Charlottesville, home of Thomas Jefferson’s University, boasts several locations for dining and shopping.
The Corner is located close to UVA’s Rotunda and the hospital and is a quick walk from anywhere on Grounds (UVA speak for campus). This hub of UVA social life is a seven-block collection of bars, restaurants, bookstores, and night spots on University Avenue. https://charlottesville.guide/corner/
The Downtown Mall, located a short distance down Main Street, is a vibrant collection of more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants (many with outdoor cafes) housed in the historic buildings on and around old Main Street. https://charlottesville.guide/attractions/downtown-mall-2/
The Shops at Stonefield have an elegant mix of retail shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. https://www.shopsatstonefield.com/
Barracks Road Shopping Center is a retail destination with a perfect mix of well-known national retailers like Madewell, Banana Republic, Ulta and Nike, two regional grocers (Kroger and Harris Teeter), and unique, locally owned stores/restaurants, including Scarpa, HotCakes, The Happy Cook and more. http://www.barracksroad.com/
Hidden in an alley with an entrance delineated by a singular light above our door, our speakeasy restaurant and bar is a unique dining experience you won’t soon forget. Our rotating French shareable plates are matched only by our mixologist’s creations.
A UVA legend for over 20 years, The Biltmore is home to Charlottesville’s only “Beach Bar” and the city’s largest outdoor patio area. Enjoy house-smoked BBQ, huge salads and sandwiches, the famous Thumbs ‘n Toes, and the soon-to-be-famous Crusties!
Between our abundant outdoor options and the cozy indoor fireplaces, The Biltmore can accommodate your dining, drinking, or social demands in any season.
Legendary breakfast, lunch, and dinner New York Bagel Shop that is so embedded in UVA’s culture that it has become a Charlottesville institution. Combined, Bodo’s three locations feed roughly 6,000 people per day. That’s nearly 500 per hour that they are open. Or, seven per minute.
- 1418 Emmet St (Rt. 29), Charlottesville, VA 22903
- 505 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- 1609 University Ave. (UVA “Corner”), Charlottesville, VA 22903
C & O Restaurant
Located in a historic building across the street from the old Chesapeake & Ohio train station, The C&O Restaurant includes six distinct dining areas suitable for celebrating special occasions with loved ones or enjoying a casual walk-in dinner. We are proud to highlight specialty items from local farmers, cheese makers, vintners and ranchers on our menu.
Citizen Burger Bar
At Citizen Burger Bar, they believe kicking back with a tasty burger and a craft beer is one of life’s essential liberties. They’ve teamed up with a few exceptional nearby farms and designed a menu around locally produced, top-tier ingredients. This is Citizen – the Burger Bar for the People. Please, make yourselves at home.
Can’t decide what you want to eat? Does every member of your group want something different? The Dairy Market is your place! Filled with all different restaurants, shops, and bars, there is no way everyone won’t be satisfied. A perfect spot to bring the whole group!
Doma Korean Kitchen
From traditional Korean barbecue to sizzling hot stone bowls, the food at Doma never disappoints. Even if you cannot correctly pronounce your order (try saying Tteokkochi), you will definitely be able to taste the freshness and flavor.
FIG Bistro is an intimate neighborhood restaurant featuring casual interpretations of New American and French cuisine. Our menu features an array of seasonal dishes, along with daily chef’s specials inspired by the fresh local ingredients available here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Beer, delicious food, and tons of games for kids of all ages (from 2-82)! Come enjoy a sunny afternoon on our extensive patio or stay inside in our Alpine-inspired beer hall.
Halfway between UVA and the Downtown Mall, we’re located in the repurposed Coca-Cola warehouse and bottling plant built in 1939.
The Market at Bellair
A Charlottesville favorite, The Market at Bellair offers amazing deli and gourmet sandwich offerings, which are also served at the Mill Creek and Locust Grove locations.
If you are hungry, don’t miss the opportunity to stop by The Market at Bellair before or after the big game.
The Virginian is lauded as “one of the South’s most famous eateries” in Coy Barefoot’s book, The Corner. First opening its doors in 1923, The Virginian now proudly reigns as Charlottesville’s oldest restaurant. Come on by for great food and great times – enjoy the best burgers and sandwiches, fresh salads, signature crab cakes, and the famous mac ‘n cheese!
A classic diner feel most popular for late night bites, White Spot’s gastronomic fare is centered around its famous grill, mostly burgers and fries and such. The Spot is known for the Gusburger – a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top. Gusburgers have fueled college students for decades.