on every month Karaoke 8-11

    Acoustic Friday nights as well
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tap takeovers by local breweries

    Beer Dinner

    St. Patty's Day party

    80's Night

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available
A word from Griffin Tavern
Griffin Tavern is a casual dining restaurant with three cozy dining rooms, a “cheers” style Pub where friends and strangers mix and mingle and a wonderful outdoor area for seasonal dining(dogs on leashes welcome outside). We also have rooms upstairs that are perfect for private dining, small functions, and business meetings. Griffin Tavern is internet friendly with FREE WiFi access. Our menu features home-style cooked meals and pub favorites using fresh ingredients and local products: Fish n’ Chips, Shepherds Pie, Great Hamburgers, Seafood and Steak specials, as well as gluten free options, affordable appetizers, salads, and a Children’s Menu. Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful Setting and Excellent Food. Menu changes often and always has delicious choices. I have rarely had the same meal twice and whatever my choice is I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If your in the general Warrenton VA area, this is a must date night destination, or a fun place to just grab a cold one and be part of a good local crowd. Food was very good for a non high-end restaurant. I had a steak dinner which was cooked perfectly, and my friend had a vegetarian kabob plate which she enjoyed very much. So, many options to choose from."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love this place so much I'm afraid too many others will find out about it and I won't be able to get a table! If you are visiting this restaurant from the DC area (or anywhere East of Marshall, VA exit on I-66, do yourself a favor and take exit #27 off I-66. Go South for about 500 feet and then immediately turn right (West) onto Crest Hill Road (State Hwy 647). Allow yourself about 45 minutes to an hour to drive this most scenic road at a leisurely pace. Some of the prettiest views East of the Skyline drive can be found on this road. (A great motorcycle ride, btw!). When you finally get to Flint Hill and dead end into US Hwy 522, turn right and Griffin Tavern will be about 500 feet on the left. (And DO drive the speed limit!)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sat outside on the extended patio at the side of the restaurant on Saturday at 1pm with another couple. Service was attentive, fish and chips excellent as well as the Polughman's plate. We come here often, friends first time and they commented on how reasonable prices were. Guiness on tap always a plus and I had the South African red also very good. Lots of parking available. I gave the food a 4 because there shrimp appetizer was not available and for people who need to focus on protein and low fat...it was the perfect and awesomely delic dish. Go and enjoy and get some vitamin D! Yes they have indoor dining as well ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Their menu is flavorful! The Bibb lettuce salad was an EXCELLENT way to start! The 14 oz NY Strip was grilled perfectly over an open flame. It was the thickest cut of NY Strip I've ever has as well! The accompanying potatoes were roasted in garlic and offered a delicious, sweet over roasted flavor. The spinach with cherry tomatoes was a great contrast and looked beautiful on the plate. The garlic risotto was also outstanding! Portions are generous!! But if you're still hungry after dinner, give their apple tart a try, it's HUGE! If you just want to satisfy your sweet tooth without a huge dessert, then the Chocolate Pots de Crème is a GREAT choice, rich and flavorful without being too rich. The service was great and prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We hosted two dear friends for a week during the Cherry Blossom Festival. As part of their visit we did a driving tour in the Shenandoah Valley. The Griffin Tavern has a bright spot of their visit. Our waitress seated us promptly, made some spot-on appetizer recommendations and kept our drinks fresh and filled. Knowing one of our party was allergic to rosemary, the chef was accommodating and sent out a special order (without the rosemary butter). The orders were delicious and very well prepared. We will certainly be back, and bringing as many friends as possible. "
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food! Amazingly friendly staff! Outstanding Service!! I love this place!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice evening, though we'd hoped to be seated in the bar area, we had a nice table in an adjacent room.. Good food and service. Great music, Robbie Limon Band. Very crowded tiny dance floor. Just fun!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were touring the Virginia wineries and decided to have brunch there. It was casual and relaxing."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "What a fun place to go! For ANY reason and the food was delicious. They are up there with the BEST and they use fresh, local ingredients!!!! The area is surrounded with wineries so its a perfect location for a great weekend. The bar, wrap-a-round porch and deck is an added bonus."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Their specials are always a fantastic surprise--lats time we were there we enjoyed spicy tofu as an appetizer."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Met an old friend and asked for quiet table for conversation - perfect; lunch menu with many choices, loved the tuna sandwich on challah, attentive service - will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "great food, served well.. they do not hurry you up, and very affordable. Go for it!"
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Delicious pub food as well as a special menu of locally grown produce. It has a lovely pub charm and friendly service, a wide porch for outside eating. A large bar with lots of seating. I have been and will continue to be a repeat diner."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "This is the second time we went to Griffin's when the Andre Fox Band was playing. The music is very romantic and my husband and I love dancing to it. This time we were early enough to sit at the bar and have dinner before the music started. We always enjoy the food and think it's a great night out when we go there. The bartenders were very friendly."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "A little surprised by the wait for our food, and that they were out of three of the items that we'd ordered, as it did not seem to be over-run, but the quality of the food was very good and Anthony, our waiter, was extremely pleasant."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "I love the Griffin Tavern! They make everyone feel at home. Food was great, music was amazing - service phenomenal (Lorraine!!)"
