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Citizen Burger Bar

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$$ - $$$
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212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went with friends to this restaurant for lunch. The food is very good especially the burgers! We had the onion rings as an appetizer which were deep fried and tasty. I chose to have my burger on a bed of lettuce & tomatoes with sweet potato fries - all very good. The service is excellent and... More 

Thank Geisha514
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had excellent hamburgers. Good service, reasonable price. A little tricky finding the place. Good choices of hamburgers.

Thank DCtraveller41
Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends for casual dinner, it met that requirement. Grass fed meat was nice, but they make a big deal of it, which I found annoying and a waste. Server got into the whole "oxygenation of meat due to wholly grass fed" thing. It was a schtick, like a corporate canned table intro and just came across as snarky.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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532 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch recently with high expectations, and I'm happy to say that it shattered every one of them. The service is good, kept us filled up on drinks and left water pitchers on the table. Tried a special burger, I believe called the People's Burger - with BBQ, an onion ring, bacon, and cheese on it. This burger... More 

Thank ckassotis
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic with grass fed beef burgers. Excellent selections of burgers, including vegetarian . Great sweet potato and regular fries. We often split a burger and order the wedge salad--delicious. Great outdoor seating on the famous downtown mall.

Thank nina t
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my out-of-town friends to Citizen Burger, a restaurant with the best location on the downtown mall. One of my friends said he had the best burger of his life. What is also exceptional about Citizen Burger is that they have baby burgers that are the perfect size for children or someone who's not that hungry.

Thank gcourtney01
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this out last week, and their burgers were the absolute best I have ever had. It was some of the best beef I've ever eaten! The truffle fries were to die for. Can't wait to go back again!!!!!

Thank Jennifer Lockam... S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Citizen burger was yummy! Great if you're looking for a casual dining experience with delicious burgers and fries!

Thank 853traciw
Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a selection of a few types of beef and really interesting combos. The fries are yummy and very plentiful! It may seem a little pricey for a burger joint, but it is a very, very good burger and you will leave overstuffed!

Thank Deborahk68
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a tasty burger and fries and it's a good joint for watching sports. Friendly, good service.

Thank Riddle0811

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-9944
Location just opened in June 2012

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