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Court Square Tavern


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Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seating, Waitstaff

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Ploughman's Platter
3‎ oz. Extra sharp cheddar, branston chutney, mustard & sliced baguette.
Spinach & Feta Puff Pastry
With red pepper cream sauce & mixed greens.
Vegetarian $6.00
Sausage $8.00
Stuffed Portabella Mushroom
All soups served w/ nature's best organic crackers.
Cup $3.00
Bowl $6.00
Homemade Roast Beef Chili
Cup $3.50
Bowl $7.00
Homemade Roast Beef Chili
With extra sharp cheddar.
Cup $3.00
Bowl $6.00
Soup Du Jour
Some of the possibilities include cream of asparagus & root vegetable, Brunswick stew, split pea & ham or a surprise.
White balsamic vinaigrette
Tavern Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, artichoke, olives & red pepper.
White balsamic vinaigrette
Chef's Salad
Mixed greens, hardboiled egg, tomatoes, cucumbers, julienne of turkey, ham, Swiss & croutons.
White balsamic vinaigrette
Tavern Caesar
Romaine, hardboiled egg, croutons w/ caesar dressing.
White balsamic vinaigrette
Nicoise Salad
Mixed greens, white albacore tuna, hardboiled egg, capers, artichoke, olives & red pepper mix, potato salad, saffron aioli, green beans.
White balsamic vinaigrette
B.L.A.S.T. Salad
Romaine, Harrington's smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes & croutons.
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We were not too sure about this place based on other reviews and the fact that NOBODY was there, but we decided to give it a try and both enjoyed our meals. It's an older place with some character; definitely nothing fancy or new looking....More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank dkraige
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We arrived in Charlottesville around 7:30 p.m. on a Thursday and chose the tavern due to its proximity to the inn where we were staying. So glad we did! Nice pub atmosphere, reasonable prices, and great service. We enjoyed the stuffed Portobello, vegetarian chili, and...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Lori M
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in Charlottesville! Great selections well prepared and served by best wait staff Very good beer and cider selection And the price is low

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank William P
Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nothing fancy, just great beer and food. Went here with my mom on a cold, rainy afternoon. The pub was comfortable and relaxed. The staff was friendly and helpful. Delicious bratwurst, red cabbage, spaetzle. Mom had wonderful beef stew. I love that I can get...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank flamingoteacher
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is an excellent pub! The beer selection is fantastic. The food; classic and quality pub fare. I worked here in the 1990's, and have many fond memories of the place. The owner, Bill Curtis, also owns Tastings a block away (I think Tastings is...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank wiseallen4
Reviewed January 1, 2014

I don't get by as often as I once did, but the beer selection remains tremendous and the Plowman's Platter is the same as ever: delicious. I've had the sandwiches over the years and they are all fine, for pub grub. This place set a...More

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank OlVirginny
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This a great restaurant with awesome food and the beer choices out way the menu . Daily choices of special lunches specials that can't be beat!! Big screen tv's to enjoy the local NBC affiliate Ch29 Wait staff are fantastic!!

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Court Square Tavern is an authentic English-style pub. It offers well over 100 beers, great comfort food and wonderful conversation. It sits a half story below the street across from the courthouse. Park a half a block away in the 4th street garage. If that...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We never thought of this as a food spot...more like a Charlottesville Brickskellers, with an excellent comprehensive beer list. But we have started ordering dinner too and it's been great. Lots of knockwurst and bratwurst kinds of specials and the Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, S..., and...More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank louiedog
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Some dishes are surprisingly good, but I've had two hour lunches at Court Square Tavern because the kitchen and wait staff don't seem to realize that people go back to work after lunch. Some dishes are pretty weird. The chili comes to mind. Beer is...More

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank PhiloFarnsworth
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