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Duners - Duners Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA

Duners Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2027 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Duner's, brought to you by Ten Course Hospitality, is a casual fine dining restaurant located five miles west of Charlottesville in the village of Ivy, Virginia. Our menu changes daily, allowing our chefs to use the best ingredients seasonally available. We have an extensive wine list, a full bar and a very experienced service staff. Established in 1983, our goal has always been to serve great food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our portions are generous, our ingredients are the finest and we want everyone who walks in the door to become a regular customer!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 293-8352
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christian Kelly
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • UVA Graduation Weekend 2024

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 17 - May 19, 2024
    Celebrate your graduate with the team at Duner's! Lovingly crafted pre-fix menu. Sommelier curated bubbles and optional wine pairings. $85 per person. $25 prepaid deposit, applied to bill the day of dining. Duner's is a Charlottesville classic in the heart of Ivy. We are proud to have celebrated thousands of graduating Hoos over the past four decades. Chef Christian Kelly and Sommelier Matthew Blaszak have created a fine dining experience to pair with the monumental achievement of graduating from Jefferson's storied university. Congratulations Graduate! We are so excited to celebrate with you!

What 2,027 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Healthy

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

2,027 Reviews
  1. EllenC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit and it was wonderful. We will be back.

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  2. KeyWestLover

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our usual experience at Duner's The food was excellent and the service was the same. Rarely is something not up to par.

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  3. EllenP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the roasted tomato soup. It was marvelous! Never tasted a tomato soup like this one and I recommend it strongly. Who still has sweetbreads on the menu? Duners! Oh my, they were perfectly prepared and the sauce was scrumptious. He started with fried oysters followed by steak. Oysters were yummy. They nailed the steak preparation (med rare) and the sauce was excellent, easy to sop up with the mashed potatoes. The wine list is interesting and the restaurant's pet names for them are clever. Many nice choices in the $12 range per glass. Unfortunately we were stuffed and had no room for dessert, although they looked tempting. Maybe next time.

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  4. ElizabethV

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good local spot with excellent fish dishes, with the exception of the crab cakes that are heavily battered and deep fried. The wine selections are very good and the service was attentive and cordial.

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  5. Valleychick

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. Pricy but pretty much wort it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Duners delivered. Everything, from the bread to the wine and beyond were delicious. The three of us shared oysters as a starter. Two of us had the duck, with perfectly prepared risotto and a lovely sauce, and the third enjoyed the shrimp and grits. None could handle a dessert but we left feeling sated and happy (as always).

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  7. CharlesMac

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another outstanding dining experience at Duner’s ! Well done by all. Looking forward to our next dinner at Duner’s when in C’ville.

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  8. MichelleD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent but it was so loud I could not hear a word that my dinner companions had to say. Also service was a bit spotty. Wine arrived after appetizers even though it had been ordered when we first sat down.

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  9. JudithP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new addition is wonderful for dinner and conversation.

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  10. BobY

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duners is back in a big way. The fried oysters were perfect. The muscles as good as ever. Get the homemade ice cream sandwich and thank me later!

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  11. ejc2c

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite for decades. Always delicious food and the classic Duner’s bread.

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  12. KeyWestLover

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner and service both were excellent. The draft beer selection is virtually non-existent, unfortunately. Not sure why that has changed. But even with that, I still love Duner's.

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  13. MDorf

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice dinner here for Valentine's Day. The place looks unassuming from the outside but the atmosphere inside is welcoming and nicely appointed. The food and service were both fantastic, and although it is fairly costly I would definitely recommend it!!

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  14. Ginger

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Duner's is one of my favorite restaurants but Sunday night it lost some of its luster.The wait staff is always outstanding - special kudos to the young men. I consider your bartender tops but our cocktails were sweeter than one would expect a perfect Manhattan. Our guests said that the rockfish and shrimp were fine. Unfortunately, we all found the oysters soggy. My husband and my beef (medium and rare) had no char at all. Was it the chef's night off or were we off? We'll be back but I think it's important for you to know the plusses and minuses from the diner's perspective.

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  15. TTvacationer

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always a GREAT meal!!! We make it a stop every time we are in the area…. Delicious steak and seafood - great desserts too …

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  16. DouglasM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! The food was delicious, our server Kayla was fantastic.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with our experience at Duners. The food was well prepared at a great price. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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  18. Festus

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and staff were excellent. The servings were generous. I look forward to going again.

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  19. DouglasH

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience ..! The food was delicious and the server warm and gracious. Delivery was a bit slow, however the restaurant was busy and the server so hospitable that it was inconsequential. Highly recommend this place if you’re looking for one of Charlottesville’s best..!

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  20. George

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very slow with several tables that were seated after us completed before our entree was even served, Shrimp Alfredo was basically runny and bland, Duck was cooked on one side but almost raw on the other end---almost like it was cooked from frozen, On the good side the sweetbread was good and the 3 mushroom soup delicious! I waited for years to dine here, pretty disappointing overall.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A total favorite of ours for over 20 years but service was so different tonight! It took almost an hour to get entrees and we had to ask for water refills! I am sure it was just a lack of staffing or unforeseen circumstance but we love this restaurant so much I just wanted to provide the feedback! I also had to get up and to ask for our bill!

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  22. KennyB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Saw on internet with very good reviews. Was not disappointed. I had crab cakes and wife had Rockfish. Both were excellent! Would highly recommend.

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  23. IanS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! We come from out of town at least once a year and always have Duners first on our list! Great vibe, excellent, friendly staff, and the same great food year after year.

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  24. Neal

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice meal. Like the new additional space.

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  25. may515

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food, drinks and service in Charlottesville!!

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  26. Mbordelon

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are relatively new to the Crozet/Ivy community and have found Duner's to be a wonderful restaurant. This was our third time at the restaurant and it was great. Our server Kayla was very good, a lot of fun and very personable. The meal did not disappoint. I'm pretty good at sensing the atmosphere and I have to say - it was a "feel good" night. Our meal was outstanding, nice selection of wines, great service, relaxing and very comfortable. The chef, Christian, is going to do very well here. The atmosphere is just right with great attention to not only food details for customer details. We will continue to make this our "place" . Thank you to all for a lovely evening.

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  27. JudithP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely will dine here again. Salmon was wonderful and service was outstanding. So glad reservations are possible to be able to plan in advance. Minor suggestion to dry the lettuce more before adding the dressing. The noise level we knew about - very popular place!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud but excellent otherwise. Maybe install noise absorbing panels/ tiles on ceiling?

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  29. HHIrepeat

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding experience at Duners. Fried Oysters were the best we have had and the remoulade sauce perfect. Main dishes of flank steak and beef tenderloin were very tasty. Kayla was Our waitress and she provided flawless Service without being intrusive. Matt certainly knows the wines and we enjoyed his knowledge when chosing a Duckhorn Merlot. Perfect dinner on a rainy night. Thank you!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was honestly the best meal I’ve had in a long time. The noise level was high. Servers spoke incredibly loud which made it hard to have a conversation. The wine selection was diverse and affordable. A hidden gem of northern Virginia for sure!

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  31. Lefty

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All of our main courses, steak frites, flounder and rockfish were excellent. Our server Sasha Z. was among the best ever. Deserving of special mention is the complimentary bread basket. The bread was warm and delicious, and Sasha even offered a second basket!

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  32. MaggieH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of our meals, shrimp & grits, salmon, flounder, and pork chop were delicious. I’ve tried many shrimp & grits dinners across the South . . . Duner’s is, by far, the best I’ve had yet! We decided to share the Granny Smith Apple Crumble. Big mistake! The crumble was outstanding! We should have each gotten one! Or, better yet, we should have gotten our own individual desserts. Next time! Thanks to all the Duner’s staff for a wonderful evening. We’ll be back soon. The Harmon’s

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  33. Susa

    Richmond

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always and excellent service, as always.

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  34. bt1234

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner and service were excellent. Only issue is too loud.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, a little loud. Pork chop was excellent!

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  36. CliftonGal

    Washington DC

    160 reviews

    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The duck dish was recommended but we found the duck a bit tough. Our server was attentive.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Filet was delicious! Noise level was super loud. Love Duners and will be back!

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  38. Corky

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in town. Never fails to shine.

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  39. JLSH

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Busy night on Friday. Had to wait 20 minutes from the time of our reservation to get a table. Place was overly packed on a Friday and not able to manage the crowd. Dinner was extremely slow. Worst dining experience I have ever had at Duner's . Hopefully this was just an aberation and they get back to some normalcy. Food was good. It just turned into 2:45 dining experience that was not expected.

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  40. FarrellV

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Portions are large! Couldn’t believe all my tasty mussels. Very friendly and efficient staff. Amazing value for such a lovingly prepared meal! We will be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Duners Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 293-8352.

Duners Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2027 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Duners Restaurant

4372 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Kelly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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