The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

A Culture of Takeout: Charlottesville Restaurant Dining at Home


Charlottesville’s restaurants are a big part of what makes it special. To help them survive the grave threat that COVID-19 poses to their businesses, our restaurants invite Charlottesville to embrace a culture of takeout. For people practicing social distancing, restaurants can bring a little brightness into lives of seclusion: restaurant dining at home. As often as you can, why not make a habit of treating yourself? It’s a delicious way to help save our restaurants.

Meanwhile, buy gift cards, too. Restaurants need you. And, you need them.

This list will be updated by the minute with changes and additions. Send updates or additions to Tip generously!

Restaurants of The Charlottesville 29

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Takeout only. 8am – 3pm. Call (434) 202-1403. Menu.

Beer Run

Curbside pick-up and delivery of food, beer, and wine. Family-style meals. Tues-Sun 11am – 6pm. Order online, call (434) 984-2337, or email Menu.


Drive-thru only. Credit card only (Visa, MC, Discovery). Menu.


Curbside pick-up of three course menu. Wednesday – Saturday, 5-7 pm. Order by email at or call (434) 249-4040. Place orders by 5 pm. All profits and additional gratuities go directly to the C&O employee fund. Menus.


Takeout only of food, beer, and wine. Call (434) 293-8352. Menu.


Takeout only. New three course menus daily. Pickup: 4pm-6pm. Check the website for dates. Order via email anytime at or call (434) 234-7394 between 11am – 4pm. Menu.

Ivy Inn

Front porch and curbside pick-up only. Wednesday-Saturday. New three course menus each weekend. Pre-order by email at to reserve half hour time slot. Menus posted weekly.


Curbside pick-up only. Order online. Wait in your car to be texted when your order is ready. Menu.


Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 529-6118. Menu.


Curbside pick-up only of food, beer, and wine. Tue-Sat, 3pm-8:30pm. Order online or call (434) 979-0990. Upon arrival, stay in the car and call for instructions. Menu.


Curbside and patio pick-up of family-style and regular menus, plus deeply discounted beer and wine. 12-8 pm. Call (434) 979-6292. All tips go directly to staff wages. Menu.


Call (434) 984-2828. Menu.

Pad Thai

Takeout only. Call (434) 293-4302. Menu.

Peter Chang

Call (434) 244-9818. Menu.

Public Fish & Oyster

Curbside pick-up. 12pm-8pm. Call (434) 995-5542. Menu.

Revolutionary Soup

Takeout and delivery only. 10am-3pm. Extra large soups available to stock fridge or freezer. Call (434) 296-7687. Menu.


Wine delivery, with themed selections by Tavola’s sommelier. Order online.

TEN Sushi

Takeout only of food, beer, and wine. Wed-Sat, 4pm-8pm. Order online or call (434) 295-6691. Menu.


Takeout and curbside pick-up only of food, beer, and wine. 4-8pm. Meals for Four for under $50. Order online. To pick up, call (434) 977-4944 from Zocalo’s reserved spots across from the library on Market St. Menu

More Restaurants

Albemarle Baking Company

Curbside pick-up. Mon-Sat, 8am – 5pm, Sunday 8am – 3pm. Order online or call (434) 293-6456. Menu.

Asian Express

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 979-1888. Menu.


Call (434) 923-0927. Menu.


Takeout. Tue-Sun, 11am – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 202-7594. Menu.

Bavarian Chef

Curbside takeout only. Restaurant and food truck menu items. Call (540) 948-6505. Menus.

BBQ Exchange

Takeout and curbside pickup. 11am-7pm. Order online or call (540) 832-0227. Menu.


Curbside, contactless pick-up. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches. 9am-2pm. Free kids meals with adult meals. Call (434) 996-4919. Menu.

Saturday, March 28: Citizen Burger Bar Pop-up. 4-8pm. Place order on site and then wait in designated area, complying with social-distancing guidelines. 

Belmont Pizza and Pub

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 977-1970. Menu.

Blue Moon Diner

Curbside pick-up. Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm; Sat-Sun, 9am – 4pm. Order online.

