Hunter's Head Tavern
Hunter's Head Tavern

Hunter's Head Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.huntersheadtavern.com/
  • Phone: 5405929020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open seven days a week.
    Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Brunch), 2:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. regular menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Ayrshire Farm
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

  • Private Party Facilities: Hunter’s Head Tavern welcomes your private party reservations for 10 to 35 people. If interested, contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020.
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager 5405929020
  • Entertainment: Dogs (and cats) are welcome to dine with you on the patio. For your convenience a Furry Foodie™ Dinner maybe ordered off the menu for your pet.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: just west of the Citgo Station
  • Public Transit: We are located on the north side of Route 50.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.
A word from Hunter's Head Tavern
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. From our famous burgers, to roasted chickens, to veal and pork chops, Hunter's Head Tavern provides a unique opportunity for customers to dine with confidence. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices. Five different dining rooms and extensive outdoor seating during the warm seasons provide a dynamic dining experience whether you are looking for a family-friendly, romantic or cozy neighborhood environment. Pets are also welcome to dine on the patio.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Hunter's Head Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (89)neighborhood gem (66)great for lunch (62)great for brunch (44)fit for foodies (41)special occasion (40)romantic (34)kid-friendly (33)good for groups (30)scenic view (12)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • PERFECT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I treated my husband and best friend (a British ex-pat, no less) to Hunters Head for their birthdays. My best friend RAVED at the menu and taste of home! The food is fresh, authentic and beyond delicious! I only wish I lived closer, but Upperville is within reach and a beautiful drive to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    healthypickyeater
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    took my mom here on a whim and as always they delivered
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DJCQ
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Authentic British pub. Good pub fare, variety of beer in Imperial pint glasses!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry - this is a no go
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outside seating is not part of the reservation system - thus my table was at the entrance to the kitchen despite the fact that about 18 seats were open on the outside patio. So, my wife and I had dinner with lots of traffic with servers carrying dirty dishes and kitchen noise overshadowing the meal. The food was good - but nothing to remember. Wine was flat (or stale).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been regular customers for several years and we love the charm and ambience every time we come back. Hunter's Head gives you the intimacy of a pub with great food and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Organic & non GMO delicious!
    shadowood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    One of our favorite places to dine. Consistently good food, drink and service. WE love to take our visitors there. Winter has fireside seating. Summer has outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place
    USNDOC8404
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Well, I really liked that I could make a reservation online and received a confirmation. My first impression was not good, the parking is a nightmare. Early arrivals parked crooked and left no space for others making the already small parking lot hold even less. I was a little early so I waited for someone to leave as there was no other clear place to park. I expected this place to be crowded as it was a Saturday. We sat outside (seating is "first come") and informed the waitress we were waiting on other people for our reservation. They were very accommodating, our waitress was very attentive and quick. The weather cooperated so we stayed outside. The food was not great, Shepard's Pie isn't complicated but it was bland. Overall very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not always worth the $$$
    JAVA
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been going to Hunter's Head for lunch 2-3 times a month for the past 2 years. It is pricey ($15 hamburger), but the food has always been good. Went for dinner for the first time this past weekend and it was disappointing. It was $150 for three of us for dinner, each getting a beer with dinner and splitting one appetizer. Fried Chicken was really dry and the biscuits were so dense that you could not bite into. Short ribs were not cooked long enough, tough and rubbery. We left more than half of our food behind.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, atmosphere, but
    joey
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had the rainbow trout, which may have been the best tasting I ever had. My date had the fried chicken, which was more than enough to eat. We had dinner outside. The garden view was most pleasant. But, when I went to order, there appeared eight people ahead of me. The person taking the food order would make us wait while she filled the drink orders when there was a bartender right next to her. My date had to wait alone at a table while I stood in line waiting to order. I had already taken drinks to our table so we could review the menu with drinks. The person taking the food orders should not be taking time to fill drink orders. There were four or five behind me. Otherwise the service was good. I would love to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pet Friendly
    Bornt
