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Hanover Tavern Restaurant & Pub

562 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Closed on Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
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Phone number
(804) 537-5250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mary Catherine Ortolani
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Cross street
Route 54 and Route 301
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Special events & promotions
Please call (804)510.0212 or email to inquire about Event Rental.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JohnT (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

We went to Hanover Tavern for their brunch. The selections were quite adequate and the entree's we selected were well proportioned and tasted excellent. Our server was very friendly and helpful, especially in helping us in making our selections. The tavern is also a historic location with exhibits and an audio tour if you so desire. Truly a nice place to visit.

vipLaurasTravelNotes (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Hanover tavern was a great restaurant with great service. Many of the people there were eating before prom, as was myself. The food was great,and I would reccomend them to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

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.

vipKiggyK (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating my dads 73 birthday at Hanover Tavern. Food is Southern and the portions were very big. Melissa was a great waitress! The grounds are very pretty and historic.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

RABBI (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

It had been a while since we were at the tavern and we were pleased that the upstairs was open.

Appetizers are large, so plan to leave some on the plate if you want to enjoy your entree.

We both had the same entree and it was excellent.

Service was exactly right. Attentive but no hovering.

wondersofwine (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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 $.

Foghorn (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day buffet was not stocked proper for the 1pm reso's. Bisque was lukewarm when it was replenished, Lamb was dry, chicken had no taste, Pina colada french toast was marginal.