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Shadwell's Restaurant

1791 Richmond Rd, 250 East on Pantops Mountain, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3637
+1 434-202-2568
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (75 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (14 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
1791 Richmond Rd, 250 East on Pantops Mountain, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3637
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The prices wre pretty good, but the drinks and steaks were pretty average. My gin and tonic was bad. My steak was cut very thin and was chewy. Just an average meal.More

Thank Mike N
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Mike, we would like to extend our sincerest apologies for your recent experience at Shadwells. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. If you would, kindly reach out to us at eat@shadwellsrestaurant.com so we can discuss the issues in greater...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is consistent and generally good. The menu however does not change so going frequently is boring. We go because it is close to where we live so its an easy dinner out. We have never had a bad meal but not and...More

Thank Merge E
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Merge, we strive to create the best possible dining experience for all of our customers. We are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. If you would, kindly reach out to us at eat@shadwellsrestaurant.com so we can discuss the issues in greater...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As I get ready to write this, I'm looking at the first page of current reviews. 6 out of 10 were 1 star(2) - 2 stars(1) and 3 stars(3). Numerous applicable comments to our visit. Thought this was supposed to be a fairly nice restaurant....More

Thank relgee
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Reglee, we’re very sorry to hear you didn’t have the most positive experience dining with us. Thank you for your feedback regarding your steak and crab cakes. We take pride in the quality of our food and in creating a memorable evening for our guests....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a little curious about this place for a long time, but their early TV ads showed such dressed up people that I got the impression that it was a snobby place. Recently though, I saw they have a special on their hamburgers during...More

Thank norskies
Shadwells_Manager, General Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Norskies, thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear about your experience. This is definitely not the standard of service our customers have come to expect from us. If you would, kindly reach out to us at eat@shadwellsrestaurant.com so we can discuss the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Last night dinner was disappointing. My steak, potato, and asparagus arrived cold, even the "hot plate" the waitress warned me about was cold. My wife's baked potatoe was also cold and salmon was warm. My plate and her baked potatoe went back. Her new potatoe...More

Thank Arthur P
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Arthur, we would like to extend our sincerest apologies for your recent experience at Shadwells. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. If you would, kindly reach out to us at eat@shadwellsrestaurant.com so we can discuss the issues in greater...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I wasn't happy with ordering all three courses at once. The limited number of desserts (4- I believe)was disappointing. Though the online menu listed a fruit crumble, the actual menu did not. The fish and chips and pecan pie were not to my liking. I...More

Thank Cassidy C
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Cassidy, we’re very sorry to hear you didn’t have the most positive experience dining with us. We take pride in the quality of our food and in creating a memorable evening for our guests. If you would, kindly reach out to us at eat@shadwellsrestaurant.com so...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We went here after spending the day at Monticello. We got the recommendation from a couple local residents we met who worked at Monticello. They said it’s where the locals go and the fried oysters were the best. We got here about 3:45 pm. Only...More

Thank horsehusband2017
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I was visiting Charlottesville on business. Because I had driven 300 miles, I didn't want to drive for dinner. So I visited this restaurant because it was right outside of my hotel and another hotel guest was raving about Restaurant Week. I went in and...More

2  Thank Mark S
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Mark, we would like to extend our sincerest apologies for your recent experience at Shadwells. We strive to create the best possible customer service and dining experience for all of our customers. We are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. We...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Attended in restaurant week, party of three. Pretty good choices and excellent price. All dishes were fine but none was memorable. Nice drinks. Excellent service.

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 22 July 2018

So, we are traveling from Florida to New York to visit our children. We like to make a real vacation and take many side trips. We visit numerous hotels and restaurants. When we came into Charlottesville. Va. we settled into the Hilton Garden Inn, where...More

Thank Rich S
Shadwells_Manager, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your five-star rating, Rich. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed the Calamari, Short Ribs, Smokey and Sweet Wings, Salmon, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Key Lime Pie. Everyone at Shadwells Restaurant was so proud to hear such wonderful comments. Thanks for leaving such...More

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Kelly C
17 September 2018|
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Response from Victoria M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think I'd take a youngster there - under 10 for instance. It's the type of restaurant where adults like to linger over conversation and good food.
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vreinholdt
5 July 2015|
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Response from CvilleMike | Reviewed this property |
Menu is posted on website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1791 Richmond Rd, 250 East on Pantops Mountain, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3637
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-2568
  • E-mail
Description
Shadwells Restaurant takes it's name from Thomas Jefferson's birthplace, Shadwell Estate. Shadwells lies in the shadow of Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and embraces his vision of using local fresh ingredients. Known for their fresh seafood and Chesapeake Bay inspired and juicy, hand-cut steaks, Shadwell's offers outstanding cuisine, friendly service and reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Local dining at it's best!
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