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Virginian Restaurant

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1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“mac cheese” (19 reviews)
“potato cakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Virginian is the oldest restaurant in Charlottesville and located at the Corner by UVA. We loved everything about it! They have indoor booth seating, an indoor bar and outdoor street patio tables. It is small, but definitely worth the visit. Great historic decor and...More

Thank MPC2of3
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Enjoyed lunch here with the family. Service was excellent. We had an appetizer of Mac and cheese that was tasty. Also had a chicken Cesar wrap that was very good. We also got the patty melt very good as well,. Also good was the buffalo...More

Thank CruiseGirl2
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I enjoyed sharing The Virginian with family friends touring UVA with their daughter. They wanted to dine on the Corner and The Virginian is definitely a "go to" spot. The staff was friendly and the food was prompt and delicious. Prepare to wait during busy...More

Thank BeachGal70
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Hit the classic spot twice during a C’Ville visit for a wedding. Afternoon club sandwich (massive, but simple Kraft cheese like your mom used to use, they can do better!) and a beer. Then, after the rehearsal dinner, we all convened, inside and outside, on...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018

I recently returned to the Virginian and they are holding onto their reputation as a fine UVa. Corner Restaurant. The Virginian is one of several C'ville restaurants owned by Andy McClure. The burger at the Virginian is one of the best in C'ville ! The...More

Thank CaptMancuso
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This place has been on the Corner, across from UVA for at least 35 years. It has a nice variety of food, light and tasty fare that is perfect for lunch. My personal favorite is the pimento cheese sandwich...the perfect amount of bite! Came back...More

Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Our server was really friendly, it had an authentic college-town ambience and good local beer on tap, and was inexpensive. But the food wasn't great. We had the mac-n-cheese, which was bland despite claiming to be made from pimento cheese; crab cakes, which were mushy...More

Thank nsl22017
Reviewed April 5, 2018

First off, we have in the past had many delicious pub meals with mac & cheese here; we insisted our friends needed to go to The Virginian. This is why our recent brunch experience was so shocking. We were a party of four adults, and...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

We figured that any place that's been open since 1923 must be doing something right so we gave this place a try and we really enjoyed it. Nothing fancy, just good, homecooked food. I had the crabcakes and the SO had the steak with sauteed...More

1  Thank lrish
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Not much for décor but it makes up for it with authenticity. A real college restaurant that serves good food at very reasonable prices. It was at times loud, crowded and "unglamorous" but so what.... The food was good -- I had the ribs, which...More

Thank George S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667
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