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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stewed tomatoes” (176 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (117 reviews)
“cornbread” (108 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I knew this place was here, but was always going to places around it (i.e. Monticello, Carter Mountain, etc..) and never had time to stop. While at UVA Medical Center for a business meeting, I was finally able to stop and have lunch and I...More

Thank JJOCEOTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic tavern dating back to Thomas Jefferson---simple fare served in a colonial setting. Adjacent ole Mill gift shop very well done! Very close to Monticello and Carter's Mountain Orchard and Vineyard within two miles. Beautiful views both east and west from the orchard and excellent...More

Thank DerekDonuts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love bringing guests from out of town to the Michie Tavern for a VERY hearty and delicious lunch. Usually, we combine the visit with tours of Monticello and Highland. After taking both tours, we’re extra hungry and the buffet-style dining at the this historic...More

Thank Grace K
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Nothing special. Buffet is very ordinary and very limited: fried chicken or roast chicken, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, over-cooked green beans & black-eyed peas.

Thank pmurphy2016
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The food is a buffet that is closely monitored. You are not welcome to go back. Women will come around and offer more chicken to you and that is the best thing on the menu. Both fried and roasted are available. The rest of the...More

Thank Mary Lou S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a cold January afternoon. We LOVED it. Extremely nicely decorated, very cost with the indoor wood fires, and good old-style buffet for $19 per person (all you can eat). Loved the chicken, beans, and corn bread. Extremely nice and...More

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

You will love the fried chicken here. $20 Sat lunch is. Bit pricy but the food is wonderful and service outstanding in this historic setting Skip dessert and get another piece of sweet cornbread instead. I like the little round beets too. Veggie soup is...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We stopped for lunch on a cold winter day and were thoroughly warmed by the hot cider, fireplaces, and excellent fried chicken. I had one of each part, leg, thigh, breast, and wing, and all were nicely done, hot, excellent batter. Good salt and pepper...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in while on our way to Monticello and were not disappointed. The food was great, as was the staff. The little shops on the site are interesting and most come with a placard detailing their local history(they are older buildings relocated to the...More

Thank Trevor1223
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My kids said this deserved the highest rating possible. They raved about the fried chicken. My husband and I all but inhaled the baked chicken. We all loved the biscuits. I highly recommend the hot apple cider if you're there on a cold day like...More

Thank Traveler197406
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Teresa J
7 September 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
21 August 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
Kim K
7 July 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
The Restaurant is open daily from 11:30 to 3:00 and many guests enjoy this meal as their main meal of the day. We are not open in the evening except for Private Evening Functions. We need a group of at least 50 or more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
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