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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy Saturday ... Parking Tough...

Large upstairs area lively, full and interesting. All food hand carried up the back stairs. Entrees, including the Duck and Steak Frites were well plated, attractive and very tasty. Service was very good despite the volume of hectic with the dining crowd. As a destination, especially Saturday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bob F
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Culpeper, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great dinner in charlottesville. less than 5 minute drive from downtown mall and uva. we sat upstairs which is a lot less crowded than downstairs, so depending on the atmosphere you would rather have. both food and service were excellent, and prices reasonable.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large upstairs area lively, full and interesting. All food hand carried up the back stairs. Entrees, including the Duck and Steak Frites were well plated, attractive and very tasty. Service was very good despite the volume of hectic with the dining crowd. As a destination, especially Saturday night, parking is very tough in this neighborhood setting which offers a density... More 

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Thank Bob F
Canberra, Australia
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went for my birthday on recommendation of a local. WOW! Best pork chop ever! My partner loves pork; I don't at all ... and yet - even I would eat this one! Moist, tasty, perfectly seasoned and accompanied ... We tried two of the drinks - Jasmine and Jefferson - for us, original and yummy mixtures of all sorts... More 

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Atlanta, Ga.
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The Local serves great food and even better drinks. The salads,burgers, and meatloaf wrapped in bacon was delicious! The gumbo was just like my Mom's. The 38 Special drink was awesome! Great bourbon drink. We will return anytime we are back in Charlottesville.

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Thank finallyandrews
Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food was satisfactory, but the background noise! The room upstairs was full of large noisy groups; the music was loud; and the bussers were not gentle with their scraping and stacking dirty dishes right behind our table, even after I mentioned it. The best part was when most of the other diners had left and we enjoyed our desserts.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were traveling to Charlottesville with a large group of friends for another friend's wedding. They had recommended The Local as a place to eat in Charlottesville and so I inquired about how they might accommodate our group of 15. I worked with Michelle, emailing back and forth to set a smaller menu for a Saturday night, and she was... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My boyfriends friend had his wedding here, and it was so beautiful! such a nice and cozy place for a small intimate wedding. We had a great time and it was just so magical!

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Reston, Virginia
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Based on the open table reviews that I'd read I was really looking forward to our dinner at The Local. Sadly it just didn't live up to the hype. The building is a very neat spot. The ambiance on the second floor kind of reminded me of what an old Texas Dance Hall looks like. We shared the Crispy Shrimp... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Attended a wedding rehearsal dinner. The service was exceptional as everyone received their meals basically at the same time. Food was excellent. the upstairs room was a little noisy. Great food!!

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Arlington, VA
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at The Local with our daughter. The place looks like small a renovated warehouse. It's very homey and comfortable. The service we received was excellent. The food was very good [my daughter had a steak, while my wife and I had the daily veggie pasta]. I also had potato and leek soup. All of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-984-9749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?