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All 5 Charles City Restaurants

Charles City Tavern

9220 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3306
804-829-5004
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They had a set menu for lunch with several selections. I choose the crab cakes (2) and it included veggies, soup or salad and a desert all for $30. It was by far on the BEST meals I have eaten. Great atmosphere, service and food.

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Tucked right off of Historic Route 5 in Charles County, Virginia is a gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly. I had the shrimp and grits and it was devine!

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Charles City, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Charles City Tavern is a quaint farm house converted in to a very nice restaurant. Thye menu is limited but all items on the menu are very good. Service is excellent. Reservations required due to limited operating hours

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Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Went to dinner at the Charles City Tavern under the recommendation of Candy, the innkeeper of the Edgewood Plantation. (She sends everyone there). The Charles City Tavern is a simple little place, with roaming cats and a bar. The chef is good, which explains the $50 average per person ticket. It is the best place to eat around and I... More 

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Alameda, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thank you trip advisor! Would never have found this place without you! We had delicious salads with delicately fried oysters-- among the best I've ever had. We sat on the screened in porch and enjoyed the pleasant surroundings. (Sorry- I accidentally posted this as a Berkeley Plantation review a couple days ago. We also thoroughly enjoyed the plantation tour as... More 

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Chesterfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Chef Michael should be awarded for his skills. Great food, beautiful presentation. My Quiche came complete with a salad and an amazing house dressing, fresh fruit to include Kiwi berries. My husband ordered a pork sandwich with shoe string fries and it was scrumptious. We enjoyed every single bite of our lunch. We sat on the screened in porch and... More 

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Charlottesville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

WE looked up the menu online beforehand to see their hours and types of food. Judging by the menu, the cook has culinary school skills. We weren't disappointed. This is an house built on the foundation of an old tavern from the colonial period. The weather was mild so we sat on the back porch, which was screened in. When... More 

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The second half of our Labor Day bike-a-thon was dinner at Charles City Tavern. We had been there once before for lunch by happenstance (I have a policy of avoiding I-64 in summer months, so wanted to try Route 5 as an alternate to go between Charlottesville and Hampton Roads) and thought it was pretty good. So when we were... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tavern offers great cuisine and uses many local ingredients. Charles City County - despite its moniker - has no city and is very rural. The Charles City Tavern is a welcome oasis to visitors of nearby plantations or travellers on the historic route 5 road between colonial capital of Williamsburg and today's capital of Richmond. If your travels take... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had lunch here in between visiting Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Loved the house and furnishings. The food was typical southern, something we don't know much about being from the west. A little pricy but worth it.

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Additional Information about Charles City Tavern

Address: 9220 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3306
Phone Number: 804-829-5004
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charles City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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