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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stewed tomatoes” (163 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (106 reviews)
“cornbread” (99 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stopped by here 4 years ago, while in the area and loved it. When I decided to come back to Virginia again I knew one stop was going to be here at The Ordinary for lunch!!! It would be hard to find a place...More

Thank Sherrid112
Reviewed yesterday

The food here has always been good and the servers excellent. However, I'm not certain the management recognizes their efforts. I was very disappointed to witness a male manager harshly reprimanding our server when she accidentally dropped something on the floor. She was carrying plates...More

Thank travelgal6797
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. You might need to wait in a line for a long tie. We lucked out and waited for about 10 minutes. But about 50 people were queued up as we were leaving. Like most people there, I suppose, we stopped after doing the Monticello...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came a few hours out to visit Monticello and stumbled across this place. We took a break and stopped in to stretch our legs. It sets in a small complex which was moved from another location years ago as it was a historic home. Walking...More

1  Thank als1328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at The Ordinary on a family vacation to Charlottesville, and found it to be a good southern buffet at a reasonable price (when you consider its proximity to tourist attractions). Most of the dishes on the buffet were good, and the fried chicken...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was amazing. You feel like you have stepped back in time. The employees were polite and very helpful.

Thank bsjlindsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like the price of the buffet was high for the choice of a few sides and two meats, fried chicken and pork BBQ. I also felt the flavor of most of the food was somewhat bland. Coming into the restaurant was a touch...More

2  Thank mb52015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned our day to see James Monroe's home Highlands before heading to Michie Tavern for lunch. We were told to plan for a later than usual lunch, but that we wouldn't be hungry for supper. So true! It's a southern buffet, grab a tray...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular lace. I enjoyed my dinner here and the stewed tomatoes and biscuits were delicious. However, the black eyed peas were a bit salty. I enjoyed a glass of local cider. The place gets crowded for lunch so I was surprised to...More

Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Michigan Tavern on a tour. We had a good meal which is the specialty of the Tavern. The fried chicken is especially good so if you are going to see Thomas Jefferson you can stop in for a meal just before you...More

Thank Bill Y
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Teresa J
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor seating ?
8 September 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
I'd like to make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. How can I do that?
21 August 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
Kim K
Is this restaurant open for dinner?
8 July 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
The Restaurant is open daily from 11:30 to 3:00 and many guests enjoy this meal as their main meal of the day. We are not open in the evening except for Private Evening Functions. We need a group of at least 50 or more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
  • E-mail
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