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The Nook


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Cup $2.95
Bowl $3.95
Chicken Noodle Soup
Full of fluffy egg noodles
Small $3.95
Large $4.95
Fresh tomatoes, ground chuk & plump kidney beans. Garnished w/ shredded cheese
Chips N' Dip
Homemade caramelized onion dip & chips. You know it!
Onion Rings
A bountiful bouquet of our beer battered beauties
Chicken Wings or Boneless Tenders
Jumbo chicken wings or all breast meat tenders served how you like them; spicy buffalo, teriyaki, honey - BBQ, dry rub or plain. Accompained by blue cheese, ranch or whole grain honey mustard dressing.
Chili Cheese Fries
Have a heaping helping of our hospitality
Gravy Fries
Cripy krinkle cut fries & a side of brown gravy
Cheesey Cheese Fries
Platter of fries w/ melted monterey jack & cheddar cheeses
1951 Chopped Salad
Chopped greens, fresh veggies & two cheeses, tossed in our house italian & creamy ranch dressing. Topped w/ garlic - parmesan croutons, applewood smoked bacon & crumbled egg
The Salad Twins
Our low fat chicken & tuna salads on a bed of crisp romaine w/ poppy seed dressing
Chef Salad
Our jumbo garden salad w/ roasted turkey breast, ham, gard boiled egg & two cheeses
Small $3.95
Large $6.95
Garden Salad
Two sizes w/ your choice of our homemade dressings
Small $4.95
Large $7.95
Our classic rendition
Served w/ fries & a pickle
Hamburger (6 Oz.)
Two freshly grilled patties w/ lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle on our kaiser roll
Hot Dog
A​ beast of a dog. Natural casing & all beef. Drees it up as you see fit. Sauerkraut, chili, shredded cheese. Extra pups two fifty
Grilled Chicken Breast (6 Oz.)
Always fresh chicken breast w/ lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle on our kaiser roll
Sausage Cheeseburger
Hand formed hot itlian sausage patty w/ sauteed onions, peppers & white american cheese on a kaiser roll
Walnut Veggie Burger
Large organic walnut & vegetable burger, served on our toasted kaiser roll w/ lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle
Bbq'd Meat Loaf
Served w/ mashed potatoes & buttered corn. We think it's the finest you'll find
Fresh Pan Blackened Catfish
You won't be bottom feeding w/ this dish. Topped w/ our sweet pepper & lime remoulade. Served w/ fries & swiss mix
Pork Chops (2)
Seasoned & grilled loin chops w/ mashed potatoes & cinnamon apple sauce
Ny Strip Steak (8 Oz.)
Center cut ny strip steak, seasoned & grilled. Served w/ fries, fresh green beans & our zesty steak sauce on the side
Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Lasagna
Roasted mushrooms, artichokes & five cheeses. Served w/ garlic bread
Country Fried Steak
Our hand pounded steak w/ country balter & killer gravy. Served w/ mashed potatoes & buttered corn
Simple Sauteed Salmon
Pan sauteed salmon filet brushed w/ our maple - balsamic glaze. Simply served w/ mashed potatoes & fresh steamed broccoli
Chicken & Noodles
Sauteed always fresh chicken breast w/ button mushrooms, garlic & shallots. Flamed w/ marsala & a touch of cream. Served w/ garlic bread
Bistro Mac N' Cheese
Julienne slices of ham, ripe roma tomatoes & penne pasta, tossed w/ our three cheese bechamel sauce & dusted w/ garlic butter bread crumbs. Served w/ country white toast
Crab Cake Platter
Two of our famous all lump crab cakes w/ coleslaw & French fries
Served w/ fries & a pickle; unless otherwise noted
Bbq'd Meat Loaf
Served on a kaiser roll. Try it cold
Tuna Melt
Open faced tuna melt w/ cheddar & tomato on an english muffin
Hot Turkey
Roasted turkey breast piled high on a slice of country white bread, w/ gravy & mashed potatoes
Open Faced Roast Beef
Slow roasted top round, served on a slice of country white toast w/ coleslaw, mashed potatoes & gravy
Ham & Swiss
Grilled ham & double swiss
The Cheesesteak
Choice rib eye steak, sliced thin in house & sauteed w/ onions & peppers. Stuffed in a sub roll w/ creamy white american cheese & served w/ kettle chips & a pickle
Bacon & tomato $6.95
Chili & extra cheese $6.95
Fresh basil & tomato $6.95
Grilled Cheese
Thick country white bread & lots of american cheese
Corned Beef Reuben
Our version on rye w/ sauerkraut, swiss cheese & homemade 1000 island dressing. Also available w/ roasted turkey breast in lieu of corned beef
All Lump Crab Cake
Pan​ sauteed & served on a kaiser roll w/ lime & roasted pepper mayo
Served w/ chips & a pickle, substitute any side 1.00
Almost Club
Just​ one slice of bread short of a club sandwich. Roasted turkey breast ham & swiss conjoined w/ a BLT.
Lemon & Dill Chicken Salad
Yep, that's a dill. Chicken breast, light mayonnaise & lemon zest
Tuna Salad
Solid white tuna w/ light mayonnaise, salt & pepper
Chicken Club Wrap
Marinated​ & grilled chicken breast w/ leaf lettuce, roma tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, two cheeses & ranch dressing
Chilled Portabello Mushroom Wrap
Slow roasted portabello mushroom w/ sun dried tomato pesto, red wine vinaigrette, leaf lettuce & roma tomatoes, twisted - up in a large flour tortilla
Roast Beef on Rye
Rare roast beef on fresh rye bread w/ homemade horseradish sauce, leaf lettuce & roma tomatoes
Five slices of applewood smoked bacon, leaf lettuce, roma tomatoes & mayonnaise. Served on country white toast.
Roasted Turkey Breast or Ham
Served w/ lettuce & tomato
All sides 1.95
French Fries
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Cinnamon Apple Sauce
Creamy Cole Slaw
Beer Batter Onion Rings
Buttered Corn
Fresh Green Beans
Swiss Mix
Fresh Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Diner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week I was in Charlottesville and decided to have lunch on the mall before departing. The Nook is a little hole in the wall joint that serves the best damn lunch in Central Virginia! The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The menu is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Easy508th
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Happened onto this place while shopping the downtown mall. It's a pleasant throwback in time and has a large menu. Although it was lunchtime, I opted for breakfast and was delighted with my ham and cheese omelette, especially the caramelized onions and side order of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We recently had lunch at The Nook on Charlottesville, Va.'s Downtown Mall - and we had our all-time favorite meal - hot turkey sandwich on special homemade white toast with mashed potatoes, all smothered in hot turkey gravy with a side of cranberry sauce -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We had a nice meal here. Vegetarian-friendly. Quaint, old timey diner atmosphere and food. They cook to order, so this is not ‘fast food’ and just be patient, y’all! If you’re in C-Ville and need a nibble, stop in!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HappyLouTraveler
Reviewed December 16, 2018

