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Citizen Burger Bar

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“citizen burger” (125 reviews)
“truffle fries” (56 reviews)
“beef” (93 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for two different meals during our visit. Our Inn highly recommended this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The burgers, chicken sandwich and salads were fantastic. They are extremely busy so go early to...More

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Citizen burger regularly since it opened a few years ago. Wide variety of burger options including a yummy vegan option, plus some really wonderful salads--I love the wedge salad. Sweet potato fries to die for. High-quality ingredients and consistently good and...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got in pretty quickly, server was great, and the food was delicious. You can create your own burger, choosing the bread (or lettuce wrap) and all kinds of accompaniments, or you can choose one of their specialty burgers. We all enjoyed what we chose, and...More

Thank margomcd5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard so many things about this place. We read the reviews and we decided to go try the burgers for lunch. Honestly, Nothing Special. The burger was dry and tooooo heavy. The bun was dry. Every bite was getting destroyed in my hands. Couple...More

Thank vahan361
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by Citizen Burger on our way to a show at the Jefferson. Our server's name was Catherine (maybe Kathryn? I didn't catch the spelling). She had a fantastic personality and was the perfect amount of attentive to provide excellent service....More

Thank JYounes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love burger bars. I eat at them regularly, enough to have my preferences and to feel like I'm a good judge. Citizen has a lot going for it. A great location where you can eat in or out in the open "courtyard". It's a...More

Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both had burgers, minerals custom, my husband ordered the Steakhouse. They were both good. You have many choices,the type of beard, toppings, sides, you name it they have it.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 19 April 2018

WE ate there after a day of walking. Our server, Megan, was the best ! She was friendly and gave us plenty of water and time to make up our minds. Really appreciated that . We each designed the burgers our way. Excellent burgers.. Sweet...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The hamburgers are out of this world! Great variety! I was a little disappointed with the truffle fries though. Very good beer selection

Thank pickert2018
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The pimento cheeseburger was phenomenal, as were the sides and drinks. They have a ton of draft and bottle beer selections, as well as, a great list of cocktails and liquors to choose from. The service was fast and friendly and the environment was fun....More

Thank CavaHoo22
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Deb M
11 December 2016|
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Response from Digger555 | Reviewed this property |
I do. It know. I am gluten sensitive and can tolerate a shared fryer.
16 July 2015|
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Response from BoiseBeaker | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a motel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9944
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Location just opened in June 2012
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