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“Great College Bar” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Virginian Restaurant

Virginian Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 538 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Vero Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great College Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. A college bar right near the main campus on the main road, we had a terrific lunch and were able to get the local flavor. UVA students mostly on the staff and they are courteous and able to answer any question one might have about the area.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Walked out”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I showed up on a quiet Sunday a few weeks ago. There weren't too many people in the bar, but there were two people working. We walked in and were greeted by no one, then one bartender went down to greet a group that appeared to be his friends. The other bartender stood there texting right behind the bar. We waited a few minutes, but were never greeted by anyone or served, even though we were right at the bar. We left!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Based on the recommendation of a recent UVA alum I decided to eat here one night while on a business trip. To begin, the decor was really cool. I really like the woodwork.

I sat at the bar. The bar staff was great!

The food was fabulous. It's much better than typical bar fare. The appetizer and entree were tasty and cooked to perfection. In fact, the BBQ chicken salad is one of the best that I've ever had.

I'll definitely return on future trips to Charlottesville!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Old school feel....solid beer list....good bar food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Iconic spot in C-ville.....stopped in before a game for some beers and appetizers.....pork nachos were really really good.....very nice beer list and cozy old school feel on the inside....outside tables are also available on the sidewalk if you are lucky to snag one

Visited January 2013
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Thank Haze L
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An Oldy but Goody comes through again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had a excellent visit to this restaurant this week. We arrived on a weekday evening in the pouring rain but the place was packed. We were seated near the back of the restaurant where the kitchen may be seen through a windowed slot. We were able to see all of the food coming up for all of the dining patrons. It was amazing. The meals were delivered with appealing presentations and in very generous portions. Each meal set out for table delivery seemed to look better than the previous. Our appetizers, entrees and dessert were wonderful. They were served at the proper temperature in a timely manner. The taste was equal to the presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed everything and look forward to going back. This is a university student venue as it's location on "The Corner" in the midst of UVa but the students were well-mannered and courteous to those around them. It's not hard to see why this location has thrived and survived for 90 years at the same location when numerous other businesses in the area have come and gone. Congratulations to the Virginian staff for a job well done!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard L
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