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The Ordinary at Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
+1 434-977-1234
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stewed tomatoes” (167 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (108 reviews)
“cornbread” (100 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had heard it was the best fried chicken ever and it did not disappoint! So delicious! I hope to visit again soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a decade since I have eaten here but the quality is not the same. It caters to tourists more than it did and the food is not as fresh. The grounds and the shops are still wonderful! Real Americana and staff who...More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a local tour with 30 people. We had a room to ourselves, attentive service and good home cooked food. Yes-the fried chicken is very good along with the stewed tomatoes and black eyed peas. These were my favorites among many good...More

Thank Kaye333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fried Chicken was wonderful! Great meal! Well worth the price! Make sure to see the museum after you eat. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank jennieg54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on A Sunday afternoon. The buffet appeared a little small and the room like a closet, but the fried chicken and vegetables looked delicious. We dined on the patio which was quiet. The stewed tomatoes --to die for! The biscuits, wow! I...More

Thank 4catcouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just about the most delicious and authentic southern lunch around. All you can eat, cafeteria style, refills provided by colonial garbed servers. We live in the area and include this on our history tour with visiting friends and family when visiting Jefferson's Monticello and Monroe's...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Michie Tavern every time we vacation in or near Charlottesville. Buffet style, you pass through the line filling your plate. As you eat your server will bring you more of whatever you want. Fried chicken is amazing. A lot like mama fixed it...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An authentic experience of colonial food in a colonial setting served by young men and women in colonial dress. The food is buffet to start followed by table service for further helpings. All for one price.

Thank Applegreenhouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after a visit to Monticello. We were naive and thought we were going to a sit down and order from menu casual lunch. As we entered the door, we were politely asked to get in buffet line which did not move...More

Thank blackdogclub
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food is good and the atmosphere is really great however, this is the most expensive fried chicken (maybe) on the planet! Don't assume by my "Fine Dining" price rate as this is NOT fine dining but the price IS!

Thank mikawa212
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Teresa J
8 September 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
Dear Friend: We welcome service dogs. It is helpful for us if you have a service dog's vest or papers. Otherwise, due to health laws, we are not allowed to have pets inside the dining room unless it is a service... More
Peg M
21 August 2016|
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Response from BARBARA F | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the Tavern: (434) 977-1234
Kim K
8 July 2016|
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Response from MichieTavern | Property representative |
The Restaurant is open daily from 11:30 to 3:00 and many guests enjoy this meal as their main meal of the day. We are not open in the evening except for Private Evening Functions. We need a group of at least 50 or more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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 Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-1234
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