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love that people can bring their dogs and sit on the patio. Excellent staff. A great place to just chill out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer Sunday Lunch in the Garden
    Annetastes
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always a favorite - and a place we LOVE to share with visiting friends and family. Once again it was a big hit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Venue
    preacher43
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The outdoor tables with umbrellas provide a pleasant eating and talking atmosphere. Staff were gracious and service was good. We had a happy Sunday brunch, even though orders have to be placed at an inside window rather than from the table. The entire place feels old in a good way, but bathrooms are not adequate for crowds and were rather trashed up even when we arrived at noon on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • none
    none
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Previous experiences, the food was great. Not so this visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the staff & high quality meals
    SusiB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We count this among our favorite restaurants in Virginia and DC. The Hunter's Head Tavern is a true gem in terms of an overall enjoyable dining experience! We have brought countless friends and family members to dine here and everyone of them enjoyed the charm and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Dining
    luv2bout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to go to for causal dining. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely outdoor dining for fair weather days and cozy indoor dining for the cold seasons. Great for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our family met in one of Hunter's Head Tavern's large meeting rooms to celebrate Dad's 80th birthday. What a memorable evening for all of us--delicious food, outstanding service, great atmosphere for our special occasion. Whether it's dinner for 2 or a family celebration, Hunter's Head Tavern is a perfect choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat Place
    FishVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Definately a place we will come back to again. Lovely, quaint pub atmosphere and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great English-style pub in Virginia
    wmsedgar
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great stop for lunch or dinner. We loved dining outside. Food was very good for price. Casual and relaxed. Wonderful stop in a beautiful village.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonW
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Historic scene for dining - I liked the order first, then take a seat
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pub
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hunter's Head Tavern is as close to an authentic English Pub as one can get without crossing the Atlantic. We eat there about every six weeks on average and are never disappointed. Excellent dishes, with fresh ingredients locally supplied; a wide variety of beverage choices and excellent service -at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food, Classic Ambience
    Suares23
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Hunter's Head Tavern is the restaurant owned by Ayrshire Farm, a magnificent enterprise devoted to the raising of heritage livestock. One will simply not find better or more "natural" food than one finds here. It is not possible to describe the difference between agribusiness meats and Ayrshire Farm's offerings. If you find yourself within 50 miles of Hunter's Head Tavern, make a reservation and treat yourself to a truly wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Farm to Fork Place
    LovetheIslandsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food just taste really fresh here, nothing too exotic, great basic lunch dishes. Outstanding desserts!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Time
    Septic
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my first time eating here and overall things went well. Food delicious and a wide selection. After sitting down our waiter introduced himself and brought us our bread. The food did not take very long to come out of the kitchen and was correct and hot. Staff was attentive and did not let the drinks go empty. Atmosphere nice; you were able to eat either outside or inside and they even allowed dogs if eating outside. Plenty of parking. The selection of beers and ales was not very good. Only one ale from England, the rest were from the States and there were no real cask ales, something you would expect to find at a place like this. Overall a good experience and would definitely go back for another lunch/dinner there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • British pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Old British pub, don't let the order from the bar fool u, great service and great food. Would go back anytime!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like Ireland
    MEB1VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Best Strongbow on tap in the tristate area with burgers that mean business. Dining on their patio is amazing. I love this place. Locally grown and raised food in a wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colonial style pub/restaurant
    Keyrock
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, beautiful setting. The only problem was that I needed a fly swatter inside the restaurant. Hopefully an isolated incident. But, would still recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite escape!
    perfectplaces
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I love the hunters head, and the beautiful scenery of the middleburg area--makes you feel like you've stepped back in time! Sky Meadows park is 10 minutes away; perfect place to build up an appetite for bangers and mash!! Always wonderful food, and service, super cool cocktails, and who knows you might walk right into a group of reenacting singing soldiers!! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yy favorite restaurant ever.
