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Virginian Restaurant

1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (23 reviews)
“potato cakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had good food and friendly waitresses, but if felt kind of small and noisy in the beginning. The food wasn’t particularly amazing, but it was good after a visit to UVA and before a visit to Monticello.

Thank Mateo S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is student food, so what do you expect? The mac and cheese wasn’t anywhere near as good as promised, but all the food was fine. Service seemed a bit rushed and distracted, but it was very busy.

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had a great meal here on a rainy Thursday night while visiting Charlottesville. Our waitress was very friendly, gave some good menu recommendations, and kept us topped off with fresh drinks without us having to flag her down to ask. Will definitely stop here...More

Thank dkraige
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling with my husband, we found the Virginian for dinner-what a cool funky and delicious find. I ordered the fried chicken while my side kick ordered crab cakes-YUMMY! Huge portions, Mac and cheese side dish was wonderful-my meal could have fed 3 adults Cindy was...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It doesn't get "more UVa" than this place. If you want to eat with the students and alumni on the Corner (the historic bar and restaurant street next to the University), this place has been there forever and is a good choice. The food, which...More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of wine and very tasty meal ... Everyone was truely satisfied with their meal ... I had the chicken tender and Mac and cheese, Amazing !!!

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I used to come here all the time in colllege, so was shocked when I had the steak on a recent trip through town. They're offering an $18 New York strip. I ordered it medium. They delivered 6 thin ounces of burnt, skirt steak, with...More

Thank SKW9220
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Came down for the day with a buddy for a Wahoo football game and grabbed a late breakfast here. Got the Paul Bunyan which is a 3 egg omelette with sausage, bacon, ham, and cheddar cheese. Comes with incredible, unique home fries and a side....More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Looking to get the flavor of the neighborhood near UVA we stopped here. It was quite busy so we knew it would be good. It did not disappoint. The portions were large. And everything was delicious. The mac and cheese was worth trying. The pork...More

Thank Petra H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This place has been on the Corner, across from UVA for at least 35 years. It has a nice variety of food, light and tasty fare that is perfect for lunch. My personal favorite is the pimento cheese sandwich...the perfect amount of bite!

Thank wahoowa1213
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667
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