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Charlottesville Restaurants

In its own quiet way, Charlottesville offers a culinary destination to make any foodie salivate and restaurants that can go plate-to-plate with any city across the country.

With an appetite for excellence, the entrepreneurial restaurateurs of Charlottesville operate more than 100 independent restaurants, cafes, bistros, grills and pubs.

These are people who are passionate about good food and great dining who make the most of abundant farming and agriculture in the area. The area hasn't adopted a "farm-to-table" approach - here, it's just a way of life. Always has been. Always will be.

The result is a dazzling array of menus that draw on the freshest foods of the region: organic produce, handmade cheeses, free-range poultry and grass-fed beef, all expertly prepared with a nod to regional traditions plus flavor influences from around the world. French? Japanese? Southwestern? Indian? Thai? You'll find it all alongside pulled pork, biscuits and black-eyed peas and traditional Virginia fare.

Much of the dining is casual, with most places offering a mix of indoor and outdoor seating to make the most of the mild climate. But locals offer atmosphere for any occasion, from formal fine dining to street food and treats found strolling the Saturday morning City Market, from stews made on-site to fresh crepes and melt-in-your-mouth donuts hot out of the oil.

Last but not least, food lovers take note: some of Albemarle County's best eats aren't found in restaurants at all. Visitors delight in seeking out the "hidden kitchens" of Albemarle County, meandering scenic back roads and stopping off at country stores and farm stands where flavor and freshness can't be beat. 

Virginia's non-profit Local Food Hub also offers an online directory of where to find fresh, locally grown foods.

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Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market Crozet

  • 1351 Greenwood Road
  • Crozet, VA 22932
  • (434) 823-1583 | Fax: (434) 979-6277
  • Region: Crozet
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Pick Your Own Strawberries, Sweet Cherries, Peaches, Apples, and Pumpkins in season. Visit our farm market for fresh picked fruits and local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Our ice cream parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and other fresh treats! Family-owned and -operated. Senior ci... MORE >>

Travinia Italian Kitchen

  • 2075 Bond Street
  • Suite 100
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • (434) 244-3304
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Enjoy Contemporary American Italian fare at Travinia Italian Kitchen nestled in The Shops at Stonefield in Charlottesville. Relax at the bar with an appetizer and a glass of wine before dinner, or gather around our outdoor patio and fire pits with friends. Enjoy handcrafted pizza, salad, soup, pasta, seafood, chicken, steak & veal. Indulge in one o... MORE >>

Fossett's at Keswick Hall

  • 701 Club View Drive
  • Keswick, VA 22947
  • (888) 778-2565 | Toll-Free: (888) 778-2565
  • Region: Monticello Area
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Keswick Hall's award-winning restaurant, Fossett's, features floor to ceiling windows providing spectacular panoramic views of Keswick Estate's pristine landscape and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains beyond.

Al fresco dining on the terrace is available during the warmer months and makes for an unforgettable evening under the ... MORE >>

Old Mill Room at The Boar's Head

  • 200 Ednam Drive
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Fax: (434) 972-6024 | Toll-Free: 855.692.6538
  • Region: University Area
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Every day is a special occasion at the Old Mill Room, distinguished as the only restaurant in Virginia to have retained a four-diamond designation over 23 consecutive years. Executive Chef Bill Justus and his international staff create culinary masterpieces that captivate the eye and delight the palate. MORE >>

Hamiltons' at First and Main

  • 101 West Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 295-6649
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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Hamilton's is the perfect spot for a quick afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. Contemporary gourmet American cuisine emphasizing trendy ingredients. The frequently changing menu includes fresh meats, game, crab cakes and always vegetarian “blue plate” special. Bright, lively atmosphere features an arty modern décor. Soaring pale yellow wa... MORE >>

Aberdeen Barn

  • 2018 Holiday Drive
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • (434) 296-4630
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Enjoy from the fires of our open charcoal hearth the finest USDA Certified Angus Beef, properly aged and cooked to your taste. Or should you prefer seafood, our menu selections include our same high ... MORE >>

Al Hamraa Restaurant

  • 929 2nd street SE
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 972-9907
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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Moroccan cuisine is one of the most diversified cuisines in the world. This is due to the interaction of Morocco with the outside world for centuries. The cuisine of Morocco is a mix of Arab, Berber, ... MORE >>

Albemarle Baking Company

  • 418 West Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 293-6456
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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Albemarle Baking Company has added a Pavailler brick furnace oven to their bakery – the first of its kind in Central Virginia. Their team of artisan bakers prepares everything by hand. They ... MORE >>

Amici's Italian Bistro

  • 370 Valley Street
  • Scottsville, VA 24590
  • (434) 286-4000
  • Region: Scottsville
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Amici's Italian bistro offers traditional Italian fare in the heart of Scottsville. Serving authentic Sicilian cuisine, the restaurant provides many Italian favorites like pastas, lasagna, pizza, and ... MORE >>

