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St. James Villa Restaurant

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204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
+1 260-897-2114
07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place years ago was the greatest thing around the area unfortunately it seems now that the original founding family members have pasted it's been turned into a race to see how many family members this place can support while making the cuisine as cheap as possible with small portions

Thank ryurati
Jacksonville, Florida
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoy this old Avilla landmark famous for food and family gatherings. Try the fried chicken and broasted potatoes, vegetables or any of the homemade soups. Avoid the cod which was served as chewy fish sticks with tartar sauce. Drinks are made to order at the bar. Staff is friendly and service is wonderful.

Thank Gatorartlady
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting in the area and our host suggested St. James for our dinner. The fish was excellent. Others had the chicken. All were well pleased. The cuisine is solid midwest fare. American with a German influence. Well pleased. Fine wait staff.

Thank James D
Kendallville, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I visited here for our first wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The broasted chicken was very good and not overly greasy for being fried.My husband had their thick cut steak and it was cooked exatly how he likes it. He is very picky and will send it back multiple times if it isnt correct, but... More 

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Thank Marisa H
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is an unpolished little gem out in the middle of rural northeast Indiana and one of our favorites. The staff takes great care of us from when we arrive until when we leave with our full bellies. The bar manager has done a great job of filling out their offerings with quality beers that push the taste buds... More 

Thank Chris D
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just out for a leisurely Saturday afternoon drive to view the fall foliage in nearby Chain-o-lakes State Park. We decided to find someplace nearby for a late afternoon lunch / early dinner. We drove into Avilla and had seen a review for this place so we decided to give it a try. When I saw... More 

Thank Jcbfw
Avilla, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We're lucky to live just a few minutes from this reliable, cozy and friendly restaurant. Traditional menu - chicken, fish, steak, prime rib, etc. Great bar and service. If you're looking for a reasonably priced place that can always get you seated (because the place is huge!!!!) it's worth the trip. I've never had a bad experience here. They have... More 

Thank AvillaJerry
Angola, Indiana
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great place and friendly service. German potatoes with onion are great. Lots of good stuff to choose from

Thank JQuacker
Saint Louis, Missouri
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

St. James is good but not excellent. While the service was fast and friendly on a busy Wednesday night, the food (at least mine) wasn't the best. I ordered the broiled seafood dinner and everything on my plate was way over cooked. There was flavor, but the over cooking ruined it. The frozen cocktail sauce didn't help. Everyone else at... More 

Thank Fixyourcar
Garrett, Indiana
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

St. James is a rare find and has a fantastic menu. The noodle soup, bean soup and the sauerkraut soup are all in a world of their own. The fish and chicken is done perfectly.

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E Albion St, Avilla, IN 46710-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Avilla
  • Phone Number: +1 260-897-2114

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