Breadworks Bakery & Deli

Curbside pick-up (credit card only). Call (434) 296-4663. Menu.


Call (434) 295-4911. Menu.

Champion Brewing Company

Takeout only. Food, beer, and wine. 5 – 8pm. Order online. Drop down to Retail menu for drinks.

Champion Grill

Takeout and delivery. 11am – 9pm. Order online.


Takeout only. Call (434) 288-1120. Menu.

Citizen Bowl

Takeout and delivery food, beer, and wine. 11am-3pm. Call (434) 234-3662. Menu

College Inn

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 977-2710. Menu.

Common House

Open to all. Curbside pickup of meals, beer, and wine. Order online or call (434) 566-0192. Menu.


Takeout only. Wed-Sat, 12pm-6pm. Call (434) 202-7728. Menu.


Curbside pick-up only. Tues-Sat 10:30am–1pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm. Order online or call (434) 328-2519.

Crozet Pizza Charlottsville

Curbside pickup and delivery. Call (434) 202-0592. Menu.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

Takeout only. Call (434) 245-0000. Daily “Take and Bake” family style meals, pay what you can, with all proceeds to staff. Menu.

Druknya House

Takeout only. Tuesday-Friday: 11-2:30 for lunch, 5-9:30 pm for dinner. Sat-Sun: 12-2:30, 5–9:30 pm. Call (434) 995-5539. Menu.


Takeout, curbside pick-up, and personal grocery shopping delivery. Mon-Fri, 10am – 3:30pm. Order online or call (434) 244-7800.


Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery within five miles. Tuesday – Saturday, 4-8pm. Call (434) 284-7676. Menu

Great Harvest

Curbside-pickup and USPS delivery. Order online or call (434) 202-7813. Limited quantities/varieties baked fresh daily.

Greenberry’s Coffee Co.

Takeout food and coffee. Download the app to order online or call (434) 984-0200. Menu.


Takeout, delivery, and curbside pick-up of food, beer, and wine. Call (434) 295-6037. Menu.

Iron Paffles

Takeout only, with table-side, contactless pick-up. Order online or call (434) 806-3800. Menu.


Curbside pickup or delivery from The Local. 4 – 9pm. “Ten for Ten” comfort food meals. $10 per meal, inclusive of tax and delivery. All proceeds to staff. Order online. Menu.


Takeout. Order online or call (434) 328-2775. Menu.


Takeout only. Call (434) 260-7687. Menu.

Mahana Fresh

Takeout. Order online or call (434) 284-5846. Menu.

Mangione’s on Main

Takeout only. 12-8pm. Call (434) 327-4833. Menu.

Marco & Luca (Seminole Square location)

Takeout only. Mon-Sat, 10:30am – 7pm. Call (434) 227-6690. Menu.

Mel’s Cafe

Call (434) 971-8819. Menu.

Mellow Mushroom

Curbside pick-up and delivery only. 11am – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 972-9366. Menu.


Takeout, curbside, pick-up and delivery only. Order online or call (434) 284-5165. Menu.

Modern Nosh

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 11am – 4pm. Free kid’s meal with each adult meal. Call (434) 202-8098. Menu.

Moe’s Originial BBQ:  Ivy Road and Water Street

Takeout, curbside pickup, and boxed and catered meals. Call (434) 244-7427 (Ivy Road) or (434) 202-2288 (Water Street).

Mona Lisa Pasta

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order by email at or call (434) 295-2494. Menus.

Monsoon Siam

Takeout and delivery. Mon-Thurs 12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm; Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5-9pm; Sat-Sun 12-2:30pm, 5-9pm. Order online or call (434) 971-1515. Menu.

Now & Zen

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 5-9pm. Call (434) 971-1177. Menu.

Oakhurst Inn Cafe

Takeout only. Friday, 8:30am – 1pm. Sat-Sun, 9am – 1pm. Call (434) 872-0100 x 2. Menu.


Curbside pick-up and delivery of food and retail wine. Call (434) 975-6796. Menu.

Paradox Pastry

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 8am – 2 pm. Call (434) 245-2253. Menu.

