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The Local

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very cool restaurant. Sit on the balcony/roof upstairs!

The location and atmosphere of The Local were what really made it great in my opinion. I normally love steak frites, but I wasn't thrilled with what I had here. My fiancé had one of the specials, which was some sort of steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and it was fabulous. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While visiting my granddaughter at UVA we dined at the Local. We arrived a half hour early and they graciously sat us and allowed us to start our ordering. The food was wonderful as was our server Molly.

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The crispy shrimp with seaweed is great. Great atmosphere and service. The upstairs is a great place to enjoy dinner and visiting family and friends.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Cozy place off the beaten path with very good food, cocktails and service. Arrived on a Tuesday evening without a reservation and was delighted that they were able to accomodate six of us for dinner. Highly recommend this hidden treasure.

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Bishopville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The last meal of a 5-day vacation/fine dining spree ended at The Local. The menu, heavy on locally-available ingredients and fresh vegetables, was generous in its options. The staff was solicitous, and very helpful in talking about the farms from which the food was sourced, as well as describing some terms with which we were not familiar. But it was... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The location and atmosphere of The Local were what really made it great in my opinion. I normally love steak frites, but I wasn't thrilled with what I had here. My fiancé had one of the specials, which was some sort of steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and it was fabulous. I would definitely go back and try something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice and comfortable location for a summers night as the upstairs area has many windows. BUT we had a bit of an issue when we first came to be seated as the girl hostess(think they should use her somewhere else in the restaurant she was not very good). We booked our table two weeks in advance to make sure... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant for our weekend getaway. We had the shrimp, my husband had the meatloaf, and to my surprise they had half servings of pasta - everything was very delicious and tasted very fresh. We went on a Saturday night and our server was very friendly and attentive, at it was busy! Two thumbs up!

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went for a wedding rehearsal dinner and it was the perfect place (once we found it). Needs more parking areas...But the food and service was excellent!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for dinner on a Saturday evening at 7 PM. We didn't have a reservation, so we were prepared to wait. The hostess took our name and cell number, saying she could not estimate a seating time so she would call us. Around 7:20 PM, another couple arrived, also had no reservation, and sat near... More 

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tucson
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Delightful and comfortable location for a summer rehearsal party dinner in a private upstairs room with many windows. Planning staff, servers, and bartenders were very accommodating to our needs and budget.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?