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Excellent Table

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

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    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Ethiopian cuisine!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2014
sunflower35
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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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Pearisburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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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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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bluefield
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65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I recently visited Excellent Table and had high expectations after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. I was not impressed with the quality of food or the price. I lived above the Blue Nile in Harrisonburg, VA for quite some time and eat Ethiopian cuisine every chance that I get. I was hoping that excellent table would be better as I... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

A surprise find in Blacksburg. I have eaten at the Excellent Table many times but my most interesting visit occurred recently when accompanied by first timers, my brother and best friend. An initial visit is an unmatched experience when the immediate explosion of flavors engulfs your palate. The balance of spices and sauces are a worthy venture into this little... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I've had Ethiopian in Ann Arbor, Baltimore, and New York. The rich spices and quality ingredients rival all - and in such a small place as Blacksburg! The dining area is well, down-to-earth let's say, but owner/service is super nice, and since we called ahead, very quick.

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Draper, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

their hot dishes are very tasty. not much place to eat in but great take 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: 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?