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The Shebeen Pub & Braai

247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
+1 434-296-3185
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“corn chowder” (15 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, you are not in South Africa, but this may be as close as you will get. Pretty good selection and at a good price. Inside seemed a bit dark so they have outside dining in a partial shade. Service started good but then seemed...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like The Shebeen. I like the idea of it and the food is really good. This visit was not very satisfactory, but I will give them another try. I was deeply unhappy at all with the service - and when servers start arguing with...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention, and I apologize that you did not have an excellent experience during your recent visit with us. We certainly strive to make our guest's orders correct the first time, but it seems like we missed the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter (age 9) decided she wanted to try some African food. The Shebeen was the first place that came to mind. It was somewhere I had been wanting to try out. So we went on Sunday evening. I had the Durban spice chicken. She...More

Thank Erica W
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you and your daughter tried us out, Erica! We agree, the Durban Spiced Chicken is a great option, and we're happy your daughter enjoyed her meal as well. We look forward to seeing you back in again soon! Best, Walter, Owner

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We eat regularly at Shebeen, and can't say enough about the superior food, the disci znctive atmosphere, and the great service. We've tried many of the dishes, but always come back to the Shepherd's pie.More

Thank Paul S
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Paul, I sincerely appreciate your continued patronage at Shebeen and the time you took to write us a positive review. We agree, the Shepherd's Pie is a favorite of ours as well and is tough to beat! We look forward to cooking for you in...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Why yes, this was a great meal and good conversation. A unique and pleasurable experience! I had the shepherd's pie, a lamb speciality and house favorite. I topped the evening off with the African donuts and ice cream. A very good menu of options and...More

Thank William L
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

William, we are pleased to hear you had a great meal with us recently! The Shepherd's Pie is one of our favorites so we're glad you got to enjoy it. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Walter, Owner

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friends and I booked the pub because we couldn't get in someplace else during a busy conference - and fell in love. Amazing food, amazing cocktails, sweet ambiance (okay, hard benches in the booths) and a lovely wait staff experience. Try the Wednesday night set...More

Thank Jack B
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Jack, thank you for the 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of what Shebeen has to offer, and that you had such a great dining experience. We agree, the Wednesday night set menu has unique options to try! We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The waitress was clueless. We had to ask for water, then ask for bread and then ask to have our candle lit. We ordered our food and our salad came very quickly. I asked for a salad without olives and I got olives. I sent...More

Thank linda201198
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Although you loved our food, we are very sorry the service you received was not equally as excellent, as we always strive to deliver our best in all areas for all our guests. We will be sure to pass your comments to our staff, and...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wonderful restaurant and bar. It features South African food which means you get great shrimp chicken and beef dishes that are prepared somewhat differently. But if you like hot wings try the peri peri chicken. Their shrimp dishes and their shepherds pie are wonderfulMore

Thank marcusfirst
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are very excited to hear you enjoyed our dishes, which are prepared and flavored based on traditional South African recipes. We enjoy hearing that you have tried a variety of what we have to offer, and we hope...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Food was decent - not the best variety, but the taste is unique and good. felt like there were only 3-4 reasonably priced, uniquely African dishes to choose from for dinner. (I don't count a burger or fish and chips as unique). The restaurant itself...More

Thank Daniel G
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Daniel, we are sorry you had a less-than-excellent dining experience with us. Although we are very disappointed to hear that we could not make your experience an excellent one, we do appreciate the time you took to leave us valuable feedback, which we will share...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at Shebeen. It was fantastic. Mango curry chicken wrap was awesome, my husband had a salad with calamari, also great. We started with the samosas- they were wonderful could have made a whole meal out of them! But- My favorite part of...More

Thank jenniwren382
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Mango Curry Chicken Wrap, and that your husband enjoyed his Salad with Calamari! We are also very happy to hear you tried and loved our Raspberry Tea! We love hearing back from guests who enjoy our food,...More

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Mermaidindisguise
Is this restaurant in the pedestrian mall? If not how far away? Thanks
7 April 2017|
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Response from informedtripper | Reviewed this property |
It's west of the Mall in a shopping center across McIntyre road opposite the Omni Hotel.
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thenorthwind
Are open on Sundays?
16 February 2015|
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Response from WalterSlawski | Property representative |
We are open sundays for brunch from 10 till 4 and dinner from 4 till 9. We look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:30
Monday
08:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:30
Thursday
08:00 - 00:30
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
    (West Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-3185
  • E-mail
Description
The Shebeen Pub & Braai is our little piece of Africa in the heart of downtown Charlottesville! Our Shebeen, styled after the Cape wineries, offers unique food in an engaging setting. At The Shebeen Pub & Braai we present you with South African hospitality. Our menu reflects the multiculturalism of the Southern African palate. From spicy African peri-peri sauce and Dutch farmer's Boer sausage to pub-style fish 'n chips, you will explore a cuisine of surprising diversity. Allow us to host your next dinner party, or simply meet your mates in the pub for a pint. We will blend exceptional fare with a comprehensive event planning and management if you're interested in our catering services. Our commitment to local and seasonal ingredients and our passion for special events, allows us to do what we love every day. We look forward to having you at The Shebeen Pub & Braai!
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