The Biltmore: Thumbs & Toes


A UVA legend for over 20 years, The Biltmore is home to Charlottesville’s only “Beach Bar” and the city’s largest outdoor patio area. Pop down Elliewood Avenue and see them – and by all means, come hungry. You’ll want to try the house-smoked ribs and BBQ, huge salads and sandwiches, the famous Thumbs ‘n Toes and the soon-to-be-famous Crusties.

The Biltmore offers a wide variety of dining and social areas year-round. During the warmer months, join us for a game of Cornhole or visit the beach bar for a tasty frozen beverage. Chilly? Warm up by our outdoor heaters or beside the fireplace in one of our rustic dining rooms. Add fantastic daily specials, friendly service, and a packed calendar of parties & social events to all this, and it’s no wonder The Biltmore has been a Corner tradition for more than two decades!

The Biltmore was created in 1989 to offer a casual dining destination on Elliewood Avenue. The building it occupies was erected in 1947 and was home to Ellie Wood Page (for whom the street was named) and her mother, Eliza Mason Page. Their home was also used as a boarding house for visitors of the University of Virginia. Mrs. E. M. Page closed her boarding house in 1954. Numerous businesses and restaurants occupied the space until The Bilt finally took the reins.

In 2009, the restaurant was purchased by us and we added a large outdoor “beach bar” to the site’s already numerous dining and drinking areas. This unique corner of our sprawling space has since been adopted as a prized meeting place on The Corner.

There’s plenty here to explore, and even more to love… We hope you will enjoy the coziness, charm, and endless options of The Biltmore as much as we do!

Learn more about The Biltmore by visiting their website ( and by liking them on Facebook.

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