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Very nice, moderate price restaurant in an out-of-the way small town. "Americanized" English pub-food (shepherd's pie, fish & chips, ploughman's lunch)as well as other entrees. Presentation was good. Quality was excellent. Flavors were wonderful. Fabulous meringue pies for dessert. Wait staff seemed a bit overloaded, but were very friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful drive out to Flint Hill Virginia (we were coming from Fairfax/Chantilly... it was about a 1 hour drive). Though it took more time than going into DC for dinner, it was a much more scenic, relaxing drive. Overall, an excellent experience and a good meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Really nice place, great service. Fish and chips was awesome. Carrot cake had too many nuts, but otherwise good."
    Dined on 3/28/2013
  • "I had the Shepherds Pie,with a Boddington beer it was excellent! Wife had a plate of mussels...very good!"
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "We were looking for a new place in the counrty to try, and after a search, discovered the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, VA. It is a short drive from us, through country roads, past some historic old farms. The Tavern is a mix of country and victorian, there is a giant wrap-around porch that is used for outdoor dining in the warmer weather. As we walked in the front door, we were greeted by the hostess and the servers walking by. We sat in the main dining area, but we are going to try the bar area next time (there was lots of activity there.) Dinner was outstanding, we had some appetizers (shrimp and grits were outstanding!) The main course was excellent also, a fresh take on Irish cuisine. We are definately headed back again soon."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Brit-approved fish and chips. They are excellent! Very cool old building, too. A pub with a more-than-pub-fare menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "We were beyond description with enjoyment as we received each course, delighted with flavor on the pallet, one could only wish for! The evening was everything we could have only wished for."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Service was great! Too much food! Better to have more reasonable prices and less serving amounts. Overall a very nice experience."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "Back for a visit after a long while. A bit disappointed. Despite many open tables, very slow, inattentive service (Alice?). No mention of specials, asked twice for creamer, disappeared for ages. Fish was great but Howie burger cooked way beyond "medium-well." Fries too done - nicely browned, but nearly fried clean through. One diner asked for salad instead of fries, this incurred a $3 upcharge. Unfortunately, the bleu cheese on salad was off/inedible. Yes, should have mentioned to manager, but difficult enough to get check delivered. Overall, an average meal. Will not make the 90 min drive again to come here. Maybe if passing by during winery outing. Reliable wifi and atmosphere in old house is very quaint - earning the second star."
    Dined on 12/30/2012
  • "Chef Jason Campbell was fabulous and came out to say hello between courses. The owner was very kind and made us feel special and welcomed. Dustin the bartender was great and made our after-dining experience in the back bar fun. Elizabeth Laurence Troutman Band was playing and sounded so good! It was a beautiful and romantic evening for us both and we would highly recommend Griffin Tavern to anyone."
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "What a find! Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed dining here, and were very grateful for how accomadating the kitchen was to our dietary needs!"
    Dined on 12/1/2012
  • "Excellent food and service. Classy, well run place."
    Dined on 12/1/2012
  • "I was very disappointed with the food and the service."
    Dined on 11/10/2012
  • "we have been to the griffen about once a year for 5 years. it has been inconsistent. however, we were all 3 of us delighted with our meals and the apple bourbon drink was great. hope this is the way of the future."
    Dined on 10/26/2012
  • "The food was great. The dining atmosphere was quiet and had a country elegance. The band int he the bar area was fantastic. This is our second visit to Griffin Tavern and each time we have enjoyed it immensely. Great place for friends. Entertainment has been really, realy goos boht times. Enough room for a littel dancing too."
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "Disappointed. Had been tere three times before and enjoyed the place and food. Had not been there for over a year and what a difference. The food was poor (greasy) and the place seemed dark, dreary, and musty smelling."
    Dined on 10/7/2012
  • "I've been to Griffin Tavern a couple times for lunch and dinner. This was the first "event" I've been to featuring Octoberfest local beer pairings with food. It was one of the most delicious meals I've ever had, service was great, and people friendly. There were 4 in our party and we all couldn't have asked for more. You've got to go to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 10/2/2012
  • "We truly enjoyed our evening at Griffin Tavern!! Excellent wait staff and the food was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit!!"
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "Rapidly becoming one of our favorite dining places. Despite a drive for us of about forty-five minutes, it's well worth it - especially when the weather is as nice as it is now! Service, food, atmosphere, friendliness are way above average."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "Generally good. Waitress could use a little more training, didn't tell us the soup was served cold, and was a little too bubbly."
    Dined on 9/5/2012
  • "As always, our visit to Griffin Tavern was spectacular. For the first time, we made reservations, because we wanted to be there for the Celtic band. We were accomodated with a seat in the bar, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our server, James, was great with our kids and made sure we had everything we needed, before we needed. The food was fabulous - the kids had their standbys, my husband and I tried specials that were fantastic."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "My boyfriend and I met our friends there and had an EXCELLENT dinner. The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional! I'd highly recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "Great food and service. Worth the trip from any location. I appreciate restaurants that support local farmers!"
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "This is the second time we have visited the restaurant - it is convenient for the Castleton Festival. The restaurant and surrounding area are great for a drive in the country. We were seated in a dining area by ourselves and I feel our service suffered slightly because of that - my wife's water glass went empty twice, but a special request was responded to quickly. My wife had the Sheperd's Pie - a little salty - not made with the normal ground beef(Cottage Pie), but real ground lamb - YEAH. I had the Merlot Beef with the Nueke(sp?) sausage and asparagus which I enjoyed although my steak was Med-Well rather then the Med-Rare I ordered. In spite of the minor issues, my wife and I have no issue with visiting the Griffin again."
    Dined on 7/14/2012