Griffin Tavern

4.7
426 reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Griffin Tavern is a casual dining restaurant with three cozy dining rooms, a “cheers” style Pub where friends and strangers mix and mingle and a wonderful outdoor area for seasonal dining(dogs on leashes welcome outside). We also have rooms upstairs that are perfect for private dining, small functions, and business meetings. Griffin Tavern is internet friendly with FREE WiFi access. Our menu features home-style cooked meals and pub favorites using fresh ingredients and local products: Fish n’ Chips, Shepherds Pie, Great Hamburgers, Seafood and Steak specials, as well as gluten free options, affordable appetizers, salads, and a Children’s Menu.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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Terri
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place. The people are fun, accomodating, and so very real. They offer a variety of great food and beer.

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BobK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Courteous, attentive-enough-without-intruding. COVID makes for quiet, spread-out dining. Different menu options were all exceptionally well-prepared, cooked nicely to order. They were closing for 2 wks of repair 12/31, so some menu selections were limited availability, but everything was delicious and attractive.

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Yvonne
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed our dining experience at Griffin's Tavern . we feel fortunate to have such a high quality affordable restaurant nearby. We especially like the burgers, calamari, salads and fries.

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colindougherty
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always! Our group of classic car driver's comes out from Keswick Virginia to go to the Griffin Tavern, never disappoints! Best ever and friendly staff, I recommend a draft of Guinness and the Shepards pie!

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JimN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been fans of Griffin Tavern for a long time. Their response to the Covid has been very good. The beer selection on draft is alway good and the kitchen provides delicious food. We live close by but it is worth a ride.

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BobK
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely brunch menu: two of us ordered "breakfast" and one "lunch", and all were delicious and nicely presented. Portions were more generous than competing "artsy" restaurants, and a fair value for the price. Service attentive but not crowding. Love the ambience.

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LaureyB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Griffin Tavern doesn't disappoint. Food is amazing, mixed drinks wonderful and service top notch. Highly recommend.

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vipRomanM
Cologne Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very polite personnel

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vipEric
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer and food selections.

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colindougherty
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always, the front rooms can be a little noisy, but what a vibe! Great English pub fare, wide menu of other items to please everyone!

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Billy11
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waitress named Hope and we ordered shepherds pie very good

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JimN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate in the Garden room. It has only two tables, there were five people. The service was very good as was the food. We especially liked the Carrot cake. We are frequent visitors to Griffin, we have been coming here since 2002. We have no intention of leaving now. If you've never been here you are missing out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best hamburger around!

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Smbika
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a nice place. They did their best to socially distance responsibly. Will go back!

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vipDBC4
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our regular places to dine... always good, great service

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Griffin Tavern had an appealing variety of dishes without being overwhelming.

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CindyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a nice place to have a casual meal. I enjoy sitting in the pub or outside. Servers are always great

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vipTinaR
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Love the new menu - the wild mushroom ravioli with shrimp, the gnocchi with scallops and the surf and turf were all great. The local cab franc was delicious too!

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful relaxing dinner outdoors. The food was delicious! Always love the fish and chips and carrot cake.

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vipCatH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food and friendly service. We were able to sit outside to social distance, which was nice.

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PattiT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time we had been out to dinner since March. Felt completely comfortable at Griffin Tavern. The hostess, our waitress, the servers and the kitchen handled everything like pros. It was great!

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LindenResident
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Been coming here for years. Consistently good and creative food in a relaxed environment. Downside is that the prices have been climbing and the portions have been getting smaller. With comparable restaurants in the general region that offer the same level of menu options, quality and service at more reasonable prices I am often choosing them over Griffin and come less often.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beer cheese soup with pretzel was great! Shrimp fantastic. Desserts delicious.

Appreciate the distancing for pandemic too. Felt totally safe.

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hrhkmh
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fabulous.

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BobK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience, and creative accommodation of table spacing for COVID compliance. Very friendly staff; busier than usual but still responsive. Food is well prepared and very stylishly presented. Personally, I found a couple of things "overly creative cuisine", but I tend to be a meat'n'taters guy. Still, an artful chef at work!

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ttmassoc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service....reasonable pricing....very comfortable

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MichelleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals. Nice menu selection. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and served in a reasonable amount of time. We will return.

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LeslieG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Griffin Tavern= yum! Anything on the menu is delicious, especially the burgers, great selection of local beers, and wonderfully friendly staff. It’s always been our go to lunch or brunch stop when heading to Shenandoah.

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VT1987
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Party of four enjoyed great service and fresh, tasty food for a late lunch on July 4. Appetizers were fried oysters and wings. Entrees included the fried green tomato BLT (highly recommended), a burger, and crabcake sandwiches. I had not been there in quite some time. It won't be that long before the next visit.

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vipTinaR
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Felt good to sit in the porch and have a good meal! Seafood paperadelle was delish! Caramel sea salt cheesecake was to die for!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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vipLIsaR
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We are in the porch and had excellent service. The food was good but changed from previously. The grilled salmon on Mediterranean salad was quite different but good. We missed rolls, although assume they are not pandemic friendly.

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vipLukeC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food...would go again anytime!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Griffen Tavern very much. This was our first experience eating out at a restaurant with table service since the COVID shutdown and we couldn't have been happier. The Tavern did a great job. We were seated in a room with just one other table. The waitstaff all wore masks. Well done.

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Flagship
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice environment, super French fries, cold beer, and reasonable Pinot Grigio. Good service and recognizing social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally out for the first restaurant meal since the pandemic. Family was very pleased with the service as well as attention to new dining rules. Food was good and outdoor dining was a good time.

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vipRayF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

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Jeep
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an awesome time. The service and foot were outstanding. We definitely plan to go back and would recommend Griffin Tavern to anyone.

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Griffin Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

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