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Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
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Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land....

Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.

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Great Food in a Historic Place

Mitchie Tavern is right down the hill from Monticello. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit. They serve the food buffet style -- a variety of vegetables including pickled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Racine, Wisconsin

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good but my lord, that fried chicken was the best ever. Potatoes, cornbread, and biscuits were also great. Not the choice for low carb eaters.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mitchie Tavern is right down the hill from Monticello. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit. They serve the food buffet style -- a variety of vegetables including pickled beets and black eyed peas, fried chicken and pulled pork, dinner rolls and corn bread and vegetable soup. They serve you on metal plates with an 18th... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

.We ate here because it was the most convenient place to stop for lunch before we visited Monticello. The previous reviews here were not much help since there seem to be a wide range of opinions, but we found it to be good buffet food with a nice staff served in a unique old tavern. We were very pleased. If... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I told the hostess I had not visited Michie Tavern in well over 30 years, she said it had not changed. That surely was true. The offerings are exactly what they have been for decades, and they are limited. The pulled pork, fried chicken, and mashed potato are good, the biscuits are excellent, hot cider is fantastic. But the... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on way nack from Trumps place since this is a historical and neat looking place. Buffet was the setup and everything is really good. The ladies dressed in the old clothes like for the time period will bring your seconds if you want them. Fried chicken is their specialty and it is done right. Staff is super nice... More 

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tavern is historic so of course we wanted to stop. Food wasn't great and the prices were pretty high. Warning: if you are not good with sitting on a bench for dinner, ask for a chair. My 75 year old mother fell off her bench when she tried to 'scoot' back for more room.

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique restaurant with excellent food. Great location with beautiful grounds and very historic. Somewhat overpriced though.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped her on a whim on our way to Monticello. The staff are all dressed in period costume and the tavern is like stepping back in time. It is a fantastic buffet of southern cooking! Once you go through the line your waitress brings you more! It is the best buffet set up I've ever been... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look, you have to go at least once. It is a right of passage if you live in C Ville. Don't expect great food. It is average. Don't expect great service. It is a bit above average. Expect a unique experience, and a fun time with the kids. The highlight was the orange cream floats. You may like those as... More 

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Thank Wes C
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to try thetraditional southern food with a historical atmosphere, this is the place. It can get crowded during lunch time (literally long line!) but once you see how a house during the 1700's look like and taste a southern style meal, this is the place. The servers are in their traditional clothes too. Price of food is... More 

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