Tavern & Grocery serves provisions and repose for locals and wanderers. Classic tavern dishes in a classic tavern environment. Each dish was selected because of its significance in the area or time period that it’s from. The types of dishes that are missed when gone from home for too long, each item done in a way that makes it stand out as an excellent example of that classic dish. Sunday brunch is a must see with French-themed dishes and amazing bloody marys (open at 11am). Our bar focuses on wine, serving the best examples of many varieties and most of the time offering them by the glass. We also offer classic cocktails and beers that even the most discerning will love.
Tavern & Grocery resides in the Inge building at 333 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. This protected landmark was erected in 1820 and is one of the oldest commercial structures in the city, located in what was historically known as an African-American part of town. The Inge family ran the main portion of the building as a grocery store, while the upstairs housed the family. Under the guidance of patriarch George P. Inge the store became a hub of Charlottesville commerce, supplying nearby businesses and homes with the freshest seafood around and functioning as a social center of town. Many local residents still recall coming to Inge’s store as children to buy candy and listen to stories from the shopkeeper, who was commonly found in a rocking chair on the front porch. The Inge family often had famous guests staying at their home – notably including Booker T. Washington, a classmate of Mr. Inge.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm