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Crooked Run Tavern at Meander

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$31 to $50
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American
Originally built in 1766, the Crooked Run Tavern is part of the picturesque Inn at Meander, a 10 room bed and breakfast that sits on 80 acres of land at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open to the public, the historic Virginia inspired tavern offers casual dinning that is paired with wine and craft beer from the state of Virginia Thursday - Saturday evenings from 6-10pm (last seating 9pm) and Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 14 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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VT1987
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We started with the cheese & charcuterie appetizer which could have easily been shared by a party of four. We enjoyed the steak tacos and shrimp alfredo for main courses. Both were very tasty. The white chocolate mousse dessert was an excellent way to finish the bottle of DuCard Popham Red that we enjoyed with dinner. Our compliments on the wine list which exclusively features some of our favorite Virginia wines. Thank you also to the owner, Chris, for the friendly service. We will return.

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DavidW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Bill presented two awesome meals. His presentation and personal touch visiting our table was a delight. Eric was also a fabulous staff. He went out of his way to ensure we had an enjoyable evening.

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PattyM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served in an early American plantation home atmosphere.
We loved it! Very quiet with soft colonial music and decor. We will be returning!

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kheck
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food. Wonderful and polite staff. Great inn and surrounding grounds. Nice place to eat and watch a sunset!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the meals were exceptional. The staff gave 100% while serving us our meals. No request went unanswered during our dinning at the tavern.

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MNMSG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very friendly and engaging staff.

Ambience was pleasant - we ate out on the porch which offered a lovely view of the hills - but it's MUCH more casual than the pictures on the website would lead you to believe. We brought dressy clothing for dinner, expecting a somewhat fine dining experience, but ended up eating in shorts and tee shirts.

The crabcakes were not very good - mushy and lukewarm. Rice was undercooked and underseasoned. The roasted vegetables were well cooked - the highlight of an otherwise below average plate of food.

The selection of local wines was quite good.

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SherriP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best crab cakes i have ever eaten and the special sauce was out of this world

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SandynSteve
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was truly wonderful, delicious sauces, and the historic atmosphere cannot be beat as a dining experience (it is a bit rustic for the overnight stay, and grounds not very well kept). Our only complaint was the wait staff - our server had apparently never served a table before and forgot everything including menus and water. The staff were definitely casually dressed (tank tops and leggings or shorts); it was a very hot day but at least an apron to look more professional would have been nice.

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Meander. Being able to dine on site was nice after running all day long. The food was good and was more of a home cooked meal than a destination restaurant. Eating by candlelight in a quaint dining room was pleasant. I would eat there again if staying at the Inn.

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paule
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniv. and the hostess/waitress was wonderful.
also history buffs so all her knowledge about the history of the old plantation was very interesting. we will certainly recommend the inn and plan on a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner

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Chad
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The restaurant is extremely quiet...almost too quiet. No music playing, and you could hear everyone's conversation.

The potato soup was lukewarm.

The steak my wife ordered was not seasoned and heavily grisly/fat.

Although the atmosphere was nice, it certainly wasn't worth what we spent on the meal.

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VickieP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It’s a small and quaint restaurant on a great historical plantation in central VA. I would certainly recommend. They had great wine, fantastic crab cakes, some really good sides and wonderful cheesecake. Sadly their menu is limited and they do not have a dedicated wait staff, so the hostess takes your order and gives it to the chef. This means we had to wait for the hostess to finish with taking orders so we could be seated. It wasn’t a big deal to us, but if you’re expecting something a little more refined you want to temper your expectations. There is great history at the restaurant which is actually part of a bed and breakfast. I will definitely go back and hope you take the time to visit.

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience we had at Elim. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends and it was perfect. Lovely setting, good service and creative and delicious food. It was definitely worth the drive. We look forward to returning.

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Crooked Run Tavern at Meander is rated 4.1 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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