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The Nook

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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415 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
+1 434-295-6665
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this restaurant this weekend based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. The service was awful. Had to walk up to get refills and to request our check. Food ordered was okay, but not as good as expected per the reviews. Grilled cheese was burned and kids would not eat it.

Thank DonnaD116
Roanoke, Virginia
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate a early dinner and all of the food and service was great. I had a wrap, my wife had a club and my children had hambergers and veg. The staff were very helpful in filling our children request for corn and broccoli with their food since the menu did not have those on their meals. We sat outside... More 

Thank babiesmake4
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visit here. Absolutely the best Mac and cheese. So many varieties. I had meatloaf, crab, and one with tomato and basil. Others have had different macs, quiche, salad and sandwiches. Everyone enjoyed their meal. To top it off the really do have C'ville's BEST shakes (and malts). We are old fashioned shake affectionados and they win... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the outdoor seating on the Mall. The waitress and host were very accommodating and fast service. I ordered a simple breakfast of eggs, bacon & hashbrowns. (Sliced potatoes) Went there bc my favorite place to eat in Cville had a long line (Bluegrass grill) I was told by a local to go to The Nook. I personally prefer BG..for... More 

Thank 2014firstclasstravel
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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed breakfast outside on the mall with my sister a week ago. I tried the spinach eggs benedict, and a bloody mary. Both were delicious. She had the "All the Way" plate and enjoyed it very much. The service was good.

Thank ilovebirdsky
Advance, North Carolina
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here specially for the Mac & Cheese menu! So good, as was the grilled chicken, another member of our party decided to sample. Service is friendly, and the ambience in the restaurant is comfortable. A super meal!!

Thank Rodney C
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mac and cheese selections are awesome! The sandwiches were large and had big portions of fries! Clean bathrooms and dinner feel in the restaurant. Large menu and kid friendly

Thank mbickel17
Carthage, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

All in all pretty darn good. Mixed bag of southern and sandwiches. Huge selection of Mac and cheese. All different types. Good burgers

1 Thank tatefarm
Middlebury, Vermont
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I recently ate at The Nook with friends when we were visiting town, and I when I lived in CVille I often had breakfast there. The food is good, though generally pretty basic, and it is affordable. The setting is lovely though. When the weather is nice sit outdoors on the Downtown Mall under the mature trees, it is very... More 

1 Thank Danielle S
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This little restaurant in the Charlottesville pedestrian mall serves delicious, generous sized sandwiches. We sat outside in the shade of big trees and had a very pleasant afternoon lunch. Service was attentive, and prices seemed reasonable to us!

1 Thank tricia047

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6665

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