Charlottesville restaurant listings
Asian Express Cheap and cheerful Chinese, Japanese and sushi. Delivery, too. 909 W. Main St. 979-1888. $.
Asian Fusion Buffet Mandarin, Cantonese and Szechuan lunch and dinner. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-8988. $.
Bamboo House Korean and Chinese entrées served with an aesthetic flair. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$.
Bang! Asian fusion tapas, martinis to die for. 213 Second St. 984-BANG. $.
Bangkok ’99 Traditional Thai. 540 Radford Ln. #700, Crozet, 823-5881; 2005 Commonwealth Dr., 974-1326. $$.
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. Chopsticks optional. 1841 Seminole Trail. 975-4380. $.
Doma Korean Kitchen Korean-style barbecue, kimchi and more. 701 W. Main St. (703) 336-3918. $.
Downtown Thai Order the max spice level and get a spot on the Wall of Flame. 111 W. Water St. 245-9300. $$.
East Garden From chow mein to General Tso’s, cuisine for every palate. Pantops Shopping Center. 295-2888. $.
Flaming Wok Japanese steakhouse with a menu prepared before your eyes. Delivery after 5pm. 1305 Seminole Trail. 974-6555. $$.
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. $$.
Hong Kong Restaurant & Take-out Favorite Chinese entrées down Avon way. Southside Shopping Center, off Avon Street. 245-8818. $.
Jade Garden Chinese essentials, plus twists like Hawaiian-style Triple Delight. 1139 Fifth St. SW. 979-3512. $.
Kabuto Sushi and Teppanyaki Beautifully presented fresh sushi and teppanyaki, plus soups and desserts. 1836 Abbey Rd. 973-1585. $.
Korean House Traditional Korean specials for modest prices. Cheap lunch specials, too. 221 Carlton Rd. 244-0736. $$.
Kuma Sushi Noodle & Bar Pan-Asian restaurant and karaoke bar. 12 Elliewood Ave. 328-2741. $.
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. $$.
Marco & Luca’s Noodle Shop Quality meets quantity for under $5. York Place, Downtown Mall, 295-3855; 107 Elliewood Ave., 244-0016; 176 Zan Rd., no phone. $.
Mi Canton Chinese and Latin cuisine. Think pupusas with a side of beef lo mein. McIntire Plaza. 296-8661. $.
Mican Small but upscale sushi spot with friendly service. York Place on the Downtown Mall. 977-0167. $$.
Miso Sweet Ramen and donuts. 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-6496. $.
Milan Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards; daily lunch buffet. 1817 Emmet St. 984-2828. $$.
Ming Dynasty Chinese food with many vegetarian options. Low-fat menu available. 1417 Emmet St. N. 979-0909. $.
Monsoon Siam Curries, pad Thai and other entrées, plus an outdoor patio. 113 W. Market St. 971-1515. $$.
Ni Hao Café Budget-friendly entrées from across Asia: think curry, egg rolls and tom kha soup. 104 14th St. NW. 872-9386. $.
Noodles & Company This fast casual chain specializes in 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. $$.
Oriental Express Chinese standards plus sushi, with a large menu and lunch specials. 3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 107. 974-9988. $.
Pad Thai Excellent homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. 156 Carlton Rd. 293-4032. $$.
Peter Chang China Grill Authentic Sichuan cuisine from a renowned chef. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. 244-9818. $$.
Poke Sushi Bowl Hawaiian-inspired poke on the Corner. 101 14th St. NW. 328-8833. $.
Red Lantern Chinese cuisine by the pint or the quart at this Carlton Road eatery. 221 Carlton Rd. 979-9968. $.
Royal Indian Restaurant One of the best-kept secrets in town. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-2288. $$.
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 for the Forest Lakes crowd. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9888. $.
Szechuan Szechuan, Mandarin, Japanese hibachi and all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Delivery, too. 2006 Holiday Dr. 296-9090. $.
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 Thai restaurant with everything you’d expect, served simply and reasonably priced. 2210 Fontaine Ave. 245-5263. $.
Thai ’99 II Similar food as its numerical predecessor but with radically different interior. In the Garden Shopping Center. 964-1212. $.
Thai Cuisine & Noodle House Traditional Thai food, noodle dishes and vegetarian specials. 2005 Commonwealth Dr. 974-1326. $$.
Thai Fresh Thai take-out with great prices. 106 Fifth St. SE. 249-5291. $.
