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Duner's

4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-293-8352
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Ranked #26 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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- Jul 10, 2014
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Duner's is five miles out of Charlottesville and you cannot make reservations, but well worth the trouble. Our 15 minute wait for a table was made into an enjoyable experience with a cocktail at the bar. Dinner was excellently cooked and service was superb. Of particular note was the soft-shelled crab and the New York strip steak. While staff were... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The meal started well. The place seats less than 100, so room is tight, but we were early enough to get a good table for 6. The meal had a large soup ordered as an appetizer and salad. The soup was outstanding. The scallops had a nice sear, but were somewhat less than cooked throughout. The taste was very good.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I had 2 fabulous soft shell crabs at Duner's. I've never had better...and I've had my share of soft shells! The place is very "intimate" and when it is full, as I've heard it often is, it's extremely loud. Other than the noise level, I had a wonderful meal. Get there early if you want to get a table!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I went to Duner's for our anniversary dinner. Our previous experiences had been extremely positive. I had the worst crab cake ever-- they were 2 over fried crab balls with bland mashed potatoes, watery cole slaw, and the most unappealing glob of tarter sauce. There was no color on the plate! Everything was beige or brown-- no... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Yes, it does get busy and, no, they don't take reservations. So we generally have a late breakfast and head to Duner's for an early dinner when they open at 5 PM. That way we also get to sit in the smaller, quieter room, where it's easier to carry on a conversation in a normal voice. We're gradually working our... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great food & service. A little noisy. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the trout. Both were excellent. Desserts are worth the trip!

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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We live in the area and have always loved eating at Duner's. Bob has done a great job of bringing in good chefs and providing excellent quality food prepared in imaginative ways. Excellent wine list, with the house wine a dependable and affordable option. Love getting a salad with the entree and the fresh, warm bread is always appreciated and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We tried Duner's on the recommendation of a local. We spend several weekends a year in Charlottesville, as our daughter goes to UVA. We all agreed this was the best meal we have had in Charlottesville, a town that has many great restaurants. From the outside, one would not expect the gourmet menu and level of service. Be sure to... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

On the outside, Duner's is unassuming, next to a busy highway. We took a chance, saw lots of cars in the parking lot, and were pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent, menu actually not kid-friendly, but gourmet. A little pricy, but for special occasions just right. We enjoyed it and will be back, defenitely.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Recommended by our innkeepers, we'd have never known this tasty little place existed only two miles from our b&b. With the students, Charlottesville can get busy on weekend nights, but this little restaurant tucked six miles west of town was perfect for the casual dinner after visiting wineries we were hoping for.

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