The Nook is located in the Downtown Mall portion of Charlottesville, VA. It is a nice old place to have a meal. I am a meatloaf lover so that is what I had. It is on the menu as BBQD. There may be BBQ sauce...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cometda
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I thought this would be a great place but the menu wasn’t much. Not inexpensive either. Hotdogs just under $6. Over fried French fries.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank foodiewinee
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Good diner food, and friendly service. I love their take on a Ruben—the Rachel. The grilled cheese with tomato and basil, and the lemon dill chicken salad sandwiches and also delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christies814
StuR134, Manager at The Nook, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. We love our grilled Reuben's and Rachel's too! Thanks again!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Vintage diner with a great vibe. The food was delicious and the portions were solid! So good we went twice. Amy was our waitress and she was fast and friendly. She helped us pick the perfect meals based on our tastes. Loved the old school...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nezd2016
Reviewed October 28, 2018

It was parents weekend for the UVA students, and we came here for brunch. When looking for a brunch spot on Tripadvisor, this was one of the few that opened at 10am on a Sunday, and not at 11am like most did. That was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Werner K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Arrived around 10am for late breakfast. Was told 45-50 minute wait. Place was packed so no problem. Line went fast so the wait was only about 30 minutes. Strange though because we noticed at least 4 empty tables for about 20 minutes while we waited....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reservations are "encouraged" for larger groups (10 or more), but smaller groups can just show up.
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