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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 - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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virginia beach
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a casual restaurant with a varied menu and very reasonable prices.There was a page devoted to ten different versions of macaroni and cheese.The service was great! We loved it and will eat there again next time we are in Charlottesville.

1 Thank evelynd11
Fallston, Maryland
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Nook is a quaint little breakfast place located in the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. We had a choice of sitting outside in the courtyard area under the trees or inside which looked rather diner-esque. Seating outside was lovely, service was prompt, and food was memorable. I chose the corned beef hash omelette which was delicious. The corned beef is tucked... More 

1 Thank m0_m0ney_m0_travel
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great breakfast food at half the price of the hotel! A good variety, friendly staff located on the mall area in C'ville, VA.

1 Thank MJ E
New York City, New York
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for brunch one weekend, and sat at the counter. The waitress--not a local--was so very friendly, but not overbearing. The menu is quite voluminous, but has all the standard fare that one could want for breakfast. I had the salmon/bagel/cream cheese, and it was just fine--everything just as you ought to find it. The place will never... More 

1 Thank suitcasepro
Annapolis, MD
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for breakfast after stumbling by this place and it was perfect. A great value and the food was delicious. My favorite was the Chicken and Waffles (I'm salivating right now thinking about it). My wife got the corned beef hash and others in our party had the eggs Chesapeake and the sausage & gravy. They have a... More 

1 Thank seano21401
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happily the place we had tried to get into was full - didn't make reservations - so we ended up taking a chance on The Nook. What a nice surprise. The hostess and wait staff were delightful and most helpful in helping us make our selections. They warned us the portions were large so if we were not starving it... More 

2 Thank Wil012014
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town and went to eat here as a small group. We were not impressed with service or food. Very bland food.

Thank 33wildcat
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a late dinner because we were walking the downtown area. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. I enjoyed the blueberry pancakes made with from-scratch batter. My husband had an omelette, and my daughter had mac & cheese with prosciutto. They said their food was delicous, too.

Thank srmiller09
Disputanta, Virginia
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the location and the decor but something seemed missing. The food was average at an average price. I guess I was expecting more since it has a prime location.

Thank maceb18
Riva, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Its basically the cheap diner you expect near a college campus in the more upscale dining area where you don't expect it.

Thank Chris I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?