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About Shadwells Restaurant

We are located on 250 East on Pantops Mtn at Peter Jefferson Place, adjacent to the new Martha Jefferson Hospital.

1791 Richmond Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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

Cross Street:
1791 Richmond Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 202-2568

Website:
http://www.shadwellsrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Tommy Lasley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Shadwells Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
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Good for Groups (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service at this restaurant was horrendous! We must have waited about an hour for our food. I watched entire parties come in, be seated, eat, pay, and leave before we got our food. At the end of the meal, we found that our checks already had 20% gratuity included. I can't help but feel as though we were passed over because that was the case.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Meal was nice. Oysters were excellent. Presentation was just so so. Dining room was very cold ( at the end of a sunny nearly 60 degree day). Ambient lighting is poor. Our waitress was very attentive and congenial.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal. We had been to Shadwells on several occasions and really enjoyed it. So much that we recommended to others. Invited our niece to Thanksgiving there. We both drove an hour to meet at the restaurant.

It was so disappointing. Over salty turkey roll, and nothing else was very edible.

Not sure we will be back.

By the way, two of the sides were mac and cheese and deviled eggs???? Also asked for extra cranberry sauce and was refusd because they only had enough for the dinners reserved?

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We took my father for his 74 Birthday and we all enjoyed it very much. The Shrimp were huge and delicious. The oyster sampler was great! We will be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was a bit slow coming from the kitchen but our server was very apologetic and things turned out ok. The raw oysters were good but fairly expensive. The fried oysters were good and I’d recommend them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Shadwell’s restaurant. Very nice atmosphere, good food, variety of choices, good service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. The food was slow to come out, but very much worth the wait. Fresh salads and healthy portions were a plus! The creme brûlée for dessert was amazing.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Vegan, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, easy location, out of the downtown traffic and always great food! The crab cakes and she crab soup are our favorites!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always enjoy Oystravaganza but this year was the worst meal we’ve had at Shadwells. The Oysters Rockefeller were over cooked to the point of being burned and our waitress never came back to check to see how the food was until time for the bill! Gave us 20% off but we will think twice before dining here again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made a reservation for 8 for a special birthday celebration for 3 people. I made note of this when I made the reservation . They did not recognize the birthdays, offer ANY kind of birthday dessert etc. I was so disappointed and embarrassed . The service was so slow. We were seated at 7:30 and did not get our dinner served until 9 pm. We will not be returning to Shadwells.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and excellent service; our favorite place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great experience at Shadwell's!! Great food and great, friendly service. Rolls are a treat and this was our 4th visit there!!!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Shadwells is our favorite restaurant. We went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed their annual oyster fest. Service is always excellent as is the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

There were a few things that I did not like. The service was good but the timing in between courses felt rushed. We were not done with our appetizers before the main course came out, which then had to sit for a while. The broccoli with herb butter came out with no herb buttter. We sent it back and got another but it still had no herb butter. At this point we said, oh well!! The calamari was good but not the best we've had. Overall the place was ok. Would try it again and be more specific with what we want.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

food was delicious. Very traditional type meals which is good!! Loved being able to see the kitchen and all the activity there!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, relaxed pace. Swordfish was fresh and delicious, rice was meh. Skip the pecan pie, coffee was great.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The waiting persons were exceptionally courteous and accommodating to our requirements

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Shadwells always provides a solid menu with great options from a full meal to salads soups or sandwiches. They do a great job with their salmon. Always have a positive dining experience here. It is convenient with plenty of on sight parking.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very friendly staff, the atmosphere was nice and they had televisions broadcasting different football games. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and attentive to refilling our glasses and bringing out our food. The menu had a lot to choose from and it made our selection hard. We choose the crab cakes and burger and the fish tacos and pecan encrusted chicken. Every dish came out piping hot and excellent. All of the side dishes were great the macaroni and cheese was perfect. We would recommend this restaurant again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good, service was prompt and courteous, and the bartender was awesome.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Steak was well done on the ends, should have been med well. Lots of food and excellent service.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Not our first visit for a special celebration & was pleased to have a separate room for our party. We were celebrating a family meeting an adopted sister for the first time. The adoption took place over 70 years ago & through recent DNA technology were able to find each other.

Our servers were wonderful - Our only negative comment is that it seemed to take entirely too long to get our food going. Once we finally got the appetizers, the rest of the meal seem to flow at an appropriate time frame.

Would still recommend Shadwells to anyone looking for a great dinner, lots of options & staff that are upbeat & friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food, nice serving portions, good price, pleasant staff and climate. Will retun

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This was my first time at Shadwells and I was very disappointed. Despite a nearly empty restaurant (6 pm on Labor Day) our party of 5 was seated at a table tight into a corner making access for those on one side of the table - and for the server - difficult. Service was lackluster-the waiter tossed cocktail napkins across the table as if he were dealing cards, and getting his attention was difficult. Food was "fine," no more no less. 6 skimpy asparagus spears is more of a garnish than a side, and the presentation was no better than what i might do for a family dinner.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

First of all:
THIS was a special occasion night.
61st Wedding Anniversary and other restaurants would acknowledge with a small tidbit at the end of the meal. Not at Shadwell's.
Next...the reservation was made for a Sunday night especially since I saw on their internet advertising that they have Prime Rib on Sunday's and Tuesday's.
Guess what---no Prime Rib this Sunday😠
In addition, the noise level was annoying..
The Seafood menu was lacking a lot..
No Lobster offerings at all.
On a positive note, the She Crab Soup was outstanding!!
Can't beat BONE FISH RESTAURANT for those things that were lacking mentioned above....
John Bittner

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A good choice for dinner. Pick it from a large number of others in Charlottesville to entertain
a large group (11) for dinner. It was both a birthday and pre-wedding party. Food choices were
good and prices seemed reasonable for locale. The restaurant can handle small as well as
large private groups. We sat in the main section, however, there were a number of small
private dinning rooms.

Would recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

They specialize in seafood and I highly recommend the fried oysters.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I had chicken cordon Bleu which was not chicken cordon bleau. I didn't see any ham. The sauce did not taste very good.I left about half the meal.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Usually fairly good food, but this time a disappointment. The two of us ordered a special, Pork Roulade. It was warmish, not hot, and dry and uninteresting.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always a great meal, well served, hot rolls and crisp salad at a reasonable price....my criteria for a good restaurant. Also, it is a great place for family gathering!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Shadwell's never fails to please. I've been there for group get-togethers, special occasions, lunch, and dinner. Happy to have this all around good option in my area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We've never been disappointed! Great food, superb service, convenient. One of our favorites.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Celebrated with family for sister's 70th birthday. Everything was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great location just outside Charlottesville on historic Pantops Mountain. Food of good quality, well prepared & attractively served. The 12 of us were served in a reasonable time frame by a knowledgeable server. Never felt rushed although we lingered visiting.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The fried shrimp and fried oysters were delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent meal. Eddie great service.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Reluctant to try it at first, but quickly became a fan! Wonderful food, quick service, complimentary bread was delicious! Better than the same old, same old chains for comparable price.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

There is nothing special about this restaurant. Bland and inconsistent. We ordered 2 of the crab cakes dinner plates and they were different and just unappealing. We also had the trout which was just ok and the green beans were overcooked. It was our first time at this restaurant and needless to say we were disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised that we were seated on time and the service was excellent. The food was very tasty and was cooked to perfection. It was very busy and thus a bit noisy but understandably so.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We attended Shadwell's for Restaurant Week. Overall, we had a great experience. Our waiter was excellent, and the food was delicious! Plus, it offered a lot of different options for the Restaurant Week menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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