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Local Chop and Grill House

56 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Ranked #1 of 194 Restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Noll
Description: Massive wooden door, old bricks and rustic beams of Harrisonburg’s old City Produce Exchange building, the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience at The LOCAL Chop & Grill House. Bring your friends and savor the atmosphere, food and drink that set us apart from other restaurants. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Ryan Zale. Farm to Table is the mainstay of our eating philosophy. That’s why we work with community food producers to support organic, sustainable, LOCAL farms, and put the finest, freshest foods on the table for you. We’re serious about making choices that are environmentally sound, from the food we carefully hand-select to the aprons our kitchen and wait staff wear. Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Okay once we found the place we waited at the bar for our table, the valet parking was really nice! We went with cocktails (instead of wine) and the bartender has talent, it was fun sampling some different drinks, please try their sangria if you are a fan of sangria. We sat upstairs, we both had steaks with sauces, the... More

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Long Island, NY
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

What a great restaurant! I was visiting JMU with my daughter and we had an excellent meal at the LOcal Chop & Grill House. It was comparable to the best of NYC. If only it was closer to home.... Perhaps my daughter will go to JMU!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant, located in an old produce bldg, was as charming as the food was great. The bar area was equally as delightful. Everything, according to our delightful waiter, is grown, butchered and brought in locally. We were given choices for steak rubs, sauces, and very different sides. It was delicious, fun, and not overly priced for the meals. We... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have visited the Chop House a few times since it opened, but last evening was the first time in a while. We had sworn off the restaurant because the experience had never justified the bill. Our most recent experience was again nothing spectacular. We started with the Oysters Rockefeller. It was good, but the meager serving of three smallish... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was on a business trip for the night and really craving a good steak---Tripadvisor did not steer me wrong! A nice old building downtown with valet parking. I was alone, so I sat at the bar and enjoyed conversation with the friendly bartender. The Caesar salad was unique----try it! I had the ribeye medium rare and it was excellent!

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Bradenton, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had dinner at this establishment after reading such great reviews on Trip Advisor. It's a beautiful and rustic building with a warm feel. Excellent menu at reasonable prices and the food was good. Service could have been better but was acceptable. Great touch when you valet your car and they have it waiting for you when you're ready to leave.... More

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Wilmington, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Located in an old brick walled building providing a pleasant surrounding. I had the rib eye steak, and my wife had the filet. What separated this from other "steak houses" was the choice of three different dry rubs, and several different sauces which accompany the meal. We also liked the opportunity to pick two side dishes from the many offered.... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took a business client here for dinner. The staff is top notch and know their menu and extensive wine list. Great local wine selections too! Our steaks, 12 oz. ribeye and a filet, were mouthwatering tasty! Choose you steak, choose your rub, choose your sauce (comes in a rubicon), then chose your sides. Recommend the Mac and cheese too. Made... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our first visit, date night with the hubby. We were going to sit on the covered porch but there were tables available at the bar. I'm so glad we chose bar! The atmosphere was just what I wanted, casual, comfortable, good food 18 beers on tap. I wasn't quite sold on my choice for food, the caesar salad.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I made reservations for a Tuesday night and boy, this place exceeded our expectations! The moment we set foot in the door, we were treated as though we dined there every day. I don't remember her name, but the woman at the hostess station greeted us with such a genuine smile--refreshing considering how many places make you... More

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