Rhetts Bar and Grille

Rhetts offers a beach-style atmosphere, a covered patio, as well as 15 bar televisions, providing a lively, fun place to enjoy creative dishes, such as smoked meats, steaks, sandwiches, and fresh seafood, as well as daily specials.  

El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill 

El Mariachi boasts fresh ingredients and daily made salsas made in the traditional Mexican style. Classic Americana all-beef hotdogs with a Mexican twist are swerved alongside classic favorites like tacos and enchiladas.  

The Virginian

Open since 1923, The Virginian’s claim to fame is the oldest restaurant in the Charlottesville community. Situated on the Corner, this is a popular gathering place for UVA students to enjoy delicious salads, sandwiches, and entrées.  

Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

For a delicious dive into a culinary tradition this Neapolitan Pizza is a must-try.  Highly specialized, this pizza is certified and made with a particular style of crust and specific ingredients baked in a very hot brick oven. 

Citizen Burger

One of the more popular spots on the Downtown Mall is this upscale burger joint known for its farm-fresh, locally sourced ingredients. With plenty of space inside and out you can enjoy a juicy burger and libation for lunch or dinner.

Rapture Restaurant

Playful Southern cuisine with locally sourced ingredients presented in approachable, regionally-inspired dishes. Here you can find an active nightlife with live music and pool tables. Raptures welcomes the LGBTQ community.