There are many good restaurants in Charlottesville, the county seat of prosperous Albemarle County. For an extensive selection of local restaurant promo, see the Charlottesville visitor's guide and the Cville Weekly (local free newspaper, widely available), or see this online guide to Charlottesville Restaurants.
All bars in Charlottesville serve food, most until midnight or 1 am. There is no kosher restaurant in Charlottesville.
All night, open: Littlejohn's, Wafflehouse
Barbecue: Sweetbones, Big Jim's
Beer: Blue Ridge, Court Square Tavern, Michael's Bistro
Breakfast: Café Europa, Expresso Italian Villa, Aunt Sarah's Pancake House
Brunch: Biltmore, Duner's, Rococo's, St Maarten's, Southern Culture.
Cheapest options of their type: Baja Bean, Café Europa, Hong Kong, Martha's.
Chinese: Hong Kong, Panda Garden, Flaming Wok
Closest: Pavilion XI
Coffee houses: Starbuck's, Espresso Corner, Espresso Royale Café Mud House, Higher Grounds
Coffee to go: Café Europa, Starbuck's
Cuban (sort of): Mono Loco
Deli food: Littlejohn's, Café Europa, Foods of All Nations, Whole Foods Market
Dessert: Whole Foods Market, Hot Cakes
Drinks: Biltmore, Court Square Tavern, Miller's, St Maarten's, Escafé
Expensive: Boar's Head Inn, Bizou, C&O, Hamilton's, Memory & Co., Silver Thatch Inn, Metropolitain, Oxo, Ivy Inn, Clifton-The Country Inn
French: C&O, Metropolitain
Italian: Carmello's, Rococo's, L'Aventura
Japanese: Sakura, Hakubai
Late, open: Littlejohn's, Baja Bean, Biltmore, Court Square Tavern, Expresso Italian Villa, Miller's
Large parties easily accommodated at one table: Baja Bean upstairs, Biltmore, Blue Bird Café, Greenskeeper, Hong Kong, Miller's, Tastings
Outside tables: Baja Bean, Biltmore, Blue Bird Café Martha's, Miller's, Bizou, Higher Grounds
Pizza: Silvia's, College Inn, Expresso Italian Villa, Rococo's
Recommended: Blue Bird Café, Café Europa, Hamilton's, L'Aventura, Michael's Bistro, Metropolitain, Mono Loco, Oxo, Hamilton's, Southern Culture, Tastings
Smokers, hospitable to: Carmello's, St Maarten's
Take-out: Littlejohn's, Lucky Seven, Panda Garden, Take It Away
Vegetarians, hospitable to: Baja Bean, Café Europa, College Inn, Maharaja, Martha's, Liquid, Veggie Heaven
Wine: Silver Thatch Inn, Tastings
Information adapted from the Vade Mecum for Terry Belanger's Rare Book School 1997.