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Michie Tavern

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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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Description: Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land...
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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Michie Tavern (sounds like Mickey) is on the way to and from Monticello, so we spent several hours on tour and then stopped for our main meal of the day on the way out, about 2:30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great place for the best fried chicken in the area. The restaurant is buffet style with servers bringing out more and more fried chicken to your table. The pulled pork is scrumptious too. Sides include mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes and, of course, lots of biscuits and corn bread. They serve soft drinks as well as beer and... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Michie Tavern (sounds like Mickey) is on the way to and from Monticello, so we spent several hours on tour and then stopped for our main meal of the day on the way out, about 2:30 pm. There was a short line for seating, but we didn't have to wait more than 15 minutes. I don't know if the line... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place is worth a visit even if you do not plan to eat. Touring the site is a lot of fun. It offers a traditional southern buffet, with fried chicken as the main draw. A meal just like at granny's.

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Morristown
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Although the food was good, I felt that $18 for the buffet with drink and dessert as an additional cost was too expensive. We did not tour the tavern.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate there because we had a 3 hour wait to see Monticello. It is a buffet lunch, only open 11-3 pm . Took a tour of tavern for $ 3.00

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nyc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great buffet..southern fried chicken ..veggies..fruit..biscuits..very pretty place with a gift shop..workers very available . could get seconds. Wish I could have brought some chicken home.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Next to Monticello. Buffet only for fried chicken and pork. Sides are amazing. Super fried chicken. Maybe a little expensive but well worth the visit.

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Red House, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my second time visiting for a school trip, last time 4 yrs ago. This time it was crowded and multiple groups. Food was decent better than before. Not sure that I would visit if it wasn't included in our trip.

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Keswick
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great colonial building that was closer to Monticello at one time and was moved to its current location. It is beautifully decorated at Xmas. The servers dress in colonial garb but seem very tired of what they're doing. The food is ok, supposedly reminiscent of colonial days; but for $17 plus tax and tip, you can have... More 

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Palmyra, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place has a nice sense of history, trading on the shadows of Thos. Jefferson's manse nearby. The building was moved from another location about 50 miles or so away, so don't be fooled that it was always where it was found. One gets a nice sense of history with a visit, but don't expect GREAT food. Your teenage daughter... More 

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