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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stewed tomatoes” (168 reviews)
“black eyed peas” (109 reviews)
“cornbread” (102 reviews)
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683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7145
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

It made us realize how important it was to have a rest stop with refreshments out on these long and hard trails. We love the Scottish connection! They offer perfect Southern fare and it you arrive early for lunch, you can save a little (...More

Thank TwoEurophiles
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Food was a buffet of Southern style foods.... Fried chicken, black eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, sweet tea and apple cider.

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We chose this restaurant because of its proximity to Monticello. It's a historic tavern where the staff dresses in period costume. The food was hearty but plain: fried chicken, corn bread, stewed tomatoes. overcooked green beans. The choices were limited and drinks and desserts were...More

Thank Dee D
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Well the atmosphere was very authentic. The staff were very pleasant. I enjoyed socializing with the waitress. She gave us a nice history lesson on the Ordinary. The food was good but pricey. Over all it was a pleasant lunch. I say try it at...More

Thank Rodger H
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We enjoyed our time at this restaurant, but thought it was too expensive for the amount of food offered. We figured out that we were paying for the experience and ambiance and not the food. The food tasted good but I would have thought there...More

Thank Linnre
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Had lunch (5/11) at Michie Tavern. They serve from 11:30-3:30 each day. No dinner. The meal is buffet style. You enter, get a plate and tray and help yourself. (Pay on the way out). All you can eat buffet price is $17.95 plus drink. Check...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The tour of the historic buildings and the opportunity to shop in the little stores did not hold a candle to the delight we felt in eating abundantly of delicious food at not too high a price. Fried chicken to die for, and peach cobbler...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We had the only lunch option- a small buffet featuring vegetables, pulled pork, baked chicken and fried chicken. I was priced at $17.95.... twice what I feel it should have been. She thought the fried chicken was excellent, but I would call it average. The...More

Thank Daytonabeachguy
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This restaurant/location actually has a very interesting history (look it up online, I am no historian...lol), but my friend recommended we go there as we were heading to Monticello. Literally a few turns away from Jefferson's home, they offer a fabulous southern style buffet. Upon...More

Thank navidad_not
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Had the buffet for $20 and it was good solid southern cooking and lots of it. Black-eyed peas, green beans with bacon (like momma made), home made mashed, and some mac&cheese and fried chicken biscuits and gravy. Waitresses were very attentive and quick. Fried chicken...More

Thank dinerdon
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.64 miles away
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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
7 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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