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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Southern Fried Chicken
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue
Marinated Baked Chicken
Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Black-Eyed Peas
Stewed Tomatoes
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Whole Baby Beets
Cornbread & Biscuits
1.10 per piece
Assorted Fried Chicken
25 pieces‏
1.10 per piece
Assorted Baked Chicken
25 pieces‏
Hand-Pulled Pork Barbecue
5 pounds
Homemade Biscuits by the Dozen
By the dozen
Mashed Potatoes
2.5 quart‏ container
Chicken Base Gravy
1 pint
Stewed Tomatoes
2.5 quart container
Black-Eye Peas
2.5 quart container
Hot Green Beans
2.5 quart‏ container
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch with some friends. The food was ok...nothing great... buffet style at restaurant prices...People dressed in colonial times was a nice touch.Stores nearby were alright. ....Not a place to recommend or go back to....hefty price does not justify what you get.....there...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for lunch. Easy to get to and plenty of parking. Go hungry as you will have plenty to eat.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DVM444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Country cooking at it's best! It's like stepping back in time with the decor and servers dress in colonial time period.Very attentive wait staff.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Pat E
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Been wanting to go there for a year. Selection for a buffet is poor. Chicken or pulled pork. No many vegan selections. Desert not included. Nice old building. Friendly people. Better food elsewhere.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HiggySt_Louis
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We had lunch here after our Monticello tour. It is set on an old log house and was buffet style. Wait staff was dressed in period style.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank patcooper65
Reviewed May 22, 2019

When the Michie changed from a conventional sit-down restaurant to the buffet to speed service to the many tour busses they were courting, the thought of fighting the crowd ended eating there. Making our annual visit to Monticello for the wife to get her seeds...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank bassbum
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Nothing beats the history, the great buffet, and the friendly staff. Access to Charlottesville and the convenience to Monticello.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Cargofrog1
Reviewed May 9, 2019

You are greeted by a very pleasant person outside of the establishment who guides you forward. All employees are dressed in garments similar to the period when the Tavern was first established. Every single employee was kind, attentive and responsive. The food is great too....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This was a must do on our list while we were in Charlottesville. Hands down the best fried chicken we have ever had. All of the food was fantastic and if you like apple cider you will hit the jack pot here. We took our...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lise W
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Do not go to this eatery if you are looking for a good meal and value for your expense. I was with a friend that had lived in the general area and had always wanted to try this place from past trips to the area....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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March 18, 2018|
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Response from Betty O | Reviewed this property |
I know they can handle tour buses. You might want to call to see if you can set up some arrangements for your group. We have always enjoyed having lunch & never much of a wait.
Teresa J
September 7, 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
August 21, 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
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