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The Carving Board Cafe

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624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
434-974-9004
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly service

My Husband & I have eaten here a few times. There is a wide variety of sandwiches on the menu and they do have soup (maybe seasonally though). We love the onion rings and fries there and one order is enough to share. The Owner is the one who takes the orders, he is friendly and the food is fresh.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Leslie S
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My Husband & I have eaten here a few times. There is a wide variety of sandwiches on the menu and they do have soup (maybe seasonally though). We love the onion rings and fries there and one order is enough to share. The Owner is the one who takes the orders, he is friendly and the food is fresh.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fresh items daily, smoke their own meat, generous portions, affordable, pleasant order taker who is also the owner, wish they had delivery

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The bread selection was rather boring. The sandwich selection was good -- it would have been nice to sit down with a menu to go through it all. We simply were not overly impressed.

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Charlottesville
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We started going to The Carving Board Cafe almost two years ago. It is our weekly stop for an ample and tasty lunch. The service is fast, and the sandwiches, salads, and soups are very delectable! Ken offers a great selection of breads and rolls to choose from, and all his meat is prepared on site! It's fresh, wholesome, and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

After reading the reviews we expected more from this establishment. Steak sandwich was dry and Reuben skimpy. For the price you should get the chips thrown in. Look for somewhere else next time. The counter staff was genuinely friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Understand my family and I were heading home to PA from SC and found this place en route home via TripAdvisor. This was last July! The fact that this review is a bit late is testament to the fact that we are all still recalling that day we stopped for what is one of the best sandwich places - period.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is by far mine and my wife's favorite lunch spot in Charlottesville. My favorite sandwich is the chicken salad on kaiser with salt & pepper. Nice big chucks of fresh chicken (I think they boil the chicken) with a hit of sweetness. I think they use honey. Wife loves the Cafe Turkey on white. It's true they have limited... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

As they are only open for lunch. The sandwiches are generous and tasty. The fries are great. Get there early as there is limited seating and always a line after 12:15. We love their Reuben and Philly Cheese steaks.

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pembroke pines florida
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This Is a local shop, perfect for a casual lunch, where everything is homemade. There is no table service, so you order and get the food yourself, but it is worth it. There is a big menu of soups, salads and sandwiches. I chose a roast beef sandwich on sourdough bread. It was probably the best sourdough bread I have... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The person serving us was outstanding - what a terrific customer focus! Food was fine. But we had mistakenly expected more of a restaurant setting. Instead it's in a strip mall with little ambiance - just a few tables and an ordering board. Worked out fine - just different from what we had expected.

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Additional Information about The Carving Board Cafe

Address: 624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
Phone Number: 434-974-9004
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-974-9004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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