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Virginian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
10:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here with four friends before a UVA basketball game. Sandwiches, fries and beer. Food and service was good, they had a few specials, would come back to try the fish tacos. Range of draft beer, including the excellent DB Vienna Larger.

Thank George D
Kitzmiller, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The good was excellent. The atmosphere was unique. My husband and I shared a starter of the mac and cheese. It was good, but I wouldn't have been able to eat the dinner portion. I had the BBQ pulled pork which was delicious. The sweet potato fries were amazing! Service was good as well.

Thank melissapaugh411
Leominster, Massachusetts
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228 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch while visiting UVA. We scored a table outside on the sidewalk which was excellent for people watching. The food was VERY average. Nothing you couldn't make at home. Burger cooked so well done as to be dry. Hummus plate was nothing special, carrots come out of a package. One of the party ordered the supposedly famous... More 

Thank leom5558
Speedway, Indiana
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was in first class of undergrad women at University of Virginia, class of 1974. It had been 42 years since I was able to come back without children. So we decided to eat at one of my favorite places back then, The Virginian. Friendly as it used to be and the food is different but still great. Our server... More 

Thank PackerGirl1952
Columbia, TN
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Dinner was good - not exceptional. My cobb salad was good. Other guest had the special of house salad and pork tacos. It was interesting to see the inside of the restaurant.

Thank JaneColumbia_TN
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I came here on a busy Friday night. We were seated quickly, had excellent service and the food was great. Definitely get the mac and cheese. It's worth the extra to substitute on the side And the Coal Miner burger was amazing. Will definitely eat here again.

Thank Chara R
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had grilled chicken & steamed veggies. The chicken was extremely over cooked & the veggies tasted like they had been cooked a week ago!

Thank Joan B
Reston, Virginia
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great food, great people, great location on the corner. Brings back many memories from College. Craft brews on tap.

Thank John B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited with four kids and three adults for Sunday brunch. All of us ordered off the brunch menu. All 4 kids got the French toast. I got the breakfast burrito and my companions got the breakfast sandwich. Each entrée comes with 2 sides including bacon, sausage, grits, home fries, biscuits, fresh fruit, and other items that I am forgetting. We... More 

Thank 227GregS
Stamford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Food was really good, and our server was outstanding. Completed a tour of UVA in the blazing hot 90+ degree heat, and our server seemed to go into overdrive to ensure our drinks were filled at all times. She was awesome. Had the crabcake sandwich which was great, but the burgers and fajitas my table ordered were fantastic as well.... More 

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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
Average prices
USD 12
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667

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