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Shadwells Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Shadwells Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Shadwells Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Shadwells Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Shadwells Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA

Shadwells Restaurant

4.1
4.1
687 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Our aim at Shadwell's Restaurant is to serve high-quality food and drink in a casual, comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. We take great pride in our reputation as the best restaurant in Charlottesville for authentic, Chesapeake Bay-inspired seafood recipes and hand-cut steaks. We believe in Mr. Jefferson's vision, of always surrounding himself with good conversation, good food and good libations. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, indeed!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 202-2568
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    C. Thomas Lasley
  • Private party facilities
    Shadwells Restaurant offers the finest in local dining for private breakfast, lunch and dinners. Rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business, holiday, class reunions and after hours parties for 80 guests or more. Three private rooms available: seats 40, 20 & 18. TV's in rooms. No room rental fee.
  • Private party contact
    Lori Richards: (434) 202-2568
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    1791 Richmond Road
  • Parking details
    Plenty of on-site parking, including accessible parking, located immediately in front of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

687 Reviews
  1. kitty

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, not so great service. It was a Sunday night and they did have two large group things going on. But the servers definitely do not work as a team! As someone whose family is in the restaurant business, I do not ding the servers if it is very busy. But, we were seated and the servers who walked by the table clearly did not want to acknowledge we were there. They seriously avoided eye contact. Maybe this is a management issue. Even if this was not their table, they should have acknowledged us with a 'someone will be with you soon'. Just my pet peeve! I think that as soon as you are seated, someone should at least offer you a drink and some bread, in case you are starving after a long day...as I was!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was slow and not attentive to orders Server missed serving my wife’s salad with mine $1.00 extra per drink for olives is out of being reasonable Restaurant was very dark and noisy Decorate needs severe updating if it is support their pricing

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  3. Barb

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shadwells is a gem of a restaurant and a highlight of the area's many restaurants. I have been dining here since it opened and it has never disappointed me or the many friends I have taken to join me in a great meal. Returning friends often ask me to make a reservation at the restaurant to assure that they get a wonderful meal while in Charlottesville. I appreciate that you periodically update your menu with attractive entries and that you never lose sight of the need for a place that offers a diverse menu that meets the needs of many visitors

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful. We went with a larger group to celebrate our sons graduation and they put us in a nice semi-private room and made certain we were happy the entire time. We will definitely be returning to Shadwells.

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  5. ScottC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious! Our waiter didn't seem to know the menu and brought out the wrong food, this was corrected. Main issue was their kids Mac n cheese comes out on a flaming hot skillet... Ok for an adult but not for a 3 year old!! This is a lawsuit waiting to happen!

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  6. ShellyA

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and comfortable seating. Service was good at best as waiter visits were few and far between and the restaurant is very loud. But it was a very busy night.

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  7. TK8here

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    $15 cocktail and a $14 hamburger. Good food, but pricing a drink that high was a surprise.

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  8. bettyeeatsout

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE had quit going to Shadwell's because the quality of the food was not as good, the roof leaked, attitude was not good etc. But we returned this week after eating in a lot and to our delight things have turned around. The decor is much better, the menu is better and the food was good!. Happily our favorite waiter, Mike Sweeney. was still there and the night was a success and we will be back. Sadly due to aging and health issues we no longer eat out once a week but are pleased to have SHadwell's on our A list again.

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  9. TomK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great-the restaurant was very noisy but we were there on a busy day

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  10. StephaniB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service fantastic! The perfect Mother's Day outing!!

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Google Map for Shadwells Restaurant

1791 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1791 Richmond Road
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of on-site parking, including accessible parking, located immediately in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    C. Thomas Lasley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (434) 202-2568
  • Private party facilities
    Shadwells Restaurant offers the finest in local dining for private breakfast, lunch and dinners. Rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business, holiday, class reunions and after hours parties for 80 guests or more. Three private rooms available: seats 40, 20 & 18. TV's in rooms. No room rental fee.
  • Private party contact
    Lori Richards: (434) 202-2568
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