The Oldest And Longest Running Restaurants Around Charlottesville, Virginia

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1. Timberlake’s Drug Store – Founded 1890

322 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Looking good after more than 125 years, Timberlake’s Drug Store still has a great lunch counter that has been providing homemade lemonade, thick milkshakes, tasty deli treats and a prescription delivery service since 1917.

2. The Virginian Restaurant – Founded 1923

1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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From transforming into a soda fountain during Prohibition to temporarily “going under” during World War II, The Virginian has had quite an eventful legacy since its grand opening in 1923.

3. Michie Tavern – Founded 1928

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Originally built in 1777, Michie Tavern was bought by Mrs. Mark Henderson in 1927, moved 17 miles to its current location and opened as a museum and tavern (again) in 1928.

4. Riverside Lunch – Founded 1935

1429 Hazel St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The ORIGINAL Riverside Lunch since 1935 and “Flat out, STILL the best burgers in town!”

5. Jak’n Jil – Founded 1944

1404 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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This greasy spoon joint has enjoyed decades of success on High Street.

6. Korner Restaurant – Founded 1950

415 Roosevelt Brown Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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This family-friendly diner has been owned and operated by the Templeton family since 1950.

7. The Nook – Founded 1951

415 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Charlottesville’s original diner, The Nook has been a Charlottesville cornerstone since 1951.

8. The White Spot – Founded 1953

1407 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Home of The Gus Burger and a UVA tradition for over 70 years.

9. Foods Of All Nations – Founded 1955

2121 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Foods of All Nations has been a destination location for Central Virginia for more than 50 years, providing Charlottesville and surrounding areas with imported, domestic, and local foods.

10. Mill Room at Boar’s Head – Founded 1964

200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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The original features of a former mill dating back to 1834 add history to this upscale, resort eatery.

11. Aberdeen Barn – Founded 1965

2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Charlottesville’s premier steakhouse, dinner at ‘the Barn’ has become a Charlottesville tradition.

12. Lumpkin Restaurant & Motel – Founded 1970

1075 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590
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Since 1970, Lumpkins Restaurant & Motel has been a traditional Scottsville diner and motel located one block outside historic downtown Scottsville, Virginia.

13. The Ivy Inn Restaurant – Founded 1973

2244 Old Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Built in the early 1700’s and rebuilt in 1816 after a fire, The Ivy Inn Restaurant was established in 1973 in order to provide the community and visitors with a richly historical and elegant atmosphere for dining.

14. Integral Yoga Natural Foods – Founded 1975

923 Preston Ave # H, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Providing customers with the foods, supplements, and personal-care products needed to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle.

15. C&O Restaurant – Founded 1976

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Started in 1976, C&O Restaurant is located in a building that actually dates back to the 1890s.

16. Blue Moon Diner – Founded 1979

606 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Originally operated as The Waffle Shop in the 1950s, Blue Moon Diner has occupied the Hartnagle-Witt House, built in 1884, since 1979, and has had several owners, or stewards, since then.

17. Miller’s Downtown – Founded 1981

109 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Located on the Historic Downtown Mall, Miller’s Downtown resides in one of the oldest buildings on Main St.

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.