lunch recommendations in charlottesville, VA?
I'm meeting my in-laws this weekend in Charlottesville (Shadwell exit off I-64) and am looking for a good, casual place for lunch. Maybe $10-15 or so per entree?
Prefer something where the crowd isn't too young (in-laws are in their 60's), but nothing too stuffy either.
Any recommendations are very much appreciated... thanks!
Do you want to stick close by the exit? There aren't a lot of good options near that exit. The best bet food-wise is Sticks Kabob shop - but I imagine that's probably a bit too casual (order at counter) and may be too young for what you have in mind. There's also the Lazy Parrot Grill which I've never been to; I think it's a typical burger/chicken breast sandwich place.
If you are willing to go into the downtown, I'd recommend:
Bizou - an upscale diner on the west end of the Downtown Mall. The bison meatloaf is a favorite of mine.
Fuel Co. - on 901 E. Market Street. Menu is at http://www.klugeestateonline.com/html...
Ciboulette has closed. A new restaurant, Orzo, with new owners will open in the same spot on November 1.
a great, walk-in, all soup place right on the downtown mall. You really should visit
Thanks for all the suggestions! Ive hit a snag, though: I wont be arriving into town until 2-3pm and it looks like a lot of places arent open that late on Sunday afternoons. Is that pretty standard in Charlottesville?
Apostrophe key isnt working, sorry for the typos.
Yes - Sundays are hard in C'ville. Here are two places I found that are fine and look like they are open mid-afternoon on Sundays:
Shebeen - near the downtown mall, South African food - fish and chips, chowders, etc. Menu at http://www.shebeenpub.com/menus.htm
Wild Greens - near Barracks Rd, close to the University. American grill.