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The Whiskey Jar

Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
“mint julep” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very accommodating as we changed tables from inside to outside. No fuss at all. Food was really good and everyone enjoyed their Southern choices. The live band made conversation difficult, even on the patio, but we managed. It is a great spot.

Thank LyndaH666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Whiskey Jar; the drinks and depth of the drinks menu is outstanding! The atmosphere is great; classic bar with a country flair. Food was also surprisingly good for a place that obviously specializes in whiskey. A really fun and enjoyable evening.

Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the avocado toast and eggs. Excellent. We stumbled upon the place for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed. Waitservice pleasant.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been back here a couple of times since first experience with ok times with friends. But recently had to be the worst ever for any restaurant. Glorius day, stopped by for lunch. Got a seat and ordered. at 4 minutes asked waitress if they...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great service, but the food is especially good for a great bar. I tried the smoked barbequed mushrooms and was amazes. I could be vegiretarded if this was my meat alternative. Fantastic. B

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Was part of the law enforcement assigned to the Downtown Mall over the weekend. The owners provided us with food and water throughout the day! They were a small part of many of the business owners providing $5000 for food/water for LEO on Saturday. Thank...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Enjoyed the chicken & dumpling soup the broth was delicious! The ham biscuits were so tender & yummy. The Wilson sandwich was good, arugula salad with nectarine & blue cheese crumble a delicious combination. Favorite part was the seasonal cobbler a...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The appetizers were tasty. But the meal was less than appealing. The portion sizes were generous, but the food came to our table cold.

1  Thank RKH1
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a warm & fuzzy environment, this isn't the place for you. Staff aren't friendly. We sat outside for 20 minutes & nobody acknowledged us (yet they checked on neighboring tables). Needless to say, we left & they missed out on...More

2  Thank Marcie P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Big whisky fan so I stopped recently with a friend. Great service and whisky selection. The bartender (Roe?) was excellent and made some great recommendations for food and he was spot on with all of them. He made it a great experience. Try the ribs...More

Thank Ton1961l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-202-1549
  • E-mail
New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.
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