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Fardowners Restaurant

) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Crozet ££ - £££ American, Bar, Pub
5773 The Sq, Crozet, VA 22932-3182
+1 434-823-1300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“wings” (22 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5773 The Sq, Crozet, VA 22932-3182
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Great fresh, local food. A bit small but well worth the wait! Always have great specials and great beer selection.

Thank Greg B
A TripAdvisor Member
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We had the wings and an entree. The portions are generous and tasted great! I wasn't able to eat all of it, but enjoyed the meal none the less. I'll return the next time we are in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Fardowners was recommended by our B&B owner and we were not disappointed. The place was packed on a Thursday night, with couples and families about equally represented. They had an extensive list of good beer on tap and the food was very good, as well....More

1  Thank greenfr0g
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My husband, daughter, and I ate at Fardowners on a recent trip to Crozet. The small restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived for an early lunch on Saturday. By 12:45, it was packed! My husband and I split the Fardowners Banh Mi and the...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We were visiting our family near Charlottesville, VA, and it was nearly 2 PM when we broke for lunch. Our daughter recommend a restaurant nearby in Crozet, which was half the distance from our daughter's place than Charlottesville, so we tried it. What a nice...More

2  Thank Gerson G
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Ordered a pulled-pork sandwich which came with a choice of buffalo wing sauce (this should have been a clue that it wouldn't be standout barbeque!) Average sandwich, average menu offerings. The atmostphere was kind of dingy (which would be okay for a dive with some...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Fardowners had a great lunch menu with tasty food. There were also plenty of beer choices. No regrets. Looking for a quick bite for lunch this place is it.

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Had the wings which were cooked just right. jerk sauce very tasty. the buffalo mac and cheese was spicy and very good. beer selection was awesome. waiter and staff very nice. a little surprised that they added gratuity for party of six but no big...More

Thank scott d
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This was one of the main places to eat in town. We decided to check it out after reading the reviews. The food was really good and great portions. We both got different mac n cheese meals, which we never ever eat. The beer was...More

Thank Sandee2073
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Wow !The food here is amazing.The portions are huge.We have been here twice and love it.Don't miss out on a fabulous meal laid back atmosphere .A great dining experience.

Thank Rivers1150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.