Carving Board Cafe Inc

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624 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Carving Board Cafe Inc - When your entire order is shrouded in Styrofoam + plastic you can usually tell your taste buds to take a break...
Carving Board Cafe Inc - Though their marketing proclaimed 'each dish is carefully hand-made to our guests’ specifications', the front counter made me question this claim...
Carving Board Cafe Inc - Carving Board Cafe, Charlottesville, Virginia
Carving Board Cafe Inc - Seating in Carving Board Cafe - small with 'fast food' atmosphere

Carving Board Cafe Inc Charlottesville Reviews

vances vances
575 reviews
Chop Shop Jun 26, 2017
As we neared our hotel in Charlottesville I tasked my sister to find a lunch spot. After googling up a storm she directed me towards the Carving Board Café. Not because of ringing endorsements, but more so a lack of any fatal reviews and it was along the way. It turned out to be a hole in the wall which only serves lunch - and earns a passing grade without being impressive.

The menu is limited to soup-salad-sandwiches and several items have appetizing descriptions, but everything we ordered was rather ho-hum. I had a salad and added shrimp, accompanied by a cup of the soup du jour. The combo proved equally disappointing, most likely due to unmet expectation. Being marketed as “family-owned and community focused, The Carving Board Cafe offers the local’s favorite sandwiches, soups, and salads, all in one restaurant. Each dish is carefully hand-made to our guests’ specifications, using only the freshest ingredients” foolishly led me to anticipate something several notches above fast food. Reality quickly corrected that notion.

The presentation immediately prejudiced opinions towards the blasé, with everything shrouded in styrofoam or plastic. Naturally I was given a napkin wrapped around a plastic knife and fork and had to walk back to the front counter and request a spoon, belying ‘hand-made’ attention when the order included soup! To be completely honest, everything was incredibly average and perhaps you should not follow in my footsteps if hungry in Charlottesville.
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vances says:
Any way you slice it, Holger.....

Posted on: Aug 19, 2017
Vance, interesting review about an "incredible average" place.
Posted on: Aug 19, 2017
vances says:
lol, May - yes, it did not make the cut!
Posted on: Aug 08, 2017
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