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Virginian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you leave here hungry it's your own fault. Staff very friendly it was like they couldn't do too much for you or enough for you went out of their way to make sure that you were accommodated very clean I would recommend this to anyone but you better come hungry.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, diverse menu,great service, divine. Great lighting seating. Everybody in restaurant looked like a lawyer, business owner, professor...steeped in old charm intellect... but ridiculously reasonable price... I could have spent all day in there enjoying coffee and ambiance.. Special place...

Thank Susan C
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Small little place but somehow they fit everyone in.Our server was so nice. Helped us with the menu. Get the Nachos! A double order! Help us with the area and were to get tickets for the game. We scored lower level seats! When we are back in town we are going back!

Thank William M
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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227 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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 24 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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91 reviews
55 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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12 reviews
7 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

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?