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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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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Is the Charles City Tavern closed?

In an attempt to contact the Charles City Tavern I found that the phone number listed on the website is no longer in service. Does anyone know if it is closed?

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Lynn C
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Manakin Sabot, Virginia, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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richmond, virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

So sad to learn that Charles City Tavern has gone out of business. My husband and I decided to ride down to Charles City Tavern as we have done the last 25 years for Easter Brunch and were sad to see the "For Rent"sign in front of the empty tavern..... We were so shocked and remember the great food and... More 

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In an attempt to contact the Charles City Tavern I found that the phone number listed on the website is no longer in service. Does anyone know if it is closed?

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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