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Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-977-1234
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Disappointing in the very limited menu and not for non meat eaters. Staff is nice.Can be very hectic with all the tour buses.Time management rethought the menu and presentation and moved away from a overpriced cafeteria.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We typically visit at least once a year when we visit Montecello. They have very good fare in such an historical setting, it makes the day special. The Michie Tavern is very much as it was when Jefferson would have visited. Eating on peuter dishes and having menues from the period as well as modern era offerings is a real... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The fried chicken is the best ever! It is pricey but everyone should go at least once. The staff is extra friendly and accomodating!

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Broadway, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

All the food tasted home made, I'm guessing that nothing came from a can. Visit the buffet once, after that the very attentive wait staff brings you whatever else you want from the buffet. They even made rounds in the dining room with a huge pan of fried chicken. They definitely feed you well! I'd say that the food is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Yes this is a tourist trap with more gift shops than history, however, the inn (which has been moved and re-assembled) is worth the $3 price of admission and the tavern buffet, featuring Southern style meat and veggies, is good. My husband really enjoyed the fried chicken and, as a vegetarian, I was pleased to learn that all the vegetables... More

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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The food was great, but a little pricey for "Country style buffet cooking". It's not like this was a five star restaurant that warranted that kind of price. I realize that it is supposed to represent the settler way of living as far as the atmosphere and seating which I was fine with. However, to spend almost 30.00 for 1... More

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Iroquois, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was good. Two types of chicken and pulled pork along with mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, green beans, coleslaw and a few other sides. The food is fine but the menu is limited and never changes so a repeat visit is just that -- a repeat! Very nice atmosphere but lots of tour buses visit this venue so it... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

It is just as described. Perhaps a bit touristy, but that is what we were. Staff was very friendly and the food was good and plentiful. There is also a great little park down the street for an after lunch walk.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Meal was overpriced. Food was not that good. Virtually no historical relationship to Jefferson what so ever. McDonalds would ein over this place hands down.

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Naples, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Michie Tavern gift shop was marvelous while we waited for the tavern to open. The meal is served buffet style and you can get refills by asking. The wait staff is dressed as they would have been during Thomas Jefferson's time. Everything was excellent!

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