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About 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.

659 Zachary Taylor Hwy
Flint Hill, VA 22627
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, English, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours:
Sunday 10:30-9 with Brunch served until 3,
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 - 9:00pm,
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Winter Hours as of November 27th
Sunday 10:30-8 with brunch served until 3
Monday - Wednesday 11:30-8
Thursday 11:30-9
Friday 11:30-9, Saturday. 11:30-10

pub open later on weekends with live music and late night menu available

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 675-3227

Website:
http://griffintavern.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Saturday night,Classic Rock,Blues,Motown, Beatles 9-12
Occasional Friday night Karaoke 8-11

Acoustic Friday nights
Trivia every Thurday night 7:30

Catering:
Catering available, Please Chef Rachel Call 540-675-3227

Parking Details:
Street parking available

Executive Chef:
Rachel Rowland

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tap takeovers by local breweries

Beer Dinner

St. Patty's Day party

80's Night
Halloween Costume Contest

Griffin Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Live Music (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We've been to the Griffin several times and they have yet to disappoint. The burgers are amazing and my Scottish husband appreciates the British pub offerings. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We go to Griffin Tavern several times a year and it is always great. The staff are particularly fine, with good service and helpful, friendly attitudes. Food is always tasty and satisfying. My husband likes the Ploughman’s Lunch and I am partial to the crab cakes. Fish and chips are always good. It only gets too noisy if there are large family groups, but if you request a quiet table, they may be able to find one. Working fireplaces are a nice feature, and parking is good. In the summer, they have fabulous gardens.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic food and service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was tasty and very well presented. Our waiter, George, was AWESOME!!! He made this 50th birthday celebration special and took great care of us. This is a great place. I only wish there was a little bit more room for the band and dance floor. Thanks for a wonderful evening for this special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good, kitchen was slow (waitress was friendly and lovely), meal was expensive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server was amazing! She was attentive and very friendly. The food did take awhile to come out, but was delicious! Only compliant was from one of the girls in my group of 5, and that was that the veggie sausages was morning star. $14 for two eggs and veggie sausage she could buy from walmart for $5 seems ridiculous. Other than that ever satisfied with our Brunch.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Once again, Griffin Tavern, did not disappoint. All four of us had excellent food and drink. The Halloween decorations were outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Well-prepared and presented meal. Prompt, attentive service. Engaging staff. Cozy venue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A very nice place. Wait Staff a little on the slow side. But nice non the less. I especially liked the option to take a growler of beer home from the Taps.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lovely old house dining rooms and pub room. Beautiful location in Piedmont Virginia. Well maintained gardens for outdoor dining and great food. Our friends came from Hume and we came from Culpeper. It is the perfect half way point. We enjoyed our respective anniversaries together.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great destination for a classic English pub experience! Food is amazing and the staff could not be more friendly. Put it on the list!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love the crab eggs Benedict with the potatoes. My husband has a new favorite—the smoked trout Benedict. We will return !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great brunch menu and food. Nice experience. We will certainly return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

In the middle of nowhere sits a tavern with great burgers, Shepherd's Pie, fish and chips, fries and now a host of other things not to mention a decent wine list with good pours at reasonable prices. If you are in the area, and not looking for a Michelin two or three star, this is the place for an excellent dinner. Nice rooms but not great ambiance. The excellent local art and great staff make up for the minimal ambiance though.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was good. Food portions are big.
Ravioli wasn't tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Lovely old home converted to cozy restaurant. Outdoor seating with view of the mountains. Outstanding chef creates unique and delicious meals. Attentive and pleasant staff make for a dining experience that makes you want to come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

A surprising find in a small village Flint Hill in Rappahonac County in VA. Excellent selection of traditional English comfort food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another great experience at Griffin Tavern. Excellent food and service, and a charming atmosphere. The occasion was a birthday, which made it extra special. Will go again as soon as possible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent service and food...very nice overall...desserts were excellent...especially the South cake...oh my

