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507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
+1 434-923-0927
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“baklava” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
“dolmas” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I were hungry and cold and having celiac and coming off a pretty horrible bout of illness from something I had eaten, we were looking for something inviting and safe. We found it in the form of Bashir's Tavern. We walked in...More

Thank Russell L
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Bashir cares about the quality of his food, and it shows. He offers a wide variety of excellent menu choices. Where else can you enjoy authentic couscous lovingly prepared from scratch? No 5 minute out-of-a-box dish here. No scrimping on portions either. We compared dolmas...More

1  Thank Lenore S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not much to look at but the food is excellent. Located on the downtown mall which is worth the trip by itself. Go there on Friday evenings and enjoy a free concert at the other end of the. Go there on the First Friday of...More

Thank rmacl
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The owners Bashir and Kathy are so gracious- you feel like they are welcoming you into their home for a meal. We usually order the specials and are never disappointed. This time we shared a cold, yogurt based shrimp salad and a vegetarian plate. Both...More

Thank DeDe B
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Ok its a little lack-luster in terms of atmosphere and its not inviting from the outside but ignore all of that, sit down and just wait for that food. I learned from the excellent server (Olive) that Bashir's is a small family-owned place and the...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Place is clean, service is quick. Food is 4 star. Just less quantity. But fresh and good taste. Perfect for quick lunch. Good vegetarian options. Falafel are good, just a bit more oily than usual. Restaurant is roomy. Outside seating is also available.

Thank Kalpak S
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Been eating there for years, and love their turkey sandwich. My friends rave about their salmon, and when they have it, their roasted lamb is excellent. All home made, and yummy baklava too. Bashir is from North Africa, and his lady is Hungarian. What a...More

Thank saulamca
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here today and very much enjoyed it. It was not very crowded but everyone seemed to know everyone! The service was fast and pleasant. I ordered the falafel which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wish they were open for dinner daily, I would...More

1  Thank MSRDLD
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We are always so happy to find a restaurant that serves good mediterranean food! Bashir's is at the other end of the pedestrian mall (from the Omni Hotel), down by the amphitheater. The atmosphere is lovely and the food delicious. You get an appetizer and...More

Thank AnneA961
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I would give it more stars if they were open more. Great food, close to the parking garage. We sat outside, great atmosphere. Owner had to kick food truck customers out, too bad some people actually think they can sit and eat their dinner anywhere....More

Thank Jason J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-923-0927
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