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Duner's

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4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-293-8352
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good find.

Duners turns out to be a bit of a treasure. Not fancy in or out but really good and finely prepared with wonderful service. They don't take reservations and it is Sunday but we got a table quickly early in the evening. Fried oysters perfect. Salmon and duck entrees really well cooked just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
ChuckThomas227
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Duners turns out to be a bit of a treasure. Not fancy in or out but really good and finely prepared with wonderful service. They don't take reservations and it is Sunday but we got a table quickly early in the evening. Fried oysters perfect. Salmon and duck entrees really well cooked just right. CIA pastry chef topped it off.... More 

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Thank ChuckThomas227
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local tour guide and it was fantastic. Some of the best food we had the entire trip! It's a bit on the small side with tables arranged like a diner might be but we enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Prepare for a wait if you arrive at prime dinner time but it's worth... More 

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Thank Stefanie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Came for a birthday supper and they were extremely busy. They don't take reservations and you never know how long you might wait. Saying that, we were seated very quickly and the food was wonderful. Many things on the menu you can't find anywhere else. Seafood was cooked perfectly and the steak with blue cheese sauce was a big hit.... More 

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Thank Curtis P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The #1 restaurant choice for my family 10/10. We have never had a bad meal at Duner's and the menu variety is excellent!

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Thank EliizabethWS
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Set in a dismal looking building that was a former "Who Knows Chain Restaurant", I should have known by the impossibility of getting a parking spot, two nights in a row; just how great this restaurant turned out to be. I sat at the bar alone,and "Sam" was a truly great bartender, who really knew her stuff. She steered me... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We arrived at 5:00 on a Friday to a line of people waiting to get in. The restaurant opened and we were quickly seated. The restaurant was smaller than I had imagined and quite noisy. The service was attentive but slow allowing us to enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends we had not seen in a long time. I had... More 

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Thank David B
Lewisburg, West Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was a most enjoyable evening in a laid back atmosphere with food thoughtfully prepared utilizing fresh ingredients. The wine that was featured with the entree made for an excellent pairing. Staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. If we lived in the neighborhood this would be one of our "Friday night go-to places".

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Thank Walter C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The outside of the building is very basic, but the food and service inside are excellent. This place was recommended to us and was a great choice. Its small on the inside, so it can get busy. We highly recommend it!

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Thank james b
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Arrived at 5 to others waiting to get in and we were not the early bird type folks-all ages. Decor is a bit dated but so what, the place was clean, esp the bathrooms. No I did not do a vent inspection, nor am I the board of health looking for Legionnaires. There is no denying, the food is great... More 

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Thank Donna3502013
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful presentation of entrees along with a cute setting. For the price, however, the restaurant seems overly simple- straight chairs, minimal decorating. Service was ok. Be prepared to wait- it is very popular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-293-8352

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?