Southern culture: Great local place
A complete opposite experience than at south street as our server who actually cooks most days was excellent. The food was reasonable price as on Monday they had a two course meal for 7 dollars and classes of sangria for one dollar. The decor would fit right in with a bed and breakfast for non smokers and a diner in the smoking/bar area. Later in the night they had music which we were too tired to enjoy after the lunch drive.
Favorite Dish: The sides were excellent and you coudl make a meal out of it like my wife did. The beans were well cooked the rice aromatic and the beans tasted fresh. My fish was also very good especially for only 7 dollars which is not much more than a Mcdonald's meal.
- Budget Travel
South street brewery: One of two microbrews in town
One of many microbrews I have visited in my travels. Went here as on Tuesdays they have two dollar pints. Parking was a bit hard and went to a local parking garage. The brewery does not validate but it only cost 1 dollar an hour. The service was terrible and even though my wife is a waitress leff in the low single digits. The only help we got was when we bugged who I judge was a manager of the place. The beer was good and the food went down well but bad service leaves a bad taste in my wife. Even two dollar beers could not keep me here any longer. It would also be nice if they validated as the parking lot out front filled up quickly.
Favorite Dish: Cannot even remember what I ate. The beers went from dark to light and were above average for microbrews. Would like to have tried more but was tired of waiting to not get served.
- Beer Tasting
Palladio Restaurant @ Barboursville Vineyards: Winery in Virginia?
My wife and I spent a wonderful Valentine's weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was our gourmet meal at Barboursville Vineyards' Palladio Restaurant. It is first-rate with good wine and fantastic food, as well as great service. It is somewhat of a suit-and-tie place and is in the middle of nowhere. But you won't regret it for a romantic dinner!
The Blue Light Grill: Great oysters!!!
The blue light grill is very trendy looking with a great raw bar. The fish was wonderful. I had the halibut and my wife had the salmon. They were both wonderful. The service was great. The dress was suprisingly casual but we later found that Charlottesville is a pretty casual city.
Favorite Dish: The house oysters were incredibly fresh.
Aberdeen Barn: Excellent Beef
Prime ribs (the house specialty,) steaks, and seafood. There are cocktails and live entertainment nightly in the Sportsman's Lounge.
This restaurant cooks USDA Corn Fed Angus Beef on an open charcoal hearth.
Favorite Dish: The Aberdeen Barn has been a tradition in Virginia since 1965.
- Food and Dining
The Michie Tavern
In 1746, Scotsman "Scotch John" Michie (pronounced "Mickey") purchased 1,152 acres of land from Patrick Henry's father, and in 1784, Michie's son, William, built this tavern on a well-traveled stagecoach route at Earlysville, 17 miles (28km) northwest of Charlottesville. A wealthy businesswoman, Josephine Henderson, saw its value as a historic structure and in 1927 had it moved to its present location and reconstructed. Michie Tavern stands today as a tribute to early preservationists.
Included in the 30-minute living-history tours are the Virginia Wine Museum and reproductions of the "dependencies"--log kitchen, dairy, smokehouse, icehouse, root cellar, and "necessary" (note the not-so-soft corncobs). The general store has been re-created, along with an excellent crafts shop and the Printer's Market, offering newspapers, money, and other early American printed items. Behind the store is a gristmill that has operated continuously since 1797.
Plan your visit to Michie Tavern to coincide with lunchtime, when an all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern fare is served to weary travelers for reasonable pence in the "Ordinary," a converted log cabin with original hand-hewn walls and beamed ceilings. Expect a short wait on summer weekends and during all of October.
The Hardware Store: The Hardware Store Restaurant
The Hardware Store, along with the restaurant, also contains shops, all in a historic building that originally was a hardware store, hence the name. The food, the atmosphere, and the service are great. Stop by for lunch and savor their sandwiches. Also don't forget to have a bowl of peanut soup!
Favorite Dish: Mr. Jefferson's Peanut Soup - it's to die for.
big jim's: where else can you get a hot turkey burger
its a straight up local joint so don't expect a nice classy clean affair...besides you're here to eat not admire the scenery...
don't expect much service and or cursty..
however...this is the only place that i can get myself a hot sliced turkey burger...
the food here is incredible...if you are just dying for a great burger ...come hither
Favorite Dish: the sliced turkey burger....its so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
The Hardware Store: The Hardware Store
Intimate atmosphere, the interior of an old-time hardware store has been transformed into a warm, cozy place to eat and meet. Also located in the building is a candy store, a jewelry store, & a bookstore. There is also an art gallery upstairs. Inside the restaurant, the walls are lined with old pictures of Charlottesville and local historical memorabilia. The menu is extensive and ranges from typical diner food to more interesting items like the salad that I love.
Favorite Dish: Mixed Greens, Walnut and Strawberry Salad
Charlottesville has it's share...
Charlottesville has it's share of the restaurants you'll find in any American town - Outback and so on. Wood Grill Buffet on Route 29 north of town is the best buffet; Duner's on 250 West is reputed the best fine cuisine; Crozet Pizza further west has the best pizza. There are lots of good smaller restaurants too, on the Corner near the University and downtown on Main Street. Others are further outside of town, as for example the German restaurants Bavarian Chef near Madison and Edelweis near Staunton, both very good. You won't run out of choices.
MICHIE TAVERN: 18 th CENTURY CUISINE
Two hundred year old tavern serves 18th century fare in an 18th century setting ..
A good place for lunch if you are going to see Monticello .
Favorite Dish: Apple Cobbler .
a delicious 100% chicken-fed Florida gator burger served up with melted cheddar cheese and grilled gator-fed Virginia vulture
Tastes like chicken
Favorite Dish: Le Big Mont
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