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The Nook

415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
+1 434-295-6665
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened in the 1950’s The Nook is a Charlottesville spot treasured by the locals. Many will tell you it’s their favorite breakfast spot in town. The menu is pretty much diner type fare with some interesting modern twists and uniformly good. The decor is 1950’s...More

Thank MDD68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped into the Nook for brunch this past weekend. I hadn't eaten there in almost 20 years. It will be another 20 before I go back. I had the Salmon Benedict. With coffee. The wait time was a trifle long (about 30 minutes, AFTER a...More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I know that this restaurant has been around a long time and is a tradition for many over the years, so I was looking forward to breakfast there with a small group. Four of us stopped early one morning on our way to work. We...More

Thank MPBP
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with an infant, toddler, and preschooler. Outdoor and indoor seating were available, server was very friendly, and the Nook had a kids menu. The Nook has been one of the most young kid friendly and reasonably priced restaurants on the Downtown Mall during our...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited for breakfast. The restaurant opened about 15' after its scheduled opening time. My wife had an eggs Benedice variation with crabmeat, and I had a cheddar and bacon omelet. Food was average. Service was horrible - our waitress was very slow in taking our...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The Nook has been around Charlottesville since Jefferson moved on up. Breakfast time. I had the one eyed uncle tall. Not so tall or as big as expected but taste was good. Son has the chicken and waffles (it came with a sausage gravy that...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

OMG! 3 of us went for breakfast...my son, who has eaten there many times told me that no matter what we get for breakfast, we HAVE to get some Mac and Cheese....so since we couldn't decide, we got eggs w bacon, sausage and biscuits w...More

Thank Constance T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited The Nook based on other TripAdviser reviews, and we were not disappointed! The breakfasts were wonderful, the value was decent, and the portions generous. Luckily, we got there before the crowd! We were looking that evening for a place to get a snack...More

Thank M1000LKcheryll
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very pleased with the staff, who were courteous and attentive to us! The food was terrific and the price point very reasonable. Great Mimosas to boot! We sat outside and the setting was inviting and comfortable. We’ll be back!

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A reasonably priced diner. Sandwiches, breakfast, and design your own mac n cheese. The food was hot and cooked well. The service was friendly. Not fancy, but good comfort food.

Thank DKMommy
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Lisa M
25 March 2017|
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Response from virgmbroome | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are "encouraged" for larger groups (10 or more), but smaller groups can just show up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6665
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