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About The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

Established in 1728, our historic tavern welcomes Middleburg locals and travelers alike to enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual lunches and intimate candlelight dinners in the traditional Virginia style. Oak tables, handcrafted furnishings, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn ceiling beams and thick fieldstone walls create an intimate dining atmosphere any time of day. Our culinary team creates seasonal menus using ingredients indigenous to both Virginia and the South prepared with the time honored cooking techniques of smoking, braising, and roasting. The Tavern’s home-style dishes are simple yet genuine and feature many local ingredients sourced from area farms. The wine list boasts a diverse selection of domestic and imported vintages and show¬cases many wines from Virginia vineyards while the beer list features a rotating selection of craft beers by the bottle. Join us today for a bowl of our famous Virginia Peanut Soup, Southern Fried Chicken, or our signature Crab Cakes!

2 E. Washington St
Middleburg, VA 20117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 10:00am (Not available for online reservations)
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 687-6301

Website:
http://www.redfox.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace

Catering:
The Red Fox Inn offers off-site catering to locations throughout Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Please contact our Events Department for menus and pricing.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking for restaurant guests is available in our private gravel lot off of Madison Street located behind the Red Fox Inn. Street parking is available at town meters 9:00 am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday and is free after 5:00pm and all day on Sunday.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Engle

Private Party Facilities:
Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences.

Private Party Contact:
Events Director: Ashley Sykes Hawkins: (540) 687-9765

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups large or small for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions. The Inn is a prime location for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable dinner parties. Whatever the occasion, our Events Team will customize our property to best suit your needs; from custom linens and place settings to elegant floral arrangements and pole-tents, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Special Occasion (47)
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Worth the Drive (44)
Romantic (43)
Cozy (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
Casual (20)
Seasonal (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Business Meals (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fun (12)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (6)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. The food has always been good, but this time, it was exceptional. You know those places that have overly attentive waiters? This is not one of them--the service was excellent, but not bothersome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

My spouse and I enjoyed a Christmas brunch at the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA. With the snow falling outside it was nice and cozy inside. Their apple turnovers as a starter were so good we almost stole more from the table next to us. I had a cup of hot cider (a bit on the high price at $8). We had our own shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. My husband had the fried green tomatoes eggs Benedict, the only downside was the English muffins were a tad too crispy. I had the fish and chips which was so large I brought half home. For dessert I had the chocolate torte covered with raspberry, rich but delicious. My spouse had a Bloody Mary to cap off his meal which had a shrimp, olive and peppercorn as garnish. We recommend this place for others.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a wonderful dining experience! Cozy atmosphere in back room

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

We really enjoy this restaurant. It is one of our all time favorites. It has a great menu, outstanding service, delicious food, and wonderful ambience. We come every time we’re in the area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Red Fox Inn has superb food and great ambiance!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time actually having dinner at The Red Fox, and we were blown away. I had requested a table near the fireplace DONE. I had the Rockfish dish and it was OMG. We are heading back for their Christmas Eve Dinner which sounds amazing, and we cannot wait!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very busy on annual Xmas parade day, but worth the chaotic wait. Food is
dependably outstanding and service is attentive and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We stayed at Salamander Spa & Resort and went here for dinner on our first night. Service was impeccable and drinks were yummy. Menu was full of familiar comfort food but with just enough of a twist to be interesting. Food was very good but not mind blowing. I recommend the duck wontons.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, RFI came through once again with a wonderful evening. Food and ambiance was amazing for our anniversary. You don't want to miss this gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a great experience for our anniversary. The food was great, the servers attentive, and the atmosphere was very romantic. Would definitely visit again.
We ate: shrimp and grits, peanut soup, butternut squash soup, half duck, fried chicken, and the carrot cake. The only item that we weren't especially in love with was the carrot cake- seemed like it was a thawed/premade cake

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great meal.
Tasteful, well prepared and served on warm plates so temperature was good.

Our server, Kyle, was very professional and helpful. Portions were quite large --
I could have eaten 1/2 of what was served and been very full. Make sure your are hungry!

The room was fairly crowded with tables, but the layout was such that we didn't feel like we were sitting with another party. The room was a little too warm for us. A cool breeze would have felt good. (warm food, lots of people).

Highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always good. Prix Fixe Brunch on a holiday weekend on this trip.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service are always outstanding. One of my favorite places to dine.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had great service, the ambience is worth the trip alone, and the food was terrific but overpriced. The menu is somewhat fixed and you are limited to your choices, which I'm not a big fan of. I would love to go back and would bring out of town guests because the atmosphere is terrific, but would probably look elsewhere because of the cost and the menu's limitations.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food4
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Red Fox Inn had terrific food and an excellent wine list. Instead of driving into D.C. and traffic, head out to Middleburg.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Made reservations through open table for Friday lunch. However nothing was written clearly that it was a prefixed brunch. I think $48 per head is steep. The choices were just ok. They made us put a credit card down since the reservation was for 8. However 40 minutes prior to the reservation they left me a voice mail that I needed to call back to confirm. I didnt get the message right away so it made me nervous that I was going to lose the reservation, but still have to pay. When I called back I asked them why they called to confirm the reservation when I was told a no show would charge my card for all 8 at $48. They said it was “ procedure”. From a customer point of view, it was completely unnecessary and confusing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pre Thanksgiving Day dinner. Outstanding food and wine. Pre fixe dinner with wine pairing. Lauren was an outstanding server! Highly recommend it! We will be back!!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything about it was great. Enjoyed a drink in the small bar upstairs before dinner. The food was excellent and large portions.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A good destination for an hour outside of DC Metro area which gives you the Middleburg feel. Nice menu, nice service and a comfortable spot to have lunch/brunch on a Sunday.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fried chicken was good. Chicken in cordon blue was dry. Scallops were good but rice and greens greasy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The real jewel in the crown was the service. Friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make experience memorable. One recommendation for something different would be the bread basket... savory biscuits, corn muffins, etc. with sweet spreads would give the guest the option to control the sweet factor. This is especially helpful when choosing the entreé with dessert.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brunch date, server was attentive and pleasant. Would've liked a better seat in a less high traffic area.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been there many times. Food & service continues to be outstanding.
Another advantage is its location in the town of Middleburg.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had the perfect table. Food and service were great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious brunch followed by desserts which were equally good. Excellent historic place to eat before enjoying more of historic Middleburg.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, The Red Fox Inn was a superb dining experience...

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love the Red Fox! The ambiance is perfect! Cozy and delicious! Can’t wait to return!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The menu was limited and you had to order two courses. Other tables got offered bread, we did not.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was the first time for us visiting Middleburg and stayed at the Red Fox Inn and wanted to have dinner there as well. The atmosphere was great and loved the decor. Our server, Kyle, was very attentive and easy to deal with . The person who filled the water glasses was very good as our glasses were never empty and we never had to ask for refills. Food was delicious and good portion size which surprised us. We would definitely come back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Red Fox never disappoints. We are regulars, so we know the menu; but the seasonal specials are always a delight. This historic spot is a must if you are in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed. I thought it was not worth the set price.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic venue, authentic and amazing, it is my and my wife's favorite spot

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Red Fox Inn has been a favorite since 1977. It never fails to impress both the dining as well as the lodging. Very impressed with the complimentary a la carte breakfast for guests at the Inn. Don't change a thing ... except bring back lunch during the week.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Red Fox Tavern is finally living up to its potential. The food was very good as was the service. We sat in a very nice outdoor patio for a fine brunch. The bacon cheeseburger was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Historic structure. Cozy. Good food with ample portions and picture-worthy presentation. Conscientious service. Made a special occasion more special.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely vintage establishment in a quaint setting. The staff was top notch, always attentive and the service was divine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bees were a bit of a nusince on the patio, the only negative.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tasty, traditional American menu. Standouts for me were the shrimp and grits appetizer (far tastier than expected) and a cup of Virginia peanut soup. Lamb chops were succulent, perfectly cooked, absolutely delicious. That said, the lamb's accouterments -- lumpy, too-dry mashed potatoes and under-seasoned kale/mushroom sautee -- left something to be desired on a $40+ entree.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I love The Red Fox Inn. We come as often as we can and tell everyone to come for authentic Virginia Cuisine. We've never been disappointed. Don't leave without trying the peanut soup.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service and great food.

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