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The Carving Board Cafe

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624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
+1 434-974-9004
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
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Keswick, Virginia
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

So many of our locally owned businesses are struggling because of the Rte 29 construction. The Carving Board has a good selection of sandwiches, salad and soups. Their most popular are the Cheese Steak, Reuben, Smoked Turkey and Crab Melt. Order at the counter, grab your drink and admire the beautiful painting of the Blue Ridge and the photographs while... More 

Thank Peter R
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My brother and I went as first timers. Our sandwiches were so mediocre and so unremarkable. Avocado is a "special" and only available during certain times of year—at a sandwich shop?? No thanks.

1 Thank Adam S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Hurts me to give the rating I gave but it is what it is. Since the last several visit customer service is down along with the quality of food. Wife got what she has had in the past; seafood soup and crab sandwich. Seafood aroma was a little on the strong side in both soup & sandwich. She didn't finish... More 

1 Thank pop98
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Service wasn't the smoothest or friendliest and the food wasn't quite as good as last visit. Love this place for healthy lunch and hope they step back up

Thank David M
York, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Our family had three different sandwiches. All tasted fresh and delicious. The menu isn't particularly inventive or different but everything was excellent. Pricing was $5.50-$7.25 for sandwiches. Soups and salads also available.

1 Thank RoadTakenEM
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My Husband & I have eaten here a few times. There is a wide variety of sandwiches on the menu and they do have soup (maybe seasonally though). We love the onion rings and fries there and one order is enough to share. The Owner is the one who takes the orders, he is friendly and the food is fresh.... More 

1 Thank Leslie S
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Fresh items daily, smoke their own meat, generous portions, affordable, pleasant order taker who is also the owner, wish they had delivery

1 Thank cavliercritic
Arlington, Virginia
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161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The bread selection was rather boring. The sandwich selection was good -- it would have been nice to sit down with a menu to go through it all. We simply were not overly impressed.

Thank windows_out
Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We started going to The Carving Board Cafe almost two years ago. It is our weekly stop for an ample and tasty lunch. The service is fast, and the sandwiches, salads, and soups are very delectable! Ken offers a great selection of breads and rolls to choose from, and all his meat is prepared on site! It's fresh, wholesome, and... More 

Thank Marilyn S
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

After reading the reviews we expected more from this establishment. Steak sandwich was dry and Reuben skimpy. For the price you should get the chips thrown in. Look for somewhere else next time. The counter staff was genuinely friendly.

Thank Colleen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 Albemarle Sq, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-974-9004

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