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“Our go-to place for a nice evening out”
Review of Duner's

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Ranked #47 of 556 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Yes, it does get busy and, no, they don't take reservations. So we generally have a late breakfast and head to Duner's for an early dinner when they open at 5 PM. That way we also get to sit in the smaller, quieter room, where it's easier to carry on a conversation in a normal voice. We're gradually working our way through the menu (it doesn't change all that much day-to-day), and have always been happy with the food. I had pan-fried, soft-shell crab over rice most recently. The sweet meat and complex sauce, coupled with the crunchiness of the crab shell, made for a perfect combination.

Don't feel like you have to have one of the entrees. A couple of appetizers plus dessert will keep you happy, and is not that unusual an order at Duner's. The wait and bus staff are attentive without hovering, so you'll get to eat your meal in peace. For all these reasons, Duner's has become a favorite of ours.

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Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Great food & service. A little noisy. I had the beef tenderloin and my husband had the trout. Both were excellent. Desserts are worth the trip!

Thank aswartzl
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We live in the area and have always loved eating at Duner's. Bob has done a great job of bringing in good chefs and providing excellent quality food prepared in imaginative ways. Excellent wine list, with the house wine a dependable and affordable option. Love getting a salad with the entree and the fresh, warm bread is always appreciated and enjoyed. We've eaten here for 20 years and never had even a mediocre meal. Some say it's loud in the main room but it's a good vibe of people enjoying the food and being there.

Thank cvilletravlers
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We tried Duner's on the recommendation of a local. We spend several weekends a year in Charlottesville, as our daughter goes to UVA. We all agreed this was the best meal we have had in Charlottesville, a town that has many great restaurants. From the outside, one would not expect the gourmet menu and level of service. Be sure to order the panko fried oysters appetizer. Our entrees included the halibut, salmon, and veal scaloppine. All three dishes were delicious. We each took a bite of all three, even though no one wanted to share, always a good sign. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

On the outside, Duner's is unassuming, next to a busy highway. We took a chance, saw lots of cars in the parking lot, and were pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent, menu actually not kid-friendly, but gourmet. A little pricy, but for special occasions just right. We enjoyed it and will be back, defenitely.

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Thank 1kearsarge2
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