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Aberdeen Barn

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2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2893 (Emmett St)
+1 434-296-4630
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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North Garden, Virginia
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Aberdeen Barn, or just "The Barn" to many locals, is an old school steakhouse with a very long C'ville history. I recently returned to The Barn and there were no surprises. They continue to provide good service and good food in an atmosphere that is Exactly what one expects from a steakhouse. I made the mistake of ordering surf &... More 

Thank CaptMancuso
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot say enough great things about this place. Even though my partner and his family LOVE this place I had not experienced it yet until last night. I am so sad I am JUST realizing how good this place is! Like all reviews stated ... my partner LOVED the prime rib. I had the NY strip and it was... More 

Thank Kala D
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great French onion soup;best I've ever had. The steak though was not seasoned AT ALL. I requested extra seasoning and the server said, "We don't season our steaks." When I received my filet, he wS right;not even a speck of salt. Thankfully, I also ordered sautéed onions making the steak more tasty. My son ordered the porterhouse and enjoyed it... More 

Thank Kristin D
Naples, Florida
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498 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in with a Business Associate on a recent trip to Charlottesville. We decided to eat at the bar where we received exemplary service. Being forwarded about the size of the Prime Rib we chose to split a portion as well as compliment the meat with an excellent baked potato. The Prime Rib and Au Jus Sauce was exquisite... More 

1 Thank BlueMarlinDave
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Look, it's clear from the other ratings the food is good- and it is. Service was super prompt and friendly. But the best part of my meal was the baklava sundae: I'm telling you, just get it first, and don't share with anyone. ;)

Thank Erin K
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopping in Charlottesville for dinner after a long drive from NC, we searched Tripadvisor and decided to go to Aberdeen Barn instead of Outback Steakhouse. Rustic wood decor was an inviting setting for a steak house. Service was prompt, sesame bread sticks were hard, cheese dip was good. My wife had the Prime Rib which was tasteless and I had... More 

Thank jooksandoy
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Do you want a salad or a steak? Aberdeen Barn offers whatever type of food you might want but the prime rib was particularly exceptional. Service was excellent as well. We enjoyed (actually shared) a king cut of prime rib along with excellent side dishes that the chef graciously split onto separate plates. A good bottle of Cabernet was our... More 

Thank cls816
Earlysville, Virginia
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218 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I like old school dining experiences when they are good. The Aberdeen Barn is certainly old school. The decor is straight from the 60's and hasen't been changed since that time. Hotel carpet, wagon wheel lights, old photos on the wall, etc. Started with the butter shrimp appitizer. Shrimp was not fresh and the sauce was not very good. The... More 

Thank 64Jag
Chantilly, Virginia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped in for diner while traveling. Ate at the bar and the service was great. All the customers seemed happy and looked like they come there often. I recommend the barn potatoes as a side.

Thank Rudy R
Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have eaten here a few times on business travel, and the Prime Rib is amazing. Never seen a cut of steak so thick and juicy. Service is excellent. I've wanted to try other things on the menu, but can't pass up on the Prime Rib. My mouth is watering right now thinking about it... I'll have to plan another trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2893
    (Emmett St)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-4630

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