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Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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18th Century.....

If you go to Monticello....take time to visit Michie Tavern...Lot of history and a great place for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Should have visited sooner

Very nicely preserved old tavern. The fried chicken lived up to its reviews. Moist, crispy and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“stewed tomatoes” (113 reviews)
“chicken” (118 reviews)
“biscuits” (84 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to Monticello....take time to visit Michie Tavern...Lot of history and a great place for lunch. If you are looking for a menu don't go...if you like Fresh Fried Chicken, Vegetables, BBQ....don't miss Michie Tavern. Good food...a little pricey...great friendly service. Take time...More

Thank RMBrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely preserved old tavern. The fried chicken lived up to its reviews. Moist, crispy and never ending. Your server keeps bringing refills of whatever you ask for. A little pricey but worth it for the overall experience. The biscuits were also excellent.

Thank 1776fan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tavern is worth the visit. An authentic place with tons of history. take the tour and then eat at the Ordinary buffet next door. Beautiful views when you look out from the porch towards downtown. The staff are delightful. All dressed in colonial costumes...More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big tourist attraction. They move hordes of people in pretty efficiently. It's old-style food offered buffet style. Food was down-home good but not wonderful or sophisticated. Servers are pleasant and will bring you seconds and thirds. After we ate, we really enjoyed meeting Carl at...More

Thank HSQ1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Charlottesville so many times but never ate here. The people were very nice and attentive. Fried and Baked Chicken, BBQ,Green Beans, Beets,rolls. The food was yummy but just not my cup of tea!

Thank pamoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on our way to Monticello we stopped at Michie's out of curiosity. I did not give it too much attention... could look like a tourist trap. But in fact the restaurant is a simple but delicious buffet! the fried chicken and the grilled chicken with...More

Thank Giovanni R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummm. It's not often that we can sit on a porch in the comfortable breeze in a picturesque surrounding all the while enjoying lunch like with all your favorite Grandma-type food served buffet style. Fried chicken, baked chicken, pulled pork served with Cole slaw, green...More

Thank jswoods51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting atmosphere. Efficiently gets a ton of people into the restaurant and well-fed. Limited menu but everything tasted good. Left completely stuffed. You can take a walk around Old Colonial shops and trails when done. Price was good. Service was friendly. Recommended.

Thank Lord P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buffet is AMAZING, best fried chicken I have had in a long time and great sides, great place for families...

Thank appraiser53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned the tavern was moved in 1925 from another location. It's basically cafeteria-style as when you walk in you grab a plate on a tray and proceed through the buffet. Then you choose a seat. It felt rushed as we were hoping to use...More

Thank Melissa A
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11 June 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
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.
14 November 2015|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Michie Tavern accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.