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) #129 of 404 Restaurants in Charlottesville $$ - $$$ American, ,
303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233
+1 434-293-9526
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“gumbo” (7 reviews)
“tuna club” (2 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We knew when we chose this restaurant based on the lack of wait time compared to other downtown restaurants that we were taking a chance, but rather than waiting an hour for a table, while seated immediately, we then waited almost an hour for anything...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect 70 degree day. Sat outside for brunch. Everone (7 of us) agreed food was great and service was not only good but very friendly. Tip 1: they make their own bloody marys. Must try. Very unique Tip 2: try the homemade biscuits

Thank t c
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Had drinks and a light dinner on a weekday night before a concert. With lovely weather we appreciated the outdoor seating on the walking mall. The menu has several creative offerings, but alas we were only able to sample a bit of this interesting variety....More

Thank Doren B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We had brunch at Rapture. The food was very good, reasonably priced. Mimosas were tasty but small. Service was friendly but slow. Best part was being able to sit outside on a nice day.

Thank Famn_damily
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Visited on a cold day and the chicken and oyster gumbo hit the right spot. Service was OK and friendly. A few too many kids in there that day for my liking, but I am probably in the minority.

Thank MBW64
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Decent food. Terrible service. Asked 3 different employees about a to-go box and our check. Took over an hour to get a snack. Won't return and don't recommend to anyone.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us were in the area desperately craving brunch on a Saturday and came across Rapture. The food was phenomenal!!!! We all practically licked our plates clean. Our server was Kylie and she was fantastic as well. Extremely friendly and energetic and knowledge...More

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Valentines weekend- there for college tour. Every other restaurant had a long wait. February evening was warm and they had immediate seating outside by the heater - perfect. Service was good and everyone loved their meals. We all got something different. Scallops, meatloaf, T- bone...More

Thank kbck
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband and I ate here for a lite dinner and drinks. The fried oysters were delicious and gluten-free! The buffalo wings were also tasty - not too hot, not too mild, cooked perfectly! The house salad was a good portion with fresh greens and...More

Thank Kilchs
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

13 people in our party, more under the age of 9 than above. 10 min early for our reservation, no problem. The took care of the kids first and well, and the grown ups meals were all exceptional. Wine, water, and drinks were kept full....More

Thank Carrie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233
    (3rd St NE)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-9526
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