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Michie Tavern

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Historic -- I Guess

If you are going to be in the Charlottesville - Monticello area, it is probably de rigueur that you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Indiana
Great fried chicken

You start out in a buffet line, fill your plate with chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
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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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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are going to be in the Charlottesville - Monticello area, it is probably de rigueur that you visit Michie Tavern. ( Pronounced 'Mickey', by the way.) Not because it's great, but because it's part of the package, so to speak. This is a...More

Thank bellerophon4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You start out in a buffet line, fill your plate with chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, beans, green beans and cornbread and/or a biscuit. Then you order your beverage and find a table. Our sever was Becky and she was great! Kept us laughing...More

Thank MarieInSouthernAZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. Chicken excellent. Take the guided tour if you have time. Buffet line. Servers bring around additional food.

Thank karen120212191950
Reviewed 6 days ago

Down home southern goodness is a cafeteria style service. You get your tray, slide it along and help yourself to the food yourself. Once you’re seated, ( find a table yourself..some were “reserved” )and we two had to look for an empty one. Inconvenient if...More

Thank genebilbro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful flavor of the past with good selection of food and drink. Enjoy the atmosphere and decor of this unique restaurant.

Thank P538OYlarryb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michie Tavern has a few places on the historic grounds. There is a restaurant (The Ordinary) and 3 old buildings that house a Metal shoppe, an antique shoppe, and a General store and mill.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Charlottesville for 3 years and finally decided to try Michie Tavern. Usually packed with tour busses - but lucked out. Nice atmosphere, small gift shop and dining area. Not easily navigable by wheel chairs/walkers. The original Tavern relocated 17 miles to this spot...More

Thank Murphy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group after going to Monroe’s Highland estate. They say they have the best fried chicken around and that may be the case but as a vegetarian it wasn’t on my plate. Unfortunately, for a traditional Southern style restaurant the sides left...More

Thank VastDifference
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buffett style meal served by a great staff in period clothing. We went through the serving line - taste a little of everything, it's easy to get more - and found a table in their front room. Even though it was very busy, we never...More

Thank EagleDave1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is as great as the atmosphere, and you will leave feeling stuffed. Not just a tourist stop, locals go here regularly. The best times are during the week to avoid wait times. Perfect on a warm sunny day to sit in the open...More

Thank Ralph S
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June 10, 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
March 24, 2016|
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Response from Hildmat | Reviewed this property |
They have cole slaw. You must pay for the full meal even if you only eat the cole slaw. It is $18 adults and $11 children plus dessert is extra.
November 14, 2015|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Michie Tavern accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.