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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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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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Delicious food- nice stop for family lunch while visiting Monticello

We came here after touring Monticello. I was skeptical after hearing it was a buffet- but it was delicious! The fried chicken was very good and came with all the great Southern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Marietta, Ohio, United States
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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great southern food, friendly service and beautiful setting. The General Store was a big hit for securing special gifts for taking back home. Great stop!

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling to see Monticello, just before you arrive, you will pass by the Michie Tavern and near by tourist shops and exhibits. The Lunch is price fixed at around $17 or so per person. Normally, you would expect a high volumn tourist stop like this to be just adequate in food quality and service. You wait outside... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have been waiting to go here for years. Have passed by it on a few trips to Monticello and this last time I made plans to do lunch at the Tavern. It didn't disappoint. Everything was delicious. I had the fried chicken..yum. My husband had the pork. He also thought it was tasty. We agreed we'd come back for... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had been at the Tavern before and liked it. This time we were disappointed. Was a buffet with limited selections. have to say food was good but we went for the atmosphere and there really was none.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a great stop for lunch before touring Monticello. The buffet, which was $17.95, included fried chicken, barbecued pork, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes, biscuits, cornbread, etc., and a drink. Dessert was $2.95. All the food was home style and delicious! The grounds were historic and very interesting. The shops were very quaint. A must do!

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Marietta, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We came here after touring Monticello. I was skeptical after hearing it was a buffet- but it was delicious! The fried chicken was very good and came with all the great Southern sides like black eyed peas, beets, mashed potatoes and wonderful biscuits. Friendly service and fun for the family to drink out of tin cups and all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is very interesting history in terms of how people actually traveled in the 18th and 19th centuries. The tour is self-guided. If you don't want to have the buffet lunch try to get there before 3 p.m. because many of the period stores close by 4 p.m., even though the main tavern is open until 5 p.m.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great time - nice visit. Chicken was very good. Would have never stopped if it wasn't for the locals - now glad they told me about this place!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very cute, it is a southern buffet. My daughters has allergies and is used to not eating in places as such. My 16 year old son loved it, as well as my mom. The corn bread is out of this world. If u r there and extremely hungry, go for it! You will love it!

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Mason City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a little pricey at about $20 per person. Coupons online on website will save a few bucks if you arrive before noon. Chicken is the best but they also served pulled pork.

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