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“My home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fardowners Restaurant

Fardowners Restaurant
5773 The Sq, PO Box 316, Crozet, VA 22932
434-823-1300
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Crozet
Price range: $5 - $15
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: At Fardowners, we provide quality pub fare & a welcoming casual atmosphere. Chef Mark Cosgrove sources local ingredients in season & our rotating selection of craft beer emphasizes Virginia breweries. Fardowners is a great place to take the family for dinner (our kids' Mac & Cheese is definitely the best around), or to come out with friends & enjoy our actively curated draft selection & live music on weekends.Fardowners restaurant takes its name from a group of Irish immigrants who labored for the Blue Ridge Railway Co. and helped construct four tunnels through the Blue Ridge mountains during the decade before the Civil War. Claudius Crozet’s remarkable feat of engineering took eight years and linked the eastern part of Virginia to the west. Opened to rail traffic in April of 1858, the railway was instrumental in putting the village of Crozet on the map. The old C&O Railroad depot can still be seen from the restaurant windows, across The Square on the other side of the tracks.
Crozet, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Consistently great food with superb service and great beers on tap. The Cuban sandwich (seasoned pork) on the recently expanded menu is delicious! I go all the time and am never disappointed. Great for family dining or just hanging with friends. Bartenders make the best drinks around...ask for Mariah's custom Bloody Marys.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, VA
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“Best places to eat in Crozet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

The best places to eat in Crozet are Fardowners and La Cocina del Sol. Fardowner's has a wider variety of food where La Cocina is Mexican. The pub-like atmosphere is lots of fun.

I would definately recommend Fardowners and hope it sticks around for a long time

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Montgomery, Alabama
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“Best Meal in a Long Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

We went here on advice from fellow travellers staying at the same B&B as us (Sugar Hollow Inn). Boy are we glad we did! The atmosphere was great -- intimate but not stuffy. We sat at the bar, which turned out to be great luck because of the superb service we received from WC (AKA Dylan), one of the owners. For appetizer, we had the scallops (seared to perfection); for entrees, I had the stuffed pork chop and hubby had the crab cakes. For dessert, we had two of their specials that night - blueberry cloud and blackberry en croute. Everything was divine and simply one of the best meals we've had in years. Was a wonderful surprise in a quaint little town.

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