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The Shebeen Pub & Braai

247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
+1 434-296-3185
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“corn chowder” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great restaurant! Great food. Happy Hour is great-$3.00 rail drinks that aren't skimpy. The staff couldn't be any nicer.

Thank earman2016
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping by for Happy Hour at Shebeen! We appreciate your compliments and look forward to having you back in soon for more great food and drinks! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, great space, great food. I ordered the curry. It was served in a mini cauldron. Beautiful. Subtle spices.

Thank Josh W
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed all of our food, especially the curry. Thank you for leaving us a positive review, and look forward to cooking for you again soon, Josh! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I went here for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere outside was so cute. They have swings at the bar that we wished we would have known about the night before. I had Shenandoah Joe coffee which was really good (the waitress actually brought...More

Thank Tina R
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Tina, thank you for trying us out for brunch! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our veranda's atmosphere and also our delicious brunch options. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We met friends here for dinner one night when we were in town visiting family. The setting is informal with an open air bar at the front of the restaurant where a couple of local musicians were playing. The food was outstanding. Everyone in our...More

Thank M H
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our veranda and the live music playing that night! We agree, the food is terrific (especially the lamb chops and spare ribs) and we're glad your group sampled many different items. We hope to see you back again next...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Well, you are not in South Africa, but this may be as close as you will get. Pretty good selection and at a good price. Inside seemed a bit dark so they have outside dining in a partial shade. Service started good but then seemed...More

Thank samtrip12345
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our South African food during your visit. We hope to have you back for more soon! -Walter, Owner

Reviewed 12 June 2017

I like The Shebeen. I like the idea of it and the food is really good. This visit was not very satisfactory, but I will give them another try. I was deeply unhappy at all with the service - and when servers start arguing with...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention, and I apologize that you did not have an excellent experience during your recent visit with us. We certainly strive to make our guest's orders correct the first time, but it seems like we missed the...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

My daughter (age 9) decided she wanted to try some African food. The Shebeen was the first place that came to mind. It was somewhere I had been wanting to try out. So we went on Sunday evening. I had the Durban spice chicken. She...More

Thank Erica W
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

We're so glad you and your daughter tried us out, Erica! We agree, the Durban Spiced Chicken is a great option, and we're happy your daughter enjoyed her meal as well. We look forward to seeing you back in again soon! Best, Walter, Owner

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We eat regularly at Shebeen, and can't say enough about the superior food, the disci znctive atmosphere, and the great service. We've tried many of the dishes, but always come back to the Shepherd's pie.More

Thank Paul S
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Paul, I sincerely appreciate your continued patronage at Shebeen and the time you took to write us a positive review. We agree, the Shepherd's Pie is a favorite of ours as well and is tough to beat! We look forward to cooking for you in...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Why yes, this was a great meal and good conversation. A unique and pleasurable experience! I had the shepherd's pie, a lamb speciality and house favorite. I topped the evening off with the African donuts and ice cream. A very good menu of options and...More

Thank William L
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

William, we are pleased to hear you had a great meal with us recently! The Shepherd's Pie is one of our favorites so we're glad you got to enjoy it. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Walter, Owner

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friends and I booked the pub because we couldn't get in someplace else during a busy conference - and fell in love. Amazing food, amazing cocktails, sweet ambiance (okay, hard benches in the booths) and a lovely wait staff experience. Try the Wednesday night set...More

Thank Jack B
WalterSlawski, Owner at The Shebeen Pub & Braai, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Jack, thank you for the 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of what Shebeen has to offer, and that you had such a great dining experience. We agree, the Wednesday night set menu has unique options to try! We appreciate your...More

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Mermaidindisguise
8 April 2017|
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Response from informedtripper | Reviewed this property |
It's west of the Mall in a shopping center across McIntyre road opposite the Omni Hotel.
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thenorthwind
16 February 2015|
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Response from WalterSlawski | Property representative |
We are open sundays for brunch from 10 till 4 and dinner from 4 till 9. We look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 12:00
Saturday
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5043
    (West Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-3185
  • E-mail
Description
The Shebeen Pub & Braai is our little piece of Africa in the heart of downtown Charlottesville! Our Shebeen, styled after the Cape wineries, offers unique food in an engaging setting. At The Shebeen Pub & Braai we present you with South African hospitality. Our menu reflects the multiculturalism of the Southern African palate. From spicy African peri-peri sauce and Dutch farmer's Boer sausage to pub-style fish 'n chips, you will explore a cuisine of surprising diversity. Allow us to host your next dinner party, or simply meet your mates in the pub for a pint. We will blend exceptional fare with a comprehensive event planning and management if you're interested in our catering services. Our commitment to local and seasonal ingredients and our passion for special events, allows us to do what we love every day. We look forward to having you at The Shebeen Pub & Braai!
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