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Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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Southern Style Food

The tavern is on the way to Monticello (a UNESCO site) and is a great place to have lunch. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlottesville, VA
Lunch with Friends

Delicious lunch! Better be hungry when you stop here! Home style cooking and all you can eat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stewed tomatoes” (105 reviews)
“chicken” (111 reviews)
“cornbread” (91 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tavern is on the way to Monticello (a UNESCO site) and is a great place to have lunch. They also have beer and wine for sale

Thank rmacl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious lunch! Better be hungry when you stop here! Home style cooking and all you can eat! The staff was awesome!

Thank spudd22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter's history teacher told her about this restaurant that serves food from a menu, and in an setting that is reminiscent of Jefferson's time circa late 1700’s. The main attraction is the restaurant that serves only lunch, a limited buffet of food that may...More

Thank JimMcRV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here because it was highly recommended. The buffet at $18.75 was adequate. Drinks and dessert not included. Overcooked green beans. Lumpy mashed potatoes. Pulled pork ok biscuits and corn bread good. Chicken only fair Staff very attentive almost overly sweet. Would not return....More

Thank MyrnaMary
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all let me say I have a peanut allergy (among many other allergies) and I was so amazed to find an allergy friendly restaurant in Virginia (home of the peanut). They don’t use peanut oil to fry (or other nuts) and for once...More

Thank backseatdriver2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed fried chicken buffet. Picked up a t-shirt at one of the shops. I highly recommend this place as a stop on a trip to Charlottesville.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Michie Tavern multiple times when we visit Charlottesville. Whatever they do, please do not change the menu . The menu is consistent and has not changed in the years we have eaten there. We go there for exactly what they serve...More

Thank Lelah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located not very far from Monticello. Excellent buffet!!! Servers are in colonial costume. Very attentive, cordial and friendly. Whole atmosphere is wonderful. Clean. Historical shops on property. Again very friendly staff. Lots of history to follow your tour to President Jefferson's home. It closes at...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to visit this 1784 colonial inn as it was in our neck of the woods.Impressive building which is open for lunch only from 11.30 to 3pm, serving its famous chicken buffet. Not easy for physically challenged patrons, the wooden benches...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an area attraction, with t just the tavern, but also some shops of authentic artifacts found and for sale. The Southern style buffet is short to go through -- but BIG on selection and flavor. You pick up a tray, and pick from...More

Thank Jeannene A
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Are they open on Monday?
11 June 2017|
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Response from VirginiaT123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but lunch only until 330 pm
Do they have a salad bar or only the vegetables mentioned?
24 March 2016|
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Response from Hildmat | Reviewed this property |
They have cole slaw. You must pay for the full meal even if you only eat the cole slaw. It is $18 adults and $11 children plus dessert is extra.
Does it accept Credit Cards?
14 November 2015|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Michie Tavern accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.