Anderson Carriage Food House

  • 2046 Barracks Road
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • (434) 970-2722
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Relying on the age-old adage that "you are what you eat," Anderson Carriage Food House is a family-owned business committed to bringing Charlottesville the freshest possible seafood, local meat, and ... MORE >>

Anna's Pizza No. 5

  • 115 Maury Ave
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 977-6228
  • Region: University Area
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A true Charlottesville treasure, Anna's Pizza No. 5 is conveniently located just off the grounds of the University of Virginia. The menu boasts dozens of signature Italian items like Manicotti, Veal ... MORE >>

Applebee's- Pantops

  • 2005 Abbey Road
  • Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • (434) 293-3208
  • Region: Pantops
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Serving everything from traditional bar and grill fare to more unique entrees, this popular national chain has a lively atmosphere and a large menu. In addition to its famous steaks, burgers, ... MORE >>

Applebee's-North

  • 571 Branchlands Blvd
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 974-5596
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Serving everything from traditional bar and grill fare to more unique entrees, this popular national chain has a lively atmosphere and a large menu. In addition to its famous steaks, burgers, ... MORE >>

Aqui Es Mexico

  • 221 Carlton Road, Suite 12
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 295-4748
  • Region: Belmont
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Aqui Es Mexico is an authentic Mexican and Salvadorian restaurant located just miles from the downtown mall area in Charlottesville. This quaint, simply decorated restaurant is regularly referenced as ... MORE >>

Arch's Frozen Yogurt- Corner

  • 104 14th St NW
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 984-2724
  • Region: University Area
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Arch’s is a family owned and operated business, serving The University and Charlottesville communities. Its owners Rob and Sandy Archer both hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University ... MORE >>

Ariana Grill Kabob House

  • 909 W Main St, Suite 102
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 872-9906
  • Region: University Area
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Ariana Grill Kabob House is the only Restaurant in the UVA Area that offers Authentic Afghan cuisine. This business is Owned and Operated by Afghans. We take great pride in our culture and would ... MORE >>

Aromas Cafe

  • 1140 Emmet St
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 244-2486 | Fax: (434) 295-6518
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Aromas Cafe is a bright Moroccan-inspired restaurant located in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is five minutes from the John Paul Jones Arena, and within walking ... MORE >>

Asian Express

  • 909 W. Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 979-1888 | Fax: (434) 979-1875
  • Region: University Area
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Asian Express was featured in the Best of C-Ville as Best Take-Out THREE years in a row!

Asian Fusion Buffet

  • 123 Seminole Court
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 973-8988
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Asian Fusion Buffet is a one of the highest rated Asian buffets in the Charlottesville area. Their offerings are diverse and tasty, including a stir-fry station, sushi, and kabobs. Soups, vegetarian ... MORE >>

Baggby's Gourmet Sandwiches

  • 512 East Main Street
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 984-1862
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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Gourmet Sandwiches & Subs. Homemade Soups, Salads, and Frozen Yogurt.Eat in, carry out or Cafe Dinning. Free delivery (limited area), business lunches and catering. Now offering online ... MORE >>

Baine's Books & Coffee

  • 485 Valley Street
  • Scottsville, Virginia 24590
  • (434) 286-3577
  • Region: Scottsville
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Baine's Books and Coffee offers customers a relaxed, comfortable environment to enjoy delicious coffee and espresso made with coffee beans roasted by Lexington Coffee Roasters. Pair your drink of ... MORE >>

Baja Bean - Norte

  • 2291 Seminole Trail
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 975-1070
  • Region: Route 29 North
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Baja Bean Co. has taken pride in serving fresh, flavorful, and unique Southern California style Mexican foods to the Commonwealth.We chop hundreds of pounds of fresh tomatoes every week to give you ... MORE >>

Bamboo House

  • 4831 Seminole Trail
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 973-9211
  • Region: Route 29 North
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For solid Asian food, look no further than Bamboo House. This Charlottesville classic is known for its tasty Yukgaejang, Kimchijigae, and Dukmandugook. If stews and soups aren't your style, try the ... MORE >>

Bang!

  • 213 Second Street, S.W.
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 984-2264
  • Region: Downtown Mall Area
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Delectable Asian flair to small meal menu, lots of fresh fish, homemade entrees, local produce and meats. Extensive martini menu and other fine offerings from the full bar, all served in a vibrant ... MORE >>

Bangkok '99

  • 540 Radford Lane #700
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • (434) 823-5881
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Bangkok '99 is a restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine. Don't let your fear of spicy food shy you away from this establishment; Bangkok '99 customers can always customize the spicy level of their ... MORE >>

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