Tokyo Rose Long-standing landmark serves sushi and sashimi. 2171 Ivy Rd. 296-3366. $$.
Vu Noodles Four kinds of homemade noodle bowls from a take-out window. 110 Second St. NW. $.
Yuan Ho Great lunch deal before 4pm. 117 Maury Ave. 977-7878. $.
Zip Chicken Korean-style fried chicken and fusion. 105 14th St. NW. 202-0772. $.
Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill Tacos, rice bowls, noodle bowls and more—Korean-style. 1232 Emmet St. 284-8980. $.
Albemarle Baking Company Get your ABCs of baked goods here—fantastic breads to divine desserts. 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. $.
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. $.
Great Harvest Bread Company Sandwiches, sweets and bread baked from scratch every day. McIntire Plaza. 202-7813. $.
MarieBette French pastries for breakfast, more pastries (and a dine-in menu) for lunch. 700 Rose Hill Dr. 529-6118. $.
Pearl’s Bake Shoppe Classic and specialty cupcakes, plus desserts and other sweet treats. 711 W. Main St. 293-2253. $.
SweetHaus Homemade cupcakes and specialty candy at this sweet shop on West Main. Candy catering available. 843 W. Main St. 422-2677. $.
The Pie Chest Homemade breakfast and hand pies, plus by-the-slice options (for those who can’t decide). 119 Fourth St. NE. 977-0443. $.
The Spudnut Shop A Belmont institution: homemade potato doughnuts (thus, the name). 309 Avon St. 296-0590. $.
Bars, Breweries 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 Mountain Brewery Well-liked brewery serves up its local drafts, plus light fare for lunch and dinner. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton. (540) 456-8020. $$.
Blue Tavern & Sports Bar Food offerings include 55 flavors of chicken wings. 8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-3633. $$.
Bold Rock Hard Cider Excellent hard cider and scenic views. Lunch fare and apps available, too. 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1030. $.
C’ville-ian Brewing Company Pint-sized brewery with occasional live music. 705 W. Main St. 328-2252. $.
Champion Brewing Company No food, but five ales on tap and food trucks outside. 324 Sixth St. SE. 295-2739. $.
Coupe’s Pub food with a popular late-night scene. 9 Elliewood Ave. 282-2141. $.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company Nelson’s hip brewpub—award-winning craft beers, lunch and dinner. 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland. 361-1001. $$.
Double Horseshoe Saloon American food, plus billiards and occasional live music. 1522 E. High St. 202-8714. $.
Eddy’s Tavern Edgar Allan Poe-themed pub on the Corner. 1517 University Ave. 984-4653. $.
Fardowners Restaurant Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. 5773 The Square, Crozet. 823-1300. $/$$.
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. $.
James River Brewing Co. There’s only beer here. 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. $.
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. $.
McGrady’s Irish Pub American pub fare and Irish specialties, plus billiards and TVs. 946 Grady Ave. 293-3473. $/$$.
Miller’s A classic Downtown bar, with pub grub and live music every night. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8511. $$.
Mountainside Grille Everything from Cobb salad to peanut butter and chocolate chip pie. 375 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-7080. $$.
Pro Re Nata Brewery A farm brewery and food truck offering up to 12 craft beers and live music. 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. 823-4878. $.
Random Row Brewing Co. No food (but there are food trucks!), but nearly 12 beers on tap. 608 Preston Ave. 284-8466. $.
Rapture Contemporary American with soulful accents, weekend brunch, purple pool tables and a hoppin’ dance club. 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. $$.
Rockfish 151 Pub Irish-American grub, with daily specials. 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 966-6992. $.
South Street Brewery Brews and food from the folks at Blue Mountain. 106 W. South St. 293-6550. $$.
Starr Hill Brewery Largest independent craft brewer in Virginia with 16 rotating beers on tap. 5391 Three Notched Rd., Crozet. 823-5671. $.
Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Distinctive dining at Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek Golf Course. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664. 325-8110. $-$$.
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. $/$$.
The Smokehouse Grille Locally sourced barbecue, plus a seasonal farm-to-table menu. 515 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4745. $$.
The Southern Café & Music Hall Downtown music venue opens its café before shows. 103 S. First St. 977-5590. $.
The Virginian Cozy Corner mainstay with an 80- plus-year history. 1521 University Ave. 984-4667. $$.
The Whiskey Jar Saloon-style Southern spot with, naturally, more than 90 varieties of whiskey. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. $$.
