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Virginian Restaurant

) #85 of 405 Restaurants in Charlottesville €€ - €€€ American, ,
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like to visit The Virginian whenever I visit Charlottesville. The food is good home style cooking at a reasonable price. The bar is also well stocked with plenty of different options. Personally I like the ribs!!

Thank stressedfromdownunder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a traditional UVA lunch to begin our visit, and couldn't have made a better choice. The service was excellent, and the location is ideal for people watching. Price was right, and the menu and beer & cocktail options were strong. I went with the...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Virginian is exactly as you would expect - a local historic spot with great drink selection, and pretty good food. Have had breakfast and lunch here, and have not been disappointed. You're not going to get upscale ambience - it's a local dive with...More

Thank Maxiemillion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes are big and delicious. Atmosphere is a dank pub, just the way I like it. Service was solid.

Thank Matt594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old place....open since the 1920's. Like really old, not refabbed, hip old. Mostly booths and a bar in the back. Service was good and overall food was ok, not fantastic, except for the BBQ pork nachos. Those I'd highly recommend.

Thank Wheezzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in Charlottesville to tour Monticello on my way home. Arrived in the late afternoon after a long drive and wanted 2 things: a cold beer and to see the campus. The Virginian was absolutely perfect. I sat outside, had a great Virginia...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I had the BBQ Pork Nachos. They were fantastic. The Pork, the sauce, and the pico all made them excellent. We had good service and felt like we had all we needed.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch - typical menu of sandwiches and salads. I had Cobb salad, he had club sandwich. Service was friendly but slow even though we told them we were on a tight schedule. They ended up boxing up our lunch so we could take as...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Hubby and I toured the Rotunda - at the Virginia College. Beautiful campus! We stopped in at the Virginian for a sandwich, and we started with Loaded Baked potato soup, it was very good, lots of cheese and bacon. We shared "The Famous Virginian Club"...More

Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the music died young here. It used to be a great late night spot until the bartender was too lazy to play good music. They say good things die hard.

Thank joshinkell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667
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