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Hamiltons' at First & Main

101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-295-6649
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My lady and I had a late lunch today at Hamiltons', a place she remembered fondly from a prior visit - and, as it happens, rightly so. (Don't tell her I said so, OK?). It was a great day for an al fresco lunch on...More

Thank dhoulette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great resturant great service highly recommended. Local food with a farm to table fare very fresh and prepared very well.

Thank Forrest B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best calimari in town! Love sitting outside on mall. Attentive waitstaff. Fun place to go and menu very interesting.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely rate restaurant Excellent, however Hamilton's get my vote. Our group tried 3 main course lunch dishes (Crab cake, chicken, beef) - we all agreed that dishes were all very tasty, right size portions (not too large), nicely served in a nice environment and...More

Thank frotasaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For nine guys to be happy with their choices says something about a restaurant highly recommended to us. The starters we ordered for appetizers to be shared amongst the group were quickly consumed. The crab cakes, the calamari and the tomato and burrata salad were...More

Thank DallasAyrUFan
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

As always the menu was excellent, the food was outstanding, and the service was impeccable. We love sitting at the outdoor tables and people watching on the downtown mall

Thank obxfever
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We’ve had many terrific lunches and dinners at Hamilton’s. It is one of the nicer places in Charlottesville. Sitting outside is nice, but we like dining inside on cold winter evenings too! The service is very good as are the menu selections. I often pick...More

1  Thank Grace K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A bit of an upscale restaurant. Crab cake was excellent. They had great mimosas and a nice bar. Had some good wines to select from as well. The menu was kind of over the top!

Thank Tabby B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had Sunday brunch at Hamilton's and loved it. The prices were good,food excellent and service excellent!! What more can I say. Oh,and the location in the Historic district adds to why folks should try it.

Thank hooah
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awesome. Best shrimp and grits ever. Loved the smoked tomato flavor in the grits. Wonderful service. Bright and airy atmosphere.

Thank pamtys42
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Carrie G
25 December 2016|
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Response from Hollin D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do but call and check.😊
25 October 2016|
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Response from HamiltonsCville | Property representative |
Yes we are accepting reservations for UVA's graduation weekend. Please call the restaurant and speak with the manager. (The best times to call are before 11:00 am and between 3:00 and 5:00 pm). Thank you. (434) 295-6659
14 January 2016|
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Response from Surfr5 | Reviewed this property |
Gotta tell you, after recently going through this process, we would recommend you check out The Local, The Ivy Inn, and C&O Restaurant. The Ivy Inn is very elegant, just outside of downtown, but the rooms are split up so it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6649
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Our Staff Kate and Bill Hamilton opened the restaurant's doors in February 1996. Today, talented Chef de Cuisine Curtis Shaver brings a distinctive flare to the exciting, contemporary American cuisine for which Hamiltons' is known. In addition to overseeing Hamiltons' award winning wine list, General Manager and Partner Daniel Page directs a staff renowned for its congeniality and professionalism. Music at Hamiltons' Every Saturday and Wednesday night from about 7-10 p.m, Hamiltons' hosts the live jazz stylings of guitarist Peter Richardson. Peter's album with clarinetist Dave Kannensohn titled "Saturday Nights at Hamiltons'" features American and Latin jazz favorites.
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