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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
434-984-0143
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid choice for good food in casual atmosphere.

Dinner on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 First time eating here. Delicious BBQ-ed meatloaf accompanied by mildly spicy mac-n-cheese. I am a meatloaf fan, so am very critical when it comes to this hearty staple. Basic meatloaf coated with sweet BBQ sauce--I prefer mine with ketchup or tomato sauce--but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
leftypicker
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Dinner on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 First time eating here. Delicious BBQ-ed meatloaf accompanied by mildly spicy mac-n-cheese. I am a meatloaf fan, so am very critical when it comes to this hearty staple. Basic meatloaf coated with sweet BBQ sauce--I prefer mine with ketchup or tomato sauce--but the BBQ flavor paired very well with the green chili spiced mac-n-cheese...mac-n-cheese... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Have try a few specials, but as usual this time went with the tuna tostada. Good but maybe they getting tuna from a different source?? Great margarettas😃

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Thank Janet L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I eat dinner at the Divide at least once a month, preferable 2-3 times. It's noisy and crowded and they are unapologetic about it - fine with us because we have never had a bad meal or drink! The service is friendly and fast, the food is fresh and delicious and the drinks are always perfect. And... More 

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Thank Traci K
Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Good seemingly fresh ingredients - the chicken/cheese enchilada was very tasty. My daughter, who is veggie, had a bit of a hard time in that there were none of the vegetarian dishes from which she could exclude otherwise veggie items that disagreed with her palate, as they were sort of pre-assembled.

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Thank AlexMacW
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Continental Divide 811 W Main St, Charlottesville You could pass this bar/restaurant a hundred times and never notice it. There's no sign out front, unless you include the hand-lettered one that reads, "Get in here." But this unsung home of wooden booths and terrific Tex-Mex is not likely to be matched by a lot of places that call themselves Mexican... More 

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Thank FrankSpencerMolloy
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't pass up on the great margaritas and definitely try the red hot blues with the danger and wait a minute sauce. Great tequila selection and good tex-mex in Cville. Well priced menu.

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Thank Clone99
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious, affordable covered-in-melted-cheese girls night here. The food is delicious, with plenty left over for lunch tomorrow. It's small, so there could be a wait (worse when UVA is in session) and it's not a place to linger long after you've eaten. The bar is a good place to wait, they have lots of tasty tequila options and... More 

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Thank Melissa J
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Good maragitas, good food and service! Food is plentiful and tasty. Great value. Fast and friendly service. I would recommend no more than 6 to a booth. Likes the sign says, Get in Here!

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Thank JNiner
VA
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

found this place from yelp. Had a bit of a wait but man was it worth it. Sat at the bar. I had veggie fajitas and hubby had pork tacos. Both were awesome.

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Thank CJ V
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

No sign on the building except "Get In Here". It's small and dark. The staff is efficient but not overly friendly. And that my friends doesn't matter. The food stands alone! My daughter took me in for a margarita. That turned into nachos that were finger licking good which turned into shared fajitas. They were perfect. Really. We were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-984-0143

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American

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