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Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-977-1234
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to Monticello wouldn't be complete without lunch at Michie Tavern. You get the distinct feeling of "back in the day" when Thomas Jefferson was President. Great place, great food! Of course, visiting the Tavern anytime is wonderful too!

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Campbell, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Visiting our son who lives in Charlottesville, we took in a visit to Michie Tavern for a wonderful lunch (best fried chicken). Service was excellent. Took a walk to visit the shops with some good buys. Highly recommend a stop there - very close to Monticello and Ashlawn-Highland (Madison's home).

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orlando
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304 reviews 304 reviews
71 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You may like it, if you like to shop and eat southern but unhealthy food. All of the little log cabins on the property, are filled with items for purchase. The lunch is only a buffet, for $17 and lots of non- healthy choices, with no good alternatives. After looking around, we just had a drink and left as we... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Would advise going to Monticello in the morning and plan on lunch at Michie Tavern in the early afternoon. Don't be late as the Tavern stops serving food at 3:30. The atmosphere and food far exceeded my expectations. Leave from for dessert.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

what a great way to eat like they did in Colonial Times...we were a bit too stuffed to walk around the Michie Tavern grounds due to time constraints, my advice walk before you eat! friendly waitstaff and the food is darn good!

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Mahomet, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped by after visiting Monticello. They have a buffet and it wasn't cheap, but well worth it because the food was excellent and you could have as much as you wanted. The fried chicken was probably the best, but everything was very good! It is in an 18th century building. The waitress checks on you after you are seated... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Michie Tavern. We arrived shortly before the Ordinary opened and didn't have to wait long to enter - when we left, there was a long line. The food was very good and once seated, there were servers in period dress to fill your cup and your plate. The atmosphere was authentic. We had a... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The best southern fried chicken ever!!! Lunch buffet is great. Shops are also nice. Lots of old time candies for sale. Wait staff in period costume.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

a place to eat while revisiting US history, waitress dressed as they were on the times of the colonies.The food is good and the environment is adequate

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Nashport
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was an interesting, historical place that everyone should try at least once! The atmosphere as well as the food transports you back in time for a little while, at least!

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