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Parties Accommodated upon Request

Tavern on the James opened its doors on June 18, 2012. No big party, no bells and whistles - just 50 people anxiously awaiting. For the next two weeks we were all completely surprised, overwhelmed, joyous, sleep deprived, nervous and excited are a few of the adjectives that come to mind. Downtown Scottsville is a wonderful town and the surrounding counties and diverse population continue to make this business fruitful.

Happy Hour


Gourmet Seafood Mac & Cheese - 2 For 1 Special


Wing Special

Get 8 Wings for Only $6.95  


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Currently Accepting Reservations 

Tavern on the James is open 7 days a week, serving breakfast,  lunch and dinner (hours vary). We are proud to offer patio dining for up to 40 guests; our dining room features lower level and upper level dining for up to 80 guests; our bar area can accommodate 75 guests; our upper level banquet hall can accommodate up to 80 and a pleasant sunroom for 10-15 people. Our menu features American cuisine with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and daily and nightly specials. Our bar is a full-service bar and features 7 large screen televisions. We have ample parking and are located within walking distance of many other shops and most notably the James River.

Our culinary team is headed by the owner Spencer Marshall and his wife Kelley. Spencer is a very humble and quiet man and does not think of himself as a chef. However, his culinary abilities are exquisite and his daily specials delicious. Some include prime rib, pulled pork and pineapple, crab stuffed mushrooms and bacon wrapped shrimp. Both Spencer and Kelley were very instrumental in the early stages of Tavern on the James’ formation, including building and construction, pre-opening activities on holidays,staff recruitment,and menu preparation.

Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an Adult Meal ($10 or Higher)


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Saturdays & Sundays

Breakfast from



Exceeding Expectations

Mondays & Tuesdays
Win Thanksgiving Dinner


Thursday, November 21, 2019 

Thanksgiving Dinner


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Call for
(434) 286-3500

Party on the Patio featuring live music and food & drink specials.


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