Discovering UVA – Restaurants

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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/

Anna’s Pizza No. 5

Family owned local Italian restaurant since 1952 and close to Scott Stadium. Great for families and large groups.

Phone Number: (434) 977-6228
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Armando’s Mexican Restaurant

From Nachos Supreme to Buffalo Wings to Burritos and Tacos, Armando’s offers a wide variety of delicious Mexican food.

Armando’s offers fresh, flavorful, trendy menu items that are designed to make you happy and satisfied and coming back for more. They offer full bar including draft domestic and imported beers, mixed drinks, and kick-ass Margaritas.

Phone Number: (434) 201-1980
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Bodo’s Bagels

Legendary breakfast, lunch, and dinner New York Bagel Shop that is so embedded in UVA’s culture that it has become a Charlottesville institution to call Bodo’s 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

Phone Number: (434) 293-6021
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Boylan Heights

Located on the corner in Charlottesville, Boylan Heights is the University of Virginia’s best burger restaurant and sports bar! Stop by for good food, good drinks, and a great time!

Phone Number: (434) 984-5707
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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.

Phone Number: (434) 971 7044
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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.

Phone Number: (434) 979-9944
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Coupe’s

Local bar and grill on The Corner with a garden terrace.

Phone Number: (434) 529-6387
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Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar

Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar serves authentic pizza at the heart of UVA’s Corner District.

Phone Number: (434) 202-0592
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Fig Bistro

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.

Phone Number: (434) 995-5047
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Lemongrass

Relaxed sit-down Japanese and Thai restaurant.

Phone Number: (434) 244-8424
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Littlejohn’s New York Deli

New York-inspired deli with a Southern sensibility serving specialty Sandwiches and Subs to three generations of UVA alumni.

Phone Number: (434) 422-8868
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Mellow Mushroom

Build your own pizza with a cool casual vibe located on The Corner near UVA.

Phone Number: (434) 972-9366
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Michael’s Bistro & Taphouse

Kick back, relax and enjoy yourself… We have a carefully curated beer selection, the best balcony in town, a killer cocktail list, and a ton of small plates to share (oh, and an amazing chef!).

Phone Number: (434) 977-3697
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Poke Sushi Bowl UVA

Delicious Hawaiian poke made using a “non-oil” cooking procedure and a special filtered water system.

Phone Number: (434) 328-8833
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Revolutionary Soup on the Corner

Soups, sandwiches, salads and wraps made from sustainably raised, local ingredients featuring many Vegan and Gluten Free menu items.

Two locations:

  • The Corner: 104 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Downtown Mall: 108 2nd St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone Number: (434) 284-5809
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The College Inn

The College Inn is located in “The Corner” district has been serving excellent food at exceptional value since 1953 has become a Charlottesville tradition. Our menu (Dine-in/Take-out) features our legendary pizza, yummy sandwiches, delicious pastas, Greek and Italian specialties.

Come in and check it out while you’re watching the game over a tall glass of ice cold beer. We also offer delivery and catering whether you’re entertaining a small or large group or tailgating a football game.

Phone Number: (434) 977-2710
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The Biltmore

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.

Phone Number: (434) 202-1498
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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

Locally inspired seasonal American cuisine served in 4 dining rooms in a historic house and a tented patio. Reservations required.

Phone Number: (434) 977-1222
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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.

Phone Number: 434-971-6608
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The Pigeon Hole

Serving breakfast and lunch bites, Bloody Mary’s since 1910 in an old wooden house on a side street on The Corner near UVA.

Phone Number: (434) 984-0078
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The Virginian

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!

Phone Number: (434) 984-4667
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White Spot

The 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.

Phone Number: (434) 295-9899
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