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Cavalier Diner

1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
+1 434-977-1619
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had lunch here a lot, but was up 29 early and dropped in on a Saturday morning. Locals where they know your name kind of place. Best deal i full breakfast, which included their home made biscuits juice coffee, 2 eggs and hash browns AND...More

1  Thank samtrip12345
Aristea V, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write and for your kind comments! Glad you tried our great breakfast, hope to see you again soon for breakfast OR lunch!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be the place to go in Charlottesville. Service was ok but the food..... The food..... There's not enough salt and pepper in the world! I hope they get it together.More

Thank Thomas W
Aristea V, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thomas I’m very sad to read this. Can you tell me what you had and what was wrong with it? I really haven’t gotten this type of review in a very long time and am very surprised, so if you could reply or write me...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place that’s been in Charlottesville for students and locals forever. Big and classic menu you’d expect from a diner. We were seated quickly on a busy Sunday as a group of 7. Our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed- she never Brought the waters we...More

1  Thank Noel G
Aristea V, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Noel, thanks for taking the time to write! So glad you enjoyed your breakfast! Just sorry that the drinks were delayed or forgotten. I’m pretty sure you were served by our new server who was working her first weekend (and didn’t believe our warnings...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Picture yourself after a long, very tiring day - it's 7 pm - you're hungry and not sure where to go. The lights of the Cavalier Diner attract you and you wander in - to be cheerfully greeted by owner Risty and seated at the...More

2  Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Aristea V, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

It was SO nice to meet th both of you the other evening, and thank you so very much for your kind words and comments! Carolyn and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Breakfast was really good; seriously tasty and very digestible. Friendly staff served us well, NOT TOO NOISY, so conversation was viable. Prices are believable. DO try Cavalier.More

2  Thank djlovindan
Aristea V, Owner at Cavalier Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write and your kind comments! I get comments all the time about how less noisy the Diner is compared to other restaurants- you can actually have a conversation over the good food! Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

A long-standing C'ville tradition. Good, basic food, with some additional offerings. Good service, as well as good food. I've generally been there for breakfast --- standard fare. I think they deliver.

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A good diner experience, with eggs and bacon and bottomless coffee, as you'd expect. Only drawback is that it's 10 or 12 bucks to eat breakfast here.

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My wife had a procedure this morning and was hungry just for eggs and sausage and coffee. You got it-BREAKFAST ! We were there after the lunch rush. It was fairly quiet, and they had country music in the background. This place was clean, friendly...More

1  Thank GaryCummings
Reviewed 2 October 2017

2 Country breakfasts (each with two eggs, VA ham, soft hash browns, English muffin) 2 coffees = $25.82. Prompt, friendly service.

1  Thank RICHARD B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great food and wonderful service for a fair price. Parking was fine. Do yourself a favor. Stop in and give em a try.

1  Thank PAUL F
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1619
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