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Griffin Tavern is an amazing restaurant with tasty food. We frequently hike in Shenandoah National Park and always stop for lunch (or dinner) on the way back to the D.C. metro area. The wait staff is always pleasant accommodating (even with groups of 12+). The food is always amazing. If the chef is cooking up something special, I would recommend trying it. The shepherd's pie is always a good standby and the burgers are delicious. But the best part is the desserts (talk about tasty). To top it all off Griffin Tavern is where my wife and I got engaged.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Whenever we are in this area, we always make reservations at Griffin Inn. The food is wonderful!... love everything about the place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We went for dinner on a Saturday night at 7:15 with my sister and her husband. We were seated near the front door in a dining room. We were provided with stale rolls that could hardly be chewed. One slipped off a plate and onto the floor bc it was so stale. The wine was cheap/poor selection (only 1 Sav Blanc to choose from). We waited over an hour and a half to finally get our dinners. They brought us more rolls while we waited, but again they were stale. While we waited for our dinners, we could hardly speak to each other because at 8 pm a band began playing in the bar (adjacent to our table, but in a separate area) and was so loud that we could not hear each other in the dining room. What kind of restaurant would allow that to occur? They should not have had a band begin until 9pm, after most people are done eating dinner. Once the food came out, it was mediocre. It was very salty and the presentation was poor. This probably had to do with the fact that the kitchen was so backed up in the 1st place, but I would not be able to recommend this restaurant to anyone based on this experience. The waitress and hostess were both aware of how long we waited and all the waitress said was "sorry for the wait." No discount, no offer of free dessert, nothing. No manager ever came out to apologize for all of the people who waited so long for their food. I am not sure there was even a manager present. I don't like to leave negative reviews, but the experience sort of ruined our weekend away in VA.....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We all had something different from the menu - fish & chips, beet & goat cheese salad with salmon fillet, salmon with vegetables & rice, and the Ploughman's platter. Everything was fresh and tasty. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The prices are very reasonable. After dinner we went into the pub to see a live band. Very friendly bartenders and staff. We had an excellent time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always willing to cater to your needs and deliver an exceptional experience no matter the occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Grits under-cooked. Eggs overcooked. English muffin tough.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Never have had anything but a great meal and super service at this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always fun, good food, great service, we are locals, and always enjoy our meals there with friends and family

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Griffin tavern is our neighborhood tavern and fun to go to!

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The Griffin Tavern is our go-to restaurant! They have a solid menu that covers all the usual proteins and accompaniments... the prime entrees change on a monthly basis and there are stalwarts that you can always fall back on... Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips, etc. Our food always arrives promptly, piping hot and very well-prepared. The locally-made pies are to die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! They use local ingredients and have a wide range of proteins fit for any palate. The outdoor seating is great and even pet friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Customer Service was exceptional. Excellent food. Ribeye steak was the best that I have had in a while. Really special when the owner comes to your table and personally welcomes you. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I would make a trip to the Griffin Tavern just to get the homemade Burrata appetizer. Rarely can you find this treat in a restaurant and Griffin Tavern's was delectable. Don't miss trying it when you are there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Our food was very nicely prepared and arrived at our table promptly, in good order, and piping hot. The service was attentive and friendly. This is a go-to place for us on the occasion of birthdays, anniversaries, or just a night out without cooking. Its a consistent, reliable place to take friends and famkily.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

OK food. Husband's steelhead trout entree was great, my fish & chips not so great, chips were sliced very thin and just came across as mostly crust. Service was good. We sat on front porch with view of garden which was nice. Would probably not go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We ate at the bar. Friendly staff and quick service. My wife had a basic cheeseburger, it was great. I had the "Samurai" Sandwich, hanger steak, wasabi sauce, daikon and carrot; outstanding. We finished up by splitting the Dalmatian Cheesecake which was amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The occasion of our anniversary celebration was our first visit ever, even though we had heard of the Griffin Tavern. The ambience, service, food was excellent. Especially liked the "Pub" food selection. As we were departing we encountered some old friends just arriving. They are regulars. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

every thing about the Griffin Tavern was pleasing: I'm just sorry
we didn't discover it sooner

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Service last night seemed a little distracted. The dining room was not over-crowded at all but we had some lengthy waits between waiter sightings. We enjoyed the evening but the service was below average.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Think always it was great. Thanks Rachael
Fun time
Great music

Tags: Casual
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