Picture yourself after a long, very tiring day - it's 7 pm - you're hungry and not sure where to go. The lights of the Cavalier Diner attract you and you wander in - to be cheerfully greeted by owner Risty and seated at the table you see on the right in the photo above. That's what happened to us last night and we are oh, so glad it did!
We were amazed by the extensive menu, which offers pretty much every comfort food and special you could imagine. And the service - it was PERFECT! We met our waitperson, Carolyn, and became old friends instantly. She took wonderful care of us from the moment we were seated.
My husband had a taste for spaghetti, so he chose it and received a large dish of tasty pasta smothered in homemade Marinara Sauce. It came with a very nice house salad and in-house-made wonderful warm biscuits - yummy! I chose the mushroom swiss burger, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and grilled onions and served with mounds of crispy potato chips and a pickle slice. To two weary travelers, this all tasted SO good! Everything was prepared fresh and delicious - and the prices cannot be beat anywhere!.
We just enjoyed sitting in the relaxed friendly atmosphere, eating our dinner and listening to old friends converse around us. It was heaven sent, and Carolyn was the perfect wait person, making sure everything was just the way we liked it.
For some reason, we had never tried this restaurant, which has probably been in Charlottesville for many years, but owned for the past 8 years by Risty, who was very much in evidence all evening.
Now we know where to go to get a good meal at a very, very reasonable price - and we WILL be back!
Annie and Mack Rowe, Madison, Va.
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