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4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Ranked #24 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You would never choose Duner's for a fine dining experience on a drive- by. It has the appearance of a diner. Inside it is noisy and has zero ambience. They do not take reservations. But my wife and I decided to give it a try because of the recommendation of our B&B hosts and comments we read about the quality... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Like another reviewer, Duner's was recommended to us by a local about three years ago and we just got around to trying it. What an outstanding experience. Located about five miles west of Charlottesville, the exterior of the building belies what is inside. The interior is elegant in its simplicity. Nothing fancy, but an excellent experience. For our meal, we... More

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Crozet, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent food. The very best. Small and noisy but worth the Waite. Very local and they all go there. Kind of the neighbor hood place to be seen,

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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