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Michie Tavern

Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Historic sites, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's...
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Type: Bars & clubs, Historic sites, Nightlife, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Unique atmosphere, exceptional customer service and focus on a delightful dining experience. The fried chicken is to die for, the buttery-soft biscuits remind me of my grma's hoe-cakes made of buttermilk and cooked to perfection.

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New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect other than people telling us the fried chicken was outstanding. Eating here was great fun and the food was surprisingly good. We still talk about this one long after our visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yo, the Michie Tavern can't be topped. We had some of the best fried chicken and mashed potatoes I've had during my time on this planet. Our waitress, Ashley, was bomb. I got a Traditional Ale and/or Lager, so unfortunately there were no free refills on that. But Ashley was all over our water glasses like white on rice. The... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Michie (pronounced "Mickey") Tavern is great for families, big groups, and tourists. The staff, dressed in period costume, serve a buffet of friend chicken, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, biscuits, and other southern favorites. It's is the perfect pit stop if you're doing the Ash-Lawn/Monticello thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tourist attraction for sure! It was a fun visit. One we would only do once for the sake of doing it. The food is a step above a great country buffet (like wildfire grill in town) only very over priced for the ambiance, experience and history of it all. So if you like eating off pewter plates, being served by... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, Great Service, neat atmosphere the chicken and mash potatoes are my favorite! usually a little bit of a wait, but is well worth it

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We take all of our houseguests here for this family style meal. It is a great accompaniment to a visit to Monticello and/or Ashlawn. Expect to eat a lot and to be very full by the time you leave. Walk down the hill to the gift shops to knock off a few calories!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly service and delicious food. The fried chicken is amazing. Nice atmosphere and I enjoyed waking around and looking at the shops. Great place to take guests.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best place to get a great meal. The fried chicken is the best in town and the fixings are tops too. Eat til you are full, the staff will make sure of that. I guarantee you'll go back again and again this Charlottesville institution.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great time here. First we did the tour which was discounted with our AAA membership. Then on to the buffet. The fried chicken was amazing! The baked chicken, slaw, mashed potatoes, green beans and soup were also very good. The pulled pork BBQ was about average. The ice cream sandwiches were also very good. (we didn't try... More 

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