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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

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711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5225
+1 434-202-1403
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Off the beaten path, this is a funky little place popular with University of Virginia students. It's a bit like eating in your garage, but the food is good and the people behind the counter are great! The name pretty much explains the menu. I had the biscuit with egg and cheese and sausage. It was good - but I... More 

Thank Jay J
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Highest possible recommendation. We were driving north to Philadelphia from Winston-Salem, and a UVA alum told us if we only had one stop in us Ace was the place. We arrived at roughly 1:30pm, and it is certainly a legit, not visually impressive BBQ spot. Their hours and days can be somewhat irregular, so make a phone call before you... More 

Thank Ian S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Arrived mid-day during the week We were worried about parking because its a little limited but there was a space right in front. We were greeted quickly and exuberantly and referred to the large menu board. The guy at the register (long dark hair) was very friendly and guided us through the menu and answered any questions. He was very... More 

Thank TjScov
Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Finally checked out Ace Biscuit and am glad we did! We ordered chicken and waffles and "Ace Dip" and sat at the counter right in front. While we were waiting for our food, I mentioned to my husband that I should have ordered a side of Mac and Cheese. When our food arrived sure enough there was a "taste" of... More 

Thank Leslie B
Nashville, Tennessee
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315 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very small place that is not too easy to find. Almost missed it when I drove by. You can smell the eclectic aromas as you begin to walk in and it keeps getting better. Not a lot of room to eat inside. Staff very friendly and helpful in selecting your dining choices if you need it. We had a group... More 

Thank tlagyn
Olney, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is a no frills kind of place. You order at the counter and find yourself a seat. The biscuits were perfection. We did build your own breakfast biscuit sandwiches and they were delicious. The hash browns were also great. The pimento cheese was amazing.

Thank Holly L
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Got the pulled pork sandwich and St. Louis style ribs. The ribs are worth it. Nicely seasoned and full of juices. The sauces I was not a big fan of it but they were a little watery. Sweet tea was good and the place is small but cool.

Thank Chad M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ever been to a place where you would eat the food if you found out they had a rat problem? This is that kind of place. Grab yourself the Ol' Dirty Biscuit and make no apologies

Thank Christopher D
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I adore places like this. No frills. Simple and good! The Ol' dirty biscuit is what you need to go for, and just plan on spending a month on the treadmill afterwards.

Thank M P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place- amazing place, great people. My husband is stationed in Germany and we come here every time he visits.

Thank Lena M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5225
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-1403

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?