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Michie Tavern

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Interesting Spot and good Food

We had the lunch buffet here and it was very good. Not fancy gourmet but good home cooking and... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is the best fried chicken I’ve EVER had!!! All you can eat, and tasty as it gets. It’s good... read more

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Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best fried chicken I’ve EVER had!!! All you can eat, and tasty as it gets. It’s good old fashioned Virginia cookin’. The outbuildings are neat and have interesting things and relics for sale

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually came for the history, not the food. A lot of steps up to the historic house. The costumed guide was excellent. As we toured the tavern and guest house she explained much about what travel accommodations were like. She was informative, fun and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the fried chicken so much that I keep the chicken breading in our pantry to use at home. The stewed tomatoes, black eyed peas, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler...it’s all so yummy! The wait staff is dressed in period clothes. It’s a great experience...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Historic colonial pub atmosphere and boy, was the food good! We had the lunch buffet and everything was delicious. The stewed tomatoes were divine and I don't even like tomatoes. After eating, you can walk off your meal by visiting the charming...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful lunch at the Tavern. Casual, rustic and the BEST FRIED CHICKEN! Great traditional food next to a warm fire.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank woodspnt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of four stopped for lunch. Kids (15 and 9) endothelial historic nature of the restaurant. Lunch is worth it for the stewed tomatoes alone! Food is far superior to typical lunchtime buffet. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JCArlington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Charlottesville to visit and eat at Michie Tavern. We first enjoyed lunch. The hostess and servers are always friendly and welcoming. Our server was Lolly and she was amazing. The food is served buffet style. The main dishes are fried chicken, BBQ,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stewart703
Reviewed December 11, 2018

we had dinner here,the food was scrumptious.will come back! if you are a genealogist and historian then this place is for you!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CarlaP2
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Jefferson's Monticello, it was suggested we visit the Mitchie Tavern. Unfortunately, we weren't impressed: The Tavern requires you to wait outside until you are called; you are then cattle-called onto the buffet line -- you can't even put your coat down until you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Theresa G
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We had the lunch buffet here and it was very good. Not fancy gourmet but good home cooking and friendly people. All you can eat so go hungry!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TallTraveler2013
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June 10, 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
March 24, 2016|
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Response from Hildmat | Reviewed this property |
They have cole slaw. You must pay for the full meal even if you only eat the cole slaw. It is $18 adults and $11 children plus dessert is extra.
November 14, 2015|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Michie Tavern accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.