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Local Chop and Grill House

56 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Ranked #1 of 191 restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $30
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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196 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Best steaks and food in Harrisonburg hands down. Creative local ingredient combinations with some international sauces, rubs and flair. Very good seafood. We have eaten there at least a dozen times and have never had a bad meal. Solid beer and wine list and some interesting libations in the pub. In fact if they are too busy to seat you... More

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Harrisonburg, VA
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Chop House has a nice diverse menu of local foods. Steaks, chops, chicken, fish.... are raised in area. Produce the same, so meals are always fresh. Outdoor patio dining a plus during warmer months. Bar area is a good meeting spot for drinks and theres usually a band playing weekends during the summer.

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Tampa, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

So good that I went here twice during my week-long business trip. I had both the Trout Filets and U10 Scallops for entrees, and they were both wonderful. For my sides I had smashed potatoes, grits with housemade bacon, and chevre mac n cheese. Yes, I am an fan of the "carbs" and they were all awesome! Friendly service, nice... More

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Auburn Center, Pennsylvania, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A colleague and I were both in town for meetings last week. I was running late so she decided to find a restaurant for us. I've stayed in Harrisonburg several times and never ventured past Chili's or the chain restaurants - boy what a mistake! Not that there is anything wrong with them, but I was missing out on a... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Daughter/husband took us there for dinner. Well worth the 65 mile drive for us. Upscale menu/pricing for the town ... but very good dining ! Filets/ribeyes/seared scallops were excellent. Sides were unusual ... local vegetables in unusual combinations. Squash/mushroom/Swiss cheese casserole, wilted spinach w/ham and even duck-fat fries. Very good wine selection and dessert offerings. Can understand why it's rated... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Friendly staff, Nice cuts of fresh beef...right price..valet parking.. I didn't like the ceasar salad, but who goes to a Chop house for salad!! I'd go back!! LOL Thanks!!

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Edinburg, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary yesterday. We wanted to find a nice local restaurant to celebrate, my husband found Local Chop and Grill House on Tripadvisor, so glad he did! For appetizer I ordered scallops (were like butter), my husband got chili which had shredded steak. Our entrees I had trout, he had filet. Side dishes,... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

The was a great place for a wonderful dinner with friends. It is more expensive so expect "fine" dinning but everything we ate was well prepared. The atmosphere was nice and the wait staff was very good. I don't think my water glass ever made past being half empty. As well, the waiter was sensitive to our time as we... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This really was one of the best meals I have ever had. I had trout and my husband had duck. They locally source as many foods as they can. You choose the rub you want on your entrée and then you choose the sauce to go with it (served on the side) Our waitress "Kate" was very helpful in assisting... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have eaten often here both in the bar - a favourite with local faculty - and in the main dining room, but have never had a bad meal. The risotto ball and pork belly appetisers are both excellent, but the cheese plate, while good, is greatly overpriced for the rather meager quantity. I generally choose the duck or pork... More

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