Three Notch’d Brewing Company No food, but seven Three Notch’d beers on tap. 946 Grady Ave. 293-0610. $.
Timberwood Grill All-American eatery and after-work watering hole. 3311 Worth Crossing. 975-3311. $$.
Tin Whistle Irish Pub Traditional Irish pub Downtown. 609 E. Market St. 979-4279. $$.
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. $.
Wild Wolf Brewing Company An outdoor “biergarten,” robust menu and up to 12 brews on tap at this Nelson brewery. 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088. $$.
Wood Ridge Farm Brewery “From the dirt to the glass” brewery 165 Old Ridge Rd., Lovingston. 422-6225. $.
World of Beer Over 500 different beers from more than 40 countries. Plus, y’know, food and stuff. 852 W. Main St. 970-1088. $$.
Bluegrass Grill and Bakery Unpretentious breakfast and lunch spot, beloved by local weekenders. Cash and check only. Glass Building, Second Street. 295-9700. $.
Cavalier Diner Breakfast all day long, plus burgers, subs and Italian standbys like lasagna. 1403 Emmet St. 977-1619. $.
International 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. Inside, the look is classic greasy spoon, but the booths are oh-so-comfy. 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 Smothered, covered, scrambled and fried. 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 shoulders and spareribs, plus hushpuppies, pie and pickles. 102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0227. $.
Blue Moon Diner Burgers, upscale sandwiches and big dinner plates at a local institution. 512 W. Main St. 980-MOON. $/$$.
Blue Ridge Pig For connoisseurs of barbecue, the Pig is the place. The quintessential down-home spot. No credit cards. Rte. 151, Nellysford. 361-1170. $.
Boylan Heights Burger spot and popular bar serves organic Virginia beef and other local and organic fare. 102 14th St. 984-5707. $.
Brother’s Bar & Grill The same barbecue folks have loved for years. 2104 Angus Rd. 293-6333. $.
Buck Island BBQ Pulled pork, spare ribs, fried chicken and a 20-ingredient house sauce. All the fixins’, too. 4842 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 872-0259. $.
Burger Bach New Zealand-inspired gastropub. The Shops at Stonefield, 328-2812. $$.
Buffalo Wild Wings Wings rated on a spiciness scale, plus burgers and more. Twenty-four beers on tap, 35 TVs, 11 satellites. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-1882. $.
Chicken Coop Chicken, barbecue and variety of sandwiches. Located in the Nelson Food Mart. 40 Front St., Lovingston. 263-7818. $.
Citizen Burger Bar Gourmet burgers with high-quality meat, plus a large collection of beers—many of them Virginian. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-9944. $$.
Doodle’s Diner Country cookin’ from breakfast to burgers. 1305 Long St. 295-7550. $.
Five Guys Two locations for local carnivores. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 975-GUYS; Hollymead Town Center, 963-GUYS. $.
Fox’s Café Daily specials, burgers, dogs and dinners, all served homestyle and wallet-friendly. 403 Avon St. 293-2844. $.
Holly’s Deli & Pub Southern food, live music and beer. 1221 E. Market St. 282-2713. $.
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Classic burgers, daily specials and bras on the chandelier. 109 Second St. SE. 244-0073. $.
Jak-N-Jil The working man’s Bodo’s: foot-longs and fries. Also, hearty breakfast fare. No credit cards. ATM on site. 1404 E. High St. 293-7213. $.
Korner Restaurant This greasy spoon offers all the usual suspects. Daily lunch special. 415 Ninth St. SW. 977-9535. $.
Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ Serving up a wide array of barbecue classics. Pantops Shopping Center. 244-0723. $/$$.
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 in a family-friendly atmosphere. 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. Sandwiches, soups and sides, too. 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. $$.
Olive’s Grill Food for the working man. Most items under $10. 8839 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 990-2634. $.
Otto’s All-American faves and daily specials at your service. Order at the counter and sit outside if it’s warm. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-4200. $.
Paulie’s Pig Out First barbecue joint on the way to Wintergreen. 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-2001. $.
Pig N’ Steak Pig…and steak. Barbecue is cooked “the old-fashioned way,” with wood for 16 hours. 313 Washington St., Madison. (540) 948-3130. $.
Red Hub Food Co. Quality catering and barbecue —plus a 10-seat lunch counter! 202 10th St. NW. 975-2271. $.
