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The Nook

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-6665
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met for a quick lunch and discussion with our local property manager. The Nook was his choice (he's a native of the Charlottesville area). The Nook is just that, a small, local venue that has been part of the Charlottesville casual dining scene for decades. The salads and soups were fresh and made onsite. A good choice for a... More 

Thank Burlie B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blueberry pancakes and fresh squeezed oj are top notch!! Delicious eggs Chesapeake and fast friendly service. Definitely coming back again!!

Thank Kelly D
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant is a treasure! It has a diner style menu that features delicious comfort foods as well as more trendy items. The service is terrific and and prices are fair. The dining room is retro and comfortable, but from spring through autumn we enjoy sitting outside.

Thank Grace K
Centreville, Virginia
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372 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I highly recommend the Bistro Mac N' Cheese (Julienne Slices of Ham, Ripe Roma Tomatoes and Fusilli, Tossed with our Three Cheese Bechamel Sauce and Dusted with Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs. Served with Country White Toast.).

Thank scherzva
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us ordered various meals -- chicken pot pie, hash, beef & pork burger, and fish and chips -- all were disappointed. If we had to return, we'd get breakfast only. Fortunately, we don't have to return. Service was fine.

Thank meeza4614
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

In the middle of Charlottesville's pedestrian Main St. this bistro offers a comfortable atmosphere with menu items to please almost everyone. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available all day, with items including fish and chips, country fried steak, tuna melts, omelettes and Belgian waffles. The food was great, the service excellent. During the warmer months outdoor dining is available. Large... More 

Thank virgmbroome
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you are particular about your OJ. The Nook understands and provides the closet thing to actually fresh squeezed in the restaurant. Everything is served hot. Their breakfast potatoes are not "off the truck ". Blueberry pancakes are great ,a lot to eat but they don't scold you for not finishing. I had two breakfasts there and consistent both times.... More 

Thank JGleeason
Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had very good service and the food was delicious. Not a huge selection but probably something for almost anyone. I would probably call it comfort food. Great value given the amount and quality of food for the price. We went for lunch but their breakfasts sound wonderful, so we plan to return for that.

Thank nocares67
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting decor and the floor is original in amazing condition. Really nice waitress. I had the crab cakes and two of them were huge. My guy had a hot dog and he liked it. After eating there we saw other places on the mall that looked better so make sure you really shop around

Thank Pookie10000
Fremont, CA
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

our server was really friendly and we found all of he comfort food we needed ! no hurries, iced teas, cheesy potatoes, every kind of mac'n cheese and prompt service with a great sense of humor !

Thank nkmunn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?