We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Citizen Burger Bar

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
+1 434-979-9944
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“citizen burger” (118 reviews)
“burgers” (437 reviews)
“truffle fries” (53 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5529
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (959)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 947 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first time in the area and we were starving! This place has the best burgers ! You can create your own or choose one of their specialties. Fries are like boardwalk fries! Delicious ! Great atmosphere as well. TV’s at the bar.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to Citizen Burger and had a long lunch. The food is decent but their prices are just not a good value. The place just seems to be slipping into the realm of pricey and "average". The burger wasn't up to the original standards...More

Thank CaptMancuso
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as a recommendation after exploring the downtown Mall. It was busy, but we were seated within 20 minutes. I ordered the turkey burger and unfortunately I was not impressed. I thought it could have been beef since it resembled a hamburger and...More

Thank Bruceskii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok burgers and fries at very over priced cost. Average everything. It seems like this place gets more expensive each time I visit

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there on a busy Saturday night, they told us to expect a 35 minute wait and texted us that our table was ready in 6 minutes. The burger was truly amazing, they definitely pay attention to the local Farm where they buy...More

Thank degnandesignbuilders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Citizen Burger Bar is a small, ultra trendy, loud bar that also serves burgers, fries, and other standard bar fare. The layout is a tight alley with a bar on one side, banquette booths on the other side and small two person tables in the...More

1  Thank audiemurphy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Citizen Burger veggie burger is one of the best I’ve ever had! It’s homemade with beets, very moist and tasty! My son also thoroughly enjoyed his beef burger. We will return!

Thank Burnpar
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Another family trip that went well. Taking a large group to a restaurant can go either way. Really well or really bad. This went really well. With 8 of us and a baby, they arranged the seating as comfortably as possible and we weren't put...More

2  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Fabulous burger with fantastic atmosphere. Love the bar with great TV options and the best bar tenders in Cville. Great menu with terrific beer and drink options. their shisito peppers are unbelievable

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

AMAZING!! Great atmosphere, good beer, awesome music and amazing burgers! Definitely need to come with an appetite!

Thank TexasGal16
Nearby Restaurants
Hamiltons' at First & Main
585 reviews
.10 km away
Fleurie Restaurant
256 reviews
.07 km away
233 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Downtown Mall
312 reviews
.21 km away
The Paramount Theater
83 reviews
.06 km away
Virginia Discovery Museum
72 reviews
.24 km away
Jefferson Theater
62 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Deb M
10 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Digger555 | Reviewed this property |
I do. It know. I am gluten sensitive and can tolerate a shared fryer.
15 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BoiseBeaker | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a motel.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Location just opened in June 2012
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing