Aberdeen Barn

2018 Holiday Drive

Steak, chicken, seafood. Famous for its prime rib. A very popular restaurant on UVA football and basketball game days. Reservations recommended.

Beer Run faculty favorite

156 Carlton Road

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is all made from scratch and menus change weekly. Brunch is served on Sunday, and Saturday breakfast features breakfast tacos on organic, local and natural foods.

The Biltmore Student Favorite

16 Elliewood Avenue (The Corner)

Popular with UVA students. Salads and grilled chicken dishes. “Thumbs and Toes,” the buffalo wings platter, are a local favorite.


119 W. Main Street

Located on the Downtown Mall. Specializing in southern-style fish, pork and beef dishes.

Boar's Head Inn

Route 250 West, one mile past Route 29 interchange

The Mill Room: Reservations recommended. Call 434-972-2230 or visit online.
Racquets Fresh Market serves soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and smoothies daily. 
Birdwood Bar and Grill services the golf course. Open throughout the day.

Bonefish Grill

269 Connor Drive (near the Charlottesville Airport)

National chain featuring high-end seafood. 

Burton's Grill

U.S. 29 at the Shops at Stonefield

Salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and more. Offers seasonally-inspired monthly features.

Continental Divide Student Favorite

811 W. Main Street

Popular spot for southwestern cuisine. Look for the neon sign that says, "Get in Here."

Coupe De Ville's

9 Elliewood Avenue

Live music; parking garage across the street. Daily specials.

Court Square Tavern

500 Court Square (downtown near the court buildings)

Make reservations for larger groups. English tavern with more than 100 varieties of beer from around the world. 

Duner’s Student Favorite

4372 Ivy Road 

An upscale restaurant located outside of Charlottesville, on the way to Crozet. Menu changes daily, serving an array of fresh fish, meats, pasta, vegetarian dishes and desserts. Fresh-made breads and soups. 

Fig Bistro

1331 W Main Street

Cajun-inspired restaurant, located on the Corner.

Five Guys

1119 Emmett St. (Barracks Road) 434-975-4897 
201 Connor Drive (Hollymead Town Center) 434-963-4897

A popular burger chain in the Washington, D.C., area, it's the In-N-Out burger joint for the East Coast.


101 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall)

Gourmet American dishes with trendy ingredients. Reservations recommended. Patio seating in warmer months. 

Lazy Parrot Grill

532 Pantops Shopping Center (off the 250 Bypass)

Casual sports restaurant. 10 TVs available. 30 flavors of chicken wings. 

Maya Student Favorite

633 W. Main Street 

An upscale restaurant featuring southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and catfish. Features a $12 Tuesdays menu.

Michie Tavern (“The Ordinary”)

683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

Lunch only. The rustic dining room features period-costumed wait staff. Fare includes fried chicken, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes and biscuits, all-you-can-eat. Good place to take family after touring Monticello.


109 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall)

Typical bar food plus one or two more upscale specials. Check out the fried green tomato salad. Live music. Dave Matthews played here back in the day. Pool tables upstairs. Outside seating available.

The Nook

415 E. Market Street

Old-fashioned diner. Great for a casual, inexpensive breakfast.

Oakhart Social

511 W Main Street

Small, sharable American fare. Vegetarian options available.

The Pointe at the Omni

434-817-6767 (Omni Hotel)

Breakfast buffet daily and lunch buffet Monday-Friday.  Parking under the Omni.

Public Fish & Oyster

513 W. Main Street

Seafood dishes made with ingredients from local farmers. Features east coast seafood, raw bar, craft beer and cocktails. Offers indoor and outdoor seating.


301 E. Main Street (Downtown Mall)

International cuisine. Pool tables. Dancing. Outside seating available.

Revolutionary Soup

108 Second Street SW (Downtown Mall) 434-296-7687
104 14th Street NW (The Corner) 434-979-9988

Soups made daily, sandwiches and salads. 

Rhett's River Grill and Raw Bar

2335 Seminole Trail 

Seafood, steak, chicken and pasta. 

South Street Brewery

106 South Street (near the Water St. parking garage)

Microbrewery, home of a number of award-winning brews. Offers contemporary regional cuisine, burgers and some international dishes.

Tavern & Grocery

333 W. Main Street

Owned by the same company that runs The Virginian. Live music downstairs. 

The Virginian Student Favorite

1521 University Avenue (The Corner)

Burgers, sandwiches, and nicer entrees like spinach and artichoke pasta and chicken with baked apples. The bar is popular with law students.

Wayside Takeout and Catering

2203 Jefferson Park Avenue

Known for having the best fried chicken in the area. Also offers potatoes and gravy, hush puppies, rolls, vegetables and more. Small seating area, used mostly for takeout.

Whiskey Jar

227 W. Main Street

Traditional Virginia Piedmont cuisine.