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Court Square Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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500 Court Sq, Ste 305, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5141
+1 434-296-6111
Tue - Wed 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Charlottesville around 7:30 p.m. on a Thursday and chose the tavern due to its proximity to the inn where we were staying. So glad we did! Nice pub atmosphere, reasonable prices, and great service. We enjoyed the stuffed Portobello, vegetarian chili, and sausage dinner. Awesome beers; we have a few new favorites. We would definitely return!

Thank Lori M
Afton, Virginia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in Charlottesville! Great selections well prepared and served by best wait staff Very good beer and cider selection And the price is low

Thank William P
Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Nothing fancy, just great beer and food. Went here with my mom on a cold, rainy afternoon. The pub was comfortable and relaxed. The staff was friendly and helpful. Delicious bratwurst, red cabbage, spaetzle. Mom had wonderful beef stew. I love that I can get a 12 ounce draft. Would definitely come back. It really hit the spot.

Thank flamingoteacher
Astana, Kazakhstan
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is an excellent pub! The beer selection is fantastic. The food; classic and quality pub fare. I worked here in the 1990's, and have many fond memories of the place. The owner, Bill Curtis, also owns Tastings a block away (I think Tastings is ranked #26 in C'ville). He is an honest, hard-working man who thoroughly knows the restaurant... More 

Thank wiseallen4
Richmond, Virginia
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I don't get by as often as I once did, but the beer selection remains tremendous and the Plowman's Platter is the same as ever: delicious. I've had the sandwiches over the years and they are all fine, for pub grub. This place set a bar for me that has only been cleared in the UK or Ireland. I have... More 

Thank OlVirginny
Staunton, Virginia
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This a great restaurant with awesome food and the beer choices out way the menu . Daily choices of special lunches specials that can't be beat!! Big screen tv's to enjoy the local NBC affiliate Ch29 Wait staff are fantastic!!

1 Thank sporster80
Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Court Square Tavern is an authentic English-style pub. It offers well over 100 beers, great comfort food and wonderful conversation. It sits a half story below the street across from the courthouse. Park a half a block away in the 4th street garage. If that is your style, give it a try.

Thank Jeff M
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We never thought of this as a food spot...more like a Charlottesville Brickskellers, with an excellent comprehensive beer list. But we have started ordering dinner too and it's been great. Lots of knockwurst and bratwurst kinds of specials and the Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, S..., and Tomato salad is so good, as is the lobster bisque. German pretzels with brown mustard... More 

Thank louiedog
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Some dishes are surprisingly good, but I've had two hour lunches at Court Square Tavern because the kitchen and wait staff don't seem to realize that people go back to work after lunch. Some dishes are pretty weird. The chili comes to mind. Beer is not always very fresh. If I remember right, I had a four year old Christmas... More 

Thank PhiloFarnsworth
Charlottesville, Virginia
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A quiet, genteel atmosphere with great food. Have had lunch here several times but not dinner but I'm sure that would be very good also. It's also an inn with attractive colonial designed rooms - a very historic building with lots of history around it.

Thank CvilleExplorers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Court Sq, Ste 305, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-6111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?