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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

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683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-977-1234
11:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to Michie Tavern is not complete without eating at The Ordinary. Casual dining in an authentic log cabin is a great experience that is only exceeded by the quality of the food and service. You enter The Ordinary and are greeted by people in costumes of the 1700s and 1800s after which you go through a cafeteria style... More 

Thank Frank S
Charlottesville,Va and NYC
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cafeteria food served in a colonial setting Good for tourists that visit the area or Monticello but over hyped with pseudo colonial nonsense.

Thank marcusfirst
Alexandria, Virginia
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286 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after touring Monticello. We'd have loved a cup or bowl of bean-bacon soup. We had to settle for the $17.95 lunch buffet. The cole slaw, beans, pulled pork, fried chicken and corn bread were very good, but not worth the price. We certainly weren't going to have seconds or thirds. The staff were very nice, and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,448 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, be sure stop at nearby Michie Tavern before or after for lunch. Located about a half-mile from Monticello at 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, the historic venue's dining room, called the Ordinary for reasons unbeknownst to me, features Hearty Midday Fare offered by servers in period attire from 11:30 to 3.... More 

Thank Taylor B
Big Piney, Wyoming
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful little restaurant that my friend and I stopped at after reading about it on our way to Monticello. It was a lovely little place where folks are dressed in period costume. We entered the low-ceilinged, rustic tavern and were ushered into a cafeteria-style buffet line (no waiting!) and moved quickly through it. The selection of food... More 

Thank Amy B
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Charlottesville for the day and decided to try Michie Tavern (The Ordinary) after hearing multiple friends rave about it. It was fantastic! The food was so delicious, but I could not save room for seconds. Their buffet line reminded me of a mess hall concept, where you get a tray, plate, and move through... More 

Thank Cynthia C
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great lunch after visiting Monticello. It's in a rustic tavern that is getting close to two hundred years of age. The staff are friendly and the food is southern comfort. I especially liked the roasted chicken and my husband liked the fried chicken. Veggies galore were all yummy.

Thank Sonjaputnam
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Ever been to Monticello? If you have, it's a good bet you'll remember Michie Tavern along the way on the single lane road less than a mile from the entrance to Jefferson's beloved home. Wow! The food at The Ordinary is a perfect sampling of what might have been served during the early days of America's young independence. The fried... More 

Thank saipandiver
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you are ever in the Charlottesville area during lunchtime, you need to try Michie (pronounced Mickey) Tavern. I have read the reviews on this website and you do make some good points. Yes, it has a limited menu and yes, it is kind of expensive, but don't let that stop you. People line up (literally) for the food. In... More 

Thank Steven W
Milton WV
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Before going to Monticello I thought it might be interesting to go to Michie Tavern for lunch, it being on the way and an original 18th century building ( turns out just the front building is original). With limited offerings ( I should have read ahead) it tasted ok. We did miss the rush at lunch, and appreciated the costumed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234

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