Pearl Island

Mon-Fri 11am – 8 pm. Saturday 10am – 4pm. Also available for “micro-catering.” Call or text (434) 305-4238. Menu.

Petit Mariebette

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery only. 8am-2pm. Order online or call. Menu.

Poke Sushi Bowl

Takeout only. Order online or call (434) 328-8833 (The Corner) or (434) 284-5466 (Barracks). Menu.


Takeout only. Order online. Free meals for all school children. Menu.


Curbside pick-up. Mon-Thu 12pm – 7pm, Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 3 – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 465-2421. Menu.


Takeout only. Order online: PrestonPantops.

Tara Thai

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 984-9998. Menu.

Taste of India

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 984-9944. Menu.

Thai 99 II

Curbside pick-up and delivery only. 11:30 am – 9:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays. Order online or call (434) 964-1212. Menu.

Thai Cuisine & Noodle House

Curbside pick-up and delivery. Order online and then call (434) 974-1326 to have food brought to your car. For delivery, $25 minimum or $5 fee if under. Call for availability. Menu

The Bebedero

Takeout and delivery only. Family meals available. 11am – 7pm. Call (434) 234-3762. Menu.

The Catering Outfit: TCO2GO

Drive-thru meals. Mon-Sun, 12-8pm. Menu changes daily. Look for the big white tent at 221 Carlton Road. Menu.

The Local

Curbside pickup or delivery, in tandem with Junction. 4 – 9pm. “Ten for Ten” comfort food meals. $10 per meal, inclusive of tax and delivery. All proceeds to staff. Order online. Menu.

The Mill Room

Takeout and nearby delivery. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Family meals for orders placed by 2pm. Menus.

The Pie Chest

Takeout and curbside pick-up. Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm. For curbside pick-up, call (434) 977-0443. Menu.

The Shebeen

Curbside pick-up, 10am – 7pm. Discounted regular menu. Call (434) 296-3185. Regular Menu. Plus, Family Meal Menu.

The Southern Crescent

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Wed-Sun, 12:00pm-8:00pm. Call (434) 284-5101. Menu.

The Whiskey Jar

Takeout and delivery only. Family meals available. 11am – 7pm. Call (434) 202-1549. Menu.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery

Curbside pick-up and delivery of food, beer, and wine. Sun-Thurs, 12-8pm; Fri-Sat, 12-9pm. Order online or call (434) 956-3141. Menu.

Thyme & Co. 

Takeout only. 11am – 3pm. Call (434) 282-2436. Menu.

Timberwood Grill

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 975-3311. Menu.

Timberwood Taphouse

Takeout and curbside pick-up only of food and beer. 11am-8pm. Order online or call (434) 234-3563.  Menu.

Vita Nova

Takeout. Order online or call (434) 977-0162. Menu.


Take out, curbside pick-up, and delivery within two miles. 5-9pm. Order by email or call (434) 979-0994. Leave a message with name, phone number and desired pick up time. Menu.

Charlottesville Restaurants: Here’s How You Can Help Save Them


Photo by Tom McGovern

Charlottesville restaurants are in peril. They need your help.

In the food industry, margins are so tight that most restaurants cannot surive any sustained sharp drop in business. The devastating effects of COVID-19 upon restaurant business will be unprecedented. Fortunately, to compensate for those effects, some Charlottesville landlords and suppliers are showing flexibility on payment deadlines, in an effort to help restaurants somehow stay afloat. But, it is not enough. Restaurants cannot survive without your help.

While Charlottesville Restaurants are implementing precautions against the spread of COVID-19 and encourage diners to keep visiting, fears suppress business.

You can help restaurants survive this crisis. How? By purchasing gift cards. Buy as many you can for as many restaurants as you can. For regular favorites that you plan to visit anyway, this will literally cost you no money. You are merely paying now for a check you would have to pay later anyway. So, for example, buy a $500 gift certificate now, and then use it all year long. Without needed cash flow, your favorites might not still be around.

The Gift Card Program: Take a few minutes to help save our restaurants. Find gift card links to restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 here. And, below is gift card purchase information for a broader group of restaurants.


