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American, Bar, Pub
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303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233 (3rd St NE)
+1 434-293-9526
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I head to Rapture every time I come to town and have never been disappointed! There is a fresh farm to table take on updated southern food. The menu is changed up every season to reflect local food availability, so there is always something new to try. The creative nightly specials are frequently fresh caught fish. The menu has appetizers,... More 

Thank BadKitty5001
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a cold day and the chicken and oyster gumbo hit the right spot. Service was OK and friendly. A few too many kids in there that day for my liking, but I am probably in the minority.

Thank MBW64
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food. Terrible service. Asked 3 different employees about a to-go box and our check. Took over an hour to get a snack. Won't return and don't recommend to anyone.

Thank Matthew C
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us were in the area desperately craving brunch on a Saturday and came across Rapture. The food was phenomenal!!!! We all practically licked our plates clean. Our server was Kylie and she was fantastic as well. Extremely friendly and energetic and knowledge about the menu. We had a great experience and I would highly recommend for brunch... More 

Thank Christina A
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Valentines weekend- there for college tour. Every other restaurant had a long wait. February evening was warm and they had immediate seating outside by the heater - perfect. Service was good and everyone loved their meals. We all got something different. Scallops, meatloaf, T- bone special and blackened chicken. Their sides of brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes were yummy. Would... More 

Thank kbck
Annapolis, MD
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband and I ate here for a lite dinner and drinks. The fried oysters were delicious and gluten-free! The buffalo wings were also tasty - not too hot, not too mild, cooked perfectly! The house salad was a good portion with fresh greens and a tasty green goddess dressing. Great selection of beer and wines and service was friendly... More 

Thank Kilchs
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

13 people in our party, more under the age of 9 than above. 10 min early for our reservation, no problem. The took care of the kids first and well, and the grown ups meals were all exceptional. Wine, water, and drinks were kept full. My husbands steak was cooked perfectly. I had the trout and we autumn salad, both... More 

Thank Carrie G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I ate in this restaurant on Charlottesville's mall on Sunday. We picked it because we found a table outside in the sun. I wasn't expecting much from the food, but I was wrong; it was delicious. I had a pulled chicken sandwich on ciabatta with country bacon. It was excellent; the bacon was superb. And the accompanying... More 

Thank Stephen M
Long Island, New York
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We eat last month. The cheese grits are great as are the chicken wings. We loved the shrimp on grits and the veggie dishes for those that won't eat meat. Service was excellent and selections of wine or beer is top billing..

Thank drmojo48
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was our first visit to Rapture. A friend invited us for lunch and were glad we accepted. The food for all three of us was excellent and we enjoyed our meal and wine. Service was good and helpful in answering our questions.

Thank johnr1812

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233
    (3rd St NE)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-9526

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