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The Shebeen Pub & Braai

247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
+1 434-296-3185
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“corn chowder” (15 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

We eat regularly at Shebeen, and can't say enough about the superior food, the disci znctive atmosphere, and the great service. We've tried many of the dishes, but always come back to the Shepherd's pie.More

Thank Paul S
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Paul, I sincerely appreciate your continued patronage at Shebeen and the time you took to write us a positive review. We agree, the Shepherd's Pie is a favorite of ours as well and is tough to beat! We look forward to cooking for you in...More

Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Why yes, this was a great meal and good conversation. A unique and pleasurable experience! I had the shepherd's pie, a lamb speciality and house favorite. I topped the evening off with the African donuts and ice cream. A very good menu of options and...More

Thank William L
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

William, we are pleased to hear you had a great meal with us recently! The Shepherd's Pie is one of our favorites so we're glad you got to enjoy it. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Walter, Owner

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Friends and I booked the pub because we couldn't get in someplace else during a busy conference - and fell in love. Amazing food, amazing cocktails, sweet ambiance (okay, hard benches in the booths) and a lovely wait staff experience. Try the Wednesday night set...More

Thank Jack B
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Jack, thank you for the 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of what Shebeen has to offer, and that you had such a great dining experience. We agree, the Wednesday night set menu has unique options to try! We appreciate your...More

Reviewed April 4, 2017

The waitress was clueless. We had to ask for water, then ask for bread and then ask to have our candle lit. We ordered our food and our salad came very quickly. I asked for a salad without olives and I got olives. I sent...More

Thank linda201198
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Although you loved our food, we are very sorry the service you received was not equally as excellent, as we always strive to deliver our best in all areas for all our guests. We will be sure to pass your comments to our staff, and...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017

Wonderful restaurant and bar. It features South African food which means you get great shrimp chicken and beef dishes that are prepared somewhat differently. But if you like hot wings try the peri peri chicken. Their shrimp dishes and their shepherds pie are wonderfulMore

Thank marcusfirst
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are very excited to hear you enjoyed our dishes, which are prepared and flavored based on traditional South African recipes. We enjoy hearing that you have tried a variety of what we have to offer, and we hope...More

Reviewed March 28, 2017

Food was decent - not the best variety, but the taste is unique and good. felt like there were only 3-4 reasonably priced, uniquely African dishes to choose from for dinner. (I don't count a burger or fish and chips as unique). The restaurant itself...More

Thank Daniel G
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Daniel, we are sorry you had a less-than-excellent dining experience with us. Although we are very disappointed to hear that we could not make your experience an excellent one, we do appreciate the time you took to leave us valuable feedback, which we will share...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at Shebeen. It was fantastic. Mango curry chicken wrap was awesome, my husband had a salad with calamari, also great. We started with the samosas- they were wonderful could have made a whole meal out of them! But- My favorite part of...More

Thank jenniwren382
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Mango Curry Chicken Wrap, and that your husband enjoyed his Salad with Calamari! We are also very happy to hear you tried and loved our Raspberry Tea! We love hearing back from guests who enjoy our food,...More

Reviewed February 18, 2017

Our party of 6 arrived early on a Saturday without reservations. The place was almost completely empty. However, the hostesses stated no large parties would be seated because it was going to get busy in an hour. Essentially, they were turning down business, and in...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

Hi Jaime, I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a candid review. Our goal is to make our guests feel welcome immediately upon arriving, and I apologize that our staff made you feel unwelcome. I'm glad to hear that your party was seated...More

Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Let me just say I would've given 5 stars if not for one person. Had I judged the restaurant by the hostess, we would've turned around and left. Not friendly at all. I, almost, wanted to apologize for ruining her day by showing up. That...More

Thank Kelleylt
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Hi Kelley, thank you for leaving us a review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your benny and the service met your expectations. However, I'm disappointed that our staff did not make you feel welcome upon arriving. I apologize for this frustrating experience and...More

Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Went recently for restaurant week. Enjoyed the selections that we had… The flavors were interesting and the dishes were well prepared. Just be forewarned, the Samosa appetizers are quite hot! The chutney, which I assume is made in house, was really delicious. Definitely worth a...More

Thank SydneyB
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Hi Sydney, thanks for stopping by during Restaurant Week! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our flavors and dishes. We appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to seeing you at The Shebeen again sometime soon! -Walter, Owner

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
    (West Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-3185
  • E-mail
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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