Red Fox Inn
Red Fox Inn

Red Fox Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redfox.com/
  • Phone: 5406876301x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30am (Not available for online reservations) Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm , Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Engle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Red Fox Inn offers off-site catering to locations throughout Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Please contact our Events Department for menus and pricing.
  • Entertainment: Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace
  • Special Events: Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups large or small for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions. The Inn is a prime location for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable dinner parties. Whatever the occasion, our Events Team will customize our property to best suit your needs; from custom linens and place settings to elegant floral arrangements and pole-tents, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking for restaurant guests is available in our private gravel lot off of Madison Street located behind the Red Fox Inn. Street parking is available at town meters 9:00 am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday and is free after 5:00pm and all day on Sunday.
A word from Red Fox Inn
Established in 1728, our historic tavern welcomes Middleburg locals and travelers alike to enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual lunches and intimate candlelight dinners in the traditional Virginia style. Oak tables, handcrafted furnishings, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn ceiling beams and thick fieldstone walls create an intimate dining atmosphere any time of day. Our culinary team creates seasonal menus using ingredients indigenous to both Virginia and the South prepared with the time honored cooking techniques of smoking, braising, and roasting. The Tavern’s home-style dishes are simple yet genuine and feature many local ingredients sourced from area farms. The wine list boasts a diverse selection of domestic and imported vintages and show¬cases many wines from Virginia vineyards while the beer list features a rotating selection of craft beers by the bottle. Join us today for a bowl of our famous Virginia Peanut Soup, Southern Fried Chicken, or our signature Crab Cakes!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Red Fox Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)romantic (74)neighborhood gem (65)great for lunch (55)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (43)great for brunch (41)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (23)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent Brunch!
    John
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food and great service. We go there as often as we can.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I love the Red Fox. Great atmosphere, food is fantastic and you don't leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were looking for an exceptional place to take our west coast niece to experience a piece of Virginia history. How better could it be than to have a meal in an inn that has operated in the same location since 1728. From the moment we walked through the door we were well taken care of by the staff. The service was well above the norm and the food was exceptional while the pricing was as one would expect for a good lunch anywhere. I would recommend the Red Fox Inn to anyone without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice!
    SurferVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service and meal. From start to finish, the meal couldn't have been any better. Nice atmosphere, excellent service, good food and drink. The crab and artichoke dip was a meal unto itself. Every food selection was superb. Will definitely go back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kcjz
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Enjoyed my meal which was good, but not great. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, excellent service.
    Happycustomer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great experience at the Red Fox Inn. The food was prompt and delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but too loud
    ATLJF
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to the Red Fox Inn to celebrate our anniversary and we were not able to converse because the noise level was so amazingly high. The food was great and our waitress was wonderful but we were very disappointed that we were not able to talk because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint and delicious
    YellowpurseVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had shrimp and grits and it was wonderful. The others had salads which they enjoyed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Fox Inn Always Great
    cigarmacVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had another opportunity to have lunch with friends recently in Middleburg at the Red Fox Inn. The pulled pork sandwich, one of my favorites, was excellent. The special sandwich they had was equally wonderful. And the service as usual was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    BHaymarket
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Ate here for the first time on Labor Day at 5pm for dinner. We arrrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation so we went up to the small bar on the 2nd floor for a pre-dinner drink. The bartender was very energetic with a great smile and very attentive, and she offered some good suggestions for those in the party studying the wine list. The setting for dinner was fantastic, very 19th century. I had their famous Fried Chicken for dinner and it was great, and very large portions! The only thing I didnt love was the side of brussell sprouts with virginia ham, surprisingly didnt really taste how I expected (but that could be my own personal tastes). All in all a great Dinner and will return!B
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unforgettable
    amazing
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I came here for a nice romantic lunch. And that's what I got from here. The staff was very friendly they told us about the specials and got our food in a very timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    DarkDropper
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was amazing, the drink was incredible, the atmosphere was special...but the service stole the show. Everyone, especially our waiter, was fully invested in ensuring my wife and I had a memorable dining experience. It's not everyday we can enjoy a great dining experience in a quaint country inn nestled in the rustic hills of northern VA. The reason we went to Middleburg on our road trip was for that very experience, and we left looking forward to the next time we have a chance to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, as always. Great service. Always reliable. My wife and I love coming here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food and service was great. Service started slow, but I think it had more to do witha lunch rush
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic
    BestBrunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent ambiance in a historic environment! I love having Sunday brunch here you will not be dissapointed it is a real treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fires in the fireplaces
    1Cozylady
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The only hope I'd have is that, given the cooler weather on the way, you please plan to have fires burning when the fall/winter weather sets in. Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch!
    luvrfi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We meet several times a year for lunch with friends we have had for quite a few years. The food is always delicious, and the service perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency is key
    tweedle
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've enjoyed the red fox inn for many years. My list visit not so much. There food has always been outstanding but my recent visit left me wanting for the old chef. I'm told he's still there but has new people doing the prep. The new people added to much breading to the crab cakes, overcooked the fruit for the chocolate torte. It was average at best and shouldn't command the prices it does for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in town
    MichaelM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Red Fox is by far the best restaurant in Middleburg, and as good as any in Fauquier and Loudoun counties. The Reuters are doing an outstanding job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ambience, service and food very good. The dining room was a little noisy that made conversation difficult at times. I will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broken teeth from food
    mauckhouseVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to spending time together and also hired a babysitter to watch our young children so we could have a nice brunch out at the Red Fox Inn. My husband had ordered the Sausage Gravy and after the second bite he bit into something extremely hard (probably a bone, but we were unable to inspect as they quickly took the plate away). He was in a lot of pain and his front tooth and bottom teeth were chipped and broken so we had to leave to seek care. A manager took our information but we have not heard back from the restaurant since this happened. Extremely disappointment in the food and service. We've had many meals here before but are unsure about coming back.
