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A Spotlight on Duners Restaurant in Ivy, VA

Looking for a casual fine dining experience that you can tell wasn’t casually planned and prepared? Duners will take that experience to the next level. Chances are you have either eaten here and swoon every time you pass by or you may be wondering what that little place is.

Duners is a KK Homes all time favorite, so much so that our Founder, Kathleen Kellett, was engaged here. It is located between Crozet, VA and Charlottesville, VA in the village of Ivy, Virginia.

One thing that never changes is they have an ever changing menu. The menu variety provides the Chef the opportunity to invent creative courses that utilize fresh ingredients, including seasonal favorites. An all time favorite if you like them is their fried oysters. We never miss this appetizer with whatever variety of aioli is created that day… they are sure to ruin you for others!

Duners begins every meal with their fresh, warm bread that is a struggle to abstain from. The wine list is extensive, as is the full bar, and the Bartender remains at your service during your entire dining experience.

As a return customer, the long running wait staff reminds you that they remember, but they never drop their guard so much that their mission of waiting on you is lost. The Staff remain a constant, with familiar smiles that have continued to be professional and personable over the years.


Since opening in 1983, their goal has always been “to serve great food in a warm and friendly atmosphere”.  Proof that this goal has been realized can be seen by the many regulars and their referrals filling the tables each and every night the doors are open.

From the first bite to the last morsel you are in for a treat. If you have never experienced a Chef on a plate, you have to take the time to experience Duners in Ivy.  You won’t regret it!

We love supporting local businesses and are constantly embracing not just what they are, but who they are. Duners restaurant is so reflective of who we are here at KK Homes. Instead of dining, we are a casual buying experience, with friendly faces, personal service and the finest of detailed expertise. This is just a reminder that being authentic in your business practices will prevail. Loving what you do and why you do it, no matter what “it” is will always result in success!

Check out their website HERE.

Note: Duners is taking reservations through Open Table during covid and they have social distancing down to a rhythm.

KK, Associate Broker and Founder of KK Homes of Long & Foster Real Estate 

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