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The Local Grill

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7th Avenue & 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 880 1946
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse...
Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse championships. Offering kitchen tours and beef courses. Beef all aged on the premises and cut to order.
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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steakhouse in Joburg

I've eaten here several times, and it's always been a great experience. The food and atmosphere are good, and there is an impressive beef selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Lance W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After reading many excellent reviews we decided to make a reservation. Our table of 4 were really disappointed in the steak. It was overdone and salt needed to be added to give it some taste. There are far better steakhouses in Johannesburg that serve excellent steaks. This restaurant is overrated. The service was really good though.

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here several times, and it's always been a great experience. The food and atmosphere are good, and there is an impressive beef selection.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a great meal, especially a delicious steak, then this is the place to go to. The meat is cooked to perfection (be sure to ask for a tour of the kitchen where they explain the various cooking processes and show you the different cuts of meat and recommend a cut for you). A great venue for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a cracking evening here. There were 4 of us and we all are different steaks - all delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was goo despite the restaurant being packed. A highlight was the kitchen tour - the owner offered it just after we arrived and seeing the guys passion for meat (particularly steak) you can see why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a great evening awesome food all round very energetic great service and a proud bunch of people. Epic steaks be back real soon

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Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to the Local Grill for a family get together. We could not have asked for a nicer evening. We all really enjoyed our steaks and the kitchen tour was a lovely extra. The manager was great, popping in every now and then to ensure all was going well. I must admit the desserts were a bit of a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Better book...in the past you could still walk in an get a table. It is getting harder to do so and with good reason. The food is great, beautiful steaks! Highly recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

......it's rated tops in Jozi - steaks obviously awesome but the chicken the most pleasant surprise. Visited 3 times in as many weeks. Great craft beers and good wine selection too. Corkage a bit heavy so if I may make 1 suggestion, put some sugar free bubbles on the menu please. Service always great - Thank you!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband surprised me for my birthday to dinner at the Local Grill. WOW!!!!! What an evening!!! Complete perfection from beginning to end. The waiter was on the ball and gave us exceptional service throughout the night. The managers kept going around throughout the night checking on all the tables. Once we were seated at first we were offered to... More 

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Randburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Yes, this establishment is in close proximity to Turn and Tender as well as Wombles. So competition is very rife as they all charge at the top of the curve. We had a really memorable evening with my son and his wife. The restaurant specialises in steaks and prepare the various cuts on site. One can also buy raw steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7th Avenue & 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 880 1946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Best Steakhouse in South Africa awarded by The Wolftrap steakhouse championships. Offering kitchen tours and beef courses. Beef all aged on the premises and cut to order.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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