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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
11:30 - 15:30
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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a morning visit to Monticello, we decided to stop at Michie Tavern for lunch due, in part, to some enthusiastic reviews on Trip Advisor. Our experience was not positive in any respect. Most of the dining rooms were reserved for large bus groups that arrived as we ate our lunch. We sat in a small dark room located just... More 

Thank JJSK
Garretson, South Dakota
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch following our visit to Monticello. It is located right down the hill on the way out. It is a very busy place so if you plan to visit go after the main lunch crowd around 130 to 200. As you enter the establishment, you go right into the buffet line where they have plenty of... More 

Thank Tony G
Corpus Christi, Texas
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by on a class field trip with 60 people. The staff was so amazing and accommodating! The food was different than what we had expected but it filled out bellies and everyone asked for seconds of the fried chicken because it truly was delicious. A fun place to stop by!

Thank shyalewine
Annapolis, Maryland
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Michie Tavern is located just minutes from Monticello. It serves a buffet lunch in the charm of a tavern. They manage the crowds very well, opening a second line in the back of the restaurant. The staff wears period costumes, The food is amazing!!

Thank Lisa E
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything in the menu is delicious! The first time you go through a buffet line and load up and pick your drink. After that, your server will bring anything you want to the table. The various items on the line have been described before. We eat here every time we are in the area and have never been disappointed.

Thank K4OP
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon the glowing recommendations of our friends we decided to try Michie'sTavern outside of Charlottesvile, Va. When we arrived the tavern was set in a small, late 18th Century village complete with a mill, general store, armory and other things to explore. We got in line, about 20 people deep and waited over a half an hour to get in.... More 

Thank deputydawg13
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Ordinary. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious. There was fried and baked chicken, barbecue and many tasty veggies.

Thank PaulandCynthia J
Columbia, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I visited Monticello last week and then headed to The Ordinary at Michie Tavern for lunch. We were greeted at the door by servers dressed in period attire who directed us to the buffet line. We filled our tin plates with fried & baked chicken, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, pickled beets, green beans, cole slaw, stewed... More 

1 Thank Sandra D
Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one price for a whole lot of excellent food. My husband and I took my parents to lunch here in the fall. Close quarters through the initiall line, but there is plenty of lovely seating past the line. The food is so delicious and do here is plenty of it. It might be some of he best fried... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went an hour out of the way on a 14 hour road trip to go to this restaurant, because it's my favorite! Always great food, fun atmosphere, and excellent service. I can't say enough positive things about Michie Tavern and I even have a hoodie, t-shirt, and two Michie Tavern Christmas Ornaments.

Thank Clherbe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?