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C & O Restaurant

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515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We knew nothing about this restaurant when we walked on Water St that night. We were looking for an other restaurant and got lost and I am glad we did. We found the place intriguing. Everything we ordered was delicious from start to finish. We liked how dark and intimate it felt inside.

Thank Willa17
Crozet, Virginia
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Wednesday night with friends. I have a complicated diet due to health issues, so I called earlier in the day to make sure this wouldn't be one of the restaurants where the menu is unchangeable. The chef worked with me in advance to plan out my meal with special preparations and it was noted with our... More 

Thank ShellyT792
Temperance, Michigan
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy restaurant in an old made-over building. The food was outstanding. The restaurant charming and quiet. Service was excellent. Their sticky toffee pudding was about the best dessert I've ever eaten. Highly recommend. Will go back myself ASAP.

Thank hobartfenster
Huntingtown, MD, USA
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been on the road and were starved. Choice of Millers pub fare or C&O. We were told C&O had a good late night menu. Everything we ordered was good but it wasn't exactly a gluten free menu or vegetarian friendly. We went with the cheese plate which was superb. I felt like I'd stepped back in time about... More 

Thank TpRain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the food is beyond belief. If I ever have the chance this will be on the top of my list for a restaurant in Charlottesville, VA!

Thank Pat H
Northbrook, Illinois
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285 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I really liked our experience at C and O. We ate outside on the gorgeous patio. We started with two yummy salads- the bibb lettuce salad and the greens with goat cheese salad. Both were outstanding. Next we ordered the warm artichoke hearts which were buttery deliciousness. For entrees we got the lamb and the trout. Both were outstanding. The... More 

Thank Shampeu
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

this is now on my favourite lists great environment must book as its popular and busy food top class service prompt and professional

Thank Lyndsay U
Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Fine dining in a historic part of Charlottesville, where the C&O line used to run. The chef is superb, and though expensive, definitely worth the price is you are looking for a fine dining experience in Cville.

Thank omyheck
Monterey, MA
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

C and O Restaurant is a few yards off of the far end of Charlottesville's pedestrian mall, just below the Visitor's Center. Left over from decades ago (apparently) the sign outside is half an ad for Pepsi leading us to believe we'd found a drug store/soda fountain. But inside we found what we believe to be the finest restaurant in... More 

1 Thank PickyinMonterey
Annapolis, MD
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I wanted to love this restaurant. The off-the-beaten path location, the cozy atmosphere in the pub area and the down-home menu all fit in the mold of restaurants I prefer. But, I get the sense they are just going through the motions. Our waiter may have been part of the problem - he acted like he wanted to be somewhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-7044

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