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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
Phone Number: 434-977-1234
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Tavern Tour!

This is a fun stop whether you're visiting Montecello or just in Charlottesville for the day. Lunch is a bit pricey, but worth it for the atmosphere. If you're not with a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun stop whether you're visiting Montecello or just in Charlottesville for the day. Lunch is a bit pricey, but worth it for the atmosphere. If you're not with a large group try to sit in the main dining room for the "Ye Olde Tavern" experience. School aged kids will find the tavern tour very interesting, especially if... More 

Thank Holly P
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Serving only between 10:00 and 3:00, the Michie Tavern serves an all-you-can-eat buffet. Southern Fried chicken and pulled pork are the main meats and there is plenty of various vegetables and potatoes including black eyed pees. Come very hungry and leave very full. Free refills on the apple cider.

Thank Dave H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice meal. You go through the line once and then sit down. Someone will bring you more of anything you want. Dessert is extra. The food was warm but not hot. I prefer my food hotter(temp.). The fried chicken was good. There was a good assortment of vegetables. This is a pricey lunch. But I suppose... More 

Thank Shirley W
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been disappointed by Monticello I was thrilled with this place. The staff were friendly, knew their area and their history and made the day special. We ate in the tavern, took the tour, talked with the guide and the shop keepers. I cannot say enough good things. Well worth the time and money to visit and shop. We will... More 

Thank Kelly S
Hedgesville, WV
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very disappointed at the quality of the food here. Price was high at $17.95 per person for the buffet and the food was average at best. The only saving grace is that the servers are very friendly and will get you anything that you want after the initial trip through the buffet.I doubt that we would ever return... More 

Thank Micalefam
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to love the historical building, staff costumes, excellent service and the food tastes great as well. Let's be honest though you are paying for the history of the place and the ambience it just so happens that the food is good too. I actually enjoyed the tomatoes over the black eyed peas (o think that's what it was). I... More 

Thank Jes S
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ate looking for good, southern cooking, look no further than the Michie Tavern. The menu rarely changes- the best fried chicken, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies galore plus peach cobbler. How can you go wrong with tried and true recipes? The servers are dressed in Colonial costumes in keeping with the historical venue. Go!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in, you are directed to a small buffet line. You serve yourself the first time then servers bring you more of whatever else you want. Perfectly done fried chicken along with green beans, stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes, amazing cornbread and biscuits. Atypical of a buffet, the price does not include either drinks or dessert which bumps up... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this historical gem just by googling.. We didn't know that it was a buffet of wonderful delicious food. On the menu was chicken, fried and baked, BBQ pork, stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes, small beet tenders, green beans, black eyed peas, cole slaw, home made biscuits and cornbread, a soup, and a couple others that i forgot.. You... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a must see in my opinion. It is not the original location and has been reassembled from its earlier construction. But, if you're going to Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland, buy a "Neighborhood Pass" ($40 as of Aug 2016) which allows you admission to all three of these places. The tour is self guided however there is a... More 

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