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The Shebeen Pub & Braai

247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
+1 434-296-3185
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“corn chowder” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a reunion dinner with old friends. The menu is extensive and offers choices with blends of spices that aren't commonly seen. There are also "regular" items for those who don't want to explore something new. The marinades on the meats are...More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this restaurant. It was our first time eating here and we were not disappointed. It has a very quaint atmosphere and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. My husband had the ribs which were excellent. A...More

Thank Geisha514
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you and your husband chose to celebrate your special day with us! We always aim to provide a 5 star experience and are glad the atmosphere and food were enjoyable. We look forward to having you both back soon! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt like stepping into another world. Menus in Africaans with English subtitles. We tried four different entrees as well as an appetizer sampler. I totally enjoyed the experience. Some in our party will definitely be coming back. Some of us were okay with the one...More

Thank Sherri R
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad your party enjoyed the experience at Shebeen, Sherri! We agree, our service staff are pretty awesome and I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to the team. We look forward to having you back in soon. -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us for dinner. Our initial impression of the menu was that it was not very extensive in its offerings. We started with the Stellenbosch Sampler appetizer, which was quite good and raised our expectations for the food to come. Alas, we were disappointed....More

Thank Nortguy
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While we're disappointed your experience as not excellent, we appreciate the honest feedback. We always strive to serve delicious dishes with the best South African flavors- it sounds like you may have caught us on an off night. We are always improving for our guests...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great restaurant! Great food. Happy Hour is great-$3.00 rail drinks that aren't skimpy. The staff couldn't be any nicer.

Thank earman2016
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for stopping by for Happy Hour at Shebeen! We appreciate your compliments and look forward to having you back in soon for more great food and drinks! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, great space, great food. I ordered the curry. It was served in a mini cauldron. Beautiful. Subtle spices.

Thank Josh W
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We're glad you enjoyed all of our food, especially the curry. Thank you for leaving us a positive review, and look forward to cooking for you again soon, Josh! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I went here for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere outside was so cute. They have swings at the bar that we wished we would have known about the night before. I had Shenandoah Joe coffee which was really good (the waitress actually brought...More

Thank Tina R
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Tina, thank you for trying us out for brunch! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our veranda's atmosphere and also our delicious brunch options. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We met friends here for dinner one night when we were in town visiting family. The setting is informal with an open air bar at the front of the restaurant where a couple of local musicians were playing. The food was outstanding. Everyone in our...More

Thank M H
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our veranda and the live music playing that night! We agree, the food is terrific (especially the lamb chops and spare ribs) and we're glad your group sampled many different items. We hope to see you back again next...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our South African food during your visit. We hope to have you back for more soon! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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

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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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
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
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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