Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Charlottesville

Public Fish & Oyster

This bright and inviting space will catch your eye, but it's the skillfully seasoned seafood dishes that will keep you inside ordering plate after plate of freshly shucked oysters, mussels and other maritime delight…
Top Choice Bagels in Charlottesville

Bodo's Bagels

Students and university staff are regulars at this Charlottesville institution, lured by its wonderful bagels and its location on UVA Corner. Choose from a large array of options (plain, slathered with butter or cre…
Top Choice Modern American in Charlottesville

Oakhart Social

Seasonally inspired small plates and wood-fired pizzas emerge from the kitchen of this hipster haunt at a great rate, keeping its loyal crew of regulars fed and happy. On warm nights, the front patio is a perfect co…
Cafe in Charlottesville

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters

Its mantra is 'Beautiful coffee. Thoughtfully sourced. Carefully roasted.' and we can attest to the fact that this cafe on the pedestrian mall practices what it preaches. Excellent coffee (espresso and drip) and del…
American in Charlottesville

Citizen Burger

The ethos at this hugely popular burger joint on the pedestrian mall is commendably local and sustainable (organically raised, grass-fed cows, Virginia-made cheeses and beers). Don't miss the truffle fries. The bar …
Vegan in Charlottesville

Spot

Its somewhat scruffy appearance doesn't put off local students, who flock to this lounge-room-style eatery just off the pedestrian mall. Serving a solely vegetarian and vegan menu, its most popular item is the vegan…
Modern American in Charlottesville

Local

The Local has earned many fans for its locavore-loving menu (try roast squash with goat cheese or roast duck with blood-orange gastrique) and the elegant, warmly lit interior (exposed brick trimmed with colorful oil…
Deli in Charlottesville

Tilman's

Serving what it describes as the three main food groups – cheese, wine and snacks – this stylish place serves up cheese from around the globe, filled baguettes, pressed sandwiches, salads, and antipasti treats. Wine…
American in Charlottesville

Feast!

Inside the Main Street Market, this gourmet grocer is a fine spot to load up on picnic fare, with wines, a wonderfully smelly array of cheeses, fruits and other temptations. Its cafe serves fresh sandwiches (made to…
Mexican in Charlottesville

Continental Divide

This fun, easy-going spot has no sign (look for the neon 'Get in Here' in the window) but is well worth seeking out for its Mexican fusion fare and to knock back one of Charlotteville's best margaritas.