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“Pleasant atmosphere and good food.”

The Shebeen Pub & Braai
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Ranked #24 of 552 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Main St
Description: The Shebeen Pub & Braai is our little piece of Africa in the heart of downtown Charlottesville! Our Shebeen, styled after the Cape wineries, offers unique food in an engaging setting. At The Shebeen Pub & Braai we present you with South African hospitality. Our menu reflects the multiculturalism of the Southern African palate. From spicy African peri-peri sauce and Dutch farmer's Boer sausage to pub-style fish 'n chips, you will explore a cuisine of surprising diversity. Allow us to host your next dinner party, or simply meet your mates in the pub for a pint. We will blend exceptional fare with a comprehensive event planning and management if you're interested in our catering services. Our commitment to local and seasonal ingredients and our passion for special events, allows us to do what we love every day. We look forward to having you at The Shebeen Pub & Braai!
Charlottesville VA
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pleasant atmosphere and good food.”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Took my daughter-in-law for a nice lunch here and returned with other friends the following week to celebrate a birthday. Good vegetarian options which I always appreciate -- not just one token gardenburger at the bottom of the menu, either.

Decor is exotic -- and a nice surprise when you step inside from what is basically a strip mall type setting. Server was helpful in explaining some of the menu choices.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Lulu22902
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English first
Charlottesville
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the food and atmosphere of this place”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I have been here many times and it is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville. Unpretentious good food and a wonderful cozy atmosphere with great staff.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Travel1080
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Carnival Celebration (Brazilian)”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Went to listen to the Brazilian Band "BR4" from Richmond on February 18th. The music was great (Samba) and the show (Brazilian girls dressed in carnival regalia) added a festive note. The decorations and video playing in the background highlighting the beauty of Brazil put everyone in the Carnival mood. Dancing all night and having fun with friends - a perfect way to celebrate Carnival!!

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Circuspig
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New Market, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“best South African food ever”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I have eaten here around 15 times and am always amazed! I highly recommend them.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Sandy E
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Urbanna, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The lamb was superlative. I thought the fish & chips where just like in England.
Loved EVERYTHING about the resurant. The owner visited our table and wa delightful

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Gail B
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