Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ


After bringing some of the best food, drinks, and fun to C'ville with our restaurant The Lazy Parrot Grill, we realized that one thing was missing: good, down home, melt in your mouth BBQ! So, armed with a smoker and a dream, we opened Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ just around the corner from (or in the backyard of, if you will) the Lazy Parrot Grill. Come on up to Pantops Shopping Center and enjoy yourself in our backyard!
Lazy Parrot

Fry's Spring Station


From its 70-year run as a local service station to a restaurant that now houses a brick oven capable of cooking 22 pizzas at once, Fry's Spring Station's history is now as storied as it is succulent. From fire roasted pizzas, to crisp and crunchy salads, pastas, and Paninis on Foccacia bread, Fry's serves up craveable entrees, sides and appetizers designed to share. Our outdoor seating beckons guests on warm and cool evenings, thanks to year-round heat lamps, while our 100-person indoor seating nestles visitors against the warmth and style of exposed brick and reclaimed heartwood pine floors. Complemented by a unique blend of Spanish, Jeffersonian and Art Deco architecture, Fry's Spring Station offers a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind dining experience in the heart of Charlottesville.
Fry's Spring Station

St Maarten's Cafe


St. Maarten Cafe is one of the oldest establishments still in business in The University of Virginia's Corner District. The restaurant opened its doors at 1400 Wertland St. on August 21st, 1985 and has been serving its loyal customers ever since. The original owners of the business, Jim and Linda Roland, opened the restaurant shortly after returning from their honeymoon. Fittingly, they named it after their destination – the Carribean island of St. Maarten. Jim operated the restaurant with the help of a faithful staff for nearly 27 years. In January 2012, he decided it was time to move on. Within hours of the restaurant closing, one of Maarten's loyal customers – Gary Glass – created the Facebook page Friends of St. Maarten's. Membership of this group rose to over 800 people within 24 hours, proving that Maartens was not just a normal bar, but an important place in many people's lives.
St Maarten's Cafe