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Charles City Tavern

9220 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3306
804-829-5004
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Still dreaming about the Virginia Poutine and Fried Green Tomatoes! Truly. Fries were crispy, the savory gravy super tasty, pimento cheese so creamy and the bacon… oh yeah! The breading on the tomatoes was perfect... thin and crispy. And the iced tea - I've never mentioned iced tea in a review - but it was so refreshing and, well, great!... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I visited the Charles City Tavern while on vacation. Nice weather allowed porch dining, which was rather enjoyable. My husband had jambalaya and I had the shrimp and grits. Both dishes were quite good, as were the homemade rolls and butter. Be sure to stop when you're in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great food..salads, soups for lunch were extraordinary. This is not far from the Berkeley Plantation..near Petersburgh..but the place is 'remote.'

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Trussville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We loved this place and thought that the atmosphere and the roses blooming were very pleasant. Everyone thought their food was wonderful and we had good service also. We will visit them again next trip.

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South Boston, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I had been to Berkeley Plantation after leaving Williamsburg and were ready to head back to our home in Halifax County. A young woman at the Plantation suggested two nearby restaurants, one of which was the Charles City Tavern. We weren't dressed for fine dining and almost chose the other restaurant but when I reminded my husband... More

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we went for Valentine's Day. The place was packed and the service was terrible. Many people left without one of the courses of their pre fixe menu ever being delivered to the table. The people next to us never got their bottle of wine until they finished their entrees. The server knew nothing about the menu, how it was prepared... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had to turn around as we almost missed seeing the sign. Great country atmosphere with a superb menu at reasonable prices. Worth the time.

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Midlothian
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had reservations for a group of 8 and arrived to find our table ready. Entrees ordered included salads, quiche, oysters, and crabcakes, and everyone was very pleased. Service was very efficient and food arrived quickly. We ordered several desserts which were passed around and savored by all. Be sure to order one, even if you have to take it... More

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Hamilton,NJ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of not one but two tour guides. You guys get kickbacks? Anyway I drove past it twice without even seeing it before looking it up on the GPS. The sign was leaning against the fence not really visible going by at 55mph. We stopped in on Sunday and ordered from the brunch menu. The staff... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A lady at Shirley plantation recommend this restaurant. Great food and in a lovely old home. Great way to top off our plantation tours in Charles City.

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