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Jimmy's on the James

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610 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1306
+1 434-845-1116
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were hoping to catch Jimmy's piano playing and singing, but unfortunately he wasn't there the night we ate dinner there. The food was not to my taste, shrimp, corn, etc. It just wasn't that great. My husband had the creole, and he didn't really like his food either. Our friends had three appetizers for dinner and they seemed satisfied... More 

1 Thank jimmiecampbell7
Robert R, Owner at Jimmy's on the James, responded to this review

I am so very sorry that your dinners were not up to your expectations or our standards. We have a new fall menu which has been a hit, we would love it if you would kindly give us another chance. The Creole is on the fall menu and has been revamped, I'm sure your husband will enjoy the new preparation.... More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting our daughter over the weekend in Lynchburg we went to Jimmy on the James for dinner. Everything was incredible! Lynwood's Baby Cakes and the Bruschetta were both great starters and our entrees we're outstanding! Great job by Bob and his team and we look forward to our next visit to Lynchburg and to Jimmy on the James!!

Thank Daniel W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food wonderful ambiance exceptional service highly recommend this gem!! Alaskan cod and filet mignon with grilled Brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes yum! Lemon cheesecake the best! Enjoy!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been to Jimmy's before & loved it, but last week, we were very disappointed. We got off to an amazing start with our apps, the Ahi & prosciutto wrapped asparagus with melon. YUM! Good size for the money & incredibly tasty. Then the entrees came. The shrimp & grits was absolutely delicious, but they used salad shrimp. To... More 

Thank sunshinejourneys
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have given this place three chances and NEVER AGAIN! There is not enough space to give ALL details BUT this last time I took a out-of-town customer and he an I just could not believe how RUDE these people were. They say us at the bar only after the hostess waiting on a lady at the door for a... More 

1 Thank vanfry
Amherst, Virginia
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Wife and I went with another couple for their anniversary. I had the shrimp and grits with a small salad. Grits were large grain, creamy, cheesy with a light sauce. Shrimp were large and fresh. This was as good as some I had on the coast. Salad was mixed greens with a simple vinaigrette. Wife had salmon and haricot verts.... More 

Thank btaes1
Lynchburg, Virginia
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food was good but my gosh these people are making a killing with their prices. Way too expensive. It's good for maybe once a year or if I win the lottery but I won't be back any time soon and pay those kinds of prices. The food was good though so if you are rich by all means go... More 

Thank allnamestakengeez
Northern VA
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39 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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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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 St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1306
  • 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?