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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    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
Non Local - right at home

Good food at a reasonable price in a comfortable setting. Vegetable pasta special was tasty as was the roasted squash with goat cheese. Steak Frites were on point and the fish and chips were crispy an very well prepared. Would highly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Christine A
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Mattituck, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Mattituck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good food at a reasonable price in a comfortable setting. Vegetable pasta special was tasty as was the roasted squash with goat cheese. Steak Frites were on point and the fish and chips were crispy an very well prepared. Would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Local was recommended by someone working in a store in Charlottesville. It was quite close to the city centre so we nipped out for an early dinner. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and as we were first there were seated immediately. Crab soup starter was delicious as was the fried green tomatoes one. Lobster mac n cheese was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good vibes, food, and drinks. Staple in the Belmont area. They have grown from the original size but it feels like the kitchen has not. If you love their food you can always get the same menu that is always on point.

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Ruckersville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We showed up at about 7:00-7:30 on a Friday night with no reservation so expected to wait. We sat at the bar and waited an hour for a table. Once we were seated, we were completely ignored by our server (Diana) for at least 15 minutes when she finally whizzed by the table and said, "I'll be right with you... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this place on our vacation. The parking was a bit tricky, and the part of town seemed slightly sketchy, but don't be put off. Only quibble was we were there during a heat wave, and they put us in an enclosed area on the roof that would be open in nice weather. They had some AC going,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited several wineries during the day, and our driver recommended this place. It's in an old house in an area not too far from downtown. There were a few other businesses nearby, but it seemed to be dropped into a neighborhood with houses all around it. Across the street and down about a half block there were some nearby... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Food was average at best, waiter recommended the gnocchi, which was bland and cool and too heavy for my taste. Caesar salad was just ok. Our server was friendly and working hard.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We recently dined at The Local and found a very relaxed atmosphere, good service, excellent cocktails and very good food. We liked it so much we actually returned exactly two weeks later and, except for our cocktails and wine, actually ordered the exact same dishes. We shared a cheese board appetizer on the first visit and found it to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great dinner - Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious as was pistachio crusted goat cheese salad. Good service. Loved the somewhat rustic atmosphere.

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Additional Information about The Local

Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
Phone Number: 434-984-9749
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
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
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20
Cuisine: American

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?