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  • service/food
    Joey
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Sara was our waitress, she was very attentive and had a great since of humor. Smoked duck egg rolls night my favorite though, bone in rib-eye was fantastic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Outdoor Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Recently went to the Red Fox Inn with my elderly parents. Perfect experience for Sunday brunch on the patio. Waitstaff was especially attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iconic Landmark Inn and Resturant
    Angel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I live in Leesburg, but travel to Middleburg to eat at the Red Fox Inn for special outings. The inn and tavern restaurant exude a coziness and warmth, in an atmosphere of colonial ambiance and elegance. The staff are exceedingly polite, helpful and engaging, and the food quite appetizing. A list of famous guests includes President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Elizabeth Taylor, among others. We love the place and will certainly return and invite friends and family. From Wikipedia: "...The building exhibits design details in the Federal and Colonial Revival styles. It is thought to be one of the oldest continuously operated inns in Virginia as well as the United States."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very satisfied customers!
    AmandaAndRyne1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and was not disappointed at all. Great staff -great service. He got the fried chicken and loved it. I got a perfectly cooked steak. Although we didn't get wine - they have a huge list of wines. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    GroovyDiners
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife had the peanut soup, again, and The filet mignon, again, and I had the country fried chicken with mac and cheese, shredded brussel sprouts with ham, and a biscuit (yes, that was all 1 meal). It was all fantastic. Red Fox does it right. And by 'it', i mean all their food. Well, the mac and cheese wasn't anything that would bring me back on it's own, but the duck, peanut soup, steaks, biscuits, crab cakes, and breakfast fare (id list more but i haven't had everything on their seasonal menus yet) definitely do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place with great food.
    benefits
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have celebrated a birthday and an anniversary at the Red Fox Inn over the past three months. A great combination of exceptionally prepared food, attentive service and the quiet, romantic dining experience to make a special occasion exactly that. Always appreciate the diversity of the menu, offering the standards that the Red Fox is noted for - Crab Cakes, Fried Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes - with a variety of offerings that change regularly based on their gatherings from the local area farms and the current harvest - heirloom tomatoes, lamb chops, etc. And all prepared to perfection. A great culinary experience in a wonderful atmosphere. One of our favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and find
    Nicole
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We enjoyed the food and ambiance. Excellent wine list and service. Historic bar adds a layer of intrigue to this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to please
    CreatesastirVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    There's a reason the Red Fox Inn has survived nearly 300 years -- outstanding food, attentive service -- and outdoor dining that delighted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We hadn't been here in a long time, and it was a surprise for my wife. We loved the scenic drive to and through Middlleburg, and had a delicious meal, terrific server. All in all, a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive barn dining
    FPLady
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was excellent, but VERY pricey. $27 brunch consisted of nice small pastries, a spinach salad with 3 strawberries halved with a bit of cheese, scrambled eggs with processed ham, and a crunchy mashed potato and cheese (which tasted undone) ball and a biscuit which was served with no butter or jam. I asked for jelly and was given two small jelly containers like you get in diners. For this price, I would have expected a nice jam or honey served in a nice dish. At IHOP I could get all this for about $8-$10 or so. The restaurant itself is dark and reminded me of eating in a rustic barn. Anniversary brunch for us. We won't go back. My girlfriend had been there before and she thought the exact same thing. Mimosa another $7,50
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  • Charming historic inn
    AFLTC
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Brunch at The Red Fox was a real treat. The food was excellent and the pastries in particular were memorable. It is in a quaint historic building in a nice area. The noise level was acceptable but it might be a little loud with a fully packed house. It was a truly enjoyable afternoon and we cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic and charming
    Gary
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance was nice and cozy. Look was very rustic. Caprese salad was phenomenal, Rib eye was fantastic. Wife had the chicken Cordon Blue...she said it was a little salty and just okay. Overall, very pleased....my wife will get the filet next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic place for a meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful village made even better by having such a great place to relax over delicious food and fine beverages.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a classic
    JerabaumVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    love the Peanut soup. A classic set in the historic Red Fox Inn. Wonderful historic Inn from the 1700s. A must when visiting Middleburg, VA
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remains a Classic
    Rick
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to the Red Fox Inn multiple times over the years. The food remains outstanding as does the setting. We love this place and the town of Middleburg is as charming as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lhap
    Notgood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant is great for its history. The ambiance is great. As far as food try the wedge; really good. My wife had the salmon dinner which was good. I had the pork schnitzel with spatzle. Unfortuntaly it want that good. It was our anniversary so I didn't want to say anything to damper our happiness. In any case the schnitzel was a joke not even close to the breaded pork you get in Austria (I have eaten there many times). Furthermore the spatzle were hard, not even close to anything you would want to eat. So overall gave it a 3 for ambiance but stay away from the schnitzel...
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 39th Anniversary
    Wendel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have celebrated two anniversaries at the Red Fox. We enjoyed the ambiance of the remarkably old section of the inn and the food was excellent and just plain fun (Chicken Cordon Blue and Lamb Tenderloin). The price is medium high, but you get the value it implies. We will return to Middleburg in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peanut soup after 15 yrs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Peanut soup was just as good as 15 yrs. yrs ago, wonderful outdoor lunch, will come back next time I travel through town
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for brunch
    2eatout
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    With the tip, we paid over $80 for brunch. For that I had salad, french toast and bacon, and my husband had soup, eggs, a small potato cake, ham and a dessert. The food was good, but the price was too high. We do love the ambience and have gone to this restaurant in the past mostly for the delicious peanut soup, which they did serve with brunch.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet