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Jimmy's on the James

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610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
+1 434-845-1116
11:00 - 23:00
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Northern VA
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Loved this restaurant on west side of town. Music provided by Renee Ruth was so excellent - hope you get to see her. The food was wonderful and prepared to our wishes. If drinking, their old fashioned is worth the visit alone. But I cant leave this review without commenting on the service. It was professional, top notch and personal.... More 

Thank bill20
Truckee, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We took time to make it to downtown Lynchburg for dinner on the river. The historic area is coming alive. Being from California we were at the mercy of our in-town guides to suggest a nice dinner. We were not disappointed. Jimmy on the piano set the tone of the evening. Our dinners were excellent and the service was very... More 

Thank Ldawg3
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The restaurant is small and intimate. They changed around the tables and bar a little over a year ago I believe, but we really liked the old layout better. It just seemed more intimate and cozy. The food is always good and the music is great in the evenings. It is one of our favorite places to visit.

Thank dmartha
Carrollton, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

They have a somewhat limited menu. I was very disappointed that the appetizer and the main course I desired the waiter informed me they were out of.

Thank johnmaui2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I was in town for business and a few of us were looking for a good place to enjoy the mid 60s weather and a good drink. After and extensive journey through greater metropolitan Lynchburg we stumbled upon "Jimmy's". We were lucky enough to find a few finally crafted cocktails courtesy of Jessica and Rachel. They were super busy when... More 

Thank Rj W
Rustburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a laid back atmosphere, the food and drinks are wonderful and the live music is definitely a treat as well.

Thank Shenda L
Evans, Georgia
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Jimmy's hosted our reunion and did a great job. This is a really cool place for a great dinner & drinks. I had the fillet that was excellent and considering they served 50 people at one time it was great. Fried Oreos for dessert was fantastic. They did a great job. Would certainly eat there again on our next trip... More 

Thank dduff25
Cary, North Carolina
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This little spot is a surprise when you walk on...for a moment I thought I was in a larger city! I love joyed a salad and seafood croquettes and a nice Cabernet. I will definitely be back and recommend to others. Reason for just 4 is that I would like some more vegetarian options :).

Thank Patty G
Altavista VA, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Used to be a great place, had good music and great food. Now just has pricey food. Service very slow, music stank, coffee taste like it was ran thru my running shoe and the food size was laughable. Never never never again and did I say WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY over priced???

Thank Edward F
Robert R, Owner at Jimmy's on the James, responded to this review

Edward, I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. However we are not under new management, I have managed the restaurant from day 1 and Jim sold it to me as part of our 5 year plan. Since taking over we have greatly expanded our live music and Jimmy sings more now than when he owned it. Also... More 

Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My husband and I recently visited Lynchburg for the first time for a wedding. After the reception, we walked to Jimmy's on the James at the recommendation of friends. We were pleasantly surprised that despite the high-end feel of the restaurant, the atmosphere was casual and laidback enough to accommodate our late-night crowd. We didn't order any food, but the... More 

Thank Amanda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-845-1116
Pull up a chair, take a taste, and join the fun. A modern day speakeasy focused on personal service, live music, and delectable cuisine set in a socially inviting atmosphere.

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