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Local Roots

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Contemporary
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1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA (Memorial Ave)
540-206-2610
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Roanoke Restauant

There is a lot to love about this place. Like half priced wine at lunch if you have that little Mediterranean urge. And a "wine club" that offers a small selection of upper Midling wines essentially at cost. Then there would be the food… Creative, beautifully presented, and never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
WMcIl
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to love about this place. Like half priced wine at lunch if you have that little Mediterranean urge. And a "wine club" that offers a small selection of upper Midling wines essentially at cost. Then there would be the food… Creative, beautifully presented, and never disappointing. Add an owner who goes out of her way to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very creative and tasty dinner - Ancient beef was excellent and fish was done perfectly. Clearly one of the best of Roanoke restaurants.

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Harahan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely loved it! Very creative combinations. The chilled tomato soup was superb. Everthing we had was wonderful

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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Confession: I'm a Roanoke native, not a traveler. I grew up here - moved away for college and grad school - then moved back recently with my husband. At some point when I wasn't living here Local Roots opened up. When I found it upon my return I was pleasantly surprised (in a big way!) that a restaurant like this... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The noise level at this restaurant made it impossible to carry on a conversation with anyone at our table. This was caused by acoustics, not rude or rowdy patrons. The restaurant is attractive and very clean. Ditto the rest rooms. The Sunday Brunch menu is quite limited and while I realize this is an organic foods restaurant, the prices were... More 

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wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Betsy70, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you recent experience at Local Roots. Noise can be a problem when we are full with eighty or so patrons as it was on Sunday Brunch. We continually look at our choices on this. We do have booths which are good for a quieter place to sit,... More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were here for lunch and though the sandwiches we ordered had rather traditional themes (BLT, Cuban Pork), the care in their preparations and the flavors were superbly nontraditional--grass-fed pork belly instead of bacon in the BLT for example. Gluten-free bread option for a bit extra--much appreciated. Just wish that the ice cream flavor of the day had also been... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A very nice hip place that seems very popular with local In-Crowd. The food is well conceived and executed. Interesting and good beer and wine selection. Offered a full bar with interesting cocktails. Wait staff is outstanding. They really listen to the customers concerns and make knowledgeable suggestions. Our server was completely conversant in menu and wine list knowing the... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food is locally sourced and tastes as fresh as you might imagine. Very kind wait staff and a fun experience. I can see why it's rated #1 in Roanoke.

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Dublin, Ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My family was on a vacation and one night stay in Roanoke. We have been trying the local favorites based on Trip Advisor and decided to try Local Roots based upon the reviews and name familiarity (there is another location in Powell, Ohio). The menu here in Roanoke is limited and very diverse. I was quite surprised to see a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The best meal I've had so far in The USA, and I've already come 10-12 Times since I was a teenager :) high quality ingredients, original and creative flavours! Loved it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
    (Memorial Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-206-2610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?