Michie Tavern ca. 1784 - Get a taste of the 18th-century


Savor a hearty Midday Fare
in a rustic tavern setting

Michie Tavern’s dining room, the Ordinary, features Hearty Midday Fare offered by attentive servers. The rustic restaurant setting provides a lunch dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. Our buffet is based on 18th-century Southern recipes. Patterned after the southern tradition, many guests choose our bountiful midday fare as the day’s main meal. During the colder months guests enjoy our Midday Fare before a roaring fire. A variety of beverages including hot mulled apple cider, traditional lagers, ales and wine are available to complement your meal.

* Serving Lunch daily 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
* Need a dinner option? We offer curbside takeout.

Midday dining patterned after the southern tradition

Bill Of Fare

  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue 
  • Marinated Baked Chicken ♥
  • Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy ♥ (gravy is not gluten free)
  • Stewed Tomatoes
  • Black-eyed Peas seasoned with Country Ham ♥ V*
  • Green Beans with Country Ham ♥ V*
  • Cole Slaw ♥
  • Whole Baby Beets ♥ V
  • Homemade Hot Vegetable Soup ♥ V
  • Cornbread and Biscuits
  • ♥ = Gluten Free
  • V = Vegan
  • V* = Vegan version available upon request
Alternative Dietary Options

For vegans/vegetarians: baked potato also available upon request. For pescatarians fish can be available. (prefer advance notice)

We offer several of our menu items with gluten free alternatives. Please ask your server for options and menu information.

Adult - $24.95
Youth - $11.95 (12-15)
Child - $7.95 (6-11)
Vegan/Vegetarian - $11.95
Bill Of Fare
Dining Experience
Details, Features & Amenities
  • Lunch is served daily 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Reservations are only taken for 15 or more
  • Try one of our traditional southern desserts including peach cobbler a la mode
  • A nice selection of wine and traditional brews are available to slake your thirst
  • One child under six eats free for each paying adult
  • We host private evening group dinners
  • Plentiful seating available both indoors and our covered courtyard during the warmer months
  • Enjoy lunch by a roaring fire during the colder months
  • Our dining room is wheelchair accessible via a ramp.
  • For dietary information or special request, please call ahead to learn more (no peanut oil or product)
  • Responsibly sourced chicken
2024 Private Group Dinners

Our Famous Michie Tavern Biscuits

Warning: This video is sure to make your mouth water!

Lunch Discount Offers
What people are saying
Words From Our Visitors
Five years ago, on my very first visit to Charlottesville to tour UVa as a prospective student, my parents and I stumbled across your tavern on the way to Monticello. We were instantly enchanted by the friendly staff, the cozy atmosphere, and, of course, the delicious food.

– Amanda Strayer, Ohio