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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
540-206-2610
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Ranked #6 of 408 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $35
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Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Memorial Ave
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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My family including two pre-teen kids recently did a driving trip through Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Never been to Roanoke in the past. I have to say visiting Local Roots definitely was one of the highlights of the trip, and this restaurant serves some of the best food I have ever had. Like many previous reviewers have said,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had recently spent the weekend at the Greenbrier and had several hours on a Sunday to kill before our flight departed from Roanoke. We found Local Roots through Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We're so glad we did. We get sick of chain restaurants while traveling and found this restaurant to be a great place... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The bartender at our hotel rattled off the typical recommendations-chains mainly, so I looked around online for something more adventurous and we settled on Local Roots. And we're happy we searched for something out of the norm. The meals are all the product of local produce selections and some very nice recipes, with excellent presentation. The three in our party... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Sometimes the food is good, sometimes it's not. Sometimes you get friendly service, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you get fresh food, sometimes you don't. It's not worth the risk anymore.

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Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear seitzfam, First of all thank you for taking the time to write a review of Local Roots - a Farm to Table Restaurant, troubling as it is. It would be so helpful if we had more particulars of your not so good experiences. Have you ever let anyone know that you are not happy with your food or service?... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love Local Roots, and just finished with their "Sunday Supper", a concept that I would normally embrace, but in this case, or perhaps on this particular Sunday, the execution was poor. We came in blindly expecting the normal menu, but instead were given a small menu with a choice of three entrees and three sides. Now, the sides were... More

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Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Cody M. First of all thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at Local Roots and for being a supporter of what we do. Of course, I am distressed that you had a less then optimal experience. Your input is valued and taken to heart. As you found out Sunday evening is... More

Nashville, TN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'm always a little leery of group think over the hot dining concept du-jour, so although I do support the local concept (I am a farmer's market regular), I also expect good execution for the money I'm paying, not just 'it's local so it must be good' hype. The pork ragu was really, really good. My wife's trout was good... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While driving through Roanoke we came upon this gem , excellent food and local farm to table concept, definitely make a reservation as it gets busy and is a small place

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While visiting Roanoke this summer (we do so frequently), we were pleased to discover Local Roots in Grandin. Our meal and server (Chad) were both exceptional. Trout was expertly prepared and artistically presented. The gnocchi were ethereal and the summer vegetable salad was delicious. Each vegetable element carried its own flavor yet all worked together harmoniously. The citrus vinaigrette on... More

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Fincastle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was looking for a place for lunch while visiting Roanoke. Decided to give this place a try - good choice. In between lunch and dinner the hot food line is down so they offered us soup and salad. We each had a lovely green salad with a nice, light, but tasty dressing and a cup of chilled zucchini soup. Just... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went to dinner at Local Roots on Friday night. We did have reservations and we seated immediately. Although 3 of us had good meals, my meal was not very good. I had the chicken which was supposed to be served with spaetzle, carrots and snap peas. Here is what I was served; two small carrots, no snap... More

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Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear bitc1976, First of all thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant. We are happy to know that your dining companions enjoyed their meal but, of course, very unhappy, that you found yours so disappointing. I have checked with our executive chef about the... More

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