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“Enjoyed the history”

The Ordinary at Michie Tavern
Ranked #14 of 541 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
King George, Virginia
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the history”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of the places everyone should visit at least once. The staff and the building sets the mood. The food was good, although a little high priced.

Visited July 2013
Thank John S
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  • English first
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English first
Largo, Florida
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lunch Break at Monticello”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

After we toured Thomas Jefferson's house we decided to drive here (just down the road) for lunch before going back for the self guided outdoor tours. It is an all you can eat place. Good food not so bad pricing.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, nice look, good service- not for vegetarians!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This restaurant serves a "southern buffet," which meant mashed potatoes, green beans, beans, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, beets, pulled pork, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy. If you don't eat meat, you can still fill up on the yummy side dishes, but $20 for side dishes seems like an expensive lunch! Still, it was worth it to eat there.

Visited July 2013
Thank KdeBz
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DeLand, Florida
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Really good food”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Recommended by folks at Monticello. Glad we went. One of the best southern meals I had in Virginia. 18th century building and decor. A nice cool place to get out of the heat and really good sweet tea. Get in line for buffet and fill your plate up. Dont worry they bring you all the seconds you want. Fried chicken was fabulous, mashed potatoes, green beans and everything else. Cornbread was very dry. Had the scotch john for dessert, nearly cried it was so good. Service was great and they dress in period costume. Nice little shops to visit outside, period stores with very well done crafts for sale. Highly recommend!!

Visited July 2013
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Salt Lake City
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189 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Limited menu but it's the best!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The 17-year cicadas buzzing in the trees around MIchie (“Mickey”) Tavern, the original 1795 watering hole and “ordinary.” The original area has a low-clearance door entering on a dark wood-log room, fitted with wood benches and tables and period-style decor. Thank heaven, air conditioning has been added! servers in the “waiting room” serve a limited menu cafeteria style flat price, then costumed staff bring beverages and seconds of food to your table. All offerings are typical of 18th century fare. I'm not usually a stewed tomatoes fan, but these were great. Fried chicken delicious. Desserts cost extra, but are worth it - I had the vanilla ice cream topped with sauce of pineapple, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar. So good!
There are tours of the inn and strolling the atmospheric grounds and shops, makes this not just a lunch stop.

Visited June 2013
Thank MJHBlack
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