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The Briar Patch

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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883 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2517
+1 434-946-2249
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Manassas, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious, portions were large. Definitely a good meal for the price. Menu selection was large. Can't wait to come back again.

Thank sandyb9461
Amherst, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food, terrible service. waitress added $ to her tip .spoke to manager did nothing. If you go here use cash!!!. waitress even confessed to taking $. THEIVES!!!. Never got $ back.

Thank theives
Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

By far the best filet mignon I have ever eaten anywhere!!!! We will skip the Lynchburg restaurant lines for a meal here anytime.

Thank snapsproffitt
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

With each visit to Amherst we look forward to a meal at this top notch restaurant! Each time we leave it's a discussion on what a delicious meal we had - some of the best anywhere from soup to steaks. We've never been disappointed - a must try! Next trip I'm having a bowl instead of a cup of their... More 

Thank Betty E
Williamsburg, Virginia
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stop for lunch before hitting the Blue ridge Parkway. Friendly and attentive staff, great lunch food. Nice portions for a reasonable price. It's definitely the place to be for lunch, it was packed by 1230.

Thank Nick T
Vicksburg, Michigan
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just off U.S. 29 in Amherst, Virginia, this is convenient & a great choice. The wait staff is friendly & helpful. My reuben sandwich was stuffed with tender, thinly-sliced corned beef...very delicious. I selected sweet potato fries, & they were tasty but not greasy. My husband loved his French onion soup. They also offered cheddar broccoli, chili, & a chicken... More 

Thank Moitime1
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Considering the small size of Amherst, this is a top notch all-around restaurant. All of us liked it on the several visits we made there. Besides the excellent beef entrees, there are also seafood and vegetarian choices, all good. The beer, wine, and drinks are also good.

Thank justgo4
Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Could not have enjoyed my meal more. It was delicious. The service was super because the waitress was good and had a friendly personality. The owner of the Amherst Inn recommended the Briar Patch and I'm so pleased he did. When we visit Amherst again next year, we will be sure to go back and have another meal at the... More 

Thank Ramona W
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went there for a Christmas party last December. The food was good and the service was pretty fast considering the large crowd.

Thank PAMID7
Sebastian, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I ordered crab cakes with creamed spinach and pasta alfredo for sides. It was all hot and delicious. Even the ice tea was excellent. Love this restaurant.

Thank sugar105

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 883 S Main St, Amherst, VA 24521-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 434-946-2249

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