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The Shebeen Pub & Braai


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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cup $3.00
bowl $5.00
cape malay curried corn chowder
creamy curry and coconut milk soup with sweet corn and potato.
cup $3.00
bowl $5.00
soup of the day
almost every dinner at granny ethelwyn's house commenced with soup & chili sherry.
small $6.00
regular $9.00
pub salad
hearts of romaine, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion & peppadews.
small $6.00
regular $9.00
caesar salad
hearts of romaine, shredded parmesan, pub-made croutons and tossed with our house-made caesar dressing.
small $6.00
regular $9.00
spinach salad
baby spinach, sliced mushrooms, grape tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, apple wood smoked bacon & red onion.
small $6.00
regular $9.00
joie de vivre
mixed greens, candied pecans, chevre, red onion, bell peppers, sultanas, grape tomatoes
small $6.00
regular $9.00
cobb salad
hearts of romaine, hard-boiled egg, apple wood smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, red onion, crumbled blue cheese, sliced avocado.
salad additions
all entree items, with the exception of fish & chips, cape mussels & sadza cakes, are accompanied by your choice of chips, pub salad or cup of soup.
curried mango chicken salad
mayonnaise based chicken salad with curry, almonds, sultanas, celery & mango chutney, served in a house bread bowl
fish & chips
Golden battered cod, served the traditional way in a newsprint cone, tartar sauce, lemon wedge
boerie burger
10 ounce burger, house bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, sambal mayo
chicken stinger
herb marinated or spicy chili basted chicken breast, house bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, caesar dressing
sop and grilled cheddar
cup of chowder or soup of the day, grilled gouda & heirloom tomato on wheatberry
blackened tilapia
toasted wheat, mixed greens, tomato, house made s.a. tartar
pulled pork
house​ smoked pork, house slaw, toasted house roll, and the sauce (you know what i mean)
turkey, bacon & avocado
dijonnaise, provolone, milano
sop & slaai
cup of soup, choice of small salad
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
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selected The Shebeen for dinner as part of Charlottesville Restaurant week. Overall a good dining experience with some highs and lows. Our server, Jared, was great. This is a fixed price 3-course menu with a few options for each course. Appetizers: we had the creamed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Walter O
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very good food and wine. Nice atmosphere - like a visit to South Africa. Great place for a meal with family or friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathi G
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

I am South African and have been at Shebeen several times before for dinner and it was good. I drove 2 hours to eat here today for lunch. Waitress was incredibly rude. There were virtually no SA dishes on lunch menu. When I asked about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richardvP8556EQ
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We are South African, and we so wanted the experience to be as wonderful as our country is. But we were really disappointed - not by the food,that was excellent, but by the very poor service. We read from previos posts about the poor service,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Werner K
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We've eaten at Shebeen a number of times and it is always very good. One of the best parts of the dining experience is the menu. It is filled with choices you won't see on other menus in town. That being said, the ingredients and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Grace K
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The place is well located. The food was excellent. The food was slow to come. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was ok.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jack_et_jill
Reviewed October 15, 2018

First time at this restaurant recommended by a friend. There were eight people in our party and glad we had reservations on a Saturday for brunch. Even if we had to wait a little bit, I wouldn't have minded - the decor, figurines, statues, pictures,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jan P
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We brought our visitors from the UK here and they said it was the best meal they had had in their NYC , DC , Charlottesville trip. It was very quiet eating around 8pm ( it closes at 9pm mid week ) . All the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bvlynch
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Every time we go visit out son we book dinner at Shebeen. We love the wings, calamari and steak. We’ll keep going there until he graduates!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 684luciat
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Best food ever!!! I make a study of hot sauce the vodoo sauce is on point great waitress also drinks are also good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KevinS4453
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April 7, 2017|
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Response from informedtripper | Reviewed this property |
It's west of the Mall in a shopping center across McIntyre road opposite the Omni Hotel.
February 15, 2015|
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Response from WalterSlawski | Property representative |
We are open sundays for brunch from 10 till 4 and dinner from 4 till 9. We look forward to seeing you.
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