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Something Different

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213 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175-2102
+1 804-758-8000
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way back to Charlottesville from a weekend in Mathews and stopped here for lunch. We tried the dry-rubbed ribs, pulled pork, and smoked brisket--all were well-flavored, tender, and tasty. You have your choice of sauces, and the traditional sides (greens, beans, and mac n cheese) also were delicious. The signature hoe cakes (corn meal with a... More 

Thank Catc1966
Gloucester, Virginia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I visited this, my second visit, for dinner rather than lunch. Really disappointed. The hoe cakes are suppose to be their signature.. they were not much...and poor compared to my first visit. Really it was like a dull floury pancake... without the flavor. I will probably not be back...

Thank Terry W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Where else to be on a warm November night? Great food, noisy but fun ambiance, and very friendly fellow diners to talk to while you wait for an open table! We enjoyed several conversations while they set our table up. You can't go wrong with the kickin' chicken or any of the barbecue. You can order a side but might... More 

1 Thank Kenneth B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome. Wish we had dinner there also. Try the homemade ice cream. The molasses cake with lemon sauce the best.

3 Thank Kathy W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very good food with unique choices! The service was average but the quality of the food was worth the lack of attention.

1 Thank mjordan708
Jamaica, Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Recently went to Domething Different for dinner with the fam. We have been here a few times and they have always prepared excellent food. The pork barbecue and beef brisket are some of the best I have ever had. The specials have been great every time I have tried them. Also, do yourself a favor and get some bread pudding... More 

1 Thank FoodisaDrug
Fredericksburg, VA
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305 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just stopped by for a couple pieces of pie. They were out of two of the kinds we wanted but we had a delicious piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream for about $3.50 each. Everyone was friendly and it looked like the diners ein the other room were enjoying themselves. We'll come back to try lunch. Only negative is... More 

1 Thank jackandtara
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I discovered Something Different through a cold search for an eatery while in the area during a weekend getaway with my wife. It ended up being a little out of my way, about 5 miles off the main highway, but it was well worth it! I was pretty skeptical about trying the Traditional Cuban Sandwich, because I have had the... More 

1 Thank chrisgsirhc
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here one day, food was okay, potato salad was kind of bland. Wait staff was very friendly.

Thank GiGiFoodSnobbie
Charlottesville, Virginia
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Weekday lunch with a small group which expanded by three, no problem! Crowded, lively place with rather erratic (kitchen) service, but NBD. Menu is standard American fare with burgers, fries, onion rings. But -- the crab cakes are top notch! I don't know how they held together w/so little filler. Cooked to perfection, fried lightly and panko coated. The big... More 

1 Thank Suze L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Urbanna
  • Phone Number: +1 804-758-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?