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Wayside Takeout & Catering

2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (22 reviews)
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2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The fried chicken is very good, the sides is standard fare. The prices are fair so in the end you get a good meal at a fair price. The dining area is a bit tired, I noticed most people were opting for carry out. The...More

Thank andyandsally
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Great tasting fresh birds! Real southern fried chicken, but watch out if ordering double-dipped, it should be extra crunchy but sometimes arrives overcooked. Forget the sides - KFC duplicated instant mashed potatoes & packaged gravy, bland coleslaw, potatoes in the salad are half-cooked and swimming...More

Thank Miss_Fritz
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

So, my hope was this was an Americana shabby sorta hole in the wall with amazing fried chicken. Yeah, no. The greens were bland & boiled, the biscuits tasted like cold, hard, canned day old, and the chicken was meh. So many missed opportunities with...More

Thank mollyw789
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been visiting Wayside for their fried chicken for over 15 years! I don't like greasy food so I'm rather particular about the fried foods I eat. Wayside gets it right! I usually get the chicken breast that is always cooked just right. Not rubbery,...More

Thank Mike_Stogoski
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The chicken at Wayside "old Virginia chicken" used to be a staple go to location for me when I lived in Charlottesville. Now I'm in Greene and don't visit the location often but wow I had forgotten just how good it is!! Myself and a...More

Thank martin h
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We decided on this place partly because of the good smell of fried chicken coming from it. It's a little place, walk in and order at the counter wait until they call your number. There is seating, but it is popular and could fill up...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is the place to go in Charlottesville for Chicken! I have been eating at Wayside since I was a little girl. The family that now has ownership has really done fabulous things to the menu and the location. We love visiting wayside. We order...More

Thank JeSuisPrest22
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We moved to Charlottesville a year ago, and lived 3 miles from Wayside the first nine months. When eating fried chicken, it is about the whole experience: delicious chicken plus collard greens, mac n cheese, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Everything is delicious at Wayside!...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was driving around town. I drove past Wayside. I had heard the legend of their fried chicken. I asked my kids if I should turn around. They said yes, confirming what was in my heart and stomach. I walked in and ordered an 8-piece...More

Thank SWVA_Traveler
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We sought out Wayside Takeout while in Charlottesville because we saw it listed online as the #1 best fried chicken in Virginia. It did not disappoint! As first time customers, we let the clerk advise us on the menu and we chose a fried chicken...More

Thank Patricia L
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
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