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Michie Tavern

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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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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Ate here before our visit to Monticello.

Went with my 15 year old son before our Monticello visit. It is less than a mile away from the entrance. No waiting and went straight to the buffet. They had chicken and BBQ with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Hickory, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went with my 15 year old son before our Monticello visit. It is less than a mile away from the entrance. No waiting and went straight to the buffet. They had chicken and BBQ with various sides. Not a lot of choices but food was OK. When you factor in price I am not sure I would eat here on... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Michie Tavern is an historic location in Charlottesville, VA the menu is period food and I think they have the BEST fried chicken I have ever eaten!

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Hanover, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited as part of some federal training and it was amazing! The facility itself looked amazing but add some great food and spirits and it cam alive. The entertainers provided some fun singing and dancing. A must see if you are near Ash Lawn or Monticello.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The buffet was great. Little pricey if you have kids. The tour of the surrounding buildings were very informative and well preserved. The staff was friendly. Very nice historical touches. Overall a great experience.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I should have paid more attention to Trip Advisor reviews but several locals recommended it. They were wrong. Fried and baked chicken and about 6 side dishes on a tiny buffet for an enormous amount of money. Don't bother even of you're a history buff.

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Olney, Maryland
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

...self guided tour of the 18th century hotel and tavern visited by many of our revolutionary founders. Cost $6 for adults...dollar less for seniors AAA members, etc. Allow about 1 1/2 to 2 hours visit. Near Monticello and Ash Lawn. Good museum gift shop. Buffet lunch served in the Ordinary....but you can just have an ale or dessert if you... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was my 3rd time at Michie Tavern and every time the food is exactly the same - amazing. This time I took my husband, who is a huge fan of southern cooking and is quite particular about his food, and he is in love with this place. Weeks later he is still raving about the fried chicken and says... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The history in Virginia is amazing, one of the beautiful states in the union. ( my opinion ).. Dinner at Miche' is a nice finish to your tour of Jeffersons estate, giving you an idea of the typical dish that would have been served back in the day. We have been through the estate many times and never tire of... More 

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the view is amazing, i'm not a buffet fan (my husband left that part out when deciding to take me there) the food was decent, baked chicken was really good! pretty pricy for what seemed like very limited options

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Fort Myers, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food was great, servers were down to earth, service ware was authentic. We were able to warm up, eat well and marvel at our surroundings. A great time!

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