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Virginian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sheridan,IN
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in town working .. My colleague & I wanted to try something close to the University. I thought it looked quaint & old from website pics.. Basically it is an old bar dive..& personnel to match. The tables are basically plywood with some stain. Our waitress was either very inexperienced or not interested in taking care of us.... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selected this restaurant because of it's history and appearance. Restaurant is charming and clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the menu has a good selection. I was expecting the food to be a bit better than average, especially considering the cost. The prices were moderate and what you would expect for above average food. The French onion soup... More 

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Thank Terri W
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us really enjoyed our lunch here while visiting the University of Virginia. I had a great salad with chicken on top others had a great burgers and BLT. Highly recommend while visiting Charlottesville for a fun place with great atmosphere. Good service too!

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Thank Kim W
Legnica, Poland
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant only because I read that it is the oldest restaurant in Charlottesville. With friends, we decided to go there for lunch. The restaurant inside has some 'old' atmosphere, and that's all. We decided to take a sandwich of the day and beer. After receiving our order, the staff only waited impatiently when we leave. Maybe our... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Great staff, a nice spot for a early or late drink. Can get crowded quick, but it's still a good spot.

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Thank J S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Do not order the steak here. Mine had no taste except for salt (more like salty water actually) and was mostly gristle. It was topped with canned mushrooms and onions that added no flavor. My caesar salad had minimal dressing on it (could be a plus or a minus depending on the person). The mashed potatoes that came as a... More 

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Thank L S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

If you leave here hungry it's your own fault. Staff very friendly it was like they couldn't do too much for you or enough for you went out of their way to make sure that you were accommodated very clean I would recommend this to anyone but you better come hungry.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Delicious, diverse menu,great service, divine. Great lighting seating. Everybody in restaurant looked like a lawyer, business owner, professor...steeped in old charm intellect... but ridiculously reasonable price... I could have spent all day in there enjoying coffee and ambiance.. Special place...

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Thank Susan C
Atlanta
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Small little place but somehow they fit everyone in.Our server was so nice. Helped us with the menu. Get the Nachos! A double order! Help us with the area and were to get tickets for the game. We scored lower level seats! When we are back in town we are going back!

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Thank William M
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Stopped here with four friends before a UVA basketball game. Sandwiches, fries and beer. Food and service was good, they had a few specials, would come back to try the fish tacos. Range of draft beer, including the excellent DB Vienna Larger.

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Thank George D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?