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Local Roots

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1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA (Memorial Ave)
540-206-2610
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic...Had To Go Back

Using TripAdvisor we read the reviews and found our way there on a stop over from Connecticut to Spring Island SC. We made reservations via Open Table. The food is fresh and creatively prepared and served with pride and professionalism. Our meals were stunningly fantastic. We were so pleased we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Russell S
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Wilton, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilton, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Using TripAdvisor we read the reviews and found our way there on a stop over from Connecticut to Spring Island SC. We made reservations via Open Table. The food is fresh and creatively prepared and served with pride and professionalism. Our meals were stunningly fantastic. We were so pleased we made reservations for our return trip back to CT. That... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I can't believe how good this meal was... We stopped out of curiosity since we had an extra hour before our flight, SO HAPPY WE DID! I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. We shared 3 entrees, just two people, we weren't hungry until we took the first bite. Cleared our plates.

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San Diego, CA, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was tied between Hollywood and this place and a coin toss settled it. The place is on a small little Main Street USA type street in Roanoke. Easy to find, right next to a movie theater and across the street from a natural food store. The owner was seating people and she was a doll! Nice lady, asked where... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local Roots is always our first restaurant stop when we're in Roanoke. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the bar menu well planned, and the drinks are excellent. Full dinner dining is a treat not to be missed. Get there early if you want a place at the bar, this restaurant is a local favorite and I'm sure you'll be... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local Roots is one of our favorite places in town. To the extent possible the raw materials are locally (SW VA) grown and raised and wonderfully prepared. Talented bartenders and a nice winelist make for a great evening.

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Lynchburg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is amazing, decor is great, location is lovely, staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Did I mention the food is amazing? I have been to Local Roots twice, and of course the menu was different both times. If you like a huge menu with lots to choose from, this is not the place for you. If you like to enjoy... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My GF and I visited here after seeing the reviews. The menu is very specific and I had a ride years for $33 with mustard greens and a grilled sweet potato. The steak was about a 5-7oz filet. Taste wise it was great but price and quantity not so much.

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Roanoke, Va
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very trendy restaurant. All items are provided from local vendors. Prices are a little high but the special items on the menu demand that. Very noisy atmosphere- tin ceilings and flat walls. Good and attentive service. Well made drinks.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Not usually my type of restaurant but the wife insisted we try it. I was very surprised and impressed. The trout was delicious although a little pricy, but well worth it. We'll be eating here again in the near future.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved the food and service. This place definitely deserves to be number one on trip advisor. Can't wait to come back next time I'm in the area!

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

Dear Ellie_McCallister, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Local Roots. We appreciate your positive comments and do look forward to having you with us next time you are in the area. Safe travels, Diane Elliot, Owner More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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