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Aberdeen Barn

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2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2893 (Emmett St)
+1 434-296-4630
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to steakhouse in Charlottesville, one of the first restaurants we went to when my daughter went to UVA. Went back on a recent visit (8 years later) and it was as I remembered. Nice place, good food. We all ordered the prime rib - all came as ordered (medium and medium rare) Good service

Thank Debbie S
Fishersville, Virginia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went to aberdeen because we had a gc. it's a bit dated. but omg what a steak!! most people around this area don't know what a pittsburgh rare is so i'm accustomed to asking for black and blue. when the waiter suggested pittsburgh i was delighted. fabulous!!!

Thank sportcat71
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be the "go to" steakhouse in Charlottesville, VA. Unfortunately, the last two times we went, we were quite disappointed. The quality of service and food was okay...but menu variety is non-existant. The atmosphere is "worn out looking"...fresh paint, a good scrubbing and new carpet or installation of hardwood floors would help, as an update to lighting. They... More 

Thank Tanner84
North Garden, Virginia
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aberdeen Barn, or just "The Barn" to many locals, is an old school steakhouse with a very long C'ville history. I recently returned to The Barn and there were no surprises. They continue to provide good service and good food in an atmosphere that is Exactly what one expects from a steakhouse. I made the mistake of ordering surf &... More 

Thank CaptMancuso
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough great things about this place. Even though my partner and his family LOVE this place I had not experienced it yet until last night. I am so sad I am JUST realizing how good this place is! Like all reviews stated ... my partner LOVED the prime rib. I had the NY strip and it was... More 

Thank Kala D
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great French onion soup;best I've ever had. The steak though was not seasoned AT ALL. I requested extra seasoning and the server said, "We don't season our steaks." When I received my filet, he wS right;not even a speck of salt. Thankfully, I also ordered sautéed onions making the steak more tasty. My son ordered the porterhouse and enjoyed it... More 

Thank Kristin D
Naples, Florida
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507 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in with a Business Associate on a recent trip to Charlottesville. We decided to eat at the bar where we received exemplary service. Being forwarded about the size of the Prime Rib we chose to split a portion as well as compliment the meat with an excellent baked potato. The Prime Rib and Au Jus Sauce was exquisite... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Look, it's clear from the other ratings the food is good- and it is. Service was super prompt and friendly. But the best part of my meal was the baklava sundae: I'm telling you, just get it first, and don't share with anyone. ;)

Thank Erin K
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopping in Charlottesville for dinner after a long drive from NC, we searched Tripadvisor and decided to go to Aberdeen Barn instead of Outback Steakhouse. Rustic wood decor was an inviting setting for a steak house. Service was prompt, sesame bread sticks were hard, cheese dip was good. My wife had the Prime Rib which was tasteless and I had... More 

Thank jooksandoy
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Do you want a salad or a steak? Aberdeen Barn offers whatever type of food you might want but the prime rib was particularly exceptional. Service was excellent as well. We enjoyed (actually shared) a king cut of prime rib along with excellent side dishes that the chef graciously split onto separate plates. A good bottle of Cabernet was our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2893
    (Emmett St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-4630

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?