Burgers & BBQ
102 Martinsburg Avenue, Gordonsville
Located about 30 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this barbecue restaurant features a variety of delicious southern treats: pork belly, banana pudding, fried green tomatoes and an ever-changing variety of chilis. It's worth the drive.
816 Hinton Avenue (across from La Taza coffee house)
Try the slop bucket. Most seating is outside.
202 10th St. NW
No credit cards. Pulled-pork BBQ, burgers.
Blue Ridge Pig
Rt. 151, Nellysford (25 miles west on the way to Wintergreen Ski Resort)
Barbeque joint. No credit cards.
102 14th Street, NW (located on the Corner)
This popular Corner hangout features a wide variety of burgers. Try the onion rings. Outdoor seating.
Buck Island BBQ
2243 Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Route 53 near Monticello)
Buffalo Wild Wings
1935 Arlington Blvd (Barracks Rd. Shopping Center)
Sports bar. Wings, burgers, sandwiches. Popular with law students, but the service is really slow and it’s really smoky. Call ahead for takeout. Tuesday wing day and Wednesday leg day.
212 E. Main St.
Burgers made from locally farmed, antibiotic-free beef. In the former Siips location on the Downtown Mall.
1254 Emmet St. N.
Growing fast food chain that offers a wide menu of cook-out style food, with rave reviews for its milkshakes.
1119 Emmett St. (Barracks Rd.) 975-4897
321 E. Main St. (Downtown) 293-2847
201 Connor Dr. (Hollymead Town Center) 963-4897
Delicious old-fashioned burgers and boardwalk fries. A popular chain in the Washington, D.C., area, it's the In-N-Out burger joint for the East Coast. Shelled peanuts available to munch on while you wait for your burger. Outdoors seating available in warm weather.
403 Avon St
No credit cards. Burgers, hot dogs.
310 E. Main Street (on downtown mall in Milgraum Center)
Home-cooked lunches, dinners and deserts.
1404 E. High St.
No credit cards. Breakfast, foot-long hot dogs, BBQ. A Charlottesville staple.
It doesn't look like much on the outside, but the barbeque is great. It's cooked in a pit over hickory chips. Voted "Best Barbeque" by readers of C-Ville Weekly in 2001. No credit cards. Takeout and catering available.
415 E. Market St. (Downtown Mall)
All-day breakfast. "Comfort
food." Famous for the Nook Burger, a big bacon cheeseburger.
719 W. Main St.
Southern food, like sweet potato pie. No credit cards.
Franchise burger joint outside Fashion Square Mall, on 29 North.
Serving since 1935, this place is a very clean basic diner, where, As Garden & Gun Magazine puts it,
"... hunters...collide with pre-tailgate U.Va. football fans...." . Some call the burgers the best in town. Sandwiches, chili dogs, cheesesteak. No credit cards. Sports, including U.Va. games, play on the
St. Maarten's Café
1400 Wertland St. (Corner)
This Caribbean-themed joint pronounced St. Mar-TENS, has a varied menu from seventeen different kinds of burgers and lots of bar food, to panini, pasta, scallops, chicken fajitas and salads. Tuesday night features double wings and Thursday serves up a cheeseburger platter special. See website for other daily specials.
1420 Rt. 250, just past the Pantops Mountain Shopping Center, on the left
Italian and Greek food; pizza and gyros.
Wayside Takeout & Catering
2203 Jefferson Park Avenue
Current catering rates on their website.
A U.Va. tradition and greasy spoon. Gus burger (with fried egg), Greek salads, gyros. Charlottesville tradition. No credit cards.
Wild Wing Cafe
820 W Main St. (near Amtrak station)
Wings at varying spicy levels, chicken, grilled foods. Huge projection-screen and lots of TVs.