Riverside Lunch Legendary burgers and fries. The secret? First they smash it, then they cook it. 1429 Hazel St. 971-3546. $.
Riverside North Notable burgers and fries on 29N. Sunday morning buffet, too. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 979-1000. $.
Sam’s Hot Dog Stand Get three dogs, fries and a drink for only $8.20. 5786 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 205-4438. $.
The Colleen Drive-In On Rte. 29, look for the huge ice cream cone! 4105 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Arrington. 263-5343. $.
Timberlake’s Old-fashioned soda fountain, sandwiches galore, burgers and dogs way back behind cosmetics and shampoo. 322 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-9155. $.
Tip Top Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Italian and Greek specials. 1420 Richmond Rd., on Pantops Mountain. 244-3424. $.
Wayside Takeout & Catering Come by for chicken livers, famous Old Virginia fried chicken and barbecue sandwiches. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000. $.
White Spot Burgers with tradition at this popular Corner spot. Try a Gus burger (a fried egg on a cheeseburger). 1407 University Ave. 295-9899. $.
Wild Wing Café Sports bar features wings and beer, plus pastimes like live music, karaoke, trivia and poker. In the Amtrak station. 820 W. Main St. 979-WING. $/$$.
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 at this Fontaine coffee spot. 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. $.
Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Coffee America runs on, plus marble-frosted, creme-filled and seasonal 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. $.
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, 977-0443. $.
Mudhouse Locally roasted, heavy-duty coffee, fresh juices and pastries. Free Wi-Fi. 213 W. Main St., 984-6833; The Square, Crozet, 823-2240; also to-go in the Bellair Market, 977-0222; Mill Creek, 984-1996; and Mulberry Station, 245-0163. $.
Paradox Pastry Retro-urban-vibed bakery and dessert café with a large selection of baked goods. 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. 969 Second St. SE and 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. $.
Smoky’s Black Bear Café Serving Colony Coffee with full coffee menu, lunch and snacks. Free Wi-Fi. 121 Blue Ridge Dr., Wintergreen Resort. 325-1227. $.
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. $.
Ann’s Family Restaurant Good old country cooking. Fresh vegetables and specials every day. 1170 Thomas Nelson Hwy. (Rte. 29, south of Lovingston). 263-8110. $.
Applebee’s Family restaurant serves steak and Southwestern amid local memorabilia. 571 Branchlands Blvd., 974-5596; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-3208; 2005 Abbey Rd., 293-3208. $/$$.
Chili’s Southwestern eats in a colorful, booth-heavy interior. Giant bar drinks and spicy salads. 100 Zan Rd. 975-0800. $/$$.
Michie Tavern Traditional Southern lunch in an 18th-century tavern near Monticello. Servers in Colonial attire. 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 977-1234. $$.
Red Robin Gourmet burgers, salads and bottomless pits of steak fries. Kid-friendly. Fashion Square Mall. 964-9523. $.
The Light Well This coffee-kitchen-tavern combination offers healthy, local and organic ingredients in original homemade 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. $.
Arby’s Big roast beef. 1230 Emmet St., 296-8995; 1700 Timberwood Blvd., 978-1050. $.
Bojangles Chicken and biscuits on Pantops. 2009 Abbey Rd. 293-1190. $.
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. $.
Cook-Out Usual diner fare, plus chicken nuggets —as a side. 1254 Emmet St. $.
Dairy Queen Home of the Blizzard…but you knew that. 1248 Crozet Ave., 823-6585; 1777 Fortune Park Rd., 964-9595. $.
Hardee’s Big burgers, bigger 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. $.
Basic Necessities A taste of Southern France with fresh organic fare, plus wine and cheese. Reservations preferred. 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. $$.
Pomme Casual French in the heart of picturesque Gordonsville. Reservations recommended. 115 S. Main St., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0130. $$$.
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 plus fresh lemonade, cookies and ice cream cakes. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-7438. $.
Berry Berry Greek frozen yogurt on the Corner with plenty of toppings and other menu items. 1395 W. Main St. 244-0102. $.
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. $.
Juice Laundry Pressed juices, nut milks, shots, smoothies, coffee, salads and raw foods. 722 Preston Ave. #105. 234-3044. $.
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. 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. $.
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. $.
Spoon & Berry Upscale self-serve frozen yogurt. The Shops at Stonefield. 964-9338. $.
