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Olde Dominion Tavern, Haymarket, VA

Olde Dominion Tavern

4.5
4.5
104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Olde Dominion Tavern pays tribute to the region's food and wine with a warm rustic feel that invites guests to celebrate fresh ingredients in carefully crafted dishes, cocktails and a Virginia focused draft list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (703) 754-1166
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Haymarket
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

104 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday Great bloody mary and oysters My mom enjoyed her birthday lunch and champagne

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  2. ChristyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The server was very nice but our drinks took forever. It was very loud as well. Food took a while as well. My chicken was totally overcooked and chewy. My husbands pasta had nothing but butter for flavoring. I would not recommend this place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always amazing, it was Valentines Day so they were super busy compared to normal and place was louder than normal but the food is priced well and is always delicious!

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  4. Clark2262

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fantastic. I'm a picky eater and not likely to choose anything eclectic which is what they offer and it was great. Fried goat cheese with a honey/jalapeño sauce? The best ever! The filet was cooked perfectly. The service was great. Our table was next to window that was right on sidewalk and left us exposed to headlights and passer-bys. Some blinds or curtains would have been nice.

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  5. Jpecap

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Place looks beat up. White shirts are bad. Food is food but the place needs alot of love

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  6. KevinA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice evening. Good food, good service and good friends.

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  7. MarvinH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but service was slow. The restaurant only had about 6 tables filled while we were dining. Waited extended amount of time for warm coffee and hard sugar packets, not sure what our server was doing. Our wait time for our food was also extensive in that our food was then served warm instead of hot. However our meal was good, so we didn’t say anything about the temperature. Overall the portions are small, the service is slow, but the food is good.

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  8. RandyL

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall was good. Service was a little lacking but I attribute that to the youth of the server. Matthew was very nice and courteous. He knew the specials off the top of his head and was helpful. He was maybe a little less attentive to the table as we normally expect, but that will come with experience. Excellent food, we took plenty home for leftovers to enjoy later.

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  9. Walt

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was great. Ambience was perfect.

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  10. Steve

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great business lunch. Food was really good and the service was also.

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  11. emmi

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance in Olde Dominion is 100%. You completely forget you are in a shopping center, it feels like a hole in the wall, yet upscale tavern in a charming old town. The seating area to the left when you walk in is my personal favorite. The perfect spot for a cup of coffee and delicious weekend brunch!

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  12. Dhmorris

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were running late but no problem with staff. Food was excellent. It was a little slow coming out but we enjoyed the relaxed pace. The drinks were very good. The waitress was spot on. Will definitely visit again.

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  13. Spyke

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at brunch was delicious. My steak and eggs were cooked perfectly. My other guests enjoyed their dishes as well. BUT WHO DOESN’T HAVE COFFEE DURING A BRUNCH??? You would think you’d have coffee available by the gallon.

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  14. Beachgirl

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erica was wonderful in taking care of us! The food never disappoints.

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  15. Jpecap

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    They need to adjust the lighting for dinner service They need to have instrumental music on not Kenny Loggins from the 80s

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  16. taverngirl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    When Olde Dominion first opened, the service was exceptional. Sadly, in the last six months or so, the service has gone significantly downhill. The servers are very nice but it is clear that they are understaffed as the service is so slow.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only thing I did not like about this place was that I did not try it sooner. Both the food and the service was outstanding, went there for brunch but found myself wanting to try much more than I could in a single sitting, can't wait to go back!

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  18. Judy

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pumpkin pancakes had good flavor but were a little doughy. Also, they were too large!

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  19. luvgoodfood

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice time and an enjoyable meal. The service was good. The server checked in on us periodically and was attentive without being intrusive. The meals were good although slightly salty probably from the capers. We will definitely return. The bread pudding was my favorite.

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  20. Raff

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, drinks and service! We sat up at the bar and the bartender, Gordon, was very attentive. We will definitely be back!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very short staffed, including the kitchen. They did give us a free appetizer because it took so long, but it’s clear they have some issues. The food was pretty good overall.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Appetizers and main meal were pretty good; waitress was attentive and pleasant. However I think improving indoor and esp outdoor ambience, which is where we sat, would make it a more appealing dinner destination. Some soft lighting and more comfortable seating on the patio are some suggestions.

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  23. JuliaP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was another attempt at giving them the benefit of the doubt. The overall service/ experience has declined since they opened. We arrived on time for our reservation,but it took 10 minutes to be seated. The hostess was inexperienced in the seating process and had to seek help in seating the family in front of us. Once we were seated, the hostess advised that she would have to bring us our menus once she could find them. All the menus had been misplaced. We had to ask our waitress for the menus after waiting 15 minutes. Now, we are seated at a small table next to the window at the front of the restaurant. The table is too small to handle a menu that requires shareable sides , plus appetizers and main course. The table base was not level and caused our plates and drinks to slide. The window ledges were filled with cobwebs, dirt and dust. Now mind you our table is pushed against the window front and our food would also be close to them as well. Very unsanitary and didn’t help with the wobbly undersized table. These small tables were the wrong choice. We ordered dinner( our waitress was great) and had the brown butter chicken and fried chicken with a side of Brussel sprouts. For appetizer we had the baked Brie. The appetizer and Brussel sprouts were delicious, but the brown butter chicken was over cooked and difficult to chew. Although, the butter sauce was delicious. The fried chicken was tender, but lacked the true crunch you would expect with fried chicken. The macaroni was bland and lacked salt across the board. This was a ton of feedback in one post, but it needed to be said. Especially after our last experience. We were there during lunch and seated outside. Once we were seated, we waited 30 minutes for a server to come to our table, and no one ever arrived. They appeared understaffed and disorganized. We did speak with the manager to let her know, before we walked out and went to Taco’s and Tequila. We want them to succeed, we truly do.

