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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 415 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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English first
SW Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
367 reviews 367 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was in town last week for work and before I left I wanted some local flavor. I got there a little early (they open at 11:30am during the week) so I spent time shopping the local businesses and food co-op. I was greeted when they opened and had the most fabulous squash soup. It was flavorful and wonderful aroma.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice farm to table experience! Went for Sunday dinner (family style with pre decided menu) . Food was great and very fresh! Able to accommodate a gluten free and vegetarian diet. The thing I enjoyed most about it, was that I left there knowing I would never have a dish like that anywhere else! Unique! I would return again!

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Lexington, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You don't typically find a restaurant this good in a small city like Roanoke. But I can only assume its proximity to so many farms and its focus on farm-to-table food has given this restaurant a distinct advantage. The food was excellent - simple dishes made with perfectly chosen ingredients and interesting flavor combinations. When I complimented my chicken (easily... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from s. France and this place is just as good. Excellent food, wine selection, & service. Only issue is the noise level, just too high for relaxing meal. Small plates are plenty and presentation is nice. Certainly 5 stars if you can ignore the noise, which you can't, 3.5 to 4 stars overall.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

During an overnight stay along the highway I-81 traveling from up north (NYC) to Fort Lauderdale, we wanted something other than a chain restaurant. This was off the beaten path and well worth the 15 car ride. Nice ambiance, friendly & attentive service, not overbearing. Decent wine list with a few local varieties that paired nicely with the oysters (outstanding... 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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