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551 Marshall Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: We're proud to introduce you to Fork In The City, serving "Citified Fork...
We're proud to introduce you to Fork In The City, serving "Citified Fork Fare" in an awesome downtown Roanoke location! Here you can enjoy a warm, cozy environment, an open kitchen highlighting the wood-fired oven, great live music and an enormous draft and bar selection. FITC features outdoor bistro style dining, ample parking, and our popular Bose Touch Tunes Jukebox with even more room for Dancing!Like our sister restaurant Fork In The Alley, FITC is "hard to find but impossible to leave." We're located next to the Jefferson Center, just a few blocks from the YMCA and the Old Southwest Historic Neighborhood.So come find us, and step out of the ordinary and into the Fork!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My girlfriend and I went here for dinner on a Monday night in March. We were seated immediately as there were only three other couples in the restaurant. Online it seemed like it was a likely fun place with karaoke on Mondays, but it was dead quiet. The food wasn't bad, the crab & artichoke dip was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2014
Em R
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I visited Fork in the City with a group of friends recently for dinner. I'd been there before a year or so ago and the food was good but I won't go back again. We all ordered something different but the orders came out all wrong from the kitchen. One friend's Reuben had no sauerkraut on it, my food was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Visited for lunch ordered club sandwich after 50 min order came w/two slices white bread one the heel covered in a terrible white gravy?? French fries only good thing on plate!!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner on a Monday night in March. We were seated immediately as there were only three other couples in the restaurant. Online it seemed like it was a likely fun place with karaoke on Mondays, but it was dead quiet. The food wasn't bad, the crab & artichoke dip was excellent. The service... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I think the atmosphere of the place is very trendy....cute bar and it was pretty packed when we went in. Our waitress was good but when my food came out it had a dead fly in it....not a little tiny gnat or fruit fly, but a big fat dead housefly, nestled right in my lettuce. Needless to say I lost... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We attended a birthday party at Fork in the City. They did everything to insure this was a great party. Our server, Debbie, was top notch. The food was good, beer was excellent, service outstanding. I plan my next party event at this restaurant. Plenty of parking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Fork in the City (FITC) offers a pub atmosphere. The food is okay (I've eaten there twice), which is improved by a nice selection of local (and other) draft beers. I haven't eaten the brick-oven pizza, which is what Fork advertises as a speciality. If you're looking for a place to catch up with friends over pints, FITC is for... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Good basic American fare at very reasonable prices. Brick-oven baked pizzas & hot dogs are our favorite things on the menu (they've had a $5 pizza special on Sundays for as long as I can remember), also have great deals on beer during happy hour every day. Nice patio out back. Atmosphere is more like a bar on weekend nights,... More 

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New Castle, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you want gormet hotdogs or pizaa, this is the place for you! Only one dessert selection - s'mores, but who doesn't love s'mores? I like the atmosphere of the outdoor eating area, even when it is cold and rainy outsdie, the heaters make it a very comfortable place to dine.

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virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

food is usually good, especially pizzas, but the restaurant is very noisy. Service on some nights leaves something to be desired.

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Pamplin, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We had a good experience here for a weekday lunch. It was not crowded, and service was very good. Very reasonably priced, and I loved the ambiance. Great tunes. We both had the huevos rancheros. Yummy. Wish I lived in Roanoke so I could eat here more often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 551 Marshall Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Description

We're proud to introduce you to Fork In The City, serving "Citified Fork Fare" in an awesome downtown Roanoke location! Here you can enjoy a warm, cozy environment, an open kitchen highlighting the wood-fired oven, great live music and an enormous draft and bar selection. FITC features outdoor bistro style dining, ample parking, and our popular Bose Touch Tunes Jukebox with even more room for Dancing!Like our sister restaurant Fork In The Alley, FITC is "hard to find but impossible to leave." We're located next to the Jefferson Center, just a few blocks from the YMCA and the Old Southwest Historic Neighborhood.So come find us, and step out of the ordinary and into the Fork!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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