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“Small, quaint, somewhat dated,”
Review of Cavalier Diner

Cavalier Diner
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Ranked #165 of 663 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner - serving Charlottesville's best breakfast all hours, as well as authentic Greek cuisine, Italian favorites, and traditional homestyle diner fare! Great for families and large groups, offering take out, delivery, and catering as well!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, quaint, somewhat dated, clean, great service and a better than average diners. Been for both breakfast and lunch-never disappointed. Long history at this location. Recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

We were looking for a nice local breakfast placebefore our tour of UVA. Ran into the Diner. Was nice surprise. The waffles were wer nice and the pumpkin pancakes were nice and fluffy. The service was good. If back in town this is the breakfast place i go.

Date of visit: November 2019
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AristeaV5, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write Matt! Glad you enjoyed the waffles and our seasonal special, the Pumpkin pancakes! hope to see you soon!
Aristea

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Reviewed November 3, 2019

Variety of standard lunch fare that is ok. Waitstaff is good and Greek owner (?) is friendly- runs the cash register- and has a sense of humor. Limited parking.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank samtrip12345
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AristeaV5, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

yes....the owner, yours truly, is Greek! Thanks for coming in, hope to see you again soon!
Aristea

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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

I can’t tell you how many times we have driven by this place on the way to a UVA sporting event. This Sunday we had stopped at two other restaurants that were packed. We were headed elsewhere and saw a parking space at this restaurant and took a chance. We were seated promptly. The waitress was really on her game. Brought coffee and took the order. The food came out very fast. My significant other ordered sausage gravy and biscuits. She noted that the gravy was barely warm. However, she didn’t want to send it back. My breakfast of scrambled eggs, scrapple, hash browns and English muffin was excellent. We plan to return again.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank WallyB47
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AristeaV5, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words Wally! Sorry the gravy wasn't hot, I hope that doesn't happen again but if so PLEASE let the server or manager know, we will make sure you get a piping hot order!
Aristea

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Reviewed September 26, 2019

We visited the Charlottesville area for our anniversary and had passed by this place several times during our visit, so we decided to stop in on the last day of our trip to get some breakfast. Wow, great food. My husband was so happy to see scrapple on the menu. Their hashbrowns were so good. Everything was very good. Our waitress was super friendly and really funny. She was an absolute delight. I hope to stop back the next time we visit the area.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank MomtoDJG
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AristeaV5, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! The scrapple has been very popular since we put it on the menu last year, glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you soon!

Aristea

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