The Tavern at Great Falls
The Tavern at Great Falls

The Tavern at Great Falls

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://greatfallstavern.com/
  • Phone: 7037574770x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walker Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Tavern at Great Falls
We serve a seasonal selection of classic American fare to include award-winning burgers, Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood, fresh pasta, salads and good old fashioned comfort food. Aside from our regular dining area, our self-contained bar has 9 all new HD Plasma TV's, including a 63" Plasma for all sports fans. Full NFL and MLB packages.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
The Tavern at Great Falls reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bad burger good drinks
    Momec
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Drinks and dessert were good. Burger came out well done instead of medium, then the recook came out with unordered mushrooms on it. They ended up comping the burger and dessert and giving a cert for $25. We used it because we didn't see ourselves going back. You might have a different experience, but I think as a tavern they should just stick to the drinks.
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  • pleasant place
    casey
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The tavern is great for lunch. The food was quite good. We certainly retun. .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the The Tavern at Great Falls reviews archive.
  • Recommended
    dc2london
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    first time visiting The Tavern on my way to the Leesburg Assembly; service was friendly, food was served quickly and was good; decent wine list; prices reasonable - all in all, enjoyable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Visit Just OK
    BillVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Was placed in an area hosting some type of kids party. The kids were fine, just got tired of the mouthy mother yelling at her kids who were sitting at different tables. We were the only non group members. Could have been seated anywhere else in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL PLACE TO EAT
    cmlnj
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    MENU HAS AN EXCELLENT SELECTION OF A WIDE RANGE OF FOOD AND WINES. SERVICE WAS GOOD CONSIDERING IT WAS MOTHER'S DAY AND THE RESTAURANT WAS FULL. THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING. COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE WITH MODERATE NOISE MADE IT EASY TO HEAR THE CONVERSATION AT THE TABLE. AND, MOST OF ALL, THE PRICES WERE VERY REASONABLE. WE WILL BE GOING THERE REGULARLY!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Tavern was a great choice for Mother's day brunch. We had a group of 7 (including one toddler). The special menu they prepared was very good- I loved the crab cakes on top of fried green tomatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    FussyVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Popular local spot. Menu unimaginative and few healthful offers. Food mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pick for our Sat night date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Very enjoyable evening and meal. Perfect sirloin skewers as a starter and fresh, flavorful salads for our entrees. Service was excellent, knowledgable and friendly, encouraging us to linger by fire with our wine after we had finished our meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Tavern!
    JsneVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We've been enjoying The Tavern for a number of years. We recently had an especially delightful dinner of Chilean Sea Bass. Cooked to perfection. The staff was wonderful service and charming as always. The Sauvignon Blanc was the best I've ever had, too! The menu is delightful and certain to please all. The Tavern is a great family restaurant or a perfect spot for couples. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again, service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Once again, service and food were fine. Excellent place for casual dining in the neighborhood. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just as Good the Second Time Around
    5Diners
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We loved the relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere as well as the seasonal menu choices. The scallop appetizer in the Fall was outstanding as was the Dijon Salmon on the winter menu. The Crab Cakes are a staple and amazingly delicious. The service was friendly, prompt with an attention for detail without being intrusive. Our first visit to The Tavern visit was by chance - looking for an Open Table availability at the last minute. Our second visit was by choice - so we could bring the whole family. This has quickly become one of our "go-to" restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    NitrojunkyVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    My wife and I celebrated at the Tavern. Great food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting, but food is
    DoraVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great setting, but food is awful. Even the kids complained about the chicken tenders. Club sandwich had soggy bread and the turkey was so salty I had to remove it. Then the hot fudge sundae came in a lovely glass dish, but the contents spilled out with the first ten spoonfuls. This could be a real gem--it is too bad the space doesn't fulfill it's potential.
