Michie Tavern Fare


The dining room is open daily 11:15 – 3:30

Our Southern Fare is available:

  • self-serve buffet *
  • touchless buffet served by staff
  • table service
  • *Face mask & gloves (provided) are required for self-serve buffet

Savor a hearty Midday Fare in a rustic tavern setting
Michie Tavern’s dining room, the Ordinary, features a Hearty Southern Midday Fare offered by servers in period attire.The rustic restaurant setting provides a lunch dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. Our fare 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.

Michie Tavern’s Bill Of Fare

Five unique rooms offer a seating capacity of more than 300
We can easily accommodate large parties

“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  read more

We are monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation with great care. The health and safety of our patrons, staff and community are foremost on our minds. Attention to food safety, cleanliness and sanitation is always a top priority for our staff but is now enhanced to a much higher level.

Safety Guidelines

* For everyone’s safety, staff and customers must wear face coverings  – State of Virginia Mandate

* For self-serve buffet. face masks and gloves (provided) are required

* Adhere to 6 foot social distancing guidelines

* No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted inside the building

The Ordinary is open year-round
1:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April-October
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. November-March

Open Thanksgiving Day 11:15 – 2:30
Closed Christmas day and New Year’s day

Major Credit Cards Accepted

Reservations only taken in advance for tour groups of 15 or more
Tour Groups and Private Evening Banquets welcome!
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Michie Tavern
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902