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The Nook

415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
+1 434-295-6665
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chocolate milkshake was excellent as well as our open faced roast beef sandwiches! We enjoyed the comfort food and the friendly service. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Charlottesville.

Thank HyMaryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We nipped in here for breakfast and found it to be really quaint. Not necessarily warm and friendly which we'd come to expect from the locals in this patch of the US, and quite utilitarian. However, the coffee was good and the food was quite...More

Thank IrishMimi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family ate here and the food was very good; service was excellent! the location is great in the mall downtown!

Thank Bostonwhaler43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday brunch offered an opportunity to try the Nook. I am so glad I did. The Country Fried Steak was a slight indulgence, and definitely not on the diet, but I'm so glad I did! The service was very pleasant. We sat outside on a...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Opened in the 1950’s The Nook is a Charlottesville spot treasured by the locals. Many will tell you it’s their favorite breakfast spot in town. The menu is pretty much diner type fare with some interesting modern twists and uniformly good. The decor is 1950’s...More

Thank MDD68
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Stopped into the Nook for brunch this past weekend. I hadn't eaten there in almost 20 years. It will be another 20 before I go back. I had the Salmon Benedict. With coffee. The wait time was a trifle long (about 30 minutes, AFTER a...More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I know that this restaurant has been around a long time and is a tradition for many over the years, so I was looking forward to breakfast there with a small group. Four of us stopped early one morning on our way to work. We...More

Thank MPBP
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with an infant, toddler, and preschooler. Outdoor and indoor seating were available, server was very friendly, and the Nook had a kids menu. The Nook has been one of the most young kid friendly and reasonably priced restaurants on the Downtown Mall during our...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited for breakfast. The restaurant opened about 15' after its scheduled opening time. My wife had an eggs Benedice variation with crabmeat, and I had a cheddar and bacon omelet. Food was average. Service was horrible - our waitress was very slow in taking our...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The Nook has been around Charlottesville since Jefferson moved on up. Breakfast time. I had the one eyed uncle tall. Not so tall or as big as expected but taste was good. Son has the chicken and waffles (it came with a sausage gravy that...More

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Lisa M
24 March 2017|
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Response from virgmbroome | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are "encouraged" for larger groups (10 or more), but smaller groups can just show up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6665
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