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The Downtown Mall Tour

5 Experiences, 3 Hours, Only $109

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 2 - 5pm

Discover Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall and its dynamic restaurant community! 


Many of the restaurants that put Charlottesville on the international Food Scene Map are here!


What’s Included:

  • 5 tastings at some of the Downtown Mall's famous restaurants

  • 3-hr. Walking Tour with Local Food Tour Guide

  • Fun stories about the history of the Mall

Neighborhoods You’ll Visit: The Downtown Mall

Tour Type: Walking Food Tour

Total Distance: .6 miles

Meeting Point: West End of the Downtown Mall

End Point: Central Place on the Downtown Mall


This tour has a minimum of 3 participants. If we haven’t filled enough spots within 24 hours of the tour, you will have the following options:

1) Cover the cost of the vacant tour spots
2) Re-schedule your tour for next best available tour
3) Rain check for future tour with us
4) Refund for your trip

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About the Downtown Mall

Originally Three Notch'd Road, then Main Street, the Downtown Mall is now Charlottesville's most vibrant entertainment district. Numerous restaurants, theaters, interesting architecture, and alluring local history combine to make this a fascinating tour, and your Guide will bring it together with fun and adventure.

What to Expect

On this 3-hour walking food tour, you’ll visit some of the most popular restaurants and taste some of the best dishes on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall while also learning about the history and evolution of this unique urban park and commercial district.

You’ll meet your Guide at the extreme west end of the Mall and orient on the moveable feast to come! Over the next 3 hours you’ll visit 5 classic Downtown Mall eateries to taste delicious dishes* with the option to add alcoholic drink pairings.**

You’ll taste delicious pimento cheese/blacked-eyed pea hummus, limonada and yuli's tacos, Virginia ham biscuits made from scratch, a teasing hand-crafted mocktail, Charlottesville's favorite handmade ice cream and more!

In between stops, you’ll learn about the history and evolution of an historic district original to Charlottesville, both historically and spiritually!

*Tastings are subject to change. We cannot accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diets on this tour.

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Hamilton's VA Country Ham Biscuits
Kilwin's Brittle
Bebedero Tacos
Hamiltons Exterior
Whiskey Jar
The Bebedero Interior
Brandie _ Kilwins (1)
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