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Citizen Burger Bar

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212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Be forewarned. The portion sizes are huge. We started with the truffle fries. Delicious! Way too much for two people though. The fries come in a mixing bowl. No, not a cereal bowl. They come in a mixing bowl. Oh they were so so good though. The place has a great atmosphere. Skip the line and sit at the bar.... More 

Thank RareAthlete
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made my first visit last night after hearing so much hype about this place. Very cool atmosphere with an awesome staff. The burgers were ok..They are specialty burgers and you get so much food. I was not blown away with them though by any means. I have definitely had a better burger here in Charlottesville but it was still very... More 

Thank Jordan N
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here at the end of a day trip to Charlottesville. We walked up and down the mall and then walked in for a bite. We got a cozy high-backed booth which is perfect for little kiddos. The bar was loud but not too loud, also perfect when eating with little ones. The burgers were really good and my... More 

Thank LastNameHere
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was quite crowded--we were there for lunch--and unfortunately took first available, uncomfortable side booth. But, service was good, burgers were very good, and the beer choices good. My wife was not impressed with the truffle fries, but I liked them. Not sure this is #4 in town, but I'd go back if I'm in the mood for a... More 

Thank John S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fried pickles were fantastic. We had the Charlottesville burger it was excellent. Mr Jefferson would be proud.

Thank Jeff C
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Delicious food. Nice beer and wine list. We built our own burgers, and had to pay for sides, that's how they roll. Cost us 10$ per burger 8$ for salad and beer wasn't cheap. But I will pay 66$ for excellent food and service in Virginia.

Thank Tabby B
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends recommended this to me, but said there's always a wait. I came around 3:30 and only waited 15 minutes. I ordered a plain American Burger and some onion rings. The onion rings are thick and have a lighter coating. The burger was fantastic! They use all local ingredients, so it made the burger taste that much better. Great... More 

Thank Chelsea S
Salisbury, Maryland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming interior. Great servers. Stick to the specials. The burgers are fantastic. Low fat beef cooked as you like it. Unfortunately, I ordered the turkey burger and was less than pleased. I'd have done better with a frozen patty at home. Fries are attractively served but tend to be greasy. Lots of good craft beers and plenty of sports on... More 

Thank Bob D
Phoenix, United States
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Citizen Burger Bar for lunch on a COLD Virginia day while walking down Main Street. Lunch was very good, enjoyed the peppers appetizer. I ordered a chicken sandwich, I probably should have had a burger. It was good, but not spectacular. Everyone who ordered a burger really enjoyed it. The fries were also very good, especially the truffle... More 

Thank Gilbert R
Northern Virginia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're wandering down the Downtown Pedestrian Mall around lunch do yourself a favor and stop in. You'll get 1/2 pound of local hamburger on a fresh made bun, fresh cut fries and a dill pickle slice that you'd swear came right from a deli. You'll have a choice of building your own or going with some standards. We both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
Location just opened in June 2012

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?