Hunter's Head Tavern

4.4
1007 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices.

Cancellation Policy: Parties of (6) or more are asked to leave a credit card on file, at time of reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to a 30% charge of the total estimated bill. A gift card reflecting the 30% charge will be issued to the guest at time of cancellation, and made available for pick up on a mutually agreeable date at Hunter's Head Tavern.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Organic, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Open seven days a week.
Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Brunch), 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. regular menu
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Phone number
(540) 592-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ayrshire Farm
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Private party facilities
Hunter’s Head Tavern welcomes your private party reservations for 10 to 35 people. If interested, contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020.
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Private party contact
General Manager: (540) 592-9020
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Catering
A custom menu can be designed specially for your occasion. Please contact the General Manager at 540.592.9020

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
just west of the Citgo Station
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Parking details
Private parking lot, an easy coming from either direction on route 50, security lighting at night.
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Public transit
We are located on the north side of Route 50.
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Entertainment
Dogs (and cats) are welcome to dine with you on the patio. For your convenience a Furry Foodie™ Dinner maybe ordered off the menu for your pet.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,007 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
58%
Very Good
31%
Good
7%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Richmond
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great stop for lunch after winery visit.

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New England
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great outdoor dining experience. Terrific service. Excellent food.

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SG
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Best place for victuals and libations. The veggie garden quiche with salad is absolutely scrumptious. Love their golden balsamic vinaigrette. Just to switch things up, we ordered the quiche and the heirloom tomato, bacon and pimento cheese sandwich with a side order of the mushy peas. It was a great meal and we sat outside under the trees in the shade. We had so much food, but could not resist the complimentary bread and butter. Beyond! Perfect place for lunch or dinner in the country! Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. Staff are lovely, attentive and helpful.

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RT
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

I would not recommend the Tri Tip Steak it was very tough. It was semi-flavorful from the marinade but very hard to chew. Not worth the money. I've had better at diners. My wife had the shrimp over the vegetable pasta and it was much better.

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KB
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

I’ve always loved this venue but the food has been less than stellar recently. Stick to burger and salad.

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AI
Denver
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Great service. Rather noisy especially if you’re sitting inside near kitchen. Limited healthy menu choices but doable. Salad with salmon was mediocre— salmon was over cooked. Gazpacho was yummy. The food ordering process is a bit weird: 1) stand at door to review menu, (2) decide in or outside table, (3) go to window at bar to order food, (3) sit and then waitress takes over with serving bread, food, and checking on you throughout. Waitress was so good. I wondered why they don’t just start out with them taking your order in first place. We’ll be going again....

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M
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

My wife and I stop here every chance we get. We made reservations and were looking forward to sitting outside in the garden. To our surprise when we got there you had to go on a list to sit outside even though you had a reservation. We were sat inside it was very noisy and the table was too small for all the dishes. We were sat down after ordering at the bar at 7:30, the appetizer came out at 7:40 and then the main meal at 7:45 you can imagine how crowed the table was. The food was good but with the claustrophobic and noisy atmosphere we did not want to stay any longer than we had to. If we cannot eat outside we will be eating somewhere
By the way there were plenty of tables open outside when we came and when we left.

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LW
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Hunter's Head never disappoints. Good, fresh food, and great surroundings make a it wonderful destination. The patio is lovely during nice weather and the dining rooms are charming for the other days.

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LR
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Fun place for good pub food and drink. Worth the trip to visit.

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CC
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We always love Hunter's Head. It's so charming and the food is amazing. My meat and cheese loving husband is happy and I am too even as a vegan. (the vegan rice pudding is worth the drive alone!)

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SD
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent. The Tri-tip was outstanding. I'll definitely be back.

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JE
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Haven't been in a couple of years... Had decent food on this visit. Only real issue was the very basic menu, as the third blackboard with specials was bare. When I asked the lady who took our order, she wasn't very helpful. The food we did get was very good and the service we got at the table was also very nice.

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G
Richmond
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our second time there, we love the look of the place, but it wasn’t the same as our last visit. It seems to have lost the old pub feeling we had the first time we were there. The girl who took our order seemed bothered, I didn’t care for that, but our waiter was good. The food is good I don’t have any complaints on that, but it’s different. The first time there, it was very welcoming, kind of a old Irish/British pub feeling, this time it wasn’t. They were not very busy either, I would give them that much. I don’t think we would go back, and I hope it continues to do well. Try it if you’re out that way to at least see the place.

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DH
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Every year we stop at your restaurant on our return trip from the outer banks in NC to Buffalo. We love your food and atmosphere. It is the perfect ending to our vacation. Patio furniture needs a good cleaning.

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EH
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Seated immediately. Tasty food.

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JC
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Always have a good time there. This was no exception.

