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507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
+1 434-923-0927
11:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I were hungry and cold and having celiac and coming off a pretty horrible bout of illness from something I had eaten, we were looking for something inviting and safe. We found it in the form of Bashir's Tavern. We walked in and asked if they had any gluten free options and the friendly waitress told me... More 

Thank Russell L
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Bashir cares about the quality of his food, and it shows. He offers a wide variety of excellent menu choices. Where else can you enjoy authentic couscous lovingly prepared from scratch? No 5 minute out-of-a-box dish here. No scrimping on portions either. We compared dolmas around town. Bashir's wins. My husband adores the baklava.

1 Thank Lenore S
Charlottesville, VA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not much to look at but the food is excellent. Located on the downtown mall which is worth the trip by itself. Go there on Friday evenings and enjoy a free concert at the other end of the. Go there on the First Friday of each month and enjoy the many art galleries open to the public after you have... More 

Thank rmacl
Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The owners Bashir and Kathy are so gracious- you feel like they are welcoming you into their home for a meal. We usually order the specials and are never disappointed. This time we shared a cold, yogurt based shrimp salad and a vegetarian plate. Both were good and refreshing on a hot evening. The vegetarian plate had about 8 different... More 

Thank DeDe B
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Ok its a little lack-luster in terms of atmosphere and its not inviting from the outside but ignore all of that, sit down and just wait for that food. I learned from the excellent server (Olive) that Bashir's is a small family-owned place and the food is out of this world. I can say with certainty that it serves the... More 

Thank Daniel J
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Place is clean, service is quick. Food is 4 star. Just less quantity. But fresh and good taste. Perfect for quick lunch. Good vegetarian options. Falafel are good, just a bit more oily than usual. Restaurant is roomy. Outside seating is also available.

Thank Kalpak S
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Been eating there for years, and love their turkey sandwich. My friends rave about their salmon, and when they have it, their roasted lamb is excellent. All home made, and yummy baklava too. Bashir is from North Africa, and his lady is Hungarian. What a combination of tastes and spices. NY Times and Wash Post recommended pomegranate baked ham.

Thank saulamca
Florence, South Carolina
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134 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here today and very much enjoyed it. It was not very crowded but everyone seemed to know everyone! The service was fast and pleasant. I ordered the falafel which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wish they were open for dinner daily, I would have liked to try them dinner.

1 Thank MSRDLD
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We are always so happy to find a restaurant that serves good mediterranean food! Bashir's is at the other end of the pedestrian mall (from the Omni Hotel), down by the amphitheater. The atmosphere is lovely and the food delicious. You get an appetizer and salad with your entree. We were able to eat outside and enjoy the life of... More 

Thank AnneA961
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I would give it more stars if they were open more. Great food, close to the parking garage. We sat outside, great atmosphere. Owner had to kick food truck customers out, too bad some people actually think they can sit and eat their dinner anywhere. The owner was nice but firm. It was Fridays after five. If you want to... More 

Thank Jason J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-923-0927

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?