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  • I had a tilapia dish that
    BrusierVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    I had a tilapia dish that I thought was outstanding. And Kevin always gives us his very special service. I'm going back tonight and taking the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Tavern in Great Falls
    Ionicdez
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Great food, service, and ambience. It was a nice change to have all 3 in a new restaurant choice! The Tavern has also split the bar and dining areas well, making this restaurant both family friendly and a good hang out. Unless told, you would have never known while eating in the bar area that a large family party (with a clown!) was going on in the back dining area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Service and food was G-R-E-AT!!! Haven't been in a while because my last experience was just so-so. I have been converted into a believer again. Interior does need updating, but hey, it's not always what's on the surface that counts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired Tavern, Neighborhood Favorite
    YldSex
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    From the moment you walk in, it is obvious Unchanged for a decade or more, the rustic decorations need a good cleaning and updating. Like an old lodge in the woods that time has forgotten, the tavern sits in a strip mall with parking lot views outside a bar full of 50+ croud and the dining room with grandma and grand kids home from college. It's time for updates! Food was to be expected with greasy food favorites and lively modern salads as well. Staff said The menu has recently been updated but they reused the old yellowing vinal trifold menu holders that they bought for the grand opening years ago. If you are in the neighborhood... By all means, stop and enjoy the tavern... Don't make a special trip..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Hometown Restaurant
    vinogrooveVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Great Falls Tavern feels like falling into an old chair. It's comfortable, welcoming and difficult to get up and leave. The staff is friendly and efficient. The drinks come with a full pour. I had the "atomic" burger--a half pound of meat with onion rings dipped in wing sauce. I would have never thought of that combo and it was surprisingly tasty. The chicken kabobs came in a hearty portion, with rice. They were a tad bit overcooked---a bit dry---but it did not hurt the overall flavors. The meals were large enough that dessert was not an option this time around. If you want a quiet evening with comfort food, friendly people and hearty portions, this is your place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good prices, nice place
    JimdVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We have eaten at the Tavern of Great Falls several times in the last 4 months (since we learned of it) and the food has always been fabulous, especially the prime rib. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Go-To Resturant
    BrusierVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The Manager, Kevin Shea is great and always accommodating. Kevin makes sure we always get superb service and his personal touch. The Tavern at Great Falls is friendly & convenient and we often go there spur of te moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet tavern
    Aj7841VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Nice quiet tavern without a lot of noise..... Food is ok, service was ok just a stable place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay for Sunday brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Just okay for Sunday brunch. Food was cold and not much variety. For the price, we expected better.
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  • Great food and my kids loved
    SharonkVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great food and my kids loved it! Fast service. Ambiance looked better in other parts of the restaurant but we got the noisy table by the kitchen. Happy to find this spot close to home. Will go back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Falls Tavern
    JimdVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    The service and food was excellent. The pricey was also very reasonable. Thank you,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a medium size group!
    RichVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Handled my group of 7 plus a high chair very well. Everyone felt like they were well attended to and the food selection is good and varied.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and good service
    RichVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Comfortable and good food with a good selection. Good service and always a good value.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a pleasant experience
    judyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    What a pleasant experience overall. We had gotten stuck in traffic and it was a holiday but the host still held our table for us. ( I did call and let them know we were running late)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasantly surprised
    LouGVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the service. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambience and good food and dri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Enjoyed this little place on New Year's Eve. Good meal at a reasonable price. Good service. Freshly baked bread. Wine pour was generous. Our 7 year old son said we should go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Service normal...
    Love
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Food was good. Service normal... Bread was brought with the mean instead of previous to the meal... Server claim it was freshly baked. Restuarant should have timing in consideraqtion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was different and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    The food was different and enticing for a local tavern. The service was on target and the staff were friendly. A good place to go for a meal that one ups local fare at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took the wife and 2 kids to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Took the wife and 2 kids to eat on a Sunday night. We wanted a little change of pace, and thought this place would be decent based off the reviews. The Tavern is tucked on the side of a mini mall in Great Falls. The atmosphere is great- kids and families in one section, older crowds in the back, lively bar scene- cozy fire place. That’s where it ended for me. The menu is straight bar food, they have other things listed, but after having the cup of soup and burger/ my wife the crab cake sandwich- I wouldn’t think of ordering anything sophisticated from this place. I thought when I looked at the menu online there were more offerings. The food was moderately edible. Expectations were low. The service was provided by a group of what seemed disg
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise, I was expecting
    LukeD
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    What a surprise, I was expecting a nice local restaurant and found fine dining and great service. It's very reasonably priced and I'll be a regular in the future.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for lunch or neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Good for lunch or neighborhood dinner. Sometimes the bar area can get crowded and noisy, but it's a quiet place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Has an extensive menu of all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Has an extensive menu of all the usual items but also a few dishes that are creative and different from your standard food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Clearly under new ownership.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Clearly under new ownership. Have eaten here many times prior, but quality of food and staff have gone down. Don't think I'll be back
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  • friendly but uninspired...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    new to great falls and we were hoping to find a great neighborhood grill and bar. on a Monday night just a few folks in the bar. Bartender recommended the French dip sandwich. We tried it. Very fatty beef that was bland an unseasoned. The roll was good and the presentation was nice but it was disappointing. we started with the artichoke dip which also was pretty uninspired...lots of heft, but not much finesse. we will go back for drinks and maybe a burger, but nothing more elaborate.
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  • Terrific surprise for a Mother's
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Terrific surprise for a Mother's Day brunch. Very nice decor with very good service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've driven by the Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    I've driven by the Tavern a number of times and was curious. Only good things to say about the food and service. The hummus appetizer is a great size for four people to share. Nice local restaurant to add to our list.
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  • Filet Mignon was not a true
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Filet Mignon was not a true filet just a lean steak cut. Waiter was a bit clueless
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate