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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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Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC

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Fast food from the 1800's

Best fried chicken ever! A quirky, quaint experience, great traditional Virginian fare. Metal plates and cups and service with a smile and breeches/a bonnet! Great family place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best fried chicken around and you can purchase the mix on your way out. This is southern pig out eating, complete with servers in colonial dress and all you can eat dishes. Only open for lunch, but you need time to digest it all anyway! Fried and baked chicken, pulled pork, soups, green beans, stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy,... More 

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

Best fried chicken ever! A quirky, quaint experience, great traditional Virginian fare. Metal plates and cups and service with a smile and breeches/a bonnet! Great family place, fun and something completely different. I loved the food, peach cobbler as well, an unexpected surprise! Make sure you visit the museum, antique gun store and general store.

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Thank Melgreenwood
Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Monticello for the weekend. On our last day there, we ate lunch at the tavern. it was absolutely delicious. I wish my fried chicken could be so moist and tasty.The staff was friendly and helpful.We arrived early to the tavern and one of the ladies who was working in the gift shop opened early for us and gave... More 

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Thank slynetlewis
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Kelly S
Hedgesville, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Columbia, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Jes S
Richmond, Virginia
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340 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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