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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 417 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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
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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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My parents were visiting from California and we wanted to show them how Roanoke now has some great new restaurants. Everything was horrible about our experience. It took about 2 hours to get our food. 3 of the meals were not edible. (raw egg on risotto with egg, extremely tough steak, and a seafood sausage that was disgusting) We sat... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Roots was an awesome surprise for our family of 6 last night. A birthday celebration started with wine and rappahanock oysters, great small dish. The Rockfish, Grouper, Pork and medallions were all pleasantly enjoyed, after a great 3 cheese plate. Closed with Bread pudding other great deserts. What a wonderful location with excellent service by Caleb. Wine list needs to... More 

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Watertown, New York, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Staying in the area for the night on our way home to Upstate NY and checked restaurants on Trip Advisor. Chose the #1 restaurant and was not disappointed. Would never have found it without our GPS. Everything was excellent from beginning to end! Highly recommend.

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Dugspur, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wonderful experience and meal with the emphasis on farm to table. We dined with friends who chose the restaurant. A review of trip advisor ratings before the visit brought high expectations which were easily exceeded. Our table was ready at reservation time. Friendly attentive service and a warm atmosphere complemented the fine meal. We started with cocktails and draft microbrews.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We were in Roanoke for a couple nights and wanted to try the #1 rated restaurant. We like farm to table and wanted to experience some of the favors of the region. We made reservations for a Thursday night but it was pretty empty so they weren't needed. The atmosphere is very inviting and a great place for a date... More 

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SW Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We love Local Roots. We've been there 5 or 6 times, on our own or with family and friends. The place NEVER disappoints. I've told many people that the menu is wonderful and always new and really creative, that the food is some of the best anywhere and the service is top notch. We've gone for both lunch and dinner,... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm basing this review on just one lunch-- a detour during a business trip based on other glowing reviews here. While I can't comment on a wide array of menu items, I found everything about this restaurant appealing. The ambience is warm and inviting, my beef brisket sandwich was excellent and flavorful, Hannah (my server) was very friendly and attentive,... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a delightful place! My dad and I ate lunch there and had the soup and salad and the fish and chips. My salad was the best salad I think I have ever had. The sweet potato soup was likewise delicious. Dad's fish and chips were great too. The wait staff is SUPER friendly and the atmosphere is homey... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful meal! You won't be disappointed. Everyone in our party loved their food. Local, fresh ingredients, very nicely prepared. We will definitely be making reservations for the next time we are in town! Nice nice server as well.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The concept and ambiance of this (farm to table) restaurant is fantastic. The owners are warm, attentive, and genuine. The servers are honest and want you to have a great experience. The food is tasty. With that said - I believe you should come try it. But, be aware that some parts of the meal were a bit small for... More 

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Additional Information about Local Roots

Address: 1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
Phone Number: 540-206-2610
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Contemporary

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