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Fardowners Restaurant

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5773 The Sq, Crozet, VA 22932-3182
+1 434-823-1300
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Blacksburg, VA
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fardowners is a classic location in Crozet. The locals love it and others come from around the area to enjoy their pub fare and large selection of brews. The chef spins up some unique and quality dishes that complement the pub fare. The mac & cheese, tater tots, and Mexican dishes are my favorite. But there are many other items... More 

Thank chester65
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant on a recent road trip. What A Great Find! Tight for table space, but amazingly warm, friendly, casual atmosphere. You can tell the locals love it -- everyone was walking table to table to say hello. To me, that's always a great sign! Typical fare such as wings, burgers, etc. with a few surprises -- the special... More 

Thank VickyLynne
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were coming through Crozet to sample wine at Grace Estates Winery, and wanted to grab a bite before heading to the wine tasting. Fardowners Restaurant is right in the town of Crozet, and has a very locals vibe and fun crowd of all ages. We found that they offered a Sunday brunch menu, so gravitated toward ordering from those... More 

Thank 11summergirlva
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped by on a Sunday morning for breakfast at 9:45, but they did not open until 10. Went for a quick trip down the road to Mint Springs park. Got back by 10:10 and it was 3/4 full that quickly. The waitress was very friendly and gave great service. My wife had the Belgian waffle with bacon and I had... More 

Thank vision2travel
Crozet, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

FD always our local go to place Great beer selection, service and atmosphere Scotty and Patrick always on their A game

Thank crozet_family
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I met an old friend here for a delicious dinner last week and we really enjoyed the laid-back vibe and yummy food. We opted for fish and salads, but we were really tempted by all the great comfort food on the menu--we'll try that next time! It's very reasonable, too, and the wines by the glass were delicious.

Thank 216LNS
Nellysford, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Always good food, good beer, & good service. Get here early. The place is small and fills up quick! If you are looking for classic American Pub fare, this is the place.

Thank Maryalice-Doug
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stamp size place that is known from locals. Good burger and wings place. The chef is quite good and has several more epicurean offerings. However, pretty nasty wait staff (waitress name ends with fanny") that is annoyed at questions such as "is the fish farmed or wild caught" or "is this peanut free". Don't dare to ask such questions or... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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475 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We tried this place for dinner after learning that our favorite place closed down. The place was packed when we arrived about 6 PM and we waited for about 15 minutes before being seated. There were some empty tables by the time we left around 7:30. My wife and I shared the nachos platter appetizer (2 stars - not enough... More 

Thank Bob R
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Always good and a reliable place to get a good burger. Try the local Gin strange monkey, in a Gin and Tonic

Thank Joe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5773 The Sq, Crozet, VA 22932-3182
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Crozet
  • Phone Number: +1 434-823-1300
At Fardowners, we provide quality pub fare & a welcoming casual atmosphere. Chef Mark Cosgrove sources local ingredients in season & our rotating selection of craft beer emphasizes Virginia breweries. Fardowners is a great place to take the family for dinner (our kids' Mac & Cheese is definitely the best around), or to come out with friends & enjoy our actively curated draft selection & live music on weekends.Fardowners restaurant takes its name from a group of Irish immigrants who labored for the Blue Ridge Railway Co. and helped construct four tunnels through the Blue Ridge mountains during the decade before the Civil War. Claudius Crozet’s remarkable feat of engineering took eight years and linked the eastern part of Virginia to the west. Opened to rail traffic in April of 1858, the railway was instrumental in putting the village of Crozet on the map. The old C&O Railroad depot can still be seen from the restaurant windows, across The Square on the other side of the tracks.

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