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Review of Michie Tavern

Michie Tavern
Ranked #1 of 22 Shopping in Charlottesville
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Owner description: Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.
PALMYRA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The grounds were LOVELY. Great place for photos, meals and a little shopping in the store there. We had a great time. Good for family as well as company gathering.

Visited August 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food and fun!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I wound up really enjoying my lunch here. The food was good and plentiful, and it was fun eating in such a historical spot. I would definitely recommend this, especially if you are visiting Monticello.

Visited June 2012
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dublin,ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat before going to Montecello”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Michie Tavern is no more than a mile or two from Montecello.The servers all dress in period costumes and the tavern tour is nice but costs extra.The food is buffet style but seconds are served family style.So come hungry and ask for seconds or even thirds.Good hearty comfort food on the menu such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and black eyed peas.The food itself is decent for a buffet but really nothing to get carried away over.Price is a little up there at around $25 apiece but if you take extra helpings I guess you make up for it.They open at 11:00 on the weekends and I suggest going early since a line forms quickly and they only let a few people in at a time so the buffet does not get too backed up.No alcohol is served but that's ok since this is more of a family place than a night on the town experience.We ate here first early then went to Montecello and spent the afternoon there. It made for a wondefull day.

Visited August 2012
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UK
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Lovely historic tavern”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We only stopped here for a drink after visiting Monticello and going for a huge walk round the trail at Monticello. The staff all wear old fashioned costume and the drinks are served in metal cups which we thought was really fun. The gift shop had some great stuff in it and we bought a couple of t shirts there. Really friendly place. There were some shops but we didn't have time to see them. Can highly recommend the Star Hill local ale!!

Visited August 2012
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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best fried chicken!!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Not a fan of buffets, but the tavern is worth a trip for the fried chicken. Staff is accomodating and in period costumes.

Visited October 2012
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