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The Whiskey Jar

Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (38 reviews)
“bbq platter” (4 reviews)
“collard greens” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For dinner it was kind of crowded. The drinks were disappointing. We weren't impressed with their version of the old fashion. They made a peach habernero version. It wasn't very good. The brisket was dry and their mustard sauce wasn't very good. The quail was...More

Thank MasCabron23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had the BBQ platter with two sides. I had the brisket, a tad dry but still very good, my wife had the chicken and she thought it was very good. All the sides were real good! Portions were generous and prices reasonable. This...More

Thank Dom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a late dinner here and some drinks and loved the music they played. We had a wonderful dinner (thought my soup was not all that great), and enjoyed the atmosphere and our drinks were perfect. The waitstaff were really nice and took great care...More

Thank KCS1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went to this place based on the reviews. BIG MISTAKE! the chicken was under-cooked, the macaroni was horrible. my son loved the hush puppies and biscuits as well as the catfish. this is the only reason for 2 stars.

Thank boomadell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there on St Patrick's Day, it was very good. The service/hostess were not terribly informed on specials etc. but the food was excellent. I ordered a salad topped with fried oysters and Charred carrots, all were excellent. I was pleased.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Monday night and got to enjoy a great 4-piece band. There was a great selection of local beers and they he bartender knew how to make a great cocktail.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Cute little spot in downtown Charlottesville. It was very busy on a Saturday night so make reservations especially if you have a larger group (only so many places to connect tables). Huge whiskey selection (lives up to the name) and good sized offering for beers...More

Thank coreye30
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Visited Feb 2018 , Friday night before the rush, Tasted some shots of the whiskey (VA) had had a variety of mixed drinks within our party of four, we were all pleased with the drinks , as we each ordered something different from the menu...More

Thank Calvin F
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

In town for business and got a nice night to eat outside and listen to some live music. Super friendly staff. Fried chicken was exceptional and the bread pudding desert was probably the best I have ever had. Definitely a spot to visit again. Enjoy.

Thank Chadd M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We were seated immediately at a table for four around rush hour on a Friday night, which was awesome! We were able to get one round of drinks in for happy hour, thanks to our waiter! Happy Hour was M-F 3-6pm. Each couple shared a...More

Thank Kelsey F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-202-1549
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New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.
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