Tavern on the James 

Visitors to downtown Scottsville can enjoy outdoor and indoor seating, a full bar, and seven big-screen TVs. Tavern on the James also highlights local Central Virginia beef sourced from local farms. Live music is available on the weekends. 

Baked on the James 

Local proprietor Brittiny Cobbs offers a variety of gourmet cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies and other various sweets. Check out the daily cupcake menu to see which tasty and fun flavors are on tap for the day.  

Amici’s Italian Bistro 

At Amici’s Italian Bistro, the menu is full of classic dishes, from homemade Lasagna to flavorful sauces. Additionally, they offer a variety of options, including pasta, pizza, subs, salads, steaks, chops, and vegetarian dishes.  

Beijing Kitchen 

Come try the sesame chicken at Beijing Kitchen which is highly recommended. Interestingly, the restaurant resides in the same location as the real and inspired “Dew Drop Inn” made famous by “The Waltons” television Series. 

Baine’s Books & Coffee 

Looking for a snack and a cup of coffee, Baine’s Books & Coffee has a nice selection of freshly baked daily treats. On the other hand, if you are looking for something hardier panini sandwiches, wraps, salads, and quiche is available.

The Batteau 

The Batteau Restaurant & Wine Bar offers an exquisite dining experience while maintaining a cozy ambiance. Whether you plan on indulging in a fancy night out or just grabbing a bite, you can be sure to make it your own special experience.  


Luetybell’s proprietor is passionate when it comes to supporting the community. She demonstrates this by sharing space with local crafters and serving up consistently delicious fresh food bought from nearby farms.  

Lumpkin Restaurant & Motel 

Visit this iconic restaurant and motel near the James River in the charming town of Scottsville, it is easy to spot, just look for the big rooster. Delight in homemade dishes and desserts as you take in the beauty of the James River. 


Housed in an historic railway station, the C&O is one of Charlottesville’s oldest and best restaurants. Built in the late 1920’s and situated on the edge of the Downtown Mall, it has always been a gathering place for those looking for a warm meal.  Initially a diner and known as the local “greasy spoon”, railway workers […]

James River Brewery

James River Brewery is housed in a 19th century, brick tobacco warehouse in historic Scottsville. This small-town brewing house was selected in 2022 as Brewery of the Year for Virginia by the Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association.   Beer is brewed on site delivering hoppy IPA’s, Hefeweizens, Porters, Brown and Blond Ales as well as […]