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Citizen Burger Bar

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“citizen burger” (109 reviews)
“truffle fries” (59 reviews)
“local beef” (19 reviews)
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212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The burger itself was fantastic! Sat at the bar, it's a really busy place. And very historic, long and narrow. Highly recommend when down on the mall.

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hands down, this is the best burger joint in C'Ville. Beef is always perfectly cooked, and very flavorful. The toppings are also always great. Big fan of the citizen burger. Always great. Also, I would suggest going on a weekday rather than the weekend because...More

Thank bengrainger3321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place lived up to its excellent reputation. I got a beef patty with cheddar, avocado, bacon, and fried egg. Side of tasty onion rings and a very good pickle. If you love burgers, go to CB and order it just how you love it!...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was enjoyed in a relaxing outdoor setting in the historic downtown district. Our waiter, Drew, was pleasant, articulate, and well versed about each of the menu items and craft beer. The grass fed beef burgers were one half pound in size and can...More

Thank mmphotog
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten twice at "citizen". The burgers decent, but factoring in the high price, we will not return a third time.

Thank spotonron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their burger and beer selection is amazing. Their onion rings and fried pickles are must orders. The burger that has pimento cheese is also a must get. Everything is locally sourced, fresh, made to order and phenomenal.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a motorcycle trip and stopped in Charlottesville to visit UVA. We decided to eat at Citizen Burger because it had one of the top reviews for lunch restaurants in downtown Charlottesville- and it DID NOT disappoint! Our waiter was great; very friendly...More

Thank rhiann0nleigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best burger specialty restaurants we've been to in any city. They focus on local, fresh, natural ingredients and it really pays off. The burgers are huge and delicious. You have lots of ability to customize your burger with lots of...More

Thank NCSteveT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here on a date one evening. We enjoyed it (good, fresh beef, unique combinations of toppings, and a funky atmosphere) but probably won't go back. It was pretty pricey, and while the food was good, it wasn't the best burger...More

Thank makehistory
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My burger was pretty good, and the fries were good. My wife's was too dry. They don't do burgers "rare, medium rare, medium, or well-done", they say "red, pink, or no pink", which we took to be comparable to "rare, etc." She asks for hers...More

Thank HDS1
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Deb M
10 December 2016|
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Response from Digger555 | Reviewed this property |
I do. It know. I am gluten sensitive and can tolerate a shared fryer.
15 July 2015|
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Response from BoiseBeaker | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a motel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9944
  • E-mail
Location just opened in June 2012
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