Sweet Frog Interesting froyo flavors and even more interesting toppings—Cap’n Crunch with fresh mangos, maybe? 219 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 293-7123; Hollymead Town Center, 975-3764; Barracks Road Shopping Center, 293-1130. $.
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. $.
Brownsville Market Hot breakfast starting at 5am and burgers, sides and famous fried chicken for lunch and dinner. 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. Dining area has stupendous sandwiches, soups and salads. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 244-7800. $$.
Foods of All Nations Sandwiches, deli and salads at this gourmet grocery. Try the West Coast. 2121 Ivy Rd. 296-6131. $.
Greenwood Gourmet Grocery Made-to-order sandwiches, plus fresh soup and a deli with mac-n-cheese, bread pudding and other rotating dishes. 6701 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. (540) 456-6431. $.
Hunt Country Market A rotating menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2048 Garth Rd. 296-1648. $.
Integral Yoga Natural Foods All-natural food, supplements and personal care products, plus a deli and juice/smoothie bar. 923 Preston Ave. 293-4111. $.
JM Stock Provisions Whole-animal butcher shop with sandwiches to go. 709 W. Main St. 244-2480. $.
Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen Belmont grocery with breakfast and lunch sammies, plus takeaway dinners. 703 Hinton Ave. 989-7648. $.
Market Street Café Not located on Market Street, but offers gourmet breakfast, rotisserie chicken and deli meats. Fill up your stomach while you fill up the gas tank. 1111 E. Rio Rd. 964-1185. $.
Market Street Market Deli in the Downtown grocery serves sandwiches and prepared foods. Try the fresh scones or the House Corned Beef sandwich. 400 E. Market St. 293-3478. $.
Market Street Wineshops An expertly curated selection, plus a small, quality selection of specialty foods. 305 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Suite 102, 964-9463; 311 E. Market St., 979-9463. $$.
Mill Creek Market The Southern sister of Bellair Market; Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Daily 24 hours. Avon Street, across from the Southside Shopping Center. 817-1570. $.
Mulberry Station at Shadwell A full-service convenience store with homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner items. 3008 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 245-0315. $.
Salt Artisan Market Artisan cheeses, meats, charcuterie, sandwiches and prepared foods. 1330 Thomas Jefferson Parkway. 270-2072. $.
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. $$.
Timbercreek Market Grocery arm of Albemarle’s Timbercreek Farm. Fresh produce, meats and cheeses, plus a café with a locally sourced menu. 722 Preston Ave. 202-8052. $.
Trader Joe’s This much-anticipated grocery chain boasts top quality at low cost, including “Two Buck Chuck” wine (which is actually $3.50). The Shops at Stonefield. 974-1466. $$.
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. $$.
Charlotte’s All-American menu in the Holiday Inn. The atmosphere is semi-upscale, but kick back over appetizers and the flat-screen. 1200 Fifth St. SW. 977-5100. $$.
Emmet’s Holiday Inn restaurant serves American fare. Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal. 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. $$.
Inn at Court Square Upscale Southern in the oldest house Downtown. Nice outdoor seating and a getaway atmosphere. 410 E. Jefferson St. 295-2800. $$$.
Keswick Hall Monday through Friday lunch buffet in the Villa Crawford. Reservations required. 701 Club Dr. 979-3440. $$.
Lafayette Inn Restored 1840s inn that once served as a boarding house for proper young ladies. Reservations recommended. 146 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-6345. $$$.
Oakhurst Inn Coffee & Café Southern breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. 1616 Jefferson Park Ave. 872-0100. $.
Old Mill Room Restaurant Expect an historic ambience with your breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. AAA Four-Diamond award-winner. 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. Reservations required. 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. $$$.
The Pointe Tapas-style appetizers, filet mignon and Starr Hill beers on tap, in a seven-story atrium or a Mall-side patio. In the Omni Hotel, Downtown Mall. 971-5500. $$$.
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. $$.
Italian and Pizza
Amici’s Italian Bistro Chefs from Dillwyn and Fork Union join forces to make authentic Sicilian cuisine in a family-style setting. 370 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4000. $.
Anna’s Pizza No. 5 In the family for 35 years. Pizza, subs, dinners and desserts. (Try the veal and eggplant parmesan!) 115 Maury Ave. 295-7500. $.
Anna’s Ristorante Italiano From the folks behind Anna’s Pizza No. 5, this one’s in Old Trail Village. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 823-1327. $.
