Hanover Tavern has witnessed three centuries of history and has served the community as an inn, stagecoach stop, post office and dinner theater. Today, Hanover Tavern stands fully restored, a historic site offering a premier dining experience combined with a high level of cultural and educational value. Hanover Tavern Restaurant and Pub offers traditional southern cuisine focusing on local and regional ingredients. Four unique dining areas are available to suit your preferences - the plantation like Veranda, the elegantly rustic Taylor room, and the casual Tavern Pub. Walk-ins are always welcome but reservations are recommended on the weekends. The Barksdale Theatre is featured at the Hanover Tavern offering patrons an evening of dining and entertainment.
Served with cornbread. to substitute hushpuppies add $1. Your choice of two sides: white cheddar grits, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, cajun roasted potatoes, southern green beans, fried okra, southern coleslaw, succotash, corn on the cob, handcut fries, asparagus, broccoli rabe, cucumber tomato salad, spiced peaches
Flounder filets dusted in cornmeal served with dill cocktail
Pulled Pork Barbecue
Slow cooked boston butt with your choice of VA or NC sauce & served with coleslaw
All white meat chicken battered and cajun spice dusted
Slow roasted spice rubbed beef brisket in a honey chipotle sauce
*Notice: Items may be undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have a medical condition
We stopped here with my parents on the way home from Baltimore. It was a little out of the way, but worth the extra 10 miles. Historic location. Excellent fried green tomato appetizer and salads. Would definitely return!
My husband and I went to Hanover Tavern at the suggestion of a friend and we were very disappointed in the food. He ordered the Rib Eye steak and he said it was tough and had on flavor. I had the sea bass and it did not have any flavor. The cost of the meal and quality was not equal.
We have wanted to come here for brunch or dinner for several years and once we finally made it, we were not disappointed. Everyone from the ambience and service to the food and presentation was excellent. We look forward to our return.
The Hanover Tavern is a great little spot in an awesome historic building. We've been for both dinner and brunch. In our experience, brunch is slightly more consistent than dinner in terms of quality of food, but the options are great for both. Reservations are recommended.
The Mother's Day Brunch looked appealing online but we didn't realize we would be seated in the "new" non-historic event venue. It was a buffet and table service was very slow. Food was mediocre. Omelet station ran out of eggs at one point. Our party of 7 had auto gratuity added and they also asked for more. I hope the main tavern is a better experience. Seemed like they were capitalizing on Mother's Day diners to make extra $.