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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 good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stewed tomatoes” (184 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (102 reviews)
“cornbread” (115 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed. $20 for a buffet of so so food. Buffet price did not include a drink or dessert. No seasoning in the fried chicken so it was rather bland. Guess you are paying for the ambiance.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lazytraveler123
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Unique venue. Food was average and service was below average. Over priced. Dessert was good. The place was not overly busy but our table was neglected.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bandmgarner
Reviewed 16 October 2018

My 30 year love affair with Michie Tavern is over. My son was born in Charlottesville while my husband was getting his masters degree and has since passed away. To honor his father and birth place he wanted to share his first year anniv with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Our tour bus stopped here after visiting Montecello. It was a lunch served colonial style, sort of... The food was good but you must try the stewed tomatoes. I don't like them normally but these were GOOD! You need to take the tour of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rhowell92
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must!! It was a neat experience having a buffet lunch in an old setting with the staff dressed in that time period clothing. We are from Texas & have southern style food all the time I will say they did a great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cvance75
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Went for lunch with family from out of town. Had not eaten here in years and had forgotten how good it is. Everything was good, and there were no complaints from anyone. Service was great also. A little pricey for a mid-day meal, but all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phyllis855
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on a weekend and had a wait but view was lovely while waiting. The food is divine! We come here every time we come to Charlottesville. Loved the stores especially the metal works store. Very unique items. Loved the lanterns and pumpkins. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E4092MZsusanc
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We're not so fond of touristy places...just read a few reviews and you will see...but this is a fun place.... First of all, do take time to walk the grounds especially in spring or autumn...the trails and boardwalks are beautiful. If you even mildly enjoy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JournalingAuthor
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Any time we are in Charlottesville we make a point to eat at Michie Tavern. The food is awesome! Service is great and everyone is so friendly. Happened to be on a weekend trip with 2 elderly family members and the staff was so helpful...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jcperk
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Michie Tavern is unique, from the historical context, the employees who dress in period attire, and the buffet layout. It was crowded when we were there, but staff remained friendly and personable. Make sure to look around the whole place after eating! Each area is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Rebecca L
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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