Bella’s Restaurant An authentic Roman-Italian family-style restaurant with made-to-order panini and pasta dishes. 707 W. Main St. 327-4833. $$.
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. $$.
Carmello’s Upscale Italian cuisine, specialty pasta, veal, chicken, seafood. Service just like in Little Italy, gargantuan pepper mills and all. 29th Place. 977-5200. $$.
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; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-6788. $.
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. No credit cards. 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. Pick your own sauce, cheese and toppings. 4916 Plank Rd., on 29S at North Garden. 245-0000. $/$$.
End Zone Pizza Pizza, big subs and fresh salads. Try “The Beast,” the largest pizza in town! Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 973-8207. $.
Fabio’s New York Pizza Pizza, subs, salads and calzones made by natives of Naples. Get your pie the Sicilian way. 1551 E. High St. 872-0070. $.
Fellini’s #9 A local landmark featuring Italian favorites plus some inventive new takes. Thriving bar scene and live music. 200 W. Market St. 979-4279. $$.
Fry’s Spring Station Very characterful brick-oven pizza joint with local beer, pasta dishes along with the pies and patio seating. 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. $.
Little Caesar’s Pizza Home of the $5 Large Hot-n-Ready Pizza. Dough made fresh daily in-store. 1301 Hydraulic Rd., 296-5646; Albemarle Square, 964-1011; Pantops Center, 234-3328. $.
Mellow Mushroom Trippy-themed franchise, with great pizza and even better beer selection. Trivia night Wednesdays. 1321 W. Main St., in the Red Roof Inn. 972-9366. $.
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. $$.
Nate & Em’s Pizza All your pizzeria faves: calzones, stromboli, pasta, subs and—of course—pies. 5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-9000. $.
Palladio Restaurant Northern Italian cuisine and Barboursville wines. Reservations suggested for lunch, required for dinner. 17655 Winery Rd., Barboursville. (540) 832-7848. $$$.
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. $$.
Sal’s Pizza Hand-tossed pizzas, fresh bread, delicious pasta dishes since 1987. Crozet Shopping Center, Crozet. 823-1611. $.
Tavola Open kitchen serves up lovely food (pancetta-wrapped shrimp, handmade pappardelle) and an artisanal wine list. 826 Hinton Ave. 972-9463. $$.
Threepenny Café Artisan pizza and rustic entrées. 420 W. Main St. 995-5277. $$.
Travinia Italian Kitchen Contemporary American Italian, plus an outdoor patio for people watching. The Shops at Stonefield. 244-3304. $$.
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. $$.
Vocelli Pizza Pizza, pasta, panini, salads and stromboli for carryout and delivery, plus antipasti. 1857 Seminole Trail in the Woodbrook Shopping Center. 977-4992. $.
Bashir’s Taverna Authentic Mediterranean cuisine by a Mediterranean chef. Outdoor seating available. 507 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 923-0927. $$.
Basil Mediterranean Bistro Mediterranean fare from grape leaves to tapas, plus a late-night wine bar. 109 14th St. 977-5700. $.
Copper Mine Bistro Mediterranean-inspired menu features tapas, pizzas and entrées like shrimp provençal and veal saltimbocca. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8090. $/$$.
Mezeh Mediterranean Grill Bowls, wraps and pita pockets, all prepared with the fresh ingredients of your choosing. The Shops at Stonefield. 202-1446. $.
Mezza Tiny tapas spot with vegan and vegetarian dishes. 817 W. Main St. 979-9990. $$.
Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar Mediterranean eatery has dishes from Spain to Greece and wines of the world. Main Street Market. 975-6796. $$.
Parallel 38 Mediterranean small plates, innovative “farm-to-table” cocktails and an extensive wine list. The Shops at Stonefield. 923-3838. $$.
Mexican and Southwestern
Al Carbon Chicken Tacos, tamales and sandwiches with rotisserie chicken. 1871 Seminole Trail. 964-1052. $.
Aqui es Mexico Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran tacos, toras, sopas, pupusas and more. 221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 12. 295-4748. $.
Baja Bean Co. California Mex flair on 29N. Hearty salsa and margaritas to die for. 2291 Seminole Ln., 975-1070. $.
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. $.
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 and you’d better do it early to get a seat in this popular spot. 811 W. Main St. 984-0143. $$.
El Jaripeo Mexican favorites for the 29N crowd and also the UVA Corner crowd. 1750 Timberwood Blvd., 296-9300; 1202 W. Main St., 972-9190. $.
