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Local Roots

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15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
614-602-8060
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Great food and fun on a summer evening

Growing up in Powell, I've seen the many transformations this little building has gone through. Local Roots has to be my favorite, they definitely maximized it's potential by making use of the gazebo on the corner of powell and liberty. It's a great way to spend the few nice summer Ohio evenings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Mia M
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Powell, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Local Roots just celebrated their 5 years anniversary and it has been a great 5 years. The owner Jesse Iams has really created a local gem that is by far the best restaurant not in only in Powell but in Columbus, Ohio. She has taken the "Local" part of their name very seriously by sourcing with local farmers (including the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our first time at Local Roots was a great experience! The give out lunch boxes filled with little animals or bugs to keep kids entertained while waiting for the food. This idea is BRILLIANT! A great non-electronic way to keep kids busy. The kids meals are reasonably priced and offer a lot of great choices (not just your typical kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Growing up in Powell, I've seen the many transformations this little building has gone through. Local Roots has to be my favorite, they definitely maximized it's potential by making use of the gazebo on the corner of powell and liberty. It's a great way to spend the few nice summer Ohio evenings. My favorite thing to order is the salad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always seems to upset my stomach, maybe because of how organic everything is and I'm just not used to it? Place is pretty dark too. But it is nice. Still missing the diner that resided before local roots.

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Local R, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking time to review Local Roots! We value ALL feedback. I would love to know what you typically eat when you come and dine with us. I am very concerned that you may have a food allergy. If that is the case we can tailer to most dietary restrictions. I just recently discover that... More 

Newark, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were very pleased with the service from welcome to goodbye! Our server was excellent. I love that they have the outline of the State of Ohio on the wall, with pins and strings showing you exactly where the food used in the restaurant comes from; you can see that they truly live up to their name "local roots" as... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple decided to visit Local Roots for a late dinner. We got there about 9 and were seated immediately inside, the patio was pretty crowed because they have music on Friday Night. We all shared the buffalo chicken dip which was absolutely delicious. I had the black bean burger which I was expecting to... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I stopped at this local restaurant we passed on our way to the Columbus zoo . We had the bison burger which is raised locally. They pickle their own dill pickles and make their own potato chips. Delicious!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have been to Local Roots more than a few times now. They have a great atmosphere, great, friendly staff, and a great, unique, and locally sourced menu. I have enjoyed the salmon, stromboli, black bean burger, and pizza on separate (of course) visits. They have a really good selection of local and unusual draft beers and wine list. I... More 

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Troy, MIchigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very busy restaurant! Great food, good for families too. Great service! Lots of delicious choices. Would go back again!

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First time visiting. Not much parking, had to park one street over. Comfortable atmosphere. Very good appetizers and food. Many local items. Large drink menu.

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Additional Information about Local Roots

Address: 15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
Phone Number: 614-602-8060
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
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
Cuisine: Contemporary

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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: 614-602-8060

Price and Cuisine

  • 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?