    butters
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Perfect food in a perfect settin. Hunters Head is the best place for bringing out of town guests to experience life in horse country.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Hunters Head
    stuckon66
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I recently took my best friend to HH for brunch. She enjoyed it as much as I do and we plan to come again with the rest of her family which includes two teens. the brunch ws delicious, the food up to customary standard. The server was efficient and friendly and the rest of the staff polite and welcoming. I bring all my visitors and friends to the tavern for that very reeason...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had an excellent dinner on the patio. Great service and the food was delicious, as always. Our party had onion rings for an appetizer and they were hot and crispy - very good. We had the chicken pot pie, which is a favorite, macaroni and cheese which is always good and the kids love it, and fish and chips which were excellent. Their homemade limeade and lemonade were delicious! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hunter's Head Tavern - Great Find
    SandyB
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Hunter's Head Tavern in Upperville, VA. Tucked away in the middle of Virginia's wine and horse country, the authentic British tavern was a perfect choice. The building was built around 1750 and the original log cabin, walls, fireplace and mantels created a wonderfully historic atmosphere. The food was delicious, as were the desserts, and were a perfect way to end the meal. I highly recommend this establishment!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelinTractor
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Always great food, everything is locally sourced from the organic farms. Food is always fresh! Hard to go wrong, I have about 12 favorite dishes... Try the Mac and cheese or bubbles n squeaks, the arty dip, pot pie..... You get the point its all good!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Afternoon @ Hunter's Head
    BeeBop
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Sunday was my third visit to Hunter's Head and just as enjoyable as the past two visits. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and professional. I looked forward to a return to Hunter's Head Tavern.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive Pub Fare
    VAReyss
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The place has a nice atmosphere and ordering is a bit confusing because no one eplained that we needed to order at the bar and wait for food to be served. Waitress was attentive. However, $16 for a small Shepherds pie is a bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice ambiance but food just fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    food at our table: Whole Wheat Asparagus-Mushroom Crêpes w/Pub Greens Salad and Vegetarian Quiche w/ Pub Greens Salad. The Quiche and crepes were good, nothing remarkable, just what they should be. But the salads, a total waste of effort and ingredients. The greens, fresh and plentiful, were ruined by a sweet and and over potent dressing. The desert, Angel food cake with fresh berries and strawberries sorbet was very good. The sorbet was actually remarkable. Probably a three star rating would have been appropriate also, if not for the fact that with all the information available today, plentiful and instantaneous, there is no excuse for messing up a dressing. Ambiance, location, decor, excellent. Service, very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion must
    hodge
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    everything about hunter's head is outstanding. the welcome, the extensive menu, the service, excellent cuisine....I'd go just for the bread. how DO they prepare all that array of food in such a small but charming setting?! Even the drive to get there is serene and relaxing. we are regulars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Familygathering
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had been planning for months to come back to Hunter's on a special occassion with our entire family because of the excellent experience we had had before. We selected a room upstairs for the old English ambiance and food. We had an outstanding experience with excellent service to complement our special occassion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Second time on a Sunday morning. Brought some city friends out to the country for a relaxing brunch. Guys had steak and eggs, ladies had a salad and a salmon/cream cheese, w/bagel platter... all were delicious! On tap beers and variety of local and international wines and dessert (with expresso) was the perfect ending. Staff was attentive but not hovering. You can stay as long as you want to. Will definitely be going back. (there is hiking in a National Park 15 minutes down the road or Middleburg in 10 minutes the other direction.)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group dinner
    oldies
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I always enjoy Hunter's Head -- the food is good the ambiance is charming. The staff was very nice and quite accommodating However, I sent my hamburger back because it was overcooked, way overcooked. And, since I was the last one served at the three of the tables that our group occupied, I was still eating when others were mingling. They put a brand new waitress in with out group of about 20 people. She was nice and did her best to take care of us but she didn't seem to know much about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeachBrew2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The Peach Beer is the best I've ever had. Their salads are very good. Winter or summer this tavern has a lot of ambiance and really good food. The drive to Uppervile is part of the experience as the scenery is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic