Charlottesville restaurant listings

Bucatini amatriciana at Tavola. Photo: Sarah Cramer. Bucatini amatriciana at Tavola. Photo: Sarah Cramer.

Asian Cuisine

Asian Express Cheap and cheerful, plus delivery. 909 W. Main St. 979-1888. $.

Bamboo House Korean and Chinese entrées served with an aesthetic flair. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$.

Bang! Asian fusion tapas, martinis to die for. 213 Second St. 984-BANG. $.

Bangkok ’99 Traditional Thai. 540 Radford Ln. #700, Crozet, 823-5881; 2005 Commonwealth Dr., 974-1326. $$.

Beijing Station Chinese favorites on the Corner. 104 14th St. NW. 234-3877. $.

Café 88 Cheap dim sum, bento boxes and soups. Lots of veggie offerings. Preston Plaza. 293-9888. $.

Chen’s Chinese Take-out or eat-in. Inside Annie Land Plaza. 73 Callohill Dr., Lovingston. 263-8865. $.

Chopsticks Express Straight-up no-nonsense Chinese place. 1841 Seminole Trail. 975-4380. $.

Doma Korean Kitchen Korean-style barbecue, kimchi and more. 701 W. Main St. (703) 336-3918. $.

East Garden From chow mein to General Tso’s. Pantops Shopping Center. 295-2888. $.

Giddy’s Good Fortune Take Away Counter-service spot with Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai. 4916 Plank Rd., North Garden. 245-0332. $.

Ginkgo Chinese Restaurant Sichuan classics from a Peter Chang-trained chef. 104 14th St. NW #8. 872-9386. $/$$.

Got Dumplings Pork, chicken, shrimp and chive, tofu—fast and hot. 1395 W. Main St. 244-3040. $.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet Watch chefs prepare food hibachi-style. 1185 Seminole Trail. 973-8889. $$.

Himalayan Fusion Curries, tandoori and other faves, plus a lunch buffet. 520 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-3120. $$.

Hong Kong Restaurant & Take-out Favorite Chinese entrées down Avon way. Southside Shopping Center, off Avon Street. 245-8818. $.

J-Petal Japanese crêpes and Thai ice cream. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 234-3332. $.

Jade Garden Chinese essentials, plus twists like Hawaiian-style Triple Delight. 1139 Fifth St. SW. 979-3512. $.

Kabuto Sushi and Teppanyaki Beautifully presented fresh sushi and teppanyaki, plus soups and desserts. 1836 Abbey Rd. 973-1585. $.

Korean House Traditional Korean specials for modest prices. Cheap lunch specials, too. 221 Carlton Rd. 244-0736. $$.

Kuma Sushi Noodle & Bar Pan-Asian restaurant and karaoke bar. 12 Elliewood Ave. 328-2741. $.

Kung Fu Tea Authentic bubble teas, plus dumplings, buns and tarts. 1001 W. Main St. 202-8844. $.

Kyoto A mix of Japanese and Chinese meals—teppanyaki to bento boxes. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 923-8889. $.

Lemongrass Vietnam meets Thailand. Veggie options and delivery, too. 104 14th St. NW. 244-THAI. $$.

Lime Leaf Thai The serene dining room is a tad more upscale than the average Thai place. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 245-8884. $/$$.

Love Sushi King All-you-can-eat sushi for $11.98 (lunch) or $17.99 (dinner). Seminole Square Shopping Center. 978-1199. $.

Maharaja Spicy Indian specialties. The lunch buffet’s a deal. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-1110. $$.

Marco & Luca’s Noodle Shop Quality meets quantity for under $5. York Place, Downtown Mall, 295-3855; 107 Elliewood Ave., 244-0016; 176 Zan Rd., no phone. $.

Maru Korean BBQ & Grill Traditional Korean food with modern additions. 412 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 956-4110. $.

Mi Canton Chinese and Latin cuisine. Think pupusas with a side of beef lo mein. McIntire Plaza. 296-8661. $.

Milan Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards; daily lunch buffet. 1817 Emmet St. 984-2828. $$.

Ming Dynasty Chinese food with many vegetarian options. Low-fat menu available. 1417 Emmet St. N. 979-0909. $.

Monsoon Siam Curries, pad Thai and other entrées, plus an outdoor patio. 113 W. Market St. 971-1515. $$.

Noodles & Company Fast-casual chain with noodles, soups and sandwiches. The Shops at Stonefield. 984-9621. $.

Now & Zen Bite-sized gourmet Japanese and sushi spot. 202 Second St. NW. 971-1177. $$.

Oriental Express Chinese standards plus sushi. 3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 107. 974-9988. $.

Pad Thai Homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. 156 Carlton Rd. 293-4032. $$.

Peter Chang China Grill Authentic Sichuan cuisine from a renowned chef. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. 244-9818. $$.

Poke Sushi Bowl Hawaiian-inspired poke on the Corner. 101 14th St. NW, 328-8833; Barracks Road Shopping CEnter, 284-5466. $.

Red Lantern Chinese cuisine by the pint or the quart. 221 Carlton Rd. 979-9968. $.

Royal Indian Restaurant One of the best-kept secrets in town. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-2288. $$.

Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood Great teppanyaki seafood and Japanese-style steaks. Hollymead Town Center. 872-0099. $$/ $$$.

ShangHai Wide array of regional selections, plus a lunch buffet. 312 Pantops Shopping Center. 984-2688. $.

Shun Xing Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese- style dishes. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9888. $.

Silk Thai Authentic Thai in a cozy house setting. 2210 Fontaine Ave. 977-8424. $.

Taiwan Garden Basic assortment of Chinese fare in basic surroundings. 2171 Ivy Rd. 295-0081. $.

Tara Thai Serves up affordable Thai faves, with multiple meat, fish and veggie options. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 984-9998. $$.

Taste of China Chinese favorites on 29N. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 975-6688. $$.

Taste of India Delicious Indian fare and a lunch buffet under $9. 310 E. Main St, Downtown Mall. 984-9944. $$.

Tea House Chinese-American and authentic Chinese weekly specials. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-2868. $.

Ten Super swanky second-floor spot serving modern Japanese. 120B E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6691. $$$.

Thai ’99 II Similar food as its numerical predecessor but with radically different interior. In the Gardens Shopping Center. 964-1212. $.

Thai Cuisine & Noodle House Traditional Thai food, noodle dishes and vegetarian specials. 2005 Commonwealth Dr. 974-1326. $$.

Thai Fresh Thai take-out with great prices. 106 Fifth St. SE. 249-5291. $.

Tokyo Rose Long-standing landmark serves sushi and sashimi. 2171 Ivy Rd. 296-3366. $$.

Urban Bowl Noodle soups and rice bowls. 111 W. Water St., York Place. 984-0095. $.

Vu Noodles Four kinds of homemade noodle bowls from a take-out window. 110 Second St. NW; 233 Fourth St. NW. $.

Yuan Ho Great lunch deal before 4pm. 117 Maury Ave. 977-7878. $.

Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill Tacos, rice bowls, noodle bowls and more—Korean-style. 1232 Emmet St. 284-8980. $.

Bakeries

Albemarle Baking Company Get your ABCs of baked goods here. 418 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 293-6456. $.

BreadWorks Breads, desserts and a full deli with sandwiches, soups, etc. Preston Plaza, 296-4663; 2955 Ivy Rd., 220-4575. $.

Carpe Donut Well-loved donuts, hot beverages and locally brewed kombucha. McIntire Plaza. 202-2918. $.

Chandler’s Bakery Cakes for any occasion, plus cookies and brownies for your sugar fix. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 975-2253. $.

Cocoa & Spice Handcrafted chocolates and confections. 506 Stewart St. (973) 489-7789. $.

Crust & Crumb Bakery Fresh-baked bread and pastry specials, plus a light menu. 1671 W. River Rd., Scottsville. 960-4444. $.

Duck Donuts Outer Banks donut spot with made-to-order treats. Stonefield Shopping Center, 823-1960. $.

Found. Market Co. Bakehouse and mercantile specializing in cookies—eat them there or take dough home. 221 Carlton Rd., Suite 2. $$.

Great Harvest Bread Company Sandwiches, sweets and bread baked from scratch every day. McIntire Plaza. 202-7813. $.

MarieBette Café & Bakery French pastries for breakfast, more pastries (and a dine-in menu) for lunch. 700 Rose Hill Dr. 529-6118. $.

Moon Maiden’s Delights From-scratch vegan and gluten-free pastries. York Place, Downtown Mall. 995-9233. $.

Nestlé Toll House Café Coffee, ice cream, cookie cakes and other sweet treats from the chocolatey chain. 5th Street Station. 328-8393. $.

SweetHaus Homemade cupcakes and specialty candy at this sweet shop on West Main. 2248 Ivy Rd., 270-2944; 929 Second St. SE, 422-2677. $.

The Pie Chest Homemade breakfast and hand pies, plus by-the-slice options. 119 Fourth St. NE. 977-0443. $.

Bars and Grills

Beer Run Rotating beers on tap, six-packs and wine to take away and three meals daily. 156 Carlton Rd., Suite 203. 984-2337. $$.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse American fare—plus pizza and award-winning, handcrafted beer. 3924 Lenox Ave. 422-5170. $$.

Blue Tavern & Sports Bar Food offerings include 55 flavors of chicken wings. 8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-3633. $$.

Coupe’s Pub food with a popular late-night scene. 9 Elliewood Ave. 282-2141. $.

Double Horseshoe Saloon American food, plus billiards and occasional live music. 1522 E. High St. 202-8714. $.

Draft Taproom Sixty self-serve taps with a large, diverse selection of craft beer styles. 425 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 422-5901. $.

Fardowners Restaurant Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. 5773 The Square, Crozet. 823-1300. $/$$.

Firefly Craft beer, tasty eats and arcade games. 1304 E. Market St. 202-1050. $.

Hurley’s Tavern Twenty taps and 20 TVs. Rivanna Plaza. 964-2742. $.

Joe’s Pool Hall & Sports Bar Pool, darts, poker and ’cue. Scottsville Shopping Center, Scottsville. 286-7665. $.

Kardinal Hall Bocce and beer garden. 722 Preston Ave. 295-4255. $.

Lost Saint Diminutive cocktail bar below Tavern & Grocery. 333 W. Main St. 293-7403. $.

Miller’s A classic Downtown bar, with pub grub and live music every night. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8511. $$.

Mountain Grill Farm to table at Carter Mountain Orchard. 1435 Carters Mountain Trail. 977-1833. $$.

Mountainside Grille Everything from Cobb salad to peanut butter and chocolate chip pie. 375 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-7080. $$.

Rapture Contemporary American with soulful accents, weekend brunch, purple pool tables and a dance club. 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. $$.

Rockfish 151 Pub Irish-American grub, with daily specials. 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 966-6992. $.

Sedona Taphouse Five hundred craft beers and an all-American menu. 1035 Millmont St. 296-2337. $$.

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Distinctive dining at Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek Golf Course. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664, Nellysford. 325-8110. $-$$.

Texas Roadhouse Steaks, ribs and from-scratch sides. Albemarle Square. 973-4700. $$.

The Biltmore Large portions and a popular drinking scene. 16 Elliewood Ave. 202-1498. $.

The Livery Stable Hole-in-the-wall (er, basement) spot Downtown. 120 Old Preston Ave. 202-2088. $/$$.

The Pub by Wegmans Pub fare for lunch and dinner, plus beer, wine and signature drinks. 100 Wegmans Way. 529-3265. $$.

The Smokehouse Grille Locally sourced barbecue, plus a seasonal farm-to-table menu. 515 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4745. $$.

The Southern Café & Music Hall Downtown music venue opens its café before shows. 103 S. First St. 977-5590. $.

The Villa Sports Bar & Ultra Lounge Live music, private parties, Mexican food and dancing. 917 Preston Ave. 962-6575. $$.

The Virginian Cozy Corner mainstay with an 80- plus-year history. 1521 University Ave. 984-4667. $$.

The Whiskey Jar Saloon-style Southern spot with, naturally, more than 90 varieties of whiskey. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. $$.

Timberwood Grill All-American eatery and after-work watering hole. 3311 Worth Crossing. 975-3311; Fifth Street Station (Timberwood Tap House), 234-3563. $$.

Tin Whistle Irish Pub Traditional Irish pub Downtown. 609 E. Market St. 979-4279. $$.

Trinity Irish Pub Hand-carved wooden bars, exposed brick and an upstairs balcony directly across from Grounds. 1505 University Ave. 295-7100. $.

West Main Pub Residence Inn’s bar and appetizer spot. 315 W. Main St. 220-0075. $.

World of Beer More than 500 different beers from more than 40 countries. 852 W. Main St. 970-1088. $$.

Breakfast Joints

Bluegrass Grill and Bakery Unpretentious breakfast and lunch spot, beloved by local weekenders. Glass Building, Second Street. 295-9700. $.

Cavalier Diner Breakfast all day, plus burgers, subs and Italian standbys. 1403 Emmet St. 977-1619. $.

Farm Bell Kitchen New-Southern cuisine with local farm-to-table ingredients. 1209 W. Main St. 205-1538. $$.

wayInternational House of Pancakes Standard breakfast fare. Long lines on the weekends. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-0830. $.

Sam’s Kitchen All-day breakfast, plus American and French dishes at this local institution. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-9488. $.

The Pigeon Hole Cozy all-day breakfast spot with fresh-squeezed juices and stone-ground grits. 11 Elliewood Ave. 977-4711. $.

The Villa American breakfast all day. 129 N. Emmet St. 296-9977. $.

The Well House Cafe Coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries. 118 10 1/2 St. NW. 973-0002. $.

Waffle House It’s breakfast ’round the clock. 1162 Fifth St. SW, 296-5010; 495 Premier Cir. on 29N, 975-5860. $.

Burgers, BBQ, Dogs and Diners

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue Breakfast and lunch spot serving up soul food by the biscuit. 711 Henry Ave. 202-1403. $.

Barbeque Exchange Hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork, plus hushpuppies, pie and pickles. 102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0227. $.

Blue Ridge Pig For connoisseurs of barbecue, the Pig is the place. Rte. 151, Nellysford. 361-1170. $.

Boylan Heights Burger spot and popular bar serves organic Virginia beef. 102 14th St. 984-5707. $.

Brother’s Bar & Grill The same barbecue folks have loved for years. 2104 Angus Rd. 293-6333. $.

Buck Island BBQ Pulled pork, spare ribs, fried chicken. 4842 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 872-0259. $.

Burger Bach New Zealand-inspired gastropub. The Shops at Stonefield, 328-2812. $$.

Chicken Coop Chicken, barbecue and a variety of sandwiches. 40 Front St., Lovingston. 263-7818. $.

Citizen Burger Bar Gourmet burgers with high- quality meat, plus a large collection of beers. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-9944. $$.

Doodle’s Diner Country cookin’ from breakfast to burgers. 1305 Long St. 295-7550. $.

Five Guys Two locations for local carnivores. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 975-GUYS; Hollymead Town Center, 963-GUYS. $.

Fox’s Café Daily specials, burgers, dogs and dinners. 403 Avon St. 293-2844. $.

Holly’s Deli & Pub Southern food, live music and beer. 1221 E. Market St. 282-2713. $.

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Classic burgers, daily specials and bras on the chandelier. 109 Second St. SE. 244-0073. $.

Jak’n Jil The working man’s Bodo’s: foot-longs and fries. 1404 E. High St. 293-7213. $.

Korner Restaurant This greasy spoon offers all the usual suspects. Daily lunch special. 415 Ninth St. SW. 977-9535. $.

Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ The Lazy Parrot Grill’s sister restaurant. Pantops Shopping Center. 244-0723. $/$$.

Lumpkins Classic burgers, salads, fried chicken and foot-long hotdogs. 1075 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3690. $.

Luv’n Oven Gizzards, livers, fries and shakes. 162 Village Sq., Scottsville. 286-3828. $.

Martin’s Grill Delicious hamburgers, veggie burgers and fries. 3449 Seminole Trail, in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9955. $.

Me2 Market and Eatery Delish barbecue and fresh baked treats just 3.5 miles east of Monticello. 2243 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 297-2201. $.

Mel’s Café Southern soul-soothing food. A longtime favorite on West Main. 719 W. Main St. 971-8819. $.

Mission BBQ Pulled turkey, pork and chicken, plus racks by the bone. The Shops at Stonefield. 260-7740. $.

Moe’s Original BBQ Alabama-style pulled pork smoked in-house. 2119 Ivy Rd. 244-7427. $.

Moose’s by the Creek American favorites, plus mounted moose antlers for photo ops. 1710 Monticello Rd. 977-4150. $.

Nelly’s Roadhouse American and Mexican menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1400. $$.

Olive’s Grill Food for the working man. Most items under $10. 8839 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 990-2634. $.

Otto’s All-American faves and daily specials at your service. Order at the counter and sit outside if it’s warm. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-4200. $.

Paulie’s Pig Out First barbecue joint on the way to Wintergreen. 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-2001. $.

Pig N’ Steak Pig…and steak. 313 Washington St., Madison. (540) 948-3130. $.

Red Hub Food Co. Quality catering and barbecue at a 10-seat lunch counter. 202 10th St. NW. 975-2271. $.

Riverside Lunch Legendary burgers and fries. 1429 Hazel St. 971-3546. $.

Riverside North Notable burgers and fries on 29N. Sunday morning buffet, too. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 979-1000. $.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand Get three dogs, fries and a drink for only $8.20. 5786 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 205-4438. $.

Smoked Kitchen and Tap Beloved food truck-turned-restaurant in Crozet’s Piedmont Place. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. 205-4881. $.

The Colleen Drive-In On Route 29, look for the huge ice cream cone. 4105 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Arrington. 263-5343. $.

The Wolf’s Fixins Barbecue Barbecue, burgers and beer. 344 Stoneridge Dr. N, Ruckersville. 242-1551. $.

Timberlake’s Old-fashioned soda fountain, sandwiches galore, burgers and dogs. 322 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-9155. $.

Tip Top Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Italian and Greek specials. 1420 Richmond Rd., on Pantops Mountain. 244-3424. $.

Wayside Takeout & Catering Famous Old Virginia fried chicken and barbecue sandwiches. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000. $.

White Spot Burgers with tradition at this popular Corner spot. 1407 University Ave. 295-9899. $.

Wild Wing Café Sports bar features wings and beer, plus live music, karaoke, trivia and poker. 820 W. Main St. 979-WING. $/$$.

Wings Over Charlottesville Wing delivery spot that encourages patrons to eat like a caveman. 2029 Ivy Rd. 964-9464. $$.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and, of course, plenty of wine. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2604. $$.

Coffee Places with Kitchens

Atlas Coffee Get a cup of coffee or an espresso roasted by Shenandoah Joe. 2206B Fontaine Ave. 970-1700. $.

Baine’s Books & Coffee Books, music, film, pottery, musical instruments, food and, of course, coffee. 485 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3577. $.

C’ville Coffee Co. Well-established café, with a kids’ corner and library to keep wee ones entertained. 1301 Harris St. 817-2633. $.

Calvino Café Espresso, panini and smoothies, plus breakfast on Sundays. In the Main Street Market. 293-5696. $.

Carpe Café Breakfast, lunch and snacks inside Studio IX. 969 Second St. SE. 260-3803. $.

Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Coffee and donuts. 305 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Suite 101, 244-9998. $.

Greenberry’s Java and specialty drinks, plus fresh baked goods. Wi-Fi available. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 984-0200; in Alderman Library on UVA grounds, 243-8961. $.

Grit Coffee People, coffee, food, space, design and work: That’s the focus at Grit. 110 Old Trail Dr., Crozet, 205-4253; 112 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 971-8743; 989 Second St. SE, no phone; 19 Elliewood Ave., 293-4412; The Shops at Stonefield, 284-8461. $.

Java Java All fair-trade organic coffee all the time. Smoothies and a lunch menu, too. Comfy seating, warm atmosphere, Wi-Fi. 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-0020. $.

La Taza Cuban press sandwiches, soups and salads. Live music often. 407B Monticello Rd., 296-8292; 212 Seventh St. (inside the SNL Building), no phone. $.

Lone Light Coffee Specialty coffee spot inside The Pie Chest. 119 Fourth St. NE. 977-0443. $.

Mermaid Express Mochas to smoothies. Inside PVCC. No phone. $.

Milli Coffee Roasters Espresso drinks, chai and hot chocolate. 400 Preston Ave., Suite 150, 282-2659. $.

Mudhouse Locally roasted, heavy-duty coffee, fresh juices and pastries. 213 W. Main St., 984-6833; The Square, Crozet, 823-2240; also to-go in the Bellair Market, 977-0222, and Mulberry Station, 245-0163. $.

Paradox Pastry Retro-urban-vibed bakery and dessert café. 313 Second St., in the Glass Building. 245-2253. $.

Rapunzel’s Coffee, books and music; chill out in Lovingston. Live music, too. 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660. $.

Shark Mountain Coffee Roastery, coffee shop, chocolatier. 621 Nash Dr. (540) 327-1564. $.

Sheepdog Coffee Grab-and-go coffee spot inside the Graduate hotel. 1309 W. Main St. 295-4333. $.

Shenandoah Joe Local roaster with a coffee bar and pastries. 945 Preston Ave., 295-4563; 2214 Ivy Rd., 923-4563. $.

Snowing in Space Coffee Co. Nitro brew coffee plus light snacks to tamper your caffeine buzz. 705 W. Main St. 228-1120. $.

Starbucks Multiple locations for all your corporate coffee needs. 1601 University Ave., 970-1058; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-4996; 1520 Seminole Trail, 973-5298; Hollymead Town Center, 975-6005. Location without phone in Fashion Square Mall. $.

The Corner Cup Fresh Trager Brothers coffee and espresso, plus pastries and muffins. 1325 W. Main St. 293-7905. $.

Trager Brothers Coffee See the roastery in action and sample some of the fresh roasted coffee while you’re there. 486 Front St., Lovingston. 263-8916. $.

Family-Friendly

Ann’s Family Restaurant Good old country cooking. 1170 Thomas Nelson Hwy. (Rte. 29, south of Lovingston). 263-8110. $.

Applebee’s Steak and Southwestern amid local memorabilia. 571 Branchlands Blvd., 974-5596; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-3208; 2005 Abbey Rd., 293-3208. $/$$.

Cherry Avenue Diner American diner classics: fries, burgers and the like. 820 Cherry Ave. 202-1267. $.

Chili’s Southwestern eats in a colorful, booth-heavy interior. 100 Zan Rd. 975-0800. $/$$.

Michie Tavern Traditional Southern lunch in an 18th-century tavern near Monticello. 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 977-1234. $$.

Red Robin Gourmet burgers, salads and bottomless pits of steak fries. Fashion Square Mall. 964-9523. $.

The Light Well Coffee-kitchen-tavern healthy ingredients in original recipes. 110 E. Main St., Orange. (540) 661-0004. $.

The Nook Half-century-old Charlottesville diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar. 415 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6665. $.

Wood Grill Buffet Big buffet featuring things grilled on wood. 576 Branchlands Blvd. 975-5613. $.

Fast Food

Arby’s Big roast beef. 1230 Emmet St., 296-8995; 1700 Timberwood Blvd., 978-1050. $.

Bojangles Chicken and biscuits. 2009 Abbey Rd. 293-1190; 3370 Seminole Trail, 284-5862. $.

Burger King The Whopper. Pantops Shopping Center, 296-5145; 1181 Fifth St. Ext., 963-7827; 1000 Emmet St., 293-8566; 11518 James Madison Hwy., Gordonsville, 589-6854. $.

Chick-Fil-A Waffle fries. 350 Woodbrook Dr., 872-0187; Fashion Square Mall, 973-1646; 1626 Richmond Rd., 245-5254. $.

Cook-Out Diner fare, plus chicken nuggets —as a side. 1254 Emmet St. $.

Dairy Queen Home of the Blizzard.1248 Crozet Ave., 823-6585; 1777 Fortune Park Rd., 964-9595. $.

Hardee’s Burgers, breakfasts and fried chicken. 1150 Fifth St. SW, 977-4804; Rte. 250E, 977-3191; Rte. 29N, 973-2083. $.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Double-down with the Colonel. 1705 Emmet St. 295-5158. $.

McDonald’s Home of the Happy Meal. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 295-6092; 475 Ridge McIntire Rd., 977-2984; 1294 Stoney Point Rd., 295-6677; 29th Place, 973-3055; Forest Lakes Shopping Center, 975-1112; 11455 James Madison Hwy., Gordonsville, 589-6753; 85 Callohill Dr., Lovingston, 263-8066. $.

Popeyes Chicken chain with savory sides. 1709 Emmet St. 529-8148. $.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Chicken fingers and Texas toast. 1805 N. Emmet St. 293-4331. $.

Taco Bell Great late-night drive-thru. 820 Gardens Blvd., 974-1344; 1158 Fifth St. NW, 295-9185; 801 Emmet St., 979-9074; Pantops Shopping Center, 296-7647. $.

Wendy’s Spicy No. 6. 416 Fourth St. NW, 979-0380; Corner of Rte. 250E and Rte. 20, 979-5908; Fashion Square Mall, 973-6226; 8764 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, 990-2021. $.

Zaxby’s Chicken wings, chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches… 1248 Emmet St. N. 529-8220. $.

French

Basic Necessities A taste of Southern France with fresh organic fare, plus wine and cheese. 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1766. $$.

C&O Sophisticated French at a 30-plus-year-old establishment. Excellent cheese plate, extensive wine list, popular bar. 515 E. Water St. 971-7044. $$$.

Fleurie Upscale modern French restaurant gets rave reviews. Extensive wine list. 108 Third St. NE. 971-7800. $$$.

Petit Pois French-American bistro from the owners of Fleurie. All the chic, lower check. 201 E. Main St. 979-7647. $$.

Pomme Casual French in the heart of picturesque Gordonsville. 115 S. Main St., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0130. $$$.

Frozen Treats

Arch’s Frozen Yogurt Wahoo-approved yogurt with tons of optional toppings. 104 14th St. NW. 984-2724. $.

Ben & Jerry’s Thirty-four flavors of ice cream and froyo. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-7438. $.

Bloop Self-serve froyo with rotating flavors. 1430 Rolkin Ct. 282-2093; 32 Mill Creek Dr. 328-2288. $.

Chaps More than 20 years of gourmet homemade ice cream. Grub like burgers and diner fare. 223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4139. $.

Cold Stone Creamery Ice cream, cakes, shakes and smoothies at this frozen treat chain. 1709 Emmet St. 529-8526. $.

Corner Juice UVA alum-owned juice spot with fresh, cold-pressed options. 1509 University Ave. $.

Crozet Creamery Small-batch ice cream in rotating flavors from Rocky Road to dairy-free lemon. 2025 Library Ave, Crozet. 205-4889. $.

Kilwin’s Ice cream, fudge and truffles. 313 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 234-3634. $.

Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream Ice cream made fresh in the store. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 202-0306. $.

Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard Cones, cups, floats, sundaes, “snowstorms” and smoothies. Woodbrook Shopping Center, 975-4651; 250E, 296-0041. $.

La Flor Michoacana Homemade popsicles, fruit beverages and ice cream. 601 Cherry Ave., 984-1604. $.

Red Mango Fresh juices, smoothies and frozen yogurt. 5th Street Station. 328-8393. $.

Smojo Smoothies, juices, power bars and granola bars to go. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. (360) 481-4087. $.

Smoothie King Chain features smoothies, supplements and healthy snacks. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 295-8502; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 975-5464. $.

Splendora’s Gelato Ranging selection of Italian gelato (and sorbet) and delicious desserts in a bright Downtown location. 317 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 296-8555. $.

Sweet Frog Interesting froyo flavors and even more interesting toppings—Cap’n Crunch with fresh mangos, maybe? Hollymead Town Center, 975-3764; Barracks Road Shopping Center, 293-1130. $.

The Juice Laundry Pressed juices, nut milks, shots, smoothies, coffee, salads and raw foods. 722 Preston Ave. #105, 1411 University Ave. 234-3044. $.

The Juice Place Smoothies, juices and rice bowls for quick eating. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 270-8813. $.

Gourmet Groceries and Gas Stations

Batesville Market Sandwiches to order, salads and baked goods plus cheeses, produce and packaged goods. 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001. $.

Bellair Market Gourmet sandwich spot on Ivy Road. 2401 Ivy Rd. 971-6608. $.

Blue Ridge Bottle Shop Craft beer store with both bottles and growlers available—plus sample before you buy! 2025 Library Ave, Crozet. 602-2337. $.

Brownsville Market Breakfast starting at 5am, plus burgers, sides and famous fried chicken. 5995 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. 823-5251. $.

Butcher On Main Beef, pork, chicken and duck from 20 Virginia farms. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 244-7400. $.

Everyday Café Gourmet gas station with homemade pizza and gelato. 2404 Fontaine Ave., 206-3790; 250E on Pantops Mountain, 971-8771. $.

Feast! Nationally noted cheese, wine and specialty food shop. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 244-7800. $$.

Foods of All Nations Sandwiches, deli and salads at this gourmet grocery. Try the West Coast. 2121 Ivy Rd. 296-6131. $.

Greenwood Gourmet Grocery Made-to-order sandwiches, plus fresh soup and a deli with mac-n-cheese, bread pudding and other rotating dishes. 6701 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. (540) 456-6431. $.

Hunt Country Market A rotating menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2048 Garth Rd. 296-1648. $.

Integral Yoga Natural Foods All-natural food, supplements and personal care products, plus a deli and juice/smoothie bar. 923 Preston Ave. 293-4111. $.

JM Stock Provisions Whole-animal butcher shop with sandwiches to go. 709 W. Main St. 244-2480. $.

Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen Belmont grocery with breakfast and lunch sammies, plus takeaway dinners. 703 Hinton Ave. 989-7648. $.

Market Street Café Gourmet breakfast, rotisserie chicken and deli meats. 1111 E. Rio Rd. 964-1185. $.

Market Street Market Deli in the Downtown grocery serves sandwiches and prepared foods. 400 E. Market St. 293-3478. $.

Market Street Wineshops An expertly curated selection. 305 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Suite 102, 964-9463; 311 E. Market St., 979-9463. $$.

Mill Creek Market The Southern sister of Bellair Market. Avon Street, across from the Southside Shopping Center. 817-1570. $.

Mulberry Station at Shadwell A full-service convenience store. 3008 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 245-0315. $.

Seafood @ West Main Fresh fish, shellfish and seafood, plus Japanese groceries. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 296-8484. $.

The Fresh Market A European-style market chain, with high-quality meats, cheese and seafood, plus über-fresh produce. Albemarle Square. 244-2444. $$.

Timbercreek Market Grocery arm of Albemarle’s Timbercreek Farm. Fresh produce, meats and cheeses, plus a café with a locally sourced menu. 722 Preston Ave. 202-8052. $.

Trader Joe’s This grocery chain boasts top quality at low cost, including “Two Buck Chuck” wine (which is actually $3.50). The Shops at Stonefield. 974-1466. $$.

Whole Foods Market Fresh, all-natural sandwiches ranging from classic favorites to vegan delights. Big salad and prepared-foods bar, too. 1797 Hydraulic Rd. 973-4900. $$.

Inns and Hotel Restaurants

Birdwood Grill at The Boar’s Head Open seasonally for breakfast and lunch. 410 Golf Course Dr. 293-6401. $$.

Café 1201 Seven-day breakfast buffet. At Courtyard Marriott-UVA Medical Center. 1201 W. Main St. 977-1700. $$.

Charlotte’s All-American menu in the Holiday Inn. 1200 Fifth St. SW. 977-5100. $$.

Emmet’s Holiday Inn restaurant serves American fare. 1901 Emmet St. 977-0803. $$.

Fossett’s American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a tapas bar. Inside Keswick Hall, 701 Club Dr., off 250E. 979-3440. $$$.

Heirloom Rooftop bar and restaurant inside The Graduate Hotel. 1309 W. Main St. 295-4333. $$.

Inn at Court Square Upscale Southern in the oldest house Downtown. 410 E. Jefferson St. 295-2800. $$$.

Keswick Hall Monday through Friday lunch buffet in the Villa Crawford. Reservations required. 701 Club Dr. 979-3440. $$.

Lafayette Inn Restored 1840s inn that once served as a boarding house for proper young ladies. 146 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-6345. $$$.

Oakhurst Inn Coffee & Café Southern breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. 1616 Jefferson Park Ave. 872-0100. $.

Old Mill Room Restaurant Expect historic ambience with your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The Boar’s Head, 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant Candlelit prix fixe four-course dinners in this 1732 plantation house. 2887 Poindexter Rd., Trevilians. (540) 967-0844. $$$.

The Boar’s Head The Old Mill Room with a formal daily menu. The adjacent Bistro 1834 has a relaxed dinner menu. The Sports Club Café and Birdwood Grill offer casual dining options as well. Prices vary widely. 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

The Edge Casual fare with a family-priced menu for a meal overlooking the slopes. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664. 325-8080. $$.

The Fountain Room at the Mark Addy Inn Picture-perfect mountain B&B with a dining room open to all. 56 Rodes Farm Dr., Nellysford. 361-1101. $$$.

The Inn at Meander Plantation Upscale American cuisine and candlelight dining. Breakfast open to inn guests only. 2333 N. James Madison Hwy., Locust Dale. (800) 385-4936. $$$.

The Inn at Willow Grove This inn boasts an exquisite menu at its in-house restaurant, Vintage. 14079 Plantation Way, Orange. (540) 317-1206. $$$.

The Pointe Tapas-style appetizers, filet mignon and Starr Hill beers on tap. In the Omni Hotel, Downtown Mall. 971-5500. $$$.

TJ’s Tavern and Dining Room Doubletree Hotel dining room with views of the Rivanna and American and Italian fare. 990 Hilton Heights Rd. 973-2121. $$.

Italian and Pizza

Amici’s Italian Bistro Sicilian cuisine in a family-style setting. 370 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4000. $.

Anna’s Pizza No. 5 In the family for 35 years. 115 Maury Ave. 295-7500. $.

Anna’s Ristorante Italiano From the folks behind Anna’s Pizza No. 5. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 823-1327. $.

Bella’s Restaurant An authentic Roman-Italian family-style restaurant. 707 W. Main St. 327-4833. $$.

Belmont Pizza and Pub Fresh, stone-baked pizza on hand-tossed pies. Beer, too! 211 Carlton Rd. Suite 10. 977-1970. $.

Benny Deluca’s Giant slices from a simple five-pie menu. 913 W. Main St. 245-4007.

Brick Oven Gourmet pizzas, sandwiches from an authentic wood-fired grill. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-1119. $.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Franchise pizza spot serves, you guessed it, wood-fired pies. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 245-4050. $$.

Carmello’s Upscale service just like in Little Italy, gargantuan pepper mills and all. 29th Place. 977-5200. $$.

Chirio’s Pizza Authentic, homemade NY pizza, subs, salads, sandwiches, specials and ice cream. Eat in, take-out, delivery. 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-9188. $.

Christian’s Pizza The place to get fresh pies, by-the-slice or the whole darn thing. 118 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-9688; 100 14th St. NW, 872-0436; 3440 Seminole Trail, 973-7280. $.

College Inn Straight-up late-night goodness. Pizza, gyros, subs, and its delivery can’t be beat. Breakfast items, too. 1511 University Ave. 977-2710. $.

Crozet Pizza Unpretentious, family-owned pizza parlor with nationally recognized pies. 5794 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet, 823-2132; 20 Elliewood Ave., 202-1046. $.

Domino’s Six locally owned branches of the national chain. Pizza, of course, plus pasta, sandwiches and wings. 1137 Millmont St., 971-8383; 1147 Fifth St. SW, 970-7777; 2335 Seminole Trail, 973-1243; 508 Stewart St., 979-2525; Food Lion Shopping Center, Ruckersville, 990-2000; 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet, 823-7752. $.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie Pizza joint in the Crossroads mini-mall. 4916 Plank Rd., on 29S at North Garden. 245-0000. $/$$.

End Zone Pizza Pizza, big subs and fresh salads. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 973-8207. $.

Fabio’s New York Pizza Pizza, subs, salads and calzones made by natives of Naples. Get your pie the Sicilian way. 1551 E. High St. 872-0070. $.

Feelin’ Saucy Pizzeria Buy one pizza, get one free. 104 14th St. NW. 234-3877. $.

Fellini’s #9 A local landmark featuring Italian favorites plus some inventive new takes. 200 W. Market St. 979-4279. $$.

Fry’s Spring Station Very characterful brick-oven pizza joint. 2115 Jefferson Park Ave. 202-2257. $$.

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Everything you could want out of classical Italian fare. 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-9170. $$.

Lampo Authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in Belmont. 205 Monticello Rd. 282-0607. $.

Lelo’s Pizza By the slice or the whole pie. Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-6788. $.

Little Caesar’s Pizza Home of the $5 Large Hot-n-Ready Pizza. 1301 Hydraulic Rd., 296-5646; Albemarle Square, 964-1011; Pantops Center, 234-3328. $.

Marco’s Pizza “Ah!thentic Italian” (with a secret sauce). c 465-6800. $.

Mellow Mushroom Trippy-themed franchise, with great pizza and even better beer selection. 1321 W. Main St., in the Red Roof Inn. 972-9366. $.

MidiCi Neapolitan pizza chain. The Shops at Stonefield. 284-8874. $.

Mona Lisa Pasta This market carries nearly every variety of pasta and sauce imaginable. To-go entrées serve two to three people. Preston Plaza. 295-2494. $$.

Nate & Em’s Pizza All your pizzeria faves: calzones, stromboli, pasta, subs and—of course—pies. 5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-9000. $.

Palladio Restaurant Northern Italian cuisine and Barboursville wines. 17655 Winery Rd., Barboursville. (540) 832-7848. $$$.

Papa John’s Pizza fans come to Papa. 3441 Seminole Trail, 973-7272; University Shopping Center, 979-7272; 1305-A Long St., 296-7272. $.

Pizza Hut The Jabba of pizza chains. 1718 Seminole Trail, 973-1616; 540 Radford Ln., Suite 300, 823-7500. $.

Sal’s Caffe Italia Brick-oven pizza plus subs, pasta and outdoor seating in a lively Mall location. 221 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-8484. $$.

Sal’s Pizza Hand-tossed pizzas, fresh bread, delicious pasta dishes since 1987. Crozet Shopping Center, Crozet. 823-1611. $.

Tavola Open kitchen serves up lovely food (pancetta-wrapped shrimp, handmade pappardelle) and an artisanal wine list. 826 Hinton Ave. 972-9463. $$.

The Rooftop Pizzas, salads, seafood and steaks with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge. 2025 Library Ave, Crozet. 205-4881. $$.

Travinia Italian Kitchen Contemporary American Italian, plus an outdoor patio for people watching. The Shops at Stonefield. 244-3304. $$.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Build your own perfect pizza, assembly line-style. The Shops at Stonefield, 234-3717. $$.

Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria This regional chain has pies plus a slew of caloric subs, pastas and stromboli. Hollymead Town Center. 973-4055. $$.

Vinny’s New York Pizza and Pasta Serves up authentic pies, pastas and subs. Lasagna and veal are faves at this long-established joint. 8841 Seminole Trail. 985-4731. $.

Vita Nova Cheap and hearty pizza by the slice. 310 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-0162. $.

Vito’s Italian Restaurant Specializing in pizza and Italian dishes. Rte. 29, 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston. 263-8688. $$.

Vivace Every kind of pasta imaginable, plus seafood, Italian wines, grappas and full bar in a casual, elegant setting. 2244 Ivy Rd. 979-0994. $$.

Vocelli Pizza Pizza, pasta, panini, salads and stromboli for carryout and delivery, plus antipasti. 1857 Seminole Trail in the Woodbrook Shopping Center. 977-4992. $.

Mediterranean

Bashir’s Taverna Authentic Mediterranean cuisine by a Mediterranean chef. 507 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 923-0927. $$.

Basil Mediterranean Bistro Mediterranean fare from grape leaves to tapas, plus a late-night wine bar. 109 14th St. 977-5700. $.

Box’d Kitchen Custom salads and homemade sauces. 909 W. Main St. 202-2749. $.

Copper Mine Bistro Mediterranean-inspired menu features tapas, pizzas and entrées like shrimp provençal and veal saltimbocca. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8090. $/$$.

Mezeh Mediterranean Grill Bowls, wraps and pita pockets, all prepared with the fresh ingredients of your choosing. The Shops at Stonefield. 202-1446. $.

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar Dishes from Spain to Greece and wines of the world. Main Street Market. 975-6796. $$.

Parallel 38 Small plates, innovative “farm-to-table” cocktails and an extensive wine list. 817 W. Main St. 923-3838. $$.

Mexican and Southwestern

Al Carbon Chicken Tacos, tamales and sandwiches with rotisserie chicken. 1871 Seminole Trail. 964-1052. $.

Armando’s Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican on the Corner. 105 14th St. NW. 202-1980. $.

Aqui es Mexico Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran tacos, tortas, sopas, pupusas and more. 221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 12. 295-4748. $.

Barbie’s Burrito Barn California-style Mexican food to go. 201 Avon St. 328-8020. $.

Brazos Tacos Austin, Texas-style breakfast, lunch, early dinner and brunch tacos. 925 Second St. SE, 984-1163. $.

Burrito Baby Made-to-order burritos, baby. 111 S. Faulconer St., Gordonsville. (540) 832-6677. $.

BurritOh! Burritos, tacos, rice bowls, quesadillas and nachos made to order. 540 Radford Ln., Crozet. 812-2152. $.

Cactus Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican and Central American dishes. 221 Carlton Rd. Suite 11 & 12. 295-4748. $.

Chipotle Simple menu of burritos and tacos made before your eyes. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 872-0212; 2040 Abbey Rd. Suite 101, 984-1512. $.

Cinema Taco Burritos, tacos and empanadas inside the Jefferson Theater. Delicious and cheap. 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4981. $.

Continental Divide “Get in Here!” commands the neon sign in the window. 811 W. Main St. 984-0143. $$.

El Jaripeo Mexican favorites for the 29N crowd and also the UVA Corner crowd. 1750 Timberwood Blvd., 296-9300; 1202 W. Main St., 972-9190. $.

El Vaquero West This tried-and-true Mexican place has sister locations in Palmyra, Haymarket and Orange, all owned by the same family. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-1190. $.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Fresh, handmade, Baja- style Mexican food. 435 Merchant Walk Sq., Suite 600. 214-0500. $.

Guadalajara Mexican food by Mexican folks. Margaritas so green they glow. Cheap prices! 805 E. Market St., 977-2676; 395 Greenbrier Dr., 978-4313; 2206 Fontaine Ave., 979-2424; 108 Town Country Ln., 293-3538; 3450 Seminole Trail, 977-2677. $.

Junction Modern Mexican in Belmont. 421 Monticello Rd. 465-6131. $$.

La Cocina del Sol Southwestern flair for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet, 823-5469. $$.

La Joya Authentic Mexican from tacos to churros. 1145 Fifth St. SW, 293-3185; 1015 Heathercroft Cir, Ste. #300 (Crozet), 205-4609. $.

La Michoacana Mexican deli serves budget-friendly burritos, tacos and enchiladas. 1138 E. High St. 409-9941. $.

La Tortuga Feliz Authentic Mexican entrées and baked goods. 1195 Seminole Trail. 882-7461. $.

Los Jarochos Authentic Mexican in Midtown. 625 W. Main St. 328-8281. $.

Margarita’s the Flavor of Mexico Authentic Mexican, American and margaritas. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 218-7767. $.

Mono Loco Outstanding Latin-themed entrées, inventive sides and legendary margaritas. Inside, cozy cantina feel, plus a covered patio. 200 W. Water St. 979-0688. $$.

Morsel Compass Popular food truck’s brick and mortar spot. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. 989-1569. $$.

Plaza Azteca Tableside guacamole is just the beginning of the offerings at this Mexican chain. 101 Seminole Ct., Seminole Square Shopping Center. 964-1045. $.

Qdoba Mexican Grill Spicy burritos, quesadillas and Mexican salads made before your eyes. 1415 University Ave., 293-6299; 3918 Lenox Ave., 244-5641. $.

The Bebedero Upscale authentic Mexican, plus cocktails and made-to-order guac. 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 234-3763. $$.

Miscellaneous Nationalities

Afghan Kabob Palace Mouthwatering authentic Afghan cuisine. 400 Emmet St. N. 245-0095. $$.

Aromas Café Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. Sandwiches, salads and famous falafel; super-friendly service. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2486. $.

Bavarian Chef German cuisine in Alpine atmosphere. 29N in Madison. (540) 948-6505. $$.

Kebabish Sizzling and Fire Grille Turkish, Indian, Nepali and Mediterranean fusion. Try the “lovely meat ball”! 111 W. Water St. 995-5165. $.

Little India Delicious Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired food for veggies and carnivores. 1329 W. Main St. 202-2067. $.

Mas Authentic Spanish tapas and wines in a funky, dimly lit atmosphere in the heart of Belmont. 904 Monticello Rd. 979-0990. $$.

Obrigado New American fare and pasta nights are the specialties at this colorful, bistro-like storefront spot. 109 W. Main St., Louisa. (540) 967-9447. $$.

Pearl Island Caribbean-inspired lunch spot in the Jefferson School City Center. 233 Fourth St. NW. 466-0092 . $.

Sticks A quick, healthy alternative to fast food: kebobs (veggie options available), sides, salads, desserts. Preston Plaza, 295-5262; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-5212. $.

Sultan Kebab Authentic Turkish food, all kind of kebabs, vegetarian dishes, salads, homemade Turkish baklava, Turkish tea and coffee. 333 Second Street SE. 981-0090. $.

The Shebeen Pub and Braai Conjures the South African veldt with brunch on Sundays. Great bar for futbol-watching. Vinegar Hill Shopping Center. 296-3185. $$.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Downtown teahouse offers international vegetarian fare, delectable desserts and 80-plus exotic loose teas and hookah. 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947. $.

Soups, Salads, Sandwiches

B.good Grain bowls and seasonal salads, plus smoothies and shakes. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 305-1115. $.

Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches Give your name; your sammich arrives in a bag with a cookie. Get it? 512 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 984-1862. $.

Blue Ridge Café Ruckersville joint serving American-continental. 8315 Seminole Trail. 985-3633. $$.

Blue Ridge Country Store Breakfast is eggs, scones and muffins; lunch is pre-made wraps, soups and entrées, plus a popular salad bar. 518 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1573. $.

Bodo’s Bagels Still the king of bagels in our town. 1418 N. Emmet St., 977-9598; 505 Preston Ave., 293-5224; 1609 University Ave., 293-6021. $.

Café at Monticello Sandwiches, barbecue, coffee, tea and ice cream for when you’re done with your tour of TJ’s house. 984-9800. $.

Carving Board Café Inventive salads, soups and sandwiches for the 29N lunch bunch. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 974-9004. $.

Chopt Creative salad chain with ingredients from local purveyors. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 328-8092. $.

Citizen Bowl Shop Specialty salads with with gluten-free, vegetarian and Paleo-friendly options. 223 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 234-3662. $.

Croby’s Urban Viddles Southern-inspired chicken and pork rotisserie fare. 32 Mill Creek Dr., suite 102. 234-3089. $.

Durty Nelly’s Jazz, blues and rock in a rootsy pub and deli that caters. 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. $.

Firehouse Subs Hot subs and sandwiches across from Fashion Square. 29th Place. 995-5921. $.

Greenie’s Vegetarian and vegan sandwiches. 110 Second St. NW. 996-1869. $.

HotCakes Fancy sandwiches, homemade entrées and desserts. Delivery available. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 295-6037. $.

Iron Paffles & Coffee Pastry dough + waffle iron + savory or sweet insides. 214 W. Water St. 806-3800. $.

Ivy Provisions Hot and cold sammies with inventive names like the “Don’t Call Me Shirley.” 2206 Ivy Rd. 202-1308. $.

Jack’s Shop Kitchen Farm-to-table brunch, lunch and supper spot with elevated classics. 14843 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville. 939-9239. $$.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Subs from Jersey, prepared right in front of you. 2040 Abbey Rd. #104, 529-6278; 5th Street Station, 328-8694. $.

Jimmy John’s Low-cost sandwiches on 29N. “Freaky fast” delivery. 1650 E. Rio Rd., 975-2100. $.

Kitchen(ette) An assortment of sandwiches (vegetarian included!) plus sides and salads. 606 Rivanna Ave. 260-7687. $.

Littlejohn’s New York Delicatessen Buxom sandwiches. Delivery, too! 1427 University Ave., 977-0588. $.

Lovingston Café A pleasant surprise in the middle of Lovingston, with a diverse, modestly priced menu. 165 Front St., Lovingston. 263-8000. $.

Mac’s Country Store Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials, eat in or take out. 7023 Patrick Henry Hwy., Roseland. 277-5305. $.

Market at Grelen A casual café with seasonal ingredients and daily specials. 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset. (540) 672-7268. $.

Martha’s Garden Café Healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Martha Jefferson Hospital, 595 Martha Jefferson Dr. 654-6037. $.

Panera Bread Co. Ubiquitous chain with casual fare. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 245-6192; Hollymead Town Center, 973-5264; Fifth Street Station, 973-5264. $.

Quizno’s Subs Chain offering cheesesteaks, meatballs and specialty subs. Salads and soups, too. Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center. 977-7827. $.

Revolutionary Soup Choose from a slew of enticing soups made daily. 108 Second St. SW, 296-SOUP; 104 14th St. NW, 979-9988. $.

Roots Natural Kitchen Fast-casual health food from UVA alumni. 1329 W. Main St. 529-6229. $.

Subway Tons of locations, so you can “eat fresh” anywhere. 1764 Rio Hill Ct., 978-7008; 32 Mill Creek Dr., 295-5555; Pantops Shopping Center, 984-0652; 1061 E. Rio Rd., 973-9898; 2212 Ivy Rd., 293-0666; 104 14th St. NW, 295-7827; 111 Maury Ave., 977-5141; 1220 Seminole Trail, 973-4035; 1779 Fortune Park Rd., 974-9595; Vinegar Hill Shopping Center, 245-8000; 65 Callohill Dr., Lovingston, 263-6800. $.

Take It Away Sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts in a jazz-themed shop. Favorite spot of student study breakers. 115 Elliewood Ave. 295-1899. $.

The Flat The place for crêpes: Choose sweet or savory for lunch or dinner. 111A E. Water St., behind the Jefferson Theater. 978-FLAT. $.

The Salad Maker Made-to-order salads, plus a daily soup special and sweet treats. 300 E. Market St. 284-5523. $.

Tilman’s Cheese, snacks and sandwiches in the café, plus a charming wine bar. 406 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. $.

Trackside Café Healthy fare and smoothies inside ACAC. ACAC, Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 978-3800. $.

Tubby’s Grilled sandwiches and subs galore. 1412 E. High St. 293-3825. $.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches Create your own sandwiches by marking up the pre-printed brown bags. Hollymead Town Center. 977-9424. $.

Zazus Fresh Grille Lots of wraps, salads, soups and fresh smoothies, plus yummy breakfast wraps. Delivery available. 2214 Ivy Rd. 293-3454. $.

Zoës Kitchen Fast, casual meals with an emphasis on health-conscious, Mediterranean-inspired ingredients. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 955-5334. $.

Steaks and Seafood

Aberdeen Barn More beef than you can shake a T-bone at, since 1965. 2018 Holiday Dr. 296-4630. $$$.

Bonefish Grill Sister to mega-popular Outback Steakhouse featuring seafood, grilled non-fish specialties and a full bar. Hollymead Town Center. 975-3474. $$.

Devils Grill Restaurant & Lounge Above Devils Knob Golf Course with 50-mile views. Dinner reservations required. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8100. $$$.

Downtown Grille Upscale steak and seafood with white-linen service and a chummy bar scene. 201 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 817-7080. $$$.

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ onions and giant steaks. 1101 Seminole Trail. 975-4329. $$.

Public Fish & Oyster Simply prepared, responsibly sourced seafood. Shucked oysters, raw bar and a full bar. 513 W. Main St., 995-5542; 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet, 812-2909. $/$$.

Red Lobster Seafood with daily specials. 1648 E. Rio Rd. 973-0315. $$.

Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar She-crab soup, half-shell delicacies and steaks. 2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100. 974-7818. $$.

Rocksalt Seafood-centric chain with an outdoor bar and patio. The Shops at Stonefield. 326-5665. $$.

Shadwell’s Seafood, steaks, burgers, pasta and salads made out of fresh, local ingredients. 1791 Richmond Rd. 202-2568. $$.

Upscale Casual

Back 40 Locally sourced, inventive dishes and cocktails. 722 Preston Ave. #103. 202-8052. $$.

Bistro 1834 Located beside the Old Mill Room Restaurant, the menu has a variety of lighter fare. The Boar’s Head, 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

Bizou Upscale down-home cookin’ with fresh fish, pork and beef dishes. 119 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-1818. $$.

Brasserie Saison Downtown Mall brewery with Franco-Belgian cuisine. 111 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7027. $$.

Burton’s Grill Contemporary American menu with stylish ambience. The Shops at Stonefield. 977-1111. $$.

Clifton Inn Sit at the chef’s table and watch the action. 1296 Clifton Inn Dr. 971-1800. $$.

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar Swanky Downtown restaurant with inventive entrées and a rooftop bar. 422 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7728. $$$.

Court Square Tavern Hearty pub fare and 130-plus varieties of bottled beer. 500 Court Square. 296-6111. $$.

Duner’s Artful entrées and fine desserts on a rotating menu. 250W in Ivy. 293-8352. $$$.

Fig Bistro & Bar Mediterranean and New Orleans-inspired dishes with house-made ingredients. 1331 W. Main St. 995-5047. $.

Hamiltons’ at First & Main Imaginative American cuisine, award-winning wine list and superb vegetarian. 101 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6649. $$$.

Ivy Inn Daily menu of modern American cuisine in an 18th century tollhouse. 2244 Old Ivy Rd. 977-1222. $$$.

Maya Upscale Southern cuisine. Pleasant patio seating outside, sleek mod inside. 633 W. Main St. 979-6292. $$.

Michael’s Bistro Mucho microbrews and an artful menu. Second floor of 1427 University Ave. 977-3697. $$.

Oakhart Social Seasonal Atlantic coast food for sharing. 511 W. Main St. 995-5449. $$.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards The Farm Table & Wine Bar is as big a draw as its beautiful setting. 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden. 202-8063. $$.

Red Pump Kitchen Tuscan-inspired restaurant with chic, rustic décor. 401 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-6040. $$.

Restoration Indoor and outdoor dining at this spot at Old Trail Golf Course. 5494 Golf Dr., Crozet. 823-1841. $$.

Southern Crescent Cajun and Creole fare in Belmont. 814 Hinton Ave. 284-5101. $$.

Tastings Wine shop/restaurant with wood-grilled entrées and an impressive wine list. 502 E. Market St. 293-3663. $$.

Tavern & Grocery Inspired tavern fare from chicken sandwiches to banh mi. 333 W. Main St. 293-7403. $.

The Alley Light Intimate small-plate spot above Revolutionary Soup. 108 Second St. SW. 296-5003. $$.

The Fitzroy Restaurant and bar in a swanky setting. 120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1223. $$.

The Local Belmont neighborhood spot with unusual twists on local, organic ingredients. 824 Hinton Ave. 984-9749. $$.

The Melting Pot It’s a fon-do! This melted- cheese franchise features warmers built into the tables and a huge wine selection. 501 E. Water St. 244-3463. $$$.

Wayland’s Crossing Tavern Steak, raw oysters, pub food, vegetarian plates and kid- friendly fare. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 205-4669. $$.

Zocalo Flavorful high-end, Latin-inspired cuisine with a full bar. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4944. $$.