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Excellent Table

African, Ethiopian
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119 N Main St, Ste 103, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-1094
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food cooked with love

This place is very good to visit. I couldn't necessarily eat it everyday but I could def have a craving for it. Home cooked and prepared daily. No fast food. Owner is beautiful!!!! Will go back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
Sharon R
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Los Angeles, California
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'd read great things about this place before moving to Blacksburg so I was anxious to try it out. After trying three times to go for dinner and finding it closed (although business hours said it should be open) we finally got there for lunch. I'd read that the owner was quite nice and helpful, but when we asked for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is very good to visit. I couldn't necessarily eat it everyday but I could def have a craving for it. Home cooked and prepared daily. No fast food. Owner is beautiful!!!! Will go back!!

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Thank Sharon R
Annapolis, Maryland
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

To say "hidden gem" doesn't fully capture this truly special eating experience. This is a hidden, hole in the wall, restaurant, providing the best Ethiopian food I have had, ever! My children go the Virginia Tech, and we go to this place every time I am in town. The owner/chef/waitress puts her heart into her cooking because she wants "everyone... More 

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Thank wormula
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We just ate at Excellent Table and it was fantastic! It was our first time eating Ethiopian food and we weren't disappointed. The WONDERFUL owner was so helpful as we were trying to figure out what to get and we were even given samples to try. The place is small, but very cozy and located just behind the downtown farmers... More 

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Thank ckhix
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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304 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at Excellent Table several times and in comparison to some D.C. Ethiopian places, this place is wonderful. The owner is very sweet and helpful, and the food is delicious!

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Thank sunflower35
Pearisburg, Virginia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I probably will never have a chance to travel to Ethiopia, but I can say that I've enjoyed its food! Located in the Farmer's Market area in downtown Blacksburg, this hole in the wall, take-out-only restaurant, deserves praise. The fare is wholesome, not too spicy or 'weird,' and you feel like you've eaten authentic food from another land. The owner/chef... More 

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Thank MtnGalAlways
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My friends and I are your average college freshmen. We have very little money and big appetites. One of my friends wanted to bring us to a local Ethiopian restaurant. Everyone was skeptical, even when we saw the building. The restaurant is very tiny itself, but is run by the nicest lady. She was the owner and loved what she... More 

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Thank HikerHawk
Washington DC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Despite the plethora of Ethiopian restaurants (many of them terrible) in DC, where we live, we went to Excellent Table on our way to North Carolina just to see what Blacksburg had to offer. The owner/chef, Haregewin, is delightful, and the food was excellent! She uses authentic flavorings and cooking methods with fresh local ingredients, and makes her own injera... More 

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Thank hb1038
Bluefield
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76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

You walk into a very small place, primarily designed for take out, and the owner/chef greets you and serves you with a warmth and friendliness that makes you feel welcome, and almost like a home. She will give you samples if you cannot decide on the menu, and this evening gave us an extra dish and complimentary hot tea. The... More 

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1 Thank brookiefly
Blacksburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My family loves to get food to go from Excellent Table, there are a number of things to choose from, and the menu rotates everyday. It is so nice to have something different to eat. The owner is very friendly. I highly recommend trying it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 N Main St, Ste 103, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: (540) 951-1094

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?