975 Emmet St. N., Barracks Shopping Center
1904 Emmet St. N, Barracks Shopping Center
Arch's Frozen Yogurt
Food: Dessert foods (sandwiches and salads are now offered, too)
104 14th St. NW
Price: $4-$8Cool Features: The best frozen yogurt ever!
Baja Bean Company
Food: California Mexican
1327 W. Main St.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Tuesday night karaoke!
Food: American (burgers, sandwiches, a divine chocolate chip cookie pie desert)
16 Elliewood Ave.
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: There's a big deck for outside seating, $2 drafts on Tuesday nights, on Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. every drink (no matter what it is) costs $1.
Food: American "upscale down-home cookin'" (seafood, steak, "smashed potatoes")
119 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall
Price: $8-$15Cool Features: This place has red booths and black-and-white movie posters everywhere!
Boar's Head Inn
Food: American, with a Southern touch
200 Ednam Dr.
Bodo's Bagel Bakery
Emmet St. and Preston Ave.
(434) 977-9598 (434) 293-5224
Price: $3-$5Cool Features: Everyone loves to go to Bodo's after a heavy night of drinking. It can sometimes seem very crowded on a Sunday morning, but the line moves right along.
Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill
Food: American (crab cakes, grilled BBQ shrimp, risotto cakes)
20 Elliewood Ave.
Price: $10-$20Cool Features: Inside there is vaulted ceiling with a painted pond and suspended canoe
515 E. Water St.
Price: $15-$20Cool Features: C&O is in one of the oldest buildings in Charlottesville, offering a quaint, historic atmosphere. Superb cheese plate and wine selection, three-course meals. A great place to take your parents for parent's weekend!
Food: Pizza and calzones
100 14th St. NW
Food: American (sandwiches, Peruvian-style rotisserie)
9 Elliewood Ave.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: They have great live music outside on the terrace. Rolling Stone rated them very highly as having some of the best music in a college town.
Food: American (fresh seafood, meats, pasta, vegetarian options, fine desserts)
250 West in Ivy
Food: Asian/American with an international twist (cilantro and brie quesadillas, salads, vegetarian, soups)
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Great murals, lovely lighting, wonderful people-watching opportunities.
Food: Chinese, Korean, Japanese
1305 Seminole Trail
Price: $8-$15Cool Features: The chef prepares your meal right in front of you at your table-over flaming hot coals, no less!
805 E. Market St., near the Downtown Mall
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Great Mexican food!
Food: Contemporary gourmet American cuisine (fresh meats, game, crab cakes, vegetarian)
101 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall
Price: $10-$20Cool Features: Arty modern decor; lovely atmosphere. Hamilton's is very pricey-a good place to bring your parents for parents-weekend.
Food: Fancy, quick gourmet meals pre-made (quiche, prime rib, rosalita dip)
1137 Emmet St.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Nice atmosphere, if you choose to stay and eat in their little Café. Very good food.
Food: Thai, Vietnamese
104 14th St. NW
Price: $10-$25Cool Features: Although the restaurant is small and you may have to wait for awhile to get a table, they serve amazing authentic Thai fare.
Food: Subs, salads, muffins, brownies
1427 University Ave., on the Corner
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Students love to come here for a late night bite.
Food: American (lots of vegetarian choices, pasta, salads, Asian theme)
11 Elliewood Ave.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: This restaurant is in a beautiful, old, blue house where students used to live in the `60s and `70s. The inside walls are covered with modern art. The bathroom has fish swimming in the bathtub.
Food: Pizza, calzones, hoagies, and salads
1309 W. Main St.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: There's outside seating, lots of TVs, and strange inside decorations.
Food: American (sandwiches, salads, fresh meats)
1427 University Ave., on the Corner
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: There's a small balcony where you can sit at sunset and look out as far as the Blue Ridge. It also offers a great people-watcher's view of the Corner below.
Food: American (steaks, seafood, sandwiches, vegetarian)
109 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Dave Matthews used to bartend here (supposedly it was his inspiration for the song entitled "Bartender" and many others). There is great live music here almost every night (Jazz night on Thursdays).
200 Water St., next to the Downtown Mall
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: Beautiful décor, wonderful atmosphere. You can sit outside on a patio streamed with lights and lovely trees.
The Pita Pit
Food: Pita sandwiches with tons of toppings and different sauces
104 14th St. NW, just behind the Corner
Price: $4-$8Cool Features: You get to create your own pita!
1415 University Ave.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: They have multiple televisions including a big flatscreen in the back that is perfect for watching the game while enjoying your food.
Food: Soups, salads, wraps
104 14th St. NW
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: The location is stocked with the perfect supplies for a picnic on a nice day, including a great selection of wine and appetizers.
Sakura Sushi & Noodles
105 14th St. NW
Price: $10-$25Cool Features: Sake bombing is available at the location and is much enjoyed by many UVA students.
St. Marteen's Café
Food: American (hot wings, cheese fries)
1400 Wertland St., just behind the Corner
Price: $5-$15Cool Features: The restaurant is filled with a Caribbean motif and a big UVA drinking scene.
Starr Hill Restaurant and Brewery
Food: American (crab cakes, award-winning brew master)
709 W. Main St., between the Corner and the Downtown Mall
Price: $10-$15Cool Features: This is a great place to hear live music from touring bands. Supposedly, Faulkner's grandsons own this restaurant/bar.
Food: American (meats on sticks, hummus, roasted eggplant, salads, rice)
917 Preston Ave.
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: Offers a healthy alternative to fast food.
Take it Away
Food: Deli sandwiches with great house dressings and fresh baked bread
115 Elliewood Ave., just off the Corner
Price: $4-$8Cool Features: Very cool jazz music and beautiful posters and paintings to admire while you wait for a good sandwich. Students love to come here during the week in between classes and grab a lunch.
Corner of Emmet St. and Barracks Rd.
Price: $4-$8Cool Features: This breakfast spot is an old, historic fixture at UVA. On the roof is written in white letters, "Where Townspeople and Students Meet."
2210 Fontaine Ave. Ext.
Food: American (great sandwiches-especially the BLT-crab cakes, steaks
1521 University Ave., on the Corner
Price: $8-$15Cool Features: This is the oldest restaurant in Charlottesville. The walls are decorated with historic photographs of UVA boys who used to frequent here.
Food: American (burgers, fries, gyros)
1407 University Ave., on the Corner
Price: $5-$10Cool Features: This spot features the great "Gus Burger" (a fried egg on top of a burger), which has become a UVA late-night bite tradition at 2 a.m. after a wild night on the town.