CVille’s 15 Signature Dishes


1. Bacon Wrapped Dates, Mas Tapas

904 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The fragrant bacon wrapped dates at Mas Tapas are a must try for any first time Mas Tapas diner. They are smoky and sweet!

2. Vella Jack Cheese Fritters, Zo.Ca.Lo

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Vella Jack cheese fritters at Zo.Ca.Lo are made with pecans, chives and sit in a raspberry chili glaze.

3. Truffle Fries, Citizen Burger Bar

212 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The buttery truffle fries at Citizen Burger Bar are covered in Parmesan, truffle oil and served with garlic aioli.

4. Western Civ, Boylan Heights

102 14th St NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2715
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The Western Civ has a pepper jack & cheese blend, Boylan Heights’ own sauce, pulled pork, tons of slaw and sweet crispy onion straws.

5. Bacon Egg & Cheese Bagel, Bodo’s Bagels

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The bacon, egg and cheese is the most popular bagel sandwich at Bodo’s Bagels. It’s Charlottesville’s favorite breakfast!

6. Sweet Potato Pie, Mel’s Cafe

719 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Mel’s Cafe is famous for its sweet potato pie. It comes recommended by every person who has ever tried it.

7. Gelato Sampler, Spledora’s Gelato

317 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Who doesn’t have trouble deciding on just one Splendora’s flavor? With the gelato sampler, you can choose your own combination of 6 flavors!


8. Steak Frites, Petit Pois Restaurant

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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Petit Pois Restaurant’s steak frites comes with a perfectly seared steak, topped with crispy herbed fries.

9. Chicken & Waffles, Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia

Any good Southern restaurant serves chicken and waffles, but it’s hard to beat the ones at Ace Biscuit & Barbecue. The waffles are thick and sweet. The chicken is crunchy and salty and the price make it all worthwhile.

10. The Gus Burger, The White Spot

1407 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia

Few people haven’t stumbled into The White Spot late at night and ordered the famous Gus Burger. The protein in the egg and burger makes it the perfect hangover cure, as well.

11. Beer Run Nachos, Beer Run

156 Carlton Road, Suite 203, Charlottesville, Virginia
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With meat, beans, house tomatillo sauce, organic red tomatoes, organic red onions, all natural pepper-jack cheese and jalapeños Beer Run Nachos really hit the spot.

12. A Slice Of Humble Pie, Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, Virginia
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Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie that is! Dr. Ho’s has been praised as the best pizza in Charlottesville, even though it’s in North Garden. That’s how good it is.

13. Dumplings, Marco & Luca

112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Quick, where do you go when you want a bite to eat and don’t want to spend too much on The Downtown Mall? That’s right, Marco & Luca! You have to try that sauce.

14. Fried Chicken, Brown’s

1218 Avon St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

The fried chicken at Brown’s has been a Belmont favorite for years.

15. The Slop Bucket, Belmont Bar-B-Que

816 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Belmont Bar-B-Que’s slop bucket comes in a pint or a quart. It is loaded with cheesy potatoes, Bar-B-Que beans, pulled pork, slaw and topped with your choice of sauce.

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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