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Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-977-1234
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take friends who are visiting, after a stop at Monticello and or Ash Lawn-Highland. Surprisingly, it is cafeteria style although wait persons will bring you second helpings on anything. Tasty food, fun environment, great service.

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High Point, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our family stopped at Michie while visiting Monticello. The food in this place was AWESOME. The baked chicken is some of the best chicken I've had. The food is a country cooking buffet. I also had Mash Potatoes and Biscuit. The Biscuits were exceptional as well. My wife had the Fried Chicken and she loved it. The only draw back... More

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Kresgeville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch and we are glad that we did. The buffet is a little overpriced for sure, but you are really paying for the whole experience and not just the food. Food is served in a buffet style for your first course and if you want seconds or thirds, the waiter/waitress will bring it... More

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Swisher, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and what a fun time we had! Excellent food with excellent service!! The fried chicken was the best I have ever had and the peach cobbler was amazing. Our server went above and beyond to keep up happy. Michie Tavern has much history and was so interesting.

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Farmville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Make sure you are really hungry when you go here! Best fried chicken I've ever had and delish potatoes and coleslaw. Make an afternoon of it and check out the house and grounds. Lots to see and do there and it's fun for the whole family.

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Bismarck, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped by this place after visiting Monticello. The owner was wise to move this place where she did. Had it stayed out in the woods where it originated, nobody would have ever visited. However, if you place it next to Thomas Jefferson's home, people will always come to visit. For me, it took something away from the visit, knowing that... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here for the southern buffet lunch because we were craving some really good fried chicken. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and really juicy on the inside. The biscuits were also delicious. All the other sides were just ok. The ambience is really nice and cozy. There were attentive servers dressed in a colonial outfit. After... More

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Barboursville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The servers were dressed in period costumes to match the era/history. Food was ordinary with the vegetables overcooked, picnic tables and benches. Would have liked a little more comfort but maybe that's the way it was back then.

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Gainesville, FL
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99 reviews 99 reviews
3 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You are paying for the history and atmosphere, definitely not the food. Very expensive buffet only, and not much for vegetarians. Nice and friendly staff in a historic setting.

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Cedar City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite stops before visiting Monticello. The food is good and plentiful, the staff is outstanding. A tour is always fun.

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