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Brown's

1218 Avon St., Charlottesville, VA - (434) 295-4911
A humble gas-station mini-mart, Brown's serves some of the best fried chicken in a chicken-rich part of the Mid-South.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Chicken
Fruit Cobbler

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"I recently spent some time in Gordonsville, Virginia, which back in the late 19th century was known as the Chicken Leg Center of the Universe. After the Civil War, the town's "chicken ladies," gained national renown for standing on the train platform and offering trays ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1218 Avon St., Charlottesville, VA
(434) 295-4911

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The meat of this thigh is saturated with savory juices, and all are shored in by a brilliantly-seasoned crust.
"The meat of this thigh is saturated with savory juices, and all are shored in by a brilliantly-seasoned crust."
Michael Stern





Nothing about Brown's facade hints at how good it is. But ask any fried-chicken connoisseur around Charlottesville, and it likely will be at the top of their honor roll.
"Nothing about Brown's facade hints at how good it is. But ask any fried-chicken connoisseur around Charlottesville, and it likely will be at the top of their honor roll."
Michael Stern


Fruit cobbler always is available for dessert. This one is apple.
"Fruit cobbler always is available for dessert. This one is apple."
Michael Stern


Thighs are the most sumptuous part, as shown here, but drumsticks, wings, and breasts are not to be ignored.
"Thighs are the most sumptuous part, as shown here, but drumsticks, wings, and breasts are not to be ignored."
Michael Stern


It hardly looks like a great restaurant, and in fact you cannot eat on premises, but anyone who prizes four-star fried chicken needs to put Brown's on the hit-list.
"It hardly looks like a great restaurant, and in fact you cannot eat on premises, but anyone who prizes four-star fried chicken needs to put Brown's on the hit-list."
Michael Stern



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