This former motel diner 5 mi west of Charlottesville fills up early, and since they don't accept reservations, be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes. The fanciful menu, which changes daily, emphasizes fresh, seasonal fare in its seafood and pasta dishes. Appetizers may include lamb and green peppercorn pâté with grilled bread. Several fish selections appear daily on the menu, along with specialties like veal sweetbreads or duck breast, Continental style. While there isn't a kids' menu, the chef will make a burger or kid-friendly meal, and accommodate vegetarians or those with special diets.
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