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Local Roots

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Contemporary
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15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
16146028060
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Local Restaurant

We live about 25 minutes from downtown Powell and are occasionally in the area. When we are, we must stop for a meal at Local Roots. It has a great ambience, and often has live music out on the patio in the evening. I brought my 2-year-old for the first time, thinking it was maybe a bit too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Sheri H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We live about 25 minutes from downtown Powell and are occasionally in the area. When we are, we must stop for a meal at Local Roots. It has a great ambience, and often has live music out on the patio in the evening. I brought my 2-year-old for the first time, thinking it was maybe a bit too upscale for... More 

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Columbus, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Local Roots is a nice local restaurant. The food is solid and the wait staff are all very friendly. There is a nice outdoor seating area where they frequently have live music. Good place to stop for a couple drinks as well.

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Powell, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We often dine at Local Roots, usually at lunch. The menu is varied and extensive. One of us is gluten sensitive, and they have a "gluten-free menu." We've had a number of entrees on the menu, and all are well-prepared, attractively presented, and appropriately priced. Bison burger, turkey/avocado/bacon sandwich, salads, chicken salad, regular burgers, etc. All excellent. There is a... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Past visits were always very good but our last dinner was disappointing. A chicken sandwich had a piece of chicken that only covered half the bun, very skimpy, we felt sorry for the waitress having to serve it to us...the bar people were very nice and took the sandwich off our bill and listened to our complaints. My hamburger was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After a long day at the zoo we were all starving and saw this place on Trip Advisor so we called while we were leaving the zoo to make a reservation. It was a Friday evening and the wait when we called was around 25 minutes. They have a large parking lot that is very narrow but long and kind... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not an upscale place, but very reliable, good food. A great "local" place to enjoy lunch or dinner. Very clean and pleasant; great service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

With all of the great reviews, we were kind of let down after eating here. I ordered a calzone that was just alot of bread. We got the loaded chips which were good. The sweet potato fries were good, not greasy. The Ruben was a Ruben. The atmosphere was fun and laid back. We would probably not come back and... More 

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Franklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoy Local Roots for lunch or dinner, for casual or special occasions. The local menu options and fresh ingredients make it more special than chains. We mostly enjoy dining outside with a nice mix of sun and shade to enjoy your meal. Indoors is nice too, but be prepared for tv palooza.

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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am a local and I can personally testify to it being one of my favorite restaurants to eat in Powell. I have eaten here countless times and have always found the experience to be very pleasant. The food and service are always excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped by after a long day at the Columbus Zoo to meet a couple old friends for a burger and conversation.. The burgers with the homemade chips were excellent, well prepared, fast and hot...the patio was not crowded so we didnt feel rushed and had time to catch up..our server Demi was a rock star...the perfect blend of professional,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: 16146028060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?