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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
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Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land....

Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.

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We've visited Michie Tavern several times. It has been a while since we ate there, and I remember thinking it was OK but really wasn't worth the money. The last two times we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the weekend in Charlottesville and of course this was on our list of places to visit. Mine...more so than my husbands. :) We got there a bit after the lunch rush but it was still busy. The food was very good - the stewed tomatoes were awesome! But it was a little weird that if you wanted seconds... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've visited Michie Tavern several times. It has been a while since we ate there, and I remember thinking it was OK but really wasn't worth the money. The last two times we have visited we've had guests and stopped to look at the outdoor museum building and gift shops. They have several really good quality gift shops run by... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has the best chicken and mashed potatoes! If you're looking for casual, quick, and serving sizes that will get you nice and full, this is the place! The atmosphere is like an old tavern and the servers are in period wear. Loved it!

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Thank MGS4550
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our stop for lunch at Michie Tavern was excellent. Great buffet of fried chicken and fixins and a great atmosphere. Great staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Step back into the colonial times and enjoy some terrific chicken, barbecue, and all the fixin's. The chicken is something special; unlike any recipe you have ever eaten. The atmosphere is really fun and feels like stepping back in time. The meal is a little on the expensive side, but if you are taking the colonial tour, taking in Monticello,... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to have lunch at Mitchie's Tavern after our trip to Monticello. The food was good and the environment and service were fun. The best thing: peach cobbler ala mode. Oh my goodness! Delicious!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michie Tavern is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. While it is a "buffet" style restaurant, they only serve about 10 items. Once you are seated, your waiter/waitress will bring more food to you if you'd like. The food itself is great. The atmosphere is really fun, and I love to take out-of-towners here. However, it can sometimes... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this buffet-but tough if you are on a diet! The best fried chicken in town and servers come around to your table to offer seconds/or thirds! Nice authentic selection of real mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, Mac and cheese, green beans, Cole slaw, corn bread etc. This is authentic food-NOT KFC! Not inexpensive but convenient to Monticello... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the mistake before expecting authentic southern cooking would be something special however should have saved some money and just gone to kfc. I am sure it suits some people but not us. The service people were nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lines to get seated, gross buffet, bad service, expensive ... It has all the components of a tourist trap restaurant. To describe the food, it is what you would find/expect from a KFC buffet. You would be lucky to get a server to refresh your drink. I do not recommend this. I rather recommend go around the shops and grounds... More 

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