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Where to Eat

Below you will find a list of our favorite restaurant in the Nelson and Charlottesville area.

Dr. Ho's Humble Pie

This is a laid-back eatery serving inventive pizzas, burgers & updated takes on old-school comfort food.

Our Favorites:

Crispy Southwest Egg Rolls

Buffalo Wings (with Ranch!)

Jack London Pizza

Caesar Salad

The Fitzroy

Warm, stylish venue for American fare such as steaks, salads & sandwiches, plus ample beer & wine.

Our Favorites:

Dry-Rubbed Wings

Fried Chicken

Pork Chop

House Old Fashioned

Ivy Inn

Refined, seasonal American fare served in an early 19th-century house with an Old Virginia feel.

Our Favorites:

 Pan Roasted Chicken Breast

Warm Medley of Wild Mushrooms

Grilled Lamb Chops

Creme Brulee

Citizen Burger

Eatery serving creative burgers and a lengthy list of beers in a casual, funky space.

Our Favorites:

Fried Pickles

The Hotness

The Executive

Dar's Salad


Locally sourced Southern fare & imaginative cocktails offered in a refined exposed-brick setting.

Our Favorites:

Pimento Cheese Fritters

Ancho Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Whipped Potatoes

Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

Lampo Neopolitan

Happening spot with rustic-chic decor offering updated Neapolitan-style pizza and snacks.

Our Favorites:



Margherita DOC


Little Star

Restaurant serving up wood fired modern American dining with flavors of Mexico and Spain.

Our Favorites:

Ham Croquetas

Shibiddy Dibbidies

Pork Spare Ribs

Smoked Half Chicken


Simple yet stylish bistro serving classic Italian dishes and wines by the glass, half carafe or bottle.

Our Favorites:


Papparadelle Bolognese

Cotoletta de Maiaile Alla


The Alley Light

They offer French small plates, boards & shareable dishes, with a handsome bar for cocktails & wine.

Our Favorites:

Anchovy Toast

Beef Tartare

Pork Belly

Cauliflower Gratin


Celebrated country French fare and a deep wine list in a serene setting amid brick walls & barn wood.

Our Favorites:

Duck Confit

Steak Chinoise

Pan Roasted Sea Bass

Warm Ginger Cake

Brasserie Saison

Modern European fare & house-brewed beer in busy surrounds with hip farmhouse-style decor & a patio.

Our Favorites:

Fried Calamari

Brussel Sprout Salad

Steak Frites

Seasonal Galette

Bodo's Bagel

One of a local trio of New York-style bagel shops offering counter-serve breakfast & sandwiches.

Our Favorites:

Caesar Salad

Chicken Salad on Everything Bagel


Lox and Cream Cheese

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