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  24. CamillaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious (pulled pork sandwich was the best I've had). However, we sat for 15 minutes before anyone even came to the table. Service was very very slow (they might be short-staffed), and the server, while very pleasant, must have been new. He had to be asked to remove the appetizer dishes well after our main meals were served, rarely checked to see if we needed more beverages, etc. The noise level in this restaurant (at least at brunch time on Sundays) is pretty unbearable. It was our second visit for brunch, and likely our last. Don't expect to hold a conversation at your table for the noise. So a very mixed review; delicious food, friendly, but very slow service. If you're young and have lots of time, and don't mind a very loud environment, this restaurant is for you.

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  25. JasonM

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent and professional, the flavor profiles were good and overall a great value

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  26. Volfan13

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, experience was good. Food was very good - service was polite and friendly - however, painfully slow (even though restaurant had very few customers at the time). We will continue to visit the restaurant and hope that they figure out the consistency of the service.

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  27. JeffD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bunch menu and great service! Didn't have any bourbon but they have a great selection and always some allocated bottles

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  28. ZacharyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was lacking not very attentive waitress slide check on table and kept walking filled water 2 times halfway both times.

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  29. LMSDWrite

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I even experience. Slow service. Bad communication about what the menu items were and what sides they came with. Pricey for food quality. Not terrible but also not memorable

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  30. DanielleT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Biscuits to die for. We all enjoyed our brunch. Would go again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! It had a great modern decor. The food was excellent and our waitress was as nice as you want. We were very impressed.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was horrible, food was great, but for the price, we weren't crazy about paying a la cart for sides

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  33. JerryB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We reserved our table for dinner on June 16. It was a party of four. We were on time and were seated promptly. We ordered fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. They were average in flavor and presentation. The ladies of our party shared the stuffed flounder. The kitchen had split it along with the four pieces of asparagus - two pieces each - even if the flounder was served in one piece, it would have been a small portion, given my expectations and experience with stuffed flounder - especially for the for the price of this entrée. My friend ordered their fried chicken. He shared some with me. It was served hot. It wasn’t notable in flavor or presentation. I ordered the scallop entrée for $38. It was served with pasta. I received four scallops. Very disappointing for the price. The scallops were hot and flavorful; however, the accompanying pasta was too greasy and lukewarm. We ordered a bottle of wine. Our server, who was attentive and pleasant, struggled with opening the seal and uncorking it. She appreciated my assistance. This was not a big deal. I think they just need some more training in serving wine. Overall, we were not impressed with Olde Dominion. We would not recommend this restaurant, and we won’t be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. DVCCDiner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lemonade with no sugar, drinks brought out after dinner, no attention from waitstaff. Might be a good place to eat wings and drink canned beer but not a good place to bring guests to dinner. Price did not reflect the service.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. CharityQ

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    What happened? We have eaten here multiple times, and this experience was a major fail. The drinks took forever, my husband went and got our own side plates, the server asked if we were done with our menu before we ordered entrees, no check back, check was wrong, I could go on. This was a major disappointment. I don't have anything positive to say about this experience. We wanted another drink but didn't want to wait 20 minutes, so we went somewhere else.

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  36. AlexR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab and fried green tomato benedicts were both delicious!

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  37. FamilyDining

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated right away and I’m assuming because we were a large party with kids, were seated towards the back patio door with not a great viewpoint/ambiance. The table was marble and looked spotted and not well cleaned. Took a wile to get drinks once we sat down. The waitress knew we were short one water, but still took a while to bring drinks. A spilled drink that I notified her of was only cleaned up when it started to migrate to the table next to us, even though I asked for napkins to assist with the spill when it happened (she was still taking our orders at that point). We didn’t order an appetizer but the main entrees took a LONG time to come out, even though 5 of them were basic kids meals and the other meals were sandwiches. I felt like tables around us that were seated after us got food faster than we did-not sure why. My sandwich was very good, but the ‘truffle fries’ served with it looked reheated and burnt, many of them in bits and pieces. Overall experience was just alright-would maybe try to dine in again. I felt like I had a better experience at the wine event I attended than when dining in.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not impressed. Food is average at most. The price is way above the quality

    2 people found this helpful

  39. MaryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food nothing special, service inconsistent and my daughter's order was incorrect due to waitress error who blamed it on the kitchen. Not cool, be honest.

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  40. MackenzieR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service!! The staff is so friendly and attentive. Delicious food and wonderful ambiance.

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FAQs

Olde Dominion Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 754-1166.

Olde Dominion Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Olde Dominion Tavern

5351 Merchants View Sq, Haymarket, VA 20169

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Haymarket
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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