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Virginian Restaurant

1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
+1 434-984-4667
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (20 reviews)
“potato cakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great meal here on a rainy Thursday night while visiting Charlottesville. Our waitress was very friendly, gave some good menu recommendations, and kept us topped off with fresh drinks without us having to flag her down to ask. Will definitely stop here...More

Thank dkraige
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traveling with my husband, we found the Virginian for dinner-what a cool funky and delicious find. I ordered the fried chicken while my side kick ordered crab cakes-YUMMY! Huge portions, Mac and cheese side dish was wonderful-my meal could have fed 3 adults Cindy was...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't get "more UVa" than this place. If you want to eat with the students and alumni on the Corner (the historic bar and restaurant street next to the University), this place has been there forever and is a good choice. The food, which...More

Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a bottle of wine and very tasty meal ... Everyone was truely satisfied with their meal ... I had the chicken tender and Mac and cheese, Amazing !!!

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here all the time in colllege, so was shocked when I had the steak on a recent trip through town. They're offering an $18 New York strip. I ordered it medium. They delivered 6 thin ounces of burnt, skirt steak, with...More

Thank SKW9220
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came down for the day with a buddy for a Wahoo football game and grabbed a late breakfast here. Got the Paul Bunyan which is a 3 egg omelette with sausage, bacon, ham, and cheddar cheese. Comes with incredible, unique home fries and a side....More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Looking to get the flavor of the neighborhood near UVA we stopped here. It was quite busy so we knew it would be good. It did not disappoint. The portions were large. And everything was delicious. The mac and cheese was worth trying. The pork...More

Thank Petra H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place has been on the Corner, across from UVA for at least 35 years. It has a nice variety of food, light and tasty fare that is perfect for lunch. My personal favorite is the pimento cheese sandwich...the perfect amount of bite!

Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were there during the summer, so, despite being directly across from campus, The restaurant wasn't real crowded. The Virginian has a pleasing retro look to it. My wife and I had the stumble down mac and cheese, which is pepper jack macaroni and cheese...More

Thank HDS1
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Virginian is typical of bars/restaurants on "The Corner". If you're not familiar with C'ville, "The Corner" is the highly collegiate commercial area of University Ave. near UVa. The interior layout is long and skinny with booths on one wall and the bar on the...More

Thank CaptMancuso
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1.53 km away
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1.30 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2636
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-4667
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