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Charles City Tavern

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9220 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3306
804-829-5004
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Closed
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charles City Taven delight!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Wes A
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Antarctica
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Last week my husband and I decided to go to Charles City Tavern for lunch after running errands. We have been there several times before and it is one of our favorite places in the area. We live in Williamsburg and the tavern is about a 30 minute drive from home. My husband had the crab cake sandwich; I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9220 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charles City
  • Phone Number: 804-829-5004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?