Ace Biscuit & Barbecue GIFT CARD: (434) 202-1403
Albemarle Baking Company GIFT CARD
Angelic’s Kitchen GIFT CARD
The Alley Light
GIFT CARD: (434) 296-5003
Bashir’s GIFT CARD: (434) 923-0927
Bavarian Chef GIFT CARD 
BBQ Exchange
GIFT CARD: (540) 832-0227
Beer Run GIFT CARD: (434) 984-2337
Belle GIFT CARD: (434) 996-4919
Bluegrass Grill & Bakery GIFT CARD: (434) 295-9700
Blue Moon Diner GIFT CARD: 980-6666
Boylan Heights GIFT CARD
Brasserie Saison
 GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7027
Brazos Tacos GIFT CARD
Champion Brewing Company GIFT CARD: (434) 295-2739
Champion Grill GIFT CARD (434) 202-1076 
Chimm GIFT CARD: (434) 288-1120
Citizen Burger Bar GIFT CARD: (434) 979-9944
Commonwealth GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7728
Conmole GIFT CARD: (434) 328-2519
Continental Divide GIFT CARD: (434) 984-0143
Corner Juice GIFT CARD
Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie
 GIFT CARD: (434) 245-0000
Druknya House GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5539
Fellini’s GIFT CARD (434) 284-7676
Fry’s Spring Station GIFT CARD
Great Harvest GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7813
Guajiros GIFT CARD: (434) 465-2108
HotCakes GIFT CARD (434) 295-6037
Junction GIFT CARD: (434) 465-6131
Kardinal Hall GIFT CARD: (434) 295-4255
Kama GIFT CARD: (434) 529-3015
Iron Paffles & Coffee GIFT CARD: (434) 806-3800
Ivy Inn Restaurant
 GIFT CARD: (434) 977-1222 or (434) 466-9222
Ivy Provisions GIFT CARD
Little Star GIFT CARD: (434) 252-2502
MarieBette Cafe and Bakery GIFT CARD: (434) 529-6118
Mangione’s on Main GIFT CARD: (434) 327-4833
 GIFT CARD: (434) 979-0990
Maru GIFT CARD: (434) 956-4110
Michael’s Bistro GIFT CARD: (434) 977-3697
GIFT CARD: (434) 984-2828
Miller’s Downtown GIFT CARD
Modern Nosh GIFT Card: (434) 202-8098
Monsoon Siam GIFT CARD: (434) 971-1515
North American Sake Brewery GIFT CARD: (434) 767-8105
Now & Zen GIFT CARD: (434) 971-1177
Oakhart Social
GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5449
Orzo GIFT CARD: (434) 975-6796
Pad Thai
 GIFT CARD: (434) 293-4032
Paradox Pastry GIFT CARD
Pearl Island Catering GIFT CARD: (434) 466-0092
Peter Chang’s China Grill
 GIFT CARD: (434) 244-9818
Peloton Station GIFT CARD
Petite MarieBette GIFT CARD (434) 284-8903
Petit Pois
Pippin Hill GIFT CARD
Prime 109
GIFT CARD: (434) 422-5094
Public Fish & Oyster GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5542
Quality Pie GIFT CARD: (434) 284-5120
Red Pump Kitchen GIFT CARD
Revolutionary Soup
GIFT CARD: (434) 296-7687
Royalty Eats GIFT CARD: (434) 923-3287
Sal’s Caffe Italia GIFT CARD: (434) 295-8484
Smoked Kitchen and Tap GIFT CARD: (434) 205-4881
Shadwell’s GIFT CARD
Sultan Kebab
GIFT CARD: (434) 981-0090
Tavern & Grocery GIFT CARD: (434) 293-7403
Ten GIFT CARD: (434) 295-6691
Thai Cuisine & Noodle House GIFT CARD: (434) 974-1326
The Bebedero GIFT CARD: (434) 234-3763
The Fitzroy GIFT CARD:
The Local GIFT CARD (434) 984-9749
The Shebeen GIFT CARD (434) 296-3185
The Whiskey Jar GIFT CARD: (434) 202-1549
Three Notch’d Brewing GIFT CARD
Tilman’s GIFT CARD: 
Timberwood Grill GIFT CARD: (434) 975-3311
Timberwood Tap House GIFT CARD: (434) 234-3563
Vivace GIFT CARD: (434) 979-0994
Wild Wing Cafe GIFT CARD: (434) 979-9464 

Say Hello in There: What the Wisdom of John Prine Teaches Us About the COVID-19 Crisis


For the past three weeks, I have listened to the same song each night before bed.