El Vaquero West This tried-and-true Mexican place has sister locations in Palmyra, Haymarket and Orange, all owned by the same family. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-1190. $.
Guadalajara Mexican food by Mexican folks. Margaritas so green they glow. Cheap prices! 805 E. Market St., 977-2676; 395 Greenbrier Dr., 978-4313; 2206 Fontaine Ave., 979-2424; 108 Town Country Ln., 293-3538; 3450 Seminole Trail, 977-2677. $.
La Cocina del Sol Southwestern flair for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood, fajitas, paella, steaks and chicken. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet, 823-5469. $$.
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. $$.
Plaza Azteca Tableside guacamole is just the beginning of the offerings at this Mexican chain. 101 Seminole Ct., Seminole Square Shopping Center. 964-1045. $.
Qdoba Mexican Grill Spicy burritos, quesadillas and Mexican salads made before your eyes. Indoor/outdoor area for Corner people-watching. 1415 University Ave., 293-6299; 3918 Lenox Ave., 244-5641. $.
The Bebedero Upscale authentic Mexican, plus cocktails and made-to-order guac. 313 Second St. SE. 234-3763. $$.
Yearbook Taco “Tacos, booze and nostalgia.” 223 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-2619. $.
Afghan Kabob Palace Mouthwatering authentic Afghan cuisine. Dine in, take out or enjoy the free delivery. 400 Emmet St. N. 245-0095. $$.
Aromas Café Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. Sandwiches, salads and famous falafel; super-friendly service. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2486. $.
Bavarian Chef German cuisine in Alpine atmosphere. The food will fill you up, justifying the 18- mile drive north to Madison. 29N in Madison. (540) 948-6505. $$.
Little India Delicious Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired food for veggies and carnivores. 1329 W. Main St. 202-2067. $.
M&M Lounge Authentic Eastern European fare, dance floor and billiards room. Preston Plaza. 962-6526. $$.
Mas Authentic Spanish tapas and wines in a funky, dimly lit atmosphere in the heart of Belmont. 904 Monticello Rd. 979-0990. $$.
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. $$.
Sticks A quick, healthy alternative to fast food: Kebobs (veggie options available), sides, salads, desserts. Preston Plaza, 295-5262; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-5212. $.
Sultan Kebab Authentic Turkish food, all kind of kebabs, vegetarian dishes, salads, homemade Turkish baklava, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee. 333 Second Street SE. 981-0090. $.
The Shebeen Pub and Braai Conjures the South African veldt with brunch on Sundays. Great bar for futbol-watching. Vinegar Hill Shopping Center. 296-3185. $$.
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
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: crab cakes, gourmet burgers, homemade soups and salads. 8315 Seminole Trail. 985-3633. $$.
Blue Ridge Country Store Breakfast is eggs, scones and muffins; lunch is pre-made wraps, soups and entrées, plus a popular salad bar. 518 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1573. $.
Bodo’s Bagel Bakery Still the king of bagels in our town. 1418 N. Emmet St., 977-9598; 505 Preston Ave., 293-5224; 1609 University Ave., 293-6021. $.
Café at Monticello Sandwiches, barbecue, coffee, tea and ice cream for when you’re done with your tour of TJ’s house. Inside Monticello’s Visitor Center. 984-9800. $.
Café Caturra Fresh food and boutique wines on the Corner. 1327 W. Main St., 202-2051. $$.
Carving Board Café Inventive salads, soups and sandwiches for the 29N lunch bunch. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 974-9004. $.
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. 1137 Emmet St., in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. 295-6037. $.
Ivy Provisions Hot and cold sammies with inventive names like the “Don’t Call Me Shirley” and the “K.I.S.S.” 2206 Ivy Rd. 202-1308. $.
Jersey Mike’s Subs Subs from Jersey, prepared right in front of you. 2040 Abbey Rd. #104. 529-6278. $.
Jimmy John’s Low-cost sandwiches on 29N. “Freaky fast” delivery available. 1650 E. Rio Rd., 975-2100; Pantops Shopping Center, 328-8887. $.
Littlejohn’s New York Delicatessen New York deli serving buxom sandwiches. Delivery, too! 1427 University Ave., 977-0588; The Shops at Stonefield, 977-0335. $.
Lovingston Café A pleasant surprise in the middle of Lovingston, offering 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 inside Martha Jefferson. Martha Jefferson Hospital, 595 Martha Jefferson Dr. 654-6037. $.
