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Flint Hill Public House

27 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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Flint Hill Public House has reconstructed a country schoolhouse into a restaurant and inn that is nestled within the countryside of Virginia. Enjoy a dinner of rib-eye steak or baby back ribs along with locally sourced baked potatoes, caramelized corn or creamed spinach. Flint Hill Public House also serves several seafood dishes including fried oysters, grilled blackened catfish sourced from the surrounding areas and whole lobster. The full bar offers many beverages that will pair nicely with your entrée selection or as stand-alone drinks. A unique cocktail menu is available as are many craft brews from the Virginia area. Wines are available by the glass or the bottle.

The restaurant at Flint Hill Public House is open to inn guests and the public, so seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 675-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marvin Swaner
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Flint Hill is the perfect gathering spot for receptions, weddings and large outdoor events. The building and grounds offer a beautiful backdrop for your special event, and our kitchen can prepare an equally beautiful banquet.
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Cross street
Highway 211
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Parking details
The Public House has three large parking areas, including handicapped spaces and spaces reserved for overnight guests.
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Public transit
Tours for area wineries may be arranged through the front desk.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipBowieboomer (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2015

Based on reviews on the Open Table website, and on the fact that the location was not far off of our travel path, we chose the Public House in Flint Hill, VA as our dinner dining option while on the way home from Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive. We drove up to a wonderfully decorated property with well kept grounds - providing a great view from the restaurant inside. We were seated immediately by the hostess and our server provided attentive, friendly service at a good pace throughout our meal. We sat in a well padded booth next to the Christmas tree, with windows looking out on the front nearby. Our appetizer was prepared promptly and tasted great. My sons had shrimp scampi and pasta alfredo, I had chardonnay chicken and my husband had the beef brisket. Each of us was thrilled with the flavor of our meal. The wine pairings suggested by our server complemented our food very well. The creme brulee and the mousse desserts were quite delicious. Overall, we were very pleased with the Public House offerings, and have deemed this place " A KEEPER" for future dining options! Well done, Public House staff, we will return!
[ Dined on December 20, 2015 ]

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

Flint Hill is a beautiful part of Virginia especially in the fall, but there aren't a lot of quality dining choices nearby. The Publick House is worth a visit - it's as pretty and welcoming as a fine restaurant, but reasonably priced with down-home selections like pork ribs (full or half-rack) and steak. The ice tea with locally made Copper Ridge rye is a terrific cocktail. You can eat in the bar or in the more elegant dining room, but don't have to dress up. Jeans work fine here, even on Saturday night.

vipKimP (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Great place, I'm ok with the modern decor...liked the old farmy look better...but the food is delicious and the back patio is wonderful in spring!

JAYZ (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

Great as alway's. The big bonus for dog owners is that you can take your extended family and enjoy a beautiful back yard setting. Food is prepared to order and outstanding. Dog menu as well. Staff always polite and spot on.

Mitch (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

This restaurant, out in rural Virginia, is excellent. If you are in the concentric circle of Castleton Festival, Sperryville, Little Washington, consider the short drive to Flint Hill. The Public House, on Zachary Taylor Highway, won't disappoint. They serve anchovies on their Caesar salad, like a Caesar should have, so heads up. Our server was Tabby, very attentive.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

Flint Hill Public House was recommended to us by the inn that my husband and I were staying at over the weekend. After hearing mixed reviews from other guests we decided to take a shot and give it a try. The dining room was beautifully decorated and we were seated promptly upon arrival. Our waitress was knowledgeable and able to make suggestions at our request. My husband and I ended up choosing the crab cakes and catfish per her recommendation. Unfortunately both entrees were quite a let down. The catfish was raw in the center and the crab cakes were runny and served with almost raw red potatoes. I love potatoes, so trust that this was not a deal breaker for me, but the crab cakes left left much to be desired. My husband and I both have many years of experience in the fine dining industry, so we are not ones to complain unless something is truly undercooked. Upon informing the waitress of our problem with the catfish, she returned to say the chef was sorry and that the cut was rather large and must have been the reason for the poor prep of the dish. At no point did the chef offer to further cook the dish or offer a dessert to make up for the poorly cooked dish. My husband and I were not looking for a free meal by any means, but when a chef acknowledges the reality of a problem and nothing is done that is a true breakdown in customer service. We will not be returning on our next visit to the area.

vipLeslieKay (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

We ate here on Saturday May 2. It was delightful. The beautiful weather and the outside seating added to our enjoyment of our wonderful sandwiches. I had the BBQ pork which was tasty and tangy. My friends had other sandwiches that were equally delightful. We all enjoyed a piece of the coconut cake baked by a neighborhood local. It was moist with just the right amount of sweetness.

lovetoeat8 (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on October 30, 2014

Good home cooked food. The brisket was tasty and tender although there was a big piece of fat on my plate. Smashed potatoes were awesome. The tequila chicken was good with just enough heat to remind you that it was Mexican food. It was supposed to ebserved over a salsa verde risotto . I saw e salsa verde but not the risotto. The corn salsa was refrigerator cold and served over the chicken so it immediately cold off he chicken.

LARA (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 29, 2014

FHPH is a great little restaurant out in the beautiful country. The staff, to include the manager and head chef, are accommodating and extremely personable. It is about a 25 minute drive from Warrenton, VA. We have been there three times in the last three weeks! Brunch is awesome. This last visit was for Steak night. Super reasonable prices for the specials. And I like that they offer a large selction of VA wines on the wine list.

LARA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

So...this place is amazing. We went there for Sunday brunch on the way to a nearby winery. This is my second trip to Flint Hill Public House for brunch. I have enjoyed both visits. I liked what I ate both times. Reasonable prices and adequate portions. First time we sat inside and this time outside. There was a jazz player and the weather was perfect. It was a clean and bright otudoor eating area and the grounds were impeccable.