In retrospect, it may have been prompted by a conversation with my children. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, I sat them down to talk about it. There’s no playbook for how to parent children during a novel virus outbreak, and the first thing I could think of was their mental health. I urged that, no matter what happens, they should always feel free to speak about how they are feeling. These unusual times – and the disconnection they require – will impact all of us, young and old. Suppressing emotions can only compound the harm. In the next breath, I asked that they think of others: remain mindful of how the crisis is impacting those less fortunate than us. As I remind them often, we are blessed. This crisis is no different. No matter how inconvenient social distancing may feel, others will suffer far greater consequences from COVID-19.

My daughter, 12, said: “Like the elderly.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“They will be scared,” she said. “And lonely.”

She is right.

We stand on the shoulders of the wisdom and work of the generations before us. For that, they deserve not just gratitude. But, our love. Our time.

One of the great gifts of John Prine is his compassion to grasp this, even at an early age. He was still in his early 20s when he wrote Hello in There, which warns of how loneliness can grow with age. Few songs offer more timely advice:

So if you’re walking down the street sometime
And spot some hollow ancient eyes
Please don’t just pass ’em by and stare
As if you didn’t care,
Say, “Hello in there

While walking the dog walk this weekend, I encountered friends and neighbors gathering around the house of a widow, singing her Happy Birthday, as she threw air hugs to the crowd. In an empty house, a rare moment of connection on her 88th birthday.

Reach out. Engage your neighbors. Call your parents. Volunteer.

Say Hello in There.


Watch Charlottesville Chef Ian Redshaw on the Food Network on Beat Bobby Flay


If quarantining has you turning to the TV screen, you can watch one of Charlottesville’s top chefs on the Food Network, in a new episode of Beat Bobby Flay. Formerly of Prime 109 and Lampo, Ian Redshaw last year was a James Beard semifinalist for national Rising Star Chef the Year, and is now featured in Episode 7 of Season 24 of Beat Bobby Flay: All Dried Out Over You. Watch it On Demand on your TV or stream it here.

Feed Cville: Keevil & Keevil Launches Kitchen to Feed Hundreds of Daily Meals to Those in Need

keevil kitchen

Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen is temporarily suspending commercial operations to devote all resources to feed those in need.

The Belmont shop run by Jennifer Keevil and her husband Harrison had already been leaving out twenty free lunches each day for those in need. Now, as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the Charlottesville economy, the shop will shift to an exclusive focus on feeding those in need, much like Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen rushes to feed victims of natural disasters.

By April 13th, the Kitchen aims to provide 500 free meals per day, and is working now to identify recipients and develop distribution. In the meantime, the kitchen will begin this Monday, March 30, with production of 150 meals daily — breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

“At the end of the day this is what we are supposed to do,” said Jennifer. “Take care of our neighbors in their time of need.” Harrison agrees, and sees the Kitchen as a win-win – a way not only to feed those in need but also to support local farmers, whose business are suffering during the COVID-19 crisis. The Kitchen will purchase and use as many local ingredients as possible.

“As a child, I was regaled with stories of my Great Grandfather, Sir Ambrose Keevil, who helped on the home front during and after WWII by getting food to people who needed it,” said Harrison. “I thought about that burning desire to do something good for others that he must of felt.” That inspired Keevil to take action now. “I love my community,” Keevil said, “and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that those who need something good to eat will have access to it.” 

How to Help

Keevil & Keevil is creating a charitable fund to support the Kitchen. Until the fund is established, the Kitchen is accepting donations through Venmo @keevil-kitchen. Donors should use #FeedCville in the subject line.

How to Get Help

If you know of a group or individuals that could benefit from these meals, email