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“Best fried chicken anywhere”

The Ordinary at Michie Tavern
Ranked #10 of 567 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place is well-known to locals as the place to get fried chicken to go for church suppers, picnics, etc. The dining experience is tailored to tourists, but plenty of locals go there too. It's a place that manages to be an attraction as well as a home-town favorite. And the waitstaff is wonderful. It is not cheap but the food is unlimited if you are a big eater.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Neat with kids. Centuries-old tavern with costumed servers. They just serve lunch every day, same menu. Really good fried chicken, and desserts good. Other food items fair. You first get your food at a smallish buffet, then servers bring seconds, thirds, etc of any more food you want. Drinks and desserts are additionally priced. On the grounds are other old log cabins and interesting gift shops. Right near the entrance to Monticello.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Michie Tavern is a really fun place to go for a meal. The staff/servers are dressed in period attire and the food is delicious. Neat place to go for a family outing. Tours are available, and don't leave without stopping by the general store!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Excellent fried chicken and great period food...pricey if you are a light eater! Completes the Monticello experience. Come hungry!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I often go back in time for great food. Chicken, fried or broiled, stewed tomatoes, cooked apples, green beans, mashed potatoes. biscuits. What could be more fun? After you go through the buffet area and get your food, then there are servers bringing you more of anything. When the weather is nice you can eat outside or on a covered porch. And after you dine, there is the gift shop and the grounds to walk around.

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