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Citizen Burger Bar

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“citizen burger” (106 reviews)
“truffle fries” (54 reviews)
“local beef” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove to Charlottesville to find a good place to eat and take a look at the shops downtown. We thought a burger sounded good and decided to give this place a try. We walked inside and although the AC was refreshing it was quite...More

Thank OwlwaysOnAnAdventure
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a party of 8, 5 teenagers and 3 adults. Comfortable ambiance. Our server was Molly and she was great. Items ordered: Truffle fries- this side order can feed 4. These are FANTASTIC! Shishito peppers- again can feed 4. Unique flavor. Never seen on...More

Thank Sprout211
Reviewed 5 days ago

We called in here on fathers day and though the place was busy I would say it was only 3/4 full . We initially were served well and had our drinks and food order taken. We waited about 30mins for two burgers which seemed a...More

Thank bvlynch
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved Citizen Burger. Decided to sit at the bar because there was not a wait and we had so much fun we went back the next night just for drinks at the bar before going elsewhere for dinner. Our waiter even remembered our names...More

Thank Magnolialady39110
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked to the restaurant in the rain and then proceeded to wait 45 minutes for a booth. Afterwards my two sons proclaimed their burgers were the best they have ever eaten. My daughter told me it was worth getting wet and waiting. It was...More

Thank masseycic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was the real deal if you want a great burger! They offer beef, Turkey, Chicken, and veggie/vegan burgers. The selection was outstanding, plus you can build your own. Plus a great selection of beers. The servers were also very helpful in helping me...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been on the mall in Charlottesville before looking for lunch, and most places were busy. It was hot, and CB had AC and was not busy. Ordered a burger (no less) and fries. Saw waitperson to take order and bring order and then the...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some off the best burgers and beers in town. Service is typically decent and reliable but like most places, things can get a bit jammed up at peak times. Off season when the students aren't in school are probably the best time to eat here.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers are wonderful, fries are outstanding and the salads are full of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Love this place! I especially love to sit outside to eat as inside can get a little loud.

Thank lalalisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

So good. The burger was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed it so much. However, those crunchy, salty fries almost stole the show. Perfect location, service, food, and price.

Thank Jimmy R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Deb M
Is there a dedicated fryer?
10 December 2016|
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Response from Digger555 | Reviewed this property |
I do. It know. I am gluten sensitive and can tolerate a shared fryer.
I am allergic to animal dander, including dogs and cats. Do you have any rooms where pets are not allowed?
15 July 2015|
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Response from BoiseBeaker | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a motel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9944
  • E-mail
Location just opened in June 2012
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