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Wayside Takeout & Catering

2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided on this place partly because of the good smell of fried chicken coming from it. It's a little place, walk in and order at the counter wait until they call your number. There is seating, but it is popular and could fill up...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is the place to go in Charlottesville for Chicken! I have been eating at Wayside since I was a little girl. The family that now has ownership has really done fabulous things to the menu and the location. We love visiting wayside. We order...More

Thank JeSuisPrest22
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We moved to Charlottesville a year ago, and lived 3 miles from Wayside the first nine months. When eating fried chicken, it is about the whole experience: delicious chicken plus collard greens, mac n cheese, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Everything is delicious at Wayside!...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was driving around town. I drove past Wayside. I had heard the legend of their fried chicken. I asked my kids if I should turn around. They said yes, confirming what was in my heart and stomach. I walked in and ordered an 8-piece...More

Thank SWVA_Traveler
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We sought out Wayside Takeout while in Charlottesville because we saw it listed online as the #1 best fried chicken in Virginia. It did not disappoint! As first time customers, we let the clerk advise us on the menu and we chose a fried chicken...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you haven't tried their baked beans, get in your car and go get some now. Old family recipe full of bacon, brown sugar, and slow cooked beans. Lots of great home cooked food on the menu, friendly staff, fast service. Quaint old fashioned booths...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is primarily a take out restaurant, but they do have a few tables. There is no atmosphere, but the star is excellent.The food is very inexpensive, but excellent. I read that & drove from Md outside of D.C. to obtain it & don't think...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I used to live around the corner from Wayside. I loved the neighborhood, but passing by without picking up a two-pieces of dark meat and two side combo was almost painful. I especially think the baked beans (in addition to the chicken itself) are worth...More

Thank Willa B
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you haven't visited wayside, stop what your doing and go now....unless it's Sunday then go tomorrow. Wayside is Charlottesville institution and offers excellent chicken and sides at great prices. The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly.

Thank shakeandbake72
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Hands down the best chicken in town for all the years I can remember. Step back in time 40 years to original decor. Collard greens are Southern style.

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
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