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Citizen Burger Bar

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$$ - $$$
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212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Marietta, Georgia
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Local ingredients shine through in fare here. Delicious & generous portion burgers, excellent french fries. Simple concept burger & brew place, but they do it very well here. Good selection of craft beers (on a rotation) & full bar. Lots of TVs & good atmosphere.

Thank jsantivanez
Oak Hill,Virginia
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was visiting downtown historical mall and decided to stay and have lunch at citizen burger . Burger was great but the French fries and onion rings were awful. So so greasy, yes I understand they were both fried however they shouldn't be saturated with grease and soggy! If done properly this shouldn't be. Also the mall was nice but certainly... More 

Thank sidediva
Greensboro, North Carolina
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of TVs to catch all of the sporting events of the day! The hamburgers are grass fed beef and farm to table is very evident. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. I ordered an onion and mushroom burger with fries, medium rare, and received a great well-done burger with fries that were about an inch long and... More 

Thank Markchale
Mountain City, Tennessee
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ALL burgers here are above the average, Veggie & Vegan, included!!! So Good! AND...the servers are tops as are the sides. A must-try Burger Joint!!!

Thank rgdrake
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burger joint with an extensive beer list. I got the beet burger and WOW! The food is fresh and locally sourced and the bread is really, really good. The sweet potato fries are a must.

Thank AdventureswithGato
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price can be a little high, but the fries make it worth it!!! My daughter and I ate there (each had a burger and shared fries). She had a sprite and I had a glass of wine- our bill was $60, but I'm still craving those fries and can't wait to go back. I may just skip the burger and... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! We are regulars here, The beef and produce are local. Fresh made buns and hand cut fries. What could be better? Oh- a lovely local cold beer. Sitting on the patio is great in nice weather.

Thank Jennifer H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers here are definitely some of the best I've had, great service from our server Alex and a great selection of beers. Fresh food and great service.

Thank John A
Palmyra, Virginia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Citizen Burger for the first time on a weeknight. We parked in the parking structure down the street and they DO validate so I was happy about that. The good news was the food. Excellent burger, fresh tasting and I felt like I was getting good food for my money. The price is a little high but it... More 

Thank Vince F
Annandale, New Jersey
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by midafternoon. We were told there was a 45-minute wait so they took our cell phone number and would text us. The restaurant is located withing the pedestrian mall so it is a great place to walk around while waiting to be called. Our wait was actually about 20 minutes. The booths are large and comfortable, affording a good... More 

Thank Lou F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9944
Location just opened in June 2012

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