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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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With mom

Overpriced for regular delicious fried chicken but since they dress up and the atmosphere its almost worth it. My mom insists every time she visits we eat at this place. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gretchen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overpriced for regular delicious fried chicken but since they dress up and the atmosphere its almost worth it. My mom insists every time she visits we eat at this place. It is wonderful fried chicken

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This relocated historic tavern has a guided tour of the historic structure and a buffet section for people eating out today. The tour was a good representation of tavern life, but I felt very uncomfortable when the docent informed us (I was alone on a tour with several other strangers, all much older than myself) that we would all be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anything Charlottesville is of interest to me. There are a number of fascinating places to go that are of historical interest, and certainly Michie Tavern is among them.

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought a Boy Scout group of 40 (with a reservation), and everything was all set up for us to enjoy the buffet and not-to-be missed historical tour. Our guides were great. All the food was good, and the fried chicken got rave reviews.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made it a point to eat here after touring Monticello. We were seated in the newer wing which sort of killed the experience for us. The older tavern part would have been more fun for the kids. The menu is limited but there is no denying the chicken is delicious and the buffet is all you can eat. I'm... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Michie Tavern every once in a while, we love the food and the atmosphere. Lunch by the fireplace is great in January. We love their Southern food and the desserts ( especially the peach cobbler). The nice thing is that you go thru the buffet lunch only once then they bring you to the table whatever you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at Michie Tavern after touring Monticello. I was surprised that the restaurant is actually a small and limited buffet. Most of what we ate was good, just nothing really memorable. The dining areas are quaint and comfortable, and the service was great. We were expecting something more along the lines of other historic taverns. But if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive piece of history, just to be where Jefferson had been was amazing. The grounds and buildings were beautifully maintained. The food was good and served buffet style. The ambiance really made you feel like you were back in the day.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy a delicious lunch beside a roaring fire with your server dressed in historical dress. The buffet lunch was well prepared although the choices were limited - no salad bar here! Plenty of wonderful fried and baked chicken, barbeque, soup of the day, pickled beets, stewed tomatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and more. Desserts are extra as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Monticello on our two month road-trip around the US, and I was really, really keen on having lunch at the Tavern afterwards. It wasn't fine dining, we had a bit of a wait, and service was canteen-style, but I did enjoy it ever so much! I liked the sense of history about it, and we enjoyed the food... More 

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