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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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+1 434-977-1234
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Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land....

Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.

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all about fried chicken

Super tasty, country fried chicken and a variety of sides...all you can eat. Not low calorie but really good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food, great attentive staff. This is southern cooking served cafeteria style but once you choose your table, the servers continue to wait on you and regularly check on your needs. The rustic log house setting is perfect.

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Thank DaveCav
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on our way to ski, decided to stop off at carter mountain, only to find it closed, but just down the road we found michie's. The tavern was excellent, rustic, southern home cooking, just cute all around. We took a self guided tour, and walked through the shops. Great place.

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Thank Joann K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Michie Tavern is really two places (restaurant and historical building/gift shop) joined into one large place. I will review the restaurant portion of the two. Each place has a separate entrance. As you prepare to enter the restaurant portion (which is what people think of when you say Michie Tavern) you are greeted by a person in colonial garb. Once... More 

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Thank Frank S
Roanoke, Virginia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times. We are never disappointed on the quality and quantity of food. Setting is an old colonial tavern with many things to see.

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BUENA VISTA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a business retreat in the area and Michies Tavern hosted our business luncheon. The food was spectacular as well as the service and ambiance. Wonderful place to visit for any occasion.

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Thank dbbrumit
Idaho Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. 18th century southern fare buffet of fried chicken and other delectables. The food was delicious and served by staff in period attire. 2nds (and 3rds) are bought around by the servers. Themed shops are housed in restored structures and meal includes a self guided tour of tavern life of the 1700's.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, don't miss out on the fried chicken and sit in the old tavern! We broke up our day visiting Thomas Jeffersons Monticello by having lunch here. Best decision.

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Thank renamusyt
Thousand Oaks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just been to Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello & thought we would try the Michie Tavern for lunch. We received a very warm welcome even before entering. This place will take you back to 1776 if you close your eyes. The food choices a plentiful & you must have a pint with your lunch.

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Thank Sam651
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super tasty, country fried chicken and a variety of sides...all you can eat. Not low calorie but really good.

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Thank Riddle0811
Farmville, Virginia
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michie Tavern is just one of the many gems hidden in the Virginia countryside - one that is highly recommended to go to dine in before or after touring Monticello or Ashlawn - or just because! Their infamous buffet features the star of succulent fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans as well as delicious, refreshing iced tea served in pewter... More 

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