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The Local

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Healthy
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4337 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA VA 22480
(804) 438-9356
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: A great place in the Northern Neck to gather for locally roasted organic...
A great place in the Northern Neck to gather for locally roasted organic coffee, great food and the LOCAL BUZZ! Free Wi-Fi, local and regional newspapers, indoor and patio dining, and BEV’s Homemade Ice Cream. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Beer and Wine.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee and local flavor

We stopped in for coffee and pastries on our way out of town. Very charming and cozy. Definitely has a neighborhood/local vibe. Excellent coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped for a muffin and coffee prior to our visit to the Steamboat Era Museum. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, the good coffee, the excellent muffins. The sandwiches and soup are equally delicious. Interesting bistro-type combinations, not your usual deli-type sandwiches.

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped in for coffee and pastries on our way out of town. Very charming and cozy. Definitely has a neighborhood/local vibe. Excellent coffee.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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313 reviews 313 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a very eatery for sandwiches and soups. Breakfast and lunch only. Many locals were dining here when my wife and I came in for lunch. Quick service at the order desk, and our orders were brought to our table without delay. I had "The Local" which is NC-style BBQ with cole slaw in the sandwich (you don't have... More 

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Irvington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great coffees, a nice variety of sandwiches and salads. My only complaint, like others have reported, is the paninis. which are made with bread that is quite thick and could be grilled longer. Other than that quibble, definitely recommended. Certainly the best coffee and sandwich place in the area.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place you would expect to run into in San Francisco but not here in Irvington. It is a great place to get a really good sandwich made fresh. There maybe a bit of a wait if they are busy because each sandwich is had made. Oh and I enjoyed their Italian soda too.

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Lancaster, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been in ages but stopped by with a friend recently. She ordered a pannini and I got the spinach salad with shrimp. Both of us were pleased with our food and was a great place to relax and catch up.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

i lived for years in the NNK and The Local was one of my favorite spots. Recently, I was able to return and chose lunch at The Local. Great, honest food and wonderful staff. The panini sandwiches need to stay on the griddle longer to melt the cheese totally, but The Carter Club remains my favorite. The staff is fairly... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great eating resource for morning, noon or take out. There are few eating establishments in this area and you would think the service and quality would suffer, but not here. Much better that a "Starbucks" and more options.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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259 reviews 259 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The scene: Looking for a cheap (and local) breakfast as an alternative to what was provided at the Tides Inn. The experience: A handful of locals milled about. Interior is quaint, inviting. They offer a selection of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads. After drinking a lot of coffee lately, I opted to get some hot cider instead. The cider came out... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice place for coffee light fare. Really nice. Too noisy inside. Best to sit outside if possible. Compressors from refrigeration equipment is noise source need to moved or compressors replaced with those from the 20th century.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4337 Irvington Rd, Irvington, VA VA 22480
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Irvington
  • Phone Number: (804) 438-9356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Healthy

Description

A great place in the Northern Neck to gather for locally roasted organic coffee, great food and the LOCAL BUZZ! Free Wi-Fi, local and regional newspapers, indoor and patio dining, and BEV’s Homemade Ice Cream. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Beer and Wine.

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