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Continental Divide

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811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
+1 434-984-0143
17:00 - 22:45
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Sun 17:00 - 21:45
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Clearly a local place, which is fun when in a new town; the food was very good in taste and ingredients. It was affordable and laid back.

Thank Kim C
Ashburn, Virginia
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

One of my favorite local hangouts, CD features an excellent tequila selection, top-shelf margaritas, and a loud, vibrant scene. The food is better than average, but the drinks and energy are the real draw. Just a great local hang, with an interesting mix of UVA students and older locals...really good vibe.

Thank BJoelG
Mount Airy, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Love this restaurant! It is located on Main Street but has no sign outside that says Continental Divide - just a sign that says "get in here". :) Once inside, it's a bustling, loud, fun kind of place with a ton of tequilas to choose from for your margarita. But the food is even more amazing. We had an incredible... More 

Thank Cathy T
Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The food was excellent. It is a small restaurant and easy to miss. I think it caters to locals. The staff was extremely friendly. There is not much atmosphere but it certainly does not effect the meal. we had a great meal and a great time. We arrived early enough we did not have to wait but if you enjoy... More 

Thank Carol C
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

This tee shirt slogan worn by the staff of this bar/ restaurant says it all. My wife and I were by far the oldest people in the place but we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Got the blue chips with goat cheese appetizer, the angus meatloaf and too many of the great margaritas. Luckily the place is just a few feet from... More 

Thank Senatorwho
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We came here because of reviews. Bartender Donnie was friendly and told us a lot about Charlottesville. The food was totally amazing!! Tuna tostadas to die for!!! After 5 margaritas we finally left.... Wonderful bartender and food.....locals we talked to go back over and over!n

Thank belairtraveler
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Shared a booth with 6 friends on the weekend. The place was busy. Wait staff was patient, organized and took our order without writing anything down. To our surprise, the orders were perfect. Food and drinks were delivered quickly. I had the beef tacos. Tons of food, tasted good and went extremely well with a margarita. I would definitely recommend... More 

Thank JNiner
Daytona Beach
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

With no adverising or sign out front, you have to know its good because it is always packed with a wait. Very small but the dishes are out of this world. Chef Amber Cohen is one of the most creative artist chefs we've met. Not to be missed. Not good for large parties...the restaurant is just to small.

1 Thank bandit1DaytonaBeach
Atlanta, GA
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281 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is a fun place to go and get the feel for downtown Charlottesville. The food was delicious and well priced. It is noisy, but that's part of the experience.

Thank Rebecca L
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Really enjoyed the food at Continental Divide. Santa Fe enchiladas were really good. This is a small, crowded restaurant, which is fine. My only complaint was the service. Our waitress would disappear and I spent much of the dinner trying to spot her and get her attention. I am pretty easygoing and don't expect a hovering waitress, but this was... More 

1 Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-0143

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?