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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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amazing reasonable fattening food

amazing reasonable fattening food in a historic location with historic rebuilt buildings around it just down from monticello. the first time we came there was a long line but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

amazing reasonable fattening food in a historic location with historic rebuilt buildings around it just down from monticello. the first time we came there was a long line but this time with the kids, a rainy sunday, there was none. i love this place with it's fried chicken... but be prepared to workout ALOT afterwards ;-)

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Who doesn't love Southern home style cooking and you don't have to clean up the kitchen. Everything is delicious, hot, and served in abundance. Fried chicken is moist and tasty. Biscuits are light and fluffy. I'm a huge side dish lover, so every side dish stands alone; cole slaw, pickled beets, butter beans, and my new favorite stewed tomatoes is... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a self guided tour of the old tavern. It was enjoyable but if you have toured other old taverns you won't find anything new. If you haven't toured others this would be a good place to start.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Somebody told me this place has the best fried chicken in the world. No way, I thought. She was right! Good service, all the food is great, and the atmosphere is great fun.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

So after getting off the freeway and getting lost trying to find food to pick up, having drivers behind me riding my tail for driving to slow, I turned in to the first turn I saw. I was tired and done driving and I see a sign that says food. My bf and I parked and went up. We were... More 

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metairie.la
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I went to Michie Tavern many years ago with a school group and we had a very good time touring the buildings and having lunch at the tavern. I remember the the gift store was awesome ! Seeing the photos posted brought back great memories ! Would love to go back again soon !

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Alexandria, VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A historic building with a lot of charm. Wait staff in period costumes. I went with a large group for dinner. The food was surprisingly good. Much better than it was a decade ago when I was last here.

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Since Michie Tavern is advertised so much as a historical building, we decided to try it for lunch after visiting a few wineries. To our surprise, it was a buffet. The food featured includes southern fried chicken, hickory smoked pulled pork barbecue, and marinated baked chicken with side dishes including potatoes, beans, cornbread, etc. The adult buffet is $17.50 plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great place to have lunch with you wife. We loved the southern food that they serve. Not too expensive and nicely decorated to give that colonial feel. We go there when we are in town.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The tavern tour portions of Michie Tavern are interesting and informative. However, I am focusing on the food served. The fried chicken, ham, stewed tomatoes, green beans, cornbread, and cobbler are great with the chicken being the most outstanding. The food is served buffet style in a period dinning room (low ceilings). The price is a bit steep for a... More 

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