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“Glad we didn't walk by this place”
Review of Positively 4th St - CLOSED

Positively 4th St
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 January 2014

There are a ton of great restaurants at Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville. We walked past Positively 4th Street a few times without noticing it until we found it on Yelp. While most of the places were busy, this one was fairly empty. At first we worried that maybe other people knew something we didn't, but then we figured that maybe everyone was thinking that way and walking past. We were so happy that we decided to eat there! It has a bar and there at least one guy there who sounded like he had a little too much to drink (or was just obnoxious in general) but the overall atmosphere was nice. We sat right by the front windows so we could people watch while eating without sitting outdoors in the sweltering heat.

The food was fantastic. Since we were in the south, I decided to try shrimp and grits. I've never been a big fan of grits but these were the creamiest, tastiest grits I've ever had. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the tomato ragu, made with grape tomatoes, was delicious. The crab cakes were also very good and served with a unique side of crispy fried kale. Frying kale probably makes it slightly less nutritious but who's complaining when it tastes that good?

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Thank megatti
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stopped in here for a quick drink and ended up staying for some apps too. The bartender Mike (think its his name) was awesome! We had pork belly skewers and pork egg rolls which both were amazing! They had a awesome selection of local craft beers and he made a delicious bloody mary! I definitely recommend going to this place!!!!

Thank shellb4
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a nice spot for sandwich meals on the Downtown, especially the hamburger, which is fantastic! The more refined entrees & appetizers are both unsuccessful & overpriced, especially given the neighborhood's other options. That said, it is again worth emphasizing the worthwhile ness of the sandwich items.

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Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

the food was pretty good - considering some of the other options. I was not impressed with their wine by the glass options. Food wise - i recommend the shrimp and grits. The best part of the restaurant though is the outdoor seating. Also - very limited bathrooms.

Thank McLeangirl
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Best night for food so far this trip. In the middle of the pedestrian plaza of Charlottesville is this great bar/burger joint. Perfectly grilled burgers, tasty squid ink pasta, and I had a great crab cake sandwich and grilled brussel sprouts as a side.

So what keeps it from being excellent? 15 min wait for a table we had reserved, slower service (albeit friendly) and a VERY loud environs making conversation impossible. But if you're looking for great food in a loud dark bar, this is it.

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Thank BixUS
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