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The Shebeen

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247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903 (West Main St)
14342963185
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met my sister & her boyfriend here. The opted for outdoor eating. Upon entering outdoor area, the bar has swings instead of seats! How cool is that! We had the strawberry Mamosa. And we had plenty, lol. I order the spicy grilled calamari & it was pretty tasted. My mom ordered the Caesar salad & I had a plate of... More 

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Thank Big_meno
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

We will definitely keep that feedback on the screen in mind moving forward. Thanks for not letting it deter you from enjoying your time (and food/drinks) with us though -- I appreciate that. Hopefully we can do it again sometime! Thanks, Walter, Owner More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shebeen has always been a place that my husband and I enjoy. We went for Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the Blueberry, Lemon Ricotta pancakes with the sugar cured bacon! We have been a couple of times before and found the stuffed french toast and omelettes to be equally delicious! Maggie was our server and did an excellent job! Kudos to... More 

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Thank duckpig
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

When we decided to start serving brunch, we really wanted to make sure everything was absolutely perfect, so it's great to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your pancakes and bacon. I equally appreciate your compliments on the omelettes and stuffed french toast -- you've managed to make my day with this wonderful review. Warm regards, Walter, Owner More 

Fremont, CA
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the menu offers great variety and the extensive wine list is fun to explore. The dishes were delightful and the service was helpful and attentive. I attended with a colleague who'd enjoyed dining here before and am so glad she suggested it for our meal together. The menu was a good one for our group and we all enjoyed the... More 

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Thank nkmunn
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

So happy you could give us a try -- it feels amazing to know everyone enjoyed their respective dishes. You gotta thank your colleague for us! We really appreciate the recommendation. Until next time, Walter, Owner More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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344 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit here and this time we sat inside . it was my sons birthday so we thought we would treat him . The only downside to the visit was our server . If she smiled it would have broken her face i think . I was listening to other servers around us and here were the... More 

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Thank bvlynch
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

While I'm happy that you mostly enjoyed your experience, I wish your server had left a better impression on you! I'll be sure to follow up with my staff about your review as a reminder to be offering the best service we can. Thanks for the feedback, and come visit us again soon! All the best, Walter, Owner More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the ribs - delicious. Very meaty and the sauce was great; just glad I ordered a half rack. Very generous portions and almost everyone had to take a doggie bag. Maybe next time I'll be more adventurous and try some authentic South African dishes-everything looked delicious.

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Thank Lynn M
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

We're glad you could stop by, Lynn! We take care to ensure everything on our menu is delicious, so you can't go wrong with either traditional dishes or our South African dishes. Please know we're already looking forward to your next visit! 'Til next time, Walter, Owner More 

George Town, Grand Cayman
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends and I meet every year in Charlottesville for an annual business trip. We have made The Shebeen our first visit for dinner during the trip. The Shebeen did not disappoint and will be the first visit again next year. We enjoy various meals at differing price points, yet all agree the food is outstanding. I had... More 

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Thank rcwcfa
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

We are more than honored to have accommodated you and your friends during your business trip. Thank you very much for your kind remarks concerning our food, and we're already looking forward to see you all next year! All the very best, Walter, Owner More 

Leland, North Carolina
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and had a wonderful meal. In particular, the False Bay crispies and corn chowder were flavorful and a great way to begin. For entrees, the sadza cakes and Durban spiced chicken lived up to their description and were well seasoned and satisfying. Our server was informative and attentive.

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Thank michael_s_nc
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and grabbing lunch with us -- we hope your meal was exactly what you needed to get you through the rest of your day, and we'd love to see you again soon. Cheers, Walter, Owner More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is a little funky-- a strip mall adjacent to the downtown mall. Shebeen describes itself as a South African pub. The dishes are, for the most part, classic English pub fare with a slight twist that makes it a little more interesting. The food is high quality pub fare. The preparations are spot on and it has a... More 

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Thank Vafarmer
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

We do our best with the location we have, but other than that, we're thrilled to hear everything is up to par for you. Thanks for working your way through the menu, and we'll catch you the next time you make it this way. Thanks, Walter, Owner More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to try some food that is out of the ordinary fare you find most everywhere and want something well prepared and delicious as well, The Shebeen Pub and Braai is the place to go. If you feel somewhat lost when you examine the menu and cannot make up your mind since you do not know much about... More 

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Thank teachme2read
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

I just wanna take the time to say thank you so much for stopping by and giving us a try -- we're really happy to hear we could leave a fantastic first impression on you. I'm sure Tony and Amber would love to hear your compliments, so I'll make sure to pass them along, and hopefully you'll have another reason... More 

West Yellowstone, Montana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to explore different food styles and were intrigued by South African inspired cuisine. My husband spent some time in SA so it was particularly appropriate. We had a lamb stew, samosas and the yummy curry corn chowder. The atmosphere was nice and I loved the swings at the bar.

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Thank W0lfpackm0m
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen, responded to this review

Really glad everything was just to your liking! I appreciate you and your husband coming by for a meal, and we should definitely do it again sometime. Thanks, Walter, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (West Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 14342963185
Description
The Shebeen Pub & Braai is our little piece of Africa in the heart of downtown Charlottesville! Our Shebeen, styled after the Cape wineries, offers unique food in an engaging setting. At The Shebeen Pub & Braai we present you with South African hospitality. Our menu reflects the multiculturalism of the Southern African palate. From spicy African peri-peri sauce and Dutch farmer's Boer sausage to pub-style fish 'n chips, you will explore a cuisine of surprising diversity. Allow us to host your next dinner party, or simply meet your mates in the pub for a pint. We will blend exceptional fare with a comprehensive event planning and management if you're interested in our catering services. Our commitment to local and seasonal ingredients and our passion for special events, allows us to do what we love every day. We look forward to having you at The Shebeen Pub & Braai!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?