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Cavalier Diner

1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
+1 434-977-1619
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
17 Apr 2017
“Good breakfast choice”
24 Jul 2016
“Local Flare”
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American, Diner
1403 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4874
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Reviews (79)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food taste was excellent! Prices very reasonable. Portions almost too big but plentiful. Great local ownership,not a national chain. Definitely deserves a return visit.

Thank George O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was average at best. Half of our table had cold food. Sausage Gravy Biscuits were below average. Dry biscuits and the flavor of the gravy was ok. My brothers pancakes were pretty dry. My father's eggs were cold. Coffee is average, nothing special. Service...More

Thank Cuse5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the kids on a Saturday morning- it's loud-so no one will notice them, they have a friendly staff budget friendly prices

Thank PA2CVA
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place is among the good places in Charlottesville to get a good, old fashioned breakfast. The place was pretty full on a Sunday morning, a good sign of good food. I had the sausage gravy over biscuits which I enjoyed very much. My husband...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My daughter and I love to give small, local restaurants our business. While in Charlottesville for a concert we decided to have breakfast at the Cavalier. It's a quaint little place, and it quickly filled up on a Sunday morning. Everyone on the staff was...More

1  Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Saw this was middle of the road on trip advisor so had low expectations going in which they delivered upon. First off we were the ONLY ones there at 4:45 PM on a Saturday. Seems that most of the locals have moved on. We should...More

1  Thank Roadtripz101
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Pumpkin pancakes, real chipped beef gravy, a side of grits. Good folks here. Park in back. One can really taste the pumpkin.

1  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The place has a reputation as a long time college town institution and nothing in this review will change that. Pros: friendly wait staff, decent coffee, fresh blueberries on the blueberry pancakes. Negatives: from ordering to getting the food was beyond slow, it was glacial,...More

Thank Fairwell
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent Breakfast and service,,,local place Ive been going to for years.....Good food and even better service...Reall nice folks

2  Thank CamrynLimo
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good food at a great price, fast friendly service. We stopped in because it was a local place and as usual we were not disappointed. The food is good and plentiful, we'd recommend the Egg Benedict, also have some grits.

2  Thank John_Go_Bucs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
Breakfast, Brunch Lunch & Dinner
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