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Our Favorite Local Restaurants….

We are fortunate to be located in an area with so many great places to eat. Whether you're looking for a formal, 5-course meal, or want to sample the local barbecue, you'll find it close by. Below we highlight many of our favorite area restaurants. Most of them do not require reservations, and almost all allow casual dress. Please note that there are also several great restaurants in Charlottesville, but we have limited this list to those places that are a bit closer to us.

We keep a book of sample menus for these and other restaurants for you to peruse when you arrive. In addition, we have written directions to all of these restaurants for those who need them.




The Old Mill Room
 Duner's - A casual fine dining restaurant located five miles west of Charlottesville in the village of Ivy,  Virginia. Menu changes daily, allowing their chefs to use the best ingredients seasonally available. An        extensive wine list, a full bar and a very experienced service staff. Sun-Thu 5-9:30PM; Fri & Sat 5-10:00 p.m.                                                  Ivy. 16 Miles (434) 293-8352
The Ivy Inn
 The Ivy Inn – Locally-Inspired Seasonal American Cuisine. Casual, elegant dining for all seasons. Located in an  18th century house. Garden Patio Dining available. Mon-Sat 5-9:30 p.m. Charlottesville. 22 Miles (434) 977-1222


The Old Mill Room

 The Old Mill Room (at The Boars Head Inn) - For 23 years running, has earned AAA's Four-Diamond  designation in recognition of its culinary artistry, distinctive Virginia ambiance and superior service. Open for  lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Fri-Sat 6-9:30 p.m., Sun 6-9:00 p.m.Charlottesville. 19.5 Miles (434) 972-  2230

The Old Mill Room
 Restoration (at Old Trail Golf Club) - Comforting food with a Southern focus, featuring local ingredients and  craft  brews. Enjoy the mountain and golf course views with both indoor and outdoor dining. Dinner Thurs – Sun  ‘til 9:00 p.m. At Old Trail Golf Club, Crozet. 10.8 Miles (434) 823-1841 


Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant – Family-friendly, specializing in pizza and Italian dishes. Located on Route 151 in Nellysford. Mon-Thu 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sun Noon-10:00 p.m. 7 Miles (434) 361-9170
Crozet Pizza
Crozet Pizza - Celebrating over 30 years of homemade pizzas - a family tradition! Crozet Pizza serves some of the county's most renowned pizza. Chosen in Fodor's, Fodor's Best in USA, Fun with the Family in VA, and Compass American Guides the Best Pizza in the state of Virginia. Mon-Fri 3-9PM, Sat 11:30AM-10PM, Sun 12-8PM. Crozet. 11.5 Miles (434) 823-2132


Basic Necessities Basic Necessities - Specializing in great wines at affordable prices, imported  cheeses, fresh baked bread, delicious meals, and a friendly atmosphere.
 Fri-Sat 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nellysford. 8 Miles (434) 361-1766


The Copper Mine Bistro


 The Copper Mine Bistro - A relaxed bistro in the heart of the mountain's Blackrock Village, serving  an  innovative Mediterranean menu at dinner. Enjoy their creative menu of tapas, small and large plates  and  the popular gourmet pizzas. Call for Hours. Wintergreen. 18 Miles (434) 325-8090
The Edge

 The Edge - Casual dining overlooking the mountains and slopes. Serving lunch and dinner. Appetizing  starters, warming soups, crisp salads, filling sandwiches and burgers and entrees from around the world.
 Call for Hours. Wintergreen. 18 Miles (434) 325-8080

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill
 Stoney Creek Bar & Grill - Enjoy a casual atmosphere and alfresco dining while taking in the best  view  of the Blue Ridge Mountains the valley has to offer. On the Stoney Creek Golf Course, Nellysford.  Lunch:  Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner: Fri-Sun 5-9:00 p.m. Nellysford. 8 Miles (434) 325-8110



Blue Mountain Brewery


 Blue Mountain Brewery - From gourmet hand-made pizzas to sandwiches and seasonal specials, Blue      Mountain Brewery prepares a range of delectable food to pair with their craft brewed ales and lagers.
 Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Afton. 2.5 Miles (540) 456-8020



Devil's Backbone Brewery


 Devil's Backbone Brewery - Featuring a great selection of house-brewed beers and an extensive menu of  "Nuevo Cowboy" cuisine in a lodge-style setting. Think hardy, beer-battered and Southwest influences. Offering  lots of local goodies, such as local beef from Black Eagle Farm in Piney River.
 Daily 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Roseland. 10.5 Miles (434) 361-1001




 Fardowners - Family-friendly place with tried-and-true sandwiches, entrées and salads. "Food that people know--  but with a twist." Mon-Thu 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sun Brunch 11:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. Crozet. 11.5 Miles (434) 823-1300




 Wild Wolf Brewing Company - Farm to fork menu features the creations of Chef Chris Jack, paired with a broad selection of hand-crafted beers. Sun-Thu 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m. to 11:00  p.m. Sun Brunch 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Nellysford. 8 Miles (434) 361-0088





        Paulie's Pig Out - Hickory smoked pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches on homemade rolls, Pork Ribs, hickory roasted half chicken,               and Catfish sandwiches. Homemade side dishes and desserts. Take Out Only. Wed-Sat 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sun Noon to 6:00         p.m. Afton. 3 Miles (434) 361-2001


        Blue Ridge Pig - A local institution. Rustic . . . sophisticated, smoked meat & sandwiches.  Daily 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.                     Nellysford. 8 Miles (434) 361-1170



Greenwood Gourmet Grocery 

 Greenwood Gourmet GroceryOffering an assortment of cooked foods and sandwiches prepared fresh daily  in its kitchen, along with a full-service espresso bar, wide array of cheeses, cured meats,
 fish and poultry, and beers from around the world.  Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Greenwood. 8 Miles (540) 456-6431