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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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INTERESTING SLICE OF HISTORY

After lunch next door, you can discover Michie Tavern's past through a self-guided tour of the oldest section of the building. There are exhibits on drinking, gaming, dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
HARRY M
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Tigard, Oregon

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After lunch next door, you can discover Michie Tavern's past through a self-guided tour of the oldest section of the building. There are exhibits on drinking, gaming, dining, lodging and entertainment. You can wander through some of the outbuidlings where the meals were cured and smoked. There are also several shops on the property to wander through. There is a... More 

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Coto De Caza
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we listened to other trip advisers on this one. the buffet is worth it. it can get real busy in there for sure. we arrived after 2 and it was no problem. the fried chicken is incredible. the masked potatoes and gravy were 2nd helpings for sure. the peach cobbler dessert was ok.. i think i would try the sundae... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

One of a kind unique experience. The food was good and the restaurant seemed to take you back to a different time. A must do if you go to Monticello.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One can't help but notice this establishment as he winds his way up the mountain toward Monticello or Ashlawn Highland. The historic lunch tavern offers a buffet of cole slaw, beets, green beans, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, corn muffins, biscuits, bbq pork, fried chicken, and marinated chicken. They also has a gazpacho soup in the summer. After going through... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The ambiance was lovely, the inn itself was lovely, but the food.... Not worth the money. There are other restaurants far better.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Michie Tavern is a family, cafeteria, style dining exerience. Everything is freshly prepared and you can choose what you want as you go through the line. It's actually in a historic tavern that was used in colonial days. While visiting the tavern don't miss the equally historic out building while on you way up the mountain to Monticello.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Honestly I was lost. There was no active tavern. There were some buildings a gift shop and a general store that was more of same. We talked to many local staff at the hotel we stayed and all of them said not to go but we wanted to give it a shot. They were right.

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Earlysville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just a short distance from Monticello estate this tavern & museum is a great place to stop & dine as well as take in some history. The vintage dining room features tables & benches with a buffet of vintage assorted dishes of which I was focused on the fried chicken which was decent...lots of veggies, breads, biscuits, fruit etc., more... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here after visiting Ash-Lawn Highland and we were disappointed. After the long line we stepped in and immediately it had a cafeteria feel; nothing really authentic or period about it. This would be difficult to manage for elderly people with juggling the tray, dishing out your food, getting a beverage and finding a seat. It was expensive and... More 

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Wrightsville Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The $17.50 plus tax tab for this very limited buffet was absolutely absurd. The food was was just barely "ok" and was not an accurate or tasty representation of Southern fare of that period. K & W cafeteria is actually better and offers more variety. When the cashier asked if everything was ok, we expressed our disappointment in the food... More 

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Additional Information about Michie Tavern

Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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