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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stewed tomatoes” (176 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (99 reviews)
“cornbread” (108 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed 2 days ago

did this more for the experience than the cuisine as I don't really like typical southern food. I should have picked a warmer month because the out buildings and walk ways were closed and I wanted to be able to walk around a bit after...More

Thank wilsonsbythelake
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were part of a group of twenty and were surrounded by other groups and couples, but because of the outstanding friendly and attentive service we could have been the only ones there. All you can eat - maybe more than you should eat! Expeditious...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our mid-day dinner at Michie’s. Our waitress was wonderful and had a great sense of humor. We would highly recommend this restaurant. The baked chicken was excellent as was the vegetables and the peach cobbler.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is Michie Tavern a beautiful and historical building, the home-cooked, southern home cooked food is simply delicious. Smell country fired chicken as you enter the front door of the Ordinary. Its' self serve buffet offers meats, cole slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, green...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

...do as we did and have a couple local brews with hot peach cobbler a la mode on the patio. Sounds weird, but they taste great together!

Thank RioMountainMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must. As a family of five on a budget, it was still completely worth the visit. We went as a late lunch around 2pm during Spring Break. There was no wait, the food was hot/plentiful, and the staff was fantastic. It was...More

Thank AlisonsD4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the basics- chicken , black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes. Nutritious, yes, but does this reflect the Jeffersonian idea. Worth a visit if only because you should do it. A bit on the pricey side, but yes, do it.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We ate at the Ordinary in Michie Tavern. The buffet was amazing and free refills. The staff kept coming over offering more chicken and corn bread. The chicken was the best I have ever eaten.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I knew this place was here, but was always going to places around it (i.e. Monticello, Carter Mountain, etc..) and never had time to stop. While at UVA Medical Center for a business meeting, I was finally able to stop and have lunch and I...More

2  Thank JJOCEOTravels
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Historic tavern dating back to Thomas Jefferson---simple fare served in a colonial setting. Adjacent ole Mill gift shop very well done! Very close to Monticello and Carter's Mountain Orchard and Vineyard within two miles. Beautiful views both east and west from the orchard and excellent...More

Thank DerekDonuts
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18 March 2018|
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Response from Betty O | Reviewed this property |
I know they can handle tour buses. You might want to call to see if you can set up some arrangements for your group. We have always enjoyed having lunch & never much of a wait.
Teresa J
8 September 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
21 August 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
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