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The Blue Toad

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American, Bar, Pub
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9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3183 (Formerly D'Ambola)
+1 434-996-6992
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited their location that is near Devils Backbone. We found them a year ago and they have grown. Prices are very reasonable, creative naming and now some is available in cans. Hard cider may be an acquired taste but one worth giving a try. It can. Be more refreshing than other drinks. Fun atmosphere and knowledgeable server.

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Thank Marci B
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wide variety of ciders with exotic flavors. They pour great size pours, enough to not need to drink any more! We went to the old Wintergreen Winery location next to a river. It is a gorgeous property.

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Thank tcamp0000
Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ended up here as a second choice when Blue Mountain was absolutely PACKED. We were able to be seated immediately and the pleasant server got our drinks and orders quickly. They had music outside and it was good. It did take a while for our food to be served, but it was tasty and we enjoyed our meal. It... More 

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Thank Sue R
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I never introduced our palates to ciders so we figure give Blue Toad a try. So we tried a flight of eight varieties and were served 7 because they apparently depleted to most popular one. Of the seven we found a couple that were good tasting but as stout beer drinks and fine wine drinks the ciders... More 

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Thank Arron B
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited this restaurant last Saturday. Given, it was a fall weekend and there were a lot of people out. The Toad was full when we arrived about 5 PM. We had a party of 5 and were seated fairly quickly. However, we received some of the worst service I have ever experienced. The only way to get a waiter to... More 

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Thank tkdlr
Lynchburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The cider selection is excellent, the granny smith apple cider and the black cherry cider were my two personal favorites of the flights. Since they were out of hummus for our chips and dip, we decided to split a plate of fish and chips.The food was decent. While our waiter was personable and funny, it seems that this location is... More 

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Thank Kaitlin S
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Tried it for the first time. Atmosphere is a win! Selection has something for everyone. Food menu is small but again, something for everyone. Dog friendly. Still newish.

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Thank Mario R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Cider tasting was fantastic - 9 glasses with 6 ounces each. Definitely enough to share! We ended up buying a growler and four pack to take home. However, we ordered Nachos and never recieved them. Our bartender was hard to find. Service was somewhat questionable.

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Thank wendychev
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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215 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Best for trying new ciders at the bar. The brunch items were limited and service was very slow. They had numerous ciders available. The best were the cherry infused and hop infused. The inside and outside setting were nice. Our experience was somewhat dampened by slow food service. Otherwise, we will definitely buy more of their cider in the future.

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Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here one night as I hadn't been there since it changed hands. The interior was disappointing and the food was just ok. Very much like it was taken off the Sysco truck and thrown in a warmer. So much potential with the location. Wish they could get a little more creative. I haven't been in a while.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3183 (Formerly D'Ambola)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Afton
  • Phone Number: +1 434-996-6992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?