About Michie Tavern
With its white front porch and Colonial architecture, Michie Tavern allows guests to feel like eighteenth century travelers. Open daily from 11:30-3:00, Michie Tavern’s dining room, the Ordinary, offers a cozy environment with servers in the period’s attire. Michie Tavern provides hearty midday fare especially convenient for famished tourists looking to extend their day in Charlottesville. Thus, Michie Tavern’s Southern style buffet is the perfect stop! Whether visitors drove from the nearby apple and peach orchard, Carter Mountain, or hiked the two-mile trail from Monticello, they experience nothing short of delight from the classic pairing of fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, biscuits, and other Southern classics.
Michie Tavern also features various small stores. Providing anything from small trinkets to Colonial and Victorian currency, the gift shop supplies memorable souvenirs for any tourist or history buff. If you loved your meal at the tavern, you can purchase an eighteenth century cookbook to recreate the delicious Southern cooking. Offering additional historical experiences, the Armory is sure to interest guests. This large display of antique firearms, swords, and knives optimizes any amount of space the small shop offers. With such an extensive collection of artifacts, the shop is perfect for anyone interested in U.S. weapons dating from the American Revolution to the late nineteenth century. This quaint shop not only invites adult customers and firearm connoisseurs. Children can take home old bullets from the Civil War as unique souvenirs.
The General Store and Metal Smith Shop differ from the tavern, as they carry traditional Southern home décor and local food products. However, the General Store also displays Colonial and Civil War fashion, providing a joint museum experience and modern mom and pop-style store. This small community of shops alongside Michie Tavern, combined with a day at Monticello, guarantees visitors an exceptional past-to-present adventure.
Location & Hours
683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
The Ordinary is open year-round
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. November-March
11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. April-October
To see the hours for a particular day, click HERE.
How Much Does Dining at Michie Tavern Cost?
Adult Buffet: $18.50
Youth Buffet (12-15) $10.95
Youth Buffet (6-11) $6.95
Vegetarian Buffet Discounted Rate: $10.95
One child under six eats free for each paying adult
Parking at Michie Tavern
Parking is available in Michie Tavern’s parking lot.