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American, Grill, Diner
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Reviewed July 7, 2021

We were meeting with a friend for lunch in the Forest Lakes area so I researched for something different from past luncheon restaurants we had visited. Reading various reviews and other information, Martin's Grill caught my interest. The menu offered a nice variety of options,...but all the hype on the burger meant we would give it a try. It was the middle of the lunch hour and it seemed only one waitress was handling a decent size lunch crowd. It seemed to be a "seat yourself" sort of place so we picked the last table for four. In spite of the crowd she arrived promptly with menus and quickly back for drink orders. Since one of our group was not ready to order she gave us more time but circled back in a short while. We placed our order. I got the cheeseburger (plain - I wanted the full taste!) The paper baskets of fries arrived quickly and were great to munch on - very good fries. The food arrived and the burger was wonderful - so tasty and a reasonable size for me, a light eater. If you are the hungry type you will want the double or triple! Great service on drink refills - friendly staff who were a pleasure. If you like a good burger while in the Charlottesville area, give it a try and I hope you have as great experience as we did.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed December 6, 2019

We had read about this place on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try since we were in the mood for a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. We were expecting more of a sports bar atmosphere vice a small diner type restaurant but the sandwiches...and onion rings were both very good. We did get to watch the Notre Dame-Virginia football game on one of their two TVs so that was fine. Service was also very good and attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We love Martin’s and have been eating there for more than 10 years. The staff is friendly, the food is consistently good and the price is right! My kids love the shoestring fries and the seasoning salt that’s right on the table. The homemade bbq...is FANTASTIC when they have it available and the burgers are good too! There’s outside seating available on the patio and it’s a diner so you can sit at the counter and watch your entire meal being cooked if you prefer. My husband and I love meeting here for lunch dates and it’s also our go to place for a quick family dinner that doesn’t break the bank! I highly recommend Martin’s!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Went for a late dinner on a Sat night. Plenty of seating, but server was too busy doing closing duties than ensuring we got our order right, refills, etc. I got the patty melt & there was more grease in my basket than there was...on my husbands triple burger. They did remove it from my bill so it is primarily an FYI.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed November 21, 2018

You cannot beat the value and great taste of the burgers here . we have eating in many other places in town and Martins is a good and honest place to get simple tasty food at a reasonable price . it does get backed up...at busy times but go mide week off peak times and you get fast friendly service.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We have not called in here for a long time and I am happy to say all the three key elements of food quality , value and service are still as good as ever. The burgers are still some of the best in town freshly...cooked.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Great fast, friendly service and delicious food! Burgers fresh off the grill and fresh toppings. Clean environment

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We always look for local restaurants when we travel to different cities and we found a great on in Charlottesville for burgers. Their burgers are done old style at fantastic prices and is worth a visit when in the area.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We stopped by here for lunch and found surprisingly good sandwiches! The waiter suggested the smoked brisket sandwich, which they smoke themselves, but unfortunately the brisket wasn't ready yet. So, I ordered a pulled pork sandwich, also smoked there, and my husband ordered a hamburger....They were both very good -- in a place that looks like your average sandwich shop. Nothing special by the looks of it, but so much better than you might think! We're definitely going back for the brisketMore

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed August 15, 2017

If you want the true, grease-dripping-down-your-hands burger experience, Martin's is your place. Delicious burgers and seasoned fries, with any and all the toppings you can desire. Prepare for a glorious date with this hot mess of a burger. I highly recommend! They recently threw an...outdoor patio addition on the side of the building- dog friendly!!!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Martin's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5