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Fardowners Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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3 buttermilk pancakes served with syrup & your choice of side
Amaretto French Toast
Stuffed with strawberry cream cheese & served with your choice of side
Fardowners Benedict
Bacon, poached eggs & Hollandaise sauce over buttermilk biscuits with breakfast potatoes
Breakfast Tornada
Shaved prime rib, sharp cheddar, Hollandaise and an egg sunny side up on toasted sourdough with breakfast potatoes
At Fardowners, we provide quality pub fare & a welcoming casual atmosphere. Chef Mark Cosgrove sources local ingredients in season & our rotating selection of craft beer emphasizes Virginia breweries. Fardowners is a great place to take the family for dinner (our kids' Mac & Cheese is definitely the best around), or to come out with friends & enjoy our actively curated draft selection & live music on weekends.Fardowners restaurant takes its name from a group of Irish immigrants who labored for the Blue Ridge Railway Co. and helped construct four tunnels through the Blue Ridge mountains during the decade before the Civil War. Claudius Crozet’s remarkable feat of engineering took eight years and linked the eastern part of Virginia to the west. Opened to rail traffic in April of 1858, the railway was instrumental in putting the village of Crozet on the map. The old C&O Railroad depot can still be seen from the restaurant windows, across The Square on the other side of the tracks.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a high energy atmosphere, with excellent food and ample variety in the menu at reasonable prices. Plenty of beer choices on tap.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 329carlosf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we tried was solid. Good salads, good selection of beer, and good food. 2 visits in 2 days. Carrot cake was a nice finisher.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KurtSMI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a busy Sunday night after Thanksgiving and lots of folk were eating out. Our party of 7 was seated promptly even though they were very busy. All of our orders were correctly presented. All of the food was very good except the special....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rapgator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly wonderful food, lots of locally sourced ingredients. Great beer selection, love the local craft brew choices. Fun atmosphere, all ages, or take out is available. Friendly, proficient wait staff and bartending.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanYinVA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came for drinks on Friday night and again for brunch on Sunday with our friends who are locals. Very friendly place where most people seem to know one another. Great drinks out on Friday and a fantastic brunch on Sunday morning. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Small town atmosphere, lovely staff, and good food. I had the blackened fish over a salad and it was delicious. Fresh and a large portion of fish. Glad we stopped in. The place was packed even on a Monday night but we were able to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank m_ridam
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a true 'local' restaurant, with a lively buzz every single day. Food is consistently good, servers are consistently friendly. Patrick and Scotty are almost always around to make you feel at home. We love Fardowners!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Husband had tachos (just ok) and I had chicken tenders (pretty good.). Service was just ok. Atmosphere is definitely small town bar, loud local man at bar kept complaining about General Lee’s statue being covered and annoyed about having to be “politically correct” Kind of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KyTravels30
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Fardowners was a great choice for us. My chicken sandwich was very good, and my wife had a delicious burger.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pj100513
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was very crowded the Sunday evening we were there. The people around us were getting their food but ours took a very long time to come!! We were wondering if the waitress failed to put in our order. When we finally got our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank deb4013
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Response from TLK22939 | Reviewed this property |
I think that except for guide dogs it is illegal in Virginia to bring dogs into restaurants.
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