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D
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

My husband and me and a friend drove to Upperville from Fredericksburg Va to enjoy this amazing place for lunch as kind of a special treat to ourselves after a rough week....and we were so pleased with everything. The wait staff were absolutely perfect. They didnt come to our table so many times as to be bothersome but came enough to check on us and keep our table cleared. The food was beyond our expectations. It was not only visually appealing but there was so much of it! And the taste was phenomenal. Wow! I have already recommended the gem of a restaurant to several people and will recommend it to more. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon food and ambiance experience!

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T
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Dependable venue for libations and generous portions of good food. Always a pleasure. Highly recommended.

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LS
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent service & food always. The Brie app and the calamari are delicious. The chicken pot pie is absolutely to die for! My husband just loves the filet. You can’t go wrong with this restaurant.

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AL
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

I ordered a pub salad with “Alaskan” salmon. What arrived was a precooked square of thin salmon that was dark red, dry and neither chilled nor hot. It was disturbing.
My husband ordered beef stew and it had a distinctly old taste and texture. We did not eat our meals. We were comped for the salmon and they offered to cook a fresh piece, admitting mine had been cooked another time. I appreciated the good suggestion, but did not care to stay.

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s
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

The outdoor patio furniture desperately needs refinished. I'm not sure anyone would want to sit on the chairs for fear of ruining their clothes.

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MG
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great atmosphere, great food. Always enjoy the food here.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great service, good atmosphere, good food. Would definitely recommend!

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GG
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Great customer experience.

Great waitress, food, and overall experience.

It is always fun to have lunch or dinner at Hunter’s Head.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Totally worth a 70 mile drive

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VD
Washington DC
2.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

I went there on my birthday (my first visit) and I was so disappointed. Aside from the charm of the outdoor patio and delicious bread and butter, the rest was terrible. The food made both my husband and I ill. There was a hair in my mashed potatoes and while I ordered tri-tip steak, it looked/tasted like a different type of meat. I didn't find it charming to have to read a wall in a crowded bar area, wait in line to place my order at the bar (the order taker had a bit of attitude), wait again in line for my drinks to be handed to me (and being offered via a sign to help myself peanuts that were sitting, for God knows how long, in a crock pot). We then had to stand there like idiots while the wait staff walked us up a rickety flight of stairs to an empty room with a rickety table and rickety chairs. The wait staff barely came by. Biggest waste of $75 for a dinner for two with no alcohol.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent as always

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FW
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Haven't eaten here in awhile; caught a super busy evening, which was unfortunate. My husband was standing in line for an hour to order our food. Then, the food took awhile to arrive and the fish was rubbery it was so overcooked. Staff were aware of the evening most tables were having and were extremely apologetic. Happy to try again sometime but will plan for it to take hours and hours just in case! This time drinks and bread were best part of the meal.

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Birmingham
4.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

We made reservations online and showed up early for drinks. The host was ready to seat us on arrival, but also accommodated when we wanted to sit for a cocktail first. My wife had a strawberry lemonade that was light and crisp. The restaurant is English pub style, so you order at a window, then take a number to your seat.
We had the baked brie, a wedge salad, and dry aged filet. It was all delicious - even the complimentary bread and fresh butter!
The noise level was high, but it was filled with lively and intelligent conversation.
Service was friendly and attentive - they share the tips {including the bartenders} so everyone pitched in for our service.
We can easily recommend to others.

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DI
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary and really enjoyed great food and terrific service. The drive was about 45 minutes from Gainesville and we arrived a bit early. Not a problem, as we were seated right away. Our food was ready in a jiffy and was terrific - the sticky toffee was out of this world! I do wish someone would have informed me about the veterans discount before I went - did not learn about that until I had already paid for our meal.

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DA
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Wonderful creative food options. Locally sourced and absolutely tasty.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

This is my favorite place in the area. It is 100% authentic. Food is consistently great, service top notch and feels very small town pub.

When the weather is appropriate sitting outside is wonderful.

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OT
Washington DC
1.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Great to be back!

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S
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Again for the second time this week; great place for evening dinner and “chilling out”!

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S
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

Everything was great; going back tonite!!

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RM
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

We have held this place as a special treat to take friends or celebrate an event. And we will hopefully continue to do this. The bar selections are great. The outdoor seating, weather permitting, is wonderful. The staff has always been attentive and the prices reasonable for this area.

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JN
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. Quiet, authentic atmosphere.

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NH
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

First time there. We did dinner. The food was very good. The prices were reasonable. The service was just right. The tri tips were to die for. The seasonal steamed artichoke was wonderful with the drawn butter. We will be back.

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Richmond
4.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Appetizers and entrees were good. Desserts disappointing. The sticky toffee pudding didn't seem "home made". All in all, good atmosphere and lovely setting. Found one member of the bar staff to be rather rude though.

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N
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Trout almondine was delicious. Beef tri tip was perfectly cooked and melting in mouth.
Chocolate cake was enjoyable.

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