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Virginian Restaurant

1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“mac and cheese” (24 reviews)
“potato cakes” (9 reviews)
“club sandwich” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Charlottesville last week we enjoyed our meal at the Virginian, conveniently located on the Corner (near UVA's Rotunda.) As a student (many years ago) I enjoyed many fun evenings at the Virginian -- after all these years it's still a happening place.The food is...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Certainly a warm, pub-like atmosphere with well worn wooden booths. Food was hot, fresh and plentiful. Pimento grilled cheese was as advertised. Positive feedback on the mac and cheese.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This place had good food and friendly waitresses, but if felt kind of small and noisy in the beginning. The food wasn’t particularly amazing, but it was good after a visit to UVA and before a visit to Monticello.

Thank Mateo S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is student food, so what do you expect? The mac and cheese wasn’t anywhere near as good as promised, but all the food was fine. Service seemed a bit rushed and distracted, but it was very busy.

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had a great meal here on a rainy Thursday night while visiting Charlottesville. Our waitress was very friendly, gave some good menu recommendations, and kept us topped off with fresh drinks without us having to flag her down to ask. Will definitely stop here...More

Thank dkraige
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling with my husband, we found the Virginian for dinner-what a cool funky and delicious find. I ordered the fried chicken while my side kick ordered crab cakes-YUMMY! Huge portions, Mac and cheese side dish was wonderful-my meal could have fed 3 adults Cindy was...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It doesn't get "more UVa" than this place. If you want to eat with the students and alumni on the Corner (the historic bar and restaurant street next to the University), this place has been there forever and is a good choice. The food, which...More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of wine and very tasty meal ... Everyone was truely satisfied with their meal ... I had the chicken tender and Mac and cheese, Amazing !!!

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I used to come here all the time in colllege, so was shocked when I had the steak on a recent trip through town. They're offering an $18 New York strip. I ordered it medium. They delivered 6 thin ounces of burnt, skirt steak, with...More

Thank SKW9220
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Came down for the day with a buddy for a Wahoo football game and grabbed a late breakfast here. Got the Paul Bunyan which is a 3 egg omelette with sausage, bacon, ham, and cheddar cheese. Comes with incredible, unique home fries and a side....More

Thank JT03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667
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