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The Shebeen

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247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903 (West Main St)
434 296-3185
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to bring out of town visitors

This is my go to place for showing out of town visitors something unique to C-ville. The food and service are always good. I especially like the Durban chicken. They have a very good wine list with South African wines not sen anywhere else. Highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
64Jag
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Earlysville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Earlysville, Virginia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is my go to place for showing out of town visitors something unique to C-ville. The food and service are always good. I especially like the Durban chicken. They have a very good wine list with South African wines not sen anywhere else. Highly recommend.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the fixed-price menu. The offerings were all new to us, and we eagerly tucked into them. Sadza cakes, samosas and polenta were all excellent, as were the deserts. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. Overall, a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Shebeen has been serving the C'ville area for years. The cuisine is heavily influenced by African foods and meats. Preparation and presentation of the various dishes has always been excellent. The menu includes a good variety: lamb is prominent, including a lamb shank to die for. Vegetarian dishes, and salads are also featured. Of special note are the mussels, and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You have not had good cuisine until you have dined at The Shebeen! I am new to the area and decided to try something new for lunch. First, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant is much bigger than it appears from the outside. I am quite the foodie and a lover of all things... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

In out 10 years in Cville we have never visited here before . our friends recommended a visit and it was a good choice. When we arrived inside was like an ice box with the AC which our friends told us is normal , you really do need to bring a jacket or top if your sitting inside . Lucky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Two of us went for out first experience with African food. Both of us found both our meals, and each others, to be absolutely delicious. There was a wonderful blend of flavors neither of us had ever tasted before. Even the desert was wonderful. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. The only downside was the less-than-attentive, not very friendly... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We've been to The Shebeen several times for dinner, but this was our first shot at brunch. I had the Eggs Chesapeake, while my wife had the Smoked Salmon Benedict. We added a pitcher of mimosas (a variety of flavor are available). Both of us felt our meals were delicious and amply portioned Most brunch entrees are in the $12-$14... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Thanks to Yelp our family had a meal we will never forget!! Traveling to c'ville for the evening my husband and I and three kids LOVED this place. The atmosphere and staff were wonderful and food was 10/10. For apps we ordered curry soup, calamari and beef/chicken satay. Yum! For dinner: Durban chicken, Sadza cakes (amazing vegetarian dish), peri peri... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Heard several ads on the radio for this place & a recommendation from a friend. Gave it a try on my birthday. Split the pre fix menu with my husband, which was salad, durbin chicken, & chocolate samosas & added an appetizer of mussels in a cream sauce. All were delicious. Mussels in cream & shallots very good, not gritty... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

As born South Africans (65 years ago) we enjoyed the menu and the Sunday deal on their Peri Peri chicken which was great! They have an extensive menu that should appeal to all tastes and budgets. Certainly had a South African flavor and we enjoyed sitting outside in their corrugated iron enclosed area. No South African beers but they did... More 

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Additional Information about The Shebeen

Address: 247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone Number: 434 296-3185
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (West Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434 296-3185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?