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Cavalier Diner

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1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
+1 434-977-1619
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Jul 9, 2017
“Traditional diner ”
Apr 17, 2017
“Good breakfast choice”
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American, Diner
1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner is very friendly and the service is outstanding. Food is good and the mediterranean dishes are very good.

Thank informedtripper
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner. We were staying over the road at the English Inn and wanted something easy. A great selection of food and also beers and wines which was a pleasant surprise! Service was friendly and attentive and food good. Traditional diner layout and feel...More

Thank OCDP84
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Food taste was excellent! Prices very reasonable. Portions almost too big but plentiful. Great local ownership,not a national chain. Definitely deserves a return visit.

Thank George O
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Food was average at best. Half of our table had cold food. Sausage Gravy Biscuits were below average. Dry biscuits and the flavor of the gravy was ok. My brothers pancakes were pretty dry. My father's eggs were cold. Coffee is average, nothing special. Service...More

Thank Cuse5
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a great place to take the kids on a Saturday morning- it's loud-so no one will notice them, they have a friendly staff budget friendly prices

Thank PA2CVA
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This place is among the good places in Charlottesville to get a good, old fashioned breakfast. The place was pretty full on a Sunday morning, a good sign of good food. I had the sausage gravy over biscuits which I enjoyed very much. My husband...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed March 26, 2017

My daughter and I love to give small, local restaurants our business. While in Charlottesville for a concert we decided to have breakfast at the Cavalier. It's a quaint little place, and it quickly filled up on a Sunday morning. Everyone on the staff was...More

1  Thank boblink515794
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Saw this was middle of the road on trip advisor so had low expectations going in which they delivered upon. First off we were the ONLY ones there at 4:45 PM on a Saturday. Seems that most of the locals have moved on. We should...More

1  Thank Roadtripz101
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Pumpkin pancakes, real chipped beef gravy, a side of grits. Good folks here. Park in back. One can really taste the pumpkin.

1  Thank Bill W
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The place has a reputation as a long time college town institution and nothing in this review will change that. Pros: friendly wait staff, decent coffee, fresh blueberries on the blueberry pancakes. Negatives: from ordering to getting the food was beyond slow, it was glacial,...More

Thank Fairwell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1619
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Breakfast, Brunch Lunch & Dinner
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