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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat. The chicken, biscuits and pickled beets outstanding! Worth the stop. Can also tour the premises.

Thank karen120212191950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to experience the best of old Virginia cooking, history, and dramatic views from this “little mountain” adjacent to Monticello. We’ve been going here for 35 years and have never been disappointed.

Thank frank c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ordinary is an eating establishment in Michie Tavern, which was built in the 1700s. The restaurant serves a southern dinner with fried chicken, cornbread, and all the fixings. The food was good and you could eat as much as you wanted. You first go...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michie Tavern I well worth the visit. It is not your typical place where you get a menu and choose. It's not really a menu. It's a one price buffet style where you can choose between two different chicken preparations, pulled porc, mashed potatoes, gravy,...More

1  Thank hydrojoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were ushered in within 10 minutes on a busy Sunday. The chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy were delicious! Save room for the peach cobbler. Drinking out of tin cups was a little different.

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a convienent and tasty lunch when visiting Monticello for the first time and is a common stop for tour busses. It puts one in the mood of a certain period in history. No not gourmet dining: basic. However it is not a place...More

1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary in August, and what better way to celebrate the events than eating lunch at Michie Tavern. The good is so good and the service is always great. Best fried chicken in Charlottesville. With all the...More

Thank Bullfrog1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really good southern cooking. It's cafeteria style, but all you can eat. After your first go through the staff comes around and offers you more. Some of the items are fried and baked chicken, pulled pork, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, pickled beets, mashed...More

Thank Judietoo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visit here every year when visiting the east coast! This historic tavern offers a meal you won’t soon forget You fill a tray with classic sides then choose either their classic fried chicken or BBQ pork..have a seat and they keep refilling your plate...More

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This establishment presents a nice opportunity for a family to experience the atmosphere of the 18th-century tavern. The food was good and plentiful. The staff was friendly and efficient. They root beer float for dessert was huge!

1  Thank UKHeritage
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19 March 2018|
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Response from Betty O | Reviewed this property |
I know they can handle tour buses. You might want to call to see if you can set up some arrangements for your group. We have always enjoyed having lunch & never much of a wait.
Teresa J
8 September 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
21 August 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
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