Nude Fude Locally sourced. Seasonally inspired. Real food. Nutritious twists on cuisine in a fun, family-friendly setting. 2800 Hydraulic Rd. 973-5625. $.
Panera Bread Co. Ubiquitous chain bakes breads and pastries, plus sandwiches and soups. 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. Excellent wraps, salads and breakfast. 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. $.
Trackside Café Healthy fare and smoothies inside ACAC. Open to all, even if you’re not pumping iron or aerobicizing. 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. Candlelit atmosphere and piano bar. 2018 Holiday Dr. 296-4630. $$$.
Bonefish Grill Sister to mega-popular Outback Steakhouse featuring seafood, grilled non-fish specialties, a full bar. Hollymead Town Center. 975-3474. $$.
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. Bar’s open late. A link in the Australian-themed steakery chain. 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. $$.
Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar She-crab soup, half-shell delicacies and steaks. Located north of Rio Road on 29N. 2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100. 974-7818. $$.
Rocksalt Seafood-centric chain with an outdoor bar and patio. The Shops at Stonefield. 326-5665. $$.
Shadwell’s Seafood, steaks, burgers, pasta and salads made out of fresh, local ingredients. Upscale dining with a casual atmosphere. 1791 Richmond Rd. 202-2568. $$.
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. $$$.
Bizou Upscale down-home cookin’ with fresh fish, pork and beef dishes. Try the grilled banana bread à la mode. 119 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-1818. $$.
Burton’s Grill Contemporary American menu with stylish ambiance. Don’t skip out on the cocktails. The Shops at Stonefield. 977-1111. $$.
Clifton Inn Historic inn with a redone kitchen, dining room and bar. Sit at the chef’s table and watch the action. 1296 Clifton Inn Dr. 971-1800. $$.
Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar Swanky Downtown restaurant with inventive entrées, a late-night menu and a rooftop bar. 422 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7728. $$$.
Court Square Tavern English tavern with 130-plus varieties of bottled beer. Hearty pub food: bratwurst, Reubens, shepherd’s pie. 500 Court Square. 296-6111. $$.
Duner’s Artful entrées and fine desserts on a rotating menu. Conservative decor with a small, carefully crafted menu. 250W in Ivy. 293-8352. $$$.
Escafé Friendly spot with a seasonal menu. Great crab cakes. Eclectic ambiance includes the bumping dance floor at night. 215 W. Water St. 295-8668. $$.
Fig Bistro & Bar Mediterranean and New Orleans-inspired dishes with house-made ingredients like sausage and pork kielbasa. 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. $$$.
Ivy Inn Daily menu of modern American cuisine in an 18th century tollhouse. Perfect for a romantic date. Reservations highly recommended. 2244 Old Ivy Rd. 977-1222. $$$.
Maya Upscale Southern cuisine. Pleasant patio seating outside, sleek mod inside. Reservations encouraged. 633 W. Main St. 979-6292. $$.
Michael’s Bistro Mucho microbrews and an artful menu. Excellent drinking atmosphere. View the Rotunda from the balcony. Second floor of 1427 University Ave. 977-3697. $$.
Oakhart Social Seasonal Atlantic coast food for sharing. 511 W. Main St. 995-5449. $$.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards The Farm Table & Wine Bar at this North Garden vineyard is as big a draw as its beautiful setting. 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden. 202-8063. $$.
Red Pump Kitchen Tuscan-inspired restaurant with chic, rustic décor. 401 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-6040. $$.
Restoration Indoor and outdoor dining at this new spot at Old Trail Golf Course. Comfort food, craft brews and mountain views. 5494 Golf Dr., Crozet. 823-1841. $$.
Southern Crescent Cajun and Creole fare in Belmont. 814 Hinton Ave. 284-5101. $$.
Tastings Combo wine shop and eatery has wood-grilled entrées and the biggest wine list in town. 502 E. Market St. 293-3663. $$.
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. Look for the, ahem, alley light. 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. $$.
The Melting Pot It’s a fon-do! This melted-cheese franchise features warmers built into the tables and a huge wine selection. 501 E. Water St. 244-3463. $$$.
Water Street French fusion and progressive American small plates. 117 Fifth St. SE. 244-0217. $$.
Zocalo Flavorful high-end, Latin-inspired cuisine with a full bar. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4944. $$.