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Michie Tavern

Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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$95*
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Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip...
72%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks
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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.
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Stephens City, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

While some travelers have said that Michie Tavern is a tourist trap, it may be "touristy" but worth a visit. The buffet was plentiful & well-prepared & the servers (in period costume) excelled at their attention to diners. The original tavern is still standing as are several out buildings, which serve as various gift shops. My husband & I totally... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A trip through Charlottesville, Virginia, would NOT be complete without a stop at Michie Tavern! This place is a MUST if you enjoy good Southern cooking served in a genuine 1700's era tavern. You are greeted at the walkway by a hostess in period garb and she asks you are you there for the "ordinary" or to visit the inn,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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854 reviews 854 reviews
415 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lunch was ok. The chicken was surprisingly good, but the rest was pretty average for a buffet. It's sort of unfortunate that it's a buffet and not a proper restaurant. Waitstaff were ok, but not great. Not recommended.

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Raleigh, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

The Michie (Mickey) Tavern is a tourist stop on the way to visit Monticello. The grounds are set in colonial times and you can eat and shop from toys to plate ware. The buffet is 17.95 and does not include drinks or dessert. The food is average and they offer a mix of fried or rotisserie chicken and vegetables and... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Food is terrible. Fried chicken, boiled beets, green beans out of a can and overpriced bottled beer. The locale is lovely and that's why people spend the money. Unfortunately, they are capitalizing on this and selling diner type food at gourmet prices. will not return to dine there.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For $17.50 per person you stand in a line and a lady in period costume serves chicken, barbecue, beets, green beans, cole slaw, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, cornbread and/or a roll. Drinks are extra. Someone will bring you more of anything you wish, so if you're a big eater, you might get good value.

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Manassas, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely building and grounds to tour. The restaurant/tavern itself is a fancy buffet with second helpings being brought to your table. Not what we were expecting but still very good food. I expect they insist on serving you your second helpings to keep the grazing down.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This isn't a place to visit if you dislike tourist tacky. High prices and easily pushed after a visit to Monticello. I would avoid if you're a family on a budget. Easy to go to local vineyards to get a bite to eat.

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Clayton, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The fried chicken is by far the best part of the meal. The vegetables were good but not great. Waitstaff very attentive and friendly.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The food menu is very simple but very good. It's all you can eat and my daughter loves how they dress and serve the food on tin plates.

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