Get a Taste of the 18th Century!

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A Virginia Historic Landmark

Michie Tavern ca. 1784

Michie Tavern is located 1/2 mile below Jefferson’s Monticello. Lunch is served daily. Servers in period attire offer bountiful Southern Midday Fare. The rustic restaurant setting renders a lunch dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. Get a taste of the 18th-century as we feature a buffet of southern fried chicken, marinated baked chicken, hickory-smoked pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits and so much more.
“The Ordinary”, our dining room, is open and we serve lunch 11:30-3:00
Closed on Tuesdays throughout January and February

After lunch guests may enjoy browsing in our unique shops – all housed in distinct historic structures. The Tavern Shop and The General Store each provide a one-of-a-kind experience in addition to plentiful shopping opportunities.

The 1784 Pub, an 18th-century style pub, serves local wines, beers and hard ciders. Light fare is available during late afternoons.
The Pub is temporarily closed through February


Serving Midday Fare

Open 6 days
Closed on Tuesdays
11:30AM – 3:00PM


Open 6 days
Closed on Tuesdays
General Store & Tavern Shop
11:00AM – 4:00PM

1784 Pub

Closed thru February


683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bill of Fare

Get A Taste of the 18th-century!
Michie Tavern’s dining room, the Ordinary, features Hearty Midday Fare offered by servers in period attire.
Open 11:30 – 3:00
Closed Tuesdays – Jan. & Feb.

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Lunch Discounts

Genuine Southern Hospitality!
We offer a variety of lunch discounts throughout the year. Please visit often to discover our current offers.

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The Best Southern Takeout in Town! Call 434-977-1234, order between 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Pickup 11:00AM – 11:45AM or 3:15PM – 5:30PM.
Closed Tuesdays – Jan. & Feb.

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Michie Tavern Shops
Fun shopping opportunities abound in unique shops all housed in restored period structures
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Michie Tavern’s 1784 Pub serving local wine, beer & hard cider
Unlike men, not all spirits
were created equal

The 1784 Pub is located in the oldest section of the Tavern. Experience the sights and sounds of what it may have been like as a traveler in the 18th century looking for a bit of refreshment and nourishment. Perhaps you strike up a conversation with a fellow visitor or partake in a colonial game.
The Pub is closed through February

More about 1784 Pub
Michie Tavern, located ½ mile below Jefferson’s Monticello, accommodated travelers with food, drink and lodging more than 200 years ago.

Today, Michie Tavern consists of The Ordinary, where guests can enjoy midday fare served by servers in period attire; The 1784 Pub where guests can enjoy local libations in a historical pub setting; and four unique shops housed in distinct historic structures.

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News, Events, and Special Offers
The Tavern Crier
January Lunch Offers
Recently honored as 2020 Virginia Restaurant of the Year JANUARY 2022 Lunch Offers Virginia Resident $4...
General Store Sale
75% OFF select merchandise on two floors including Christmas items, handmade Virginia jewelry, wine accessories...
Takeout Specials
Michie Tavern-The Best Southern Fare take-out in town! Call ahead 9:00AM - 4:00PM (434) 977-1234...
Restaurant of the Year
Michie Tavern, a Virginia Historic Landmark, was honored in October 2020 as the Restaurant of the...
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