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The Carving Board Cafe

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624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Service wasn't the smoothest or friendliest and the food wasn't quite as good as last visit. Love this place for healthy lunch and hope they step back up

Thank David M
York, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Our family had three different sandwiches. All tasted fresh and delicious. The menu isn't particularly inventive or different but everything was excellent. Pricing was $5.50-$7.25 for sandwiches. Soups and salads also available.

1 Thank RoadTakenEM
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My Husband & I have eaten here a few times. There is a wide variety of sandwiches on the menu and they do have soup (maybe seasonally though). We love the onion rings and fries there and one order is enough to share. The Owner is the one who takes the orders, he is friendly and the food is fresh.... More 

1 Thank Leslie S
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fresh items daily, smoke their own meat, generous portions, affordable, pleasant order taker who is also the owner, wish they had delivery

1 Thank cavliercritic
Arlington, Virginia
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The bread selection was rather boring. The sandwich selection was good -- it would have been nice to sit down with a menu to go through it all. We simply were not overly impressed.

Thank windows_out
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We started going to The Carving Board Cafe almost two years ago. It is our weekly stop for an ample and tasty lunch. The service is fast, and the sandwiches, salads, and soups are very delectable! Ken offers a great selection of breads and rolls to choose from, and all his meat is prepared on site! It's fresh, wholesome, and... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Richmond, Virginia
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

After reading the reviews we expected more from this establishment. Steak sandwich was dry and Reuben skimpy. For the price you should get the chips thrown in. Look for somewhere else next time. The counter staff was genuinely friendly.

Thank cblens
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Understand my family and I were heading home to PA from SC and found this place en route home via TripAdvisor. This was last July! The fact that this review is a bit late is testament to the fact that we are all still recalling that day we stopped for what is one of the best sandwich places - period.... More 

Thank Jim B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is by far mine and my wife's favorite lunch spot in Charlottesville. My favorite sandwich is the chicken salad on kaiser with salt & pepper. Nice big chucks of fresh chicken (I think they boil the chicken) with a hit of sweetness. I think they use honey. Wife loves the Cafe Turkey on white. It's true they have limited... More 

1 Thank TomCat27
Keswick, Virginia
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

As they are only open for lunch. The sandwiches are generous and tasty. The fries are great. Get there early as there is limited seating and always a line after 12:15. We love their Reuben and Philly Cheese steaks.

1 Thank Road Warriors M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $8
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-974-9004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?