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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The people could not be nicer, plus the food is delicious. Best pulled pork and fried chicken in Virginia.

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really did not know what to expect when we arrived, but it is a Southern style buffet. You wait outside until there is enough room for your party. You then stand in line for round 1 of the buffet of old style food. The chicken and the corn bread were both excellent with the rest of the vegetables being... More

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Shalimar, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You'll have a hard time finding better chicken (fried or baked) than at Michie Tavern. The all-you-can-eat buffet lunch was delicious and the period costumed wait staff brought refills right to the table. It was so good we wished we could have eaten more!

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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour of the tavern was very interesting. We were able to see both upstairs and down stairs of the tavern. We were also able to walk some of the grounds and see the out buildings that they used. It was a self guided tour but there were a lot of signs that gave plenty of information about the past... More

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Chicago, Ilinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just okay. Close to Monticello and James Monroe's home. $17.50 for cafeteria food - fried chicken, BBQ, peas, mashed potatoes, beets, cornbread and biscuits. Drinks are $2 more and desserts start at $2.95. We were not impressed with the food. For the price you can do much better. We ate there several years ago and it was very different....better. Would... More

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Abingdon
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The history of the tavern is very interesting so the tour is well worth it. The stewed tomatoes are fantastic as was the rest of my lunch. The surrounding stores provide additional history not just things to buy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As others have said, it is pricey. However, it's an easy break in the day when visiting monticello, a 10 minute drive down the mountain. Fun period themed dinning. Very limited buffet selection. I don't think my kids appreciated it much, but my mother and I enjoyed the unique dinning in an old tavern.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After a tour of Jefferson's Monticello, we bought our college aged kids Michie Tavern where my wife and I had visited (and raved about) months earlier. The kids had skipped breakfast in anticipation of the southern style buffet that hits all the right buttons for our family: piles of fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, black-eyed peas, cole slaw and... More

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morrisvale, wv
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate here after touring Monticello. What a let down. Monticello was a wonderful experience so we thought we would continue the trip through history. But....the food was not southern style cooking and the surroundings were not what I considered to be authentic 18th century tavern life. The food ---was not at all worth the 50.00 dollars it cost two... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We didn't eat in the restaurant, cause it sounded expensive ($17 for lunch). But we took the self guided tour, for which we paid $6/person. Completed the tour in literally 5 minutes. So what did we pay for?! Felt cheated.

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