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Local Roots

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American, Contemporary
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1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA (Memorial Ave)
540-206-2610
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    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
Best in Roanoke!

Roanoke has a little hidden gem! Staff and food is amazing. We have taken clients and family there and everyone raves about it. Very farm to table. Drinks are amazing as well. Staff very well versed with the wine selections and pairings. I would suggest this to anyone. Priced well and worth every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mary R
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Roanoke has a little hidden gem! Staff and food is amazing. We have taken clients and family there and everyone raves about it. Very farm to table. Drinks are amazing as well. Staff very well versed with the wine selections and pairings. I would suggest this to anyone. Priced well and worth every dime.

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1 Thank Mary R
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and lical produce used but way too expensive. There are other pkaces to eat with local date for kess money

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Thank Jane M
Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write your opinion of Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant. I am sorry that you felt the food was overpriced. In fact if you check with the very, very few local, organic restaurants in the area, you will find that our prices are commensurate with theirs. Local, organic, sustainably-... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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428 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we had lunch here recently we found what so many other have; the portions are quite small and the food is quite tasty. Our carrot soup was well spiced with curry, and our vegetable sandwich was packed with flavor and texture; both came with side salads of tender lettuce and not much else. It is pleasing to see food... More 

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Thank Mike O
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family in town and were looking for a nice lunch spot. My husband and I had heard such great things about Local Roots and decided it was the perfect time to go. Service was kind and helpful, but a little slow. It was a weekend afternoon and the restaurant wasn't full, but I think there might have been... More 

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1 Thank Barriely
wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Barriely, As always, we are appreciative of those who take the time write a review of their Local Roots experience. Naturally, we are distressed that you did not have the excellent experience that we strive for for our guests. We are glad that your husband enjoyed his brisket sandwich. For all the other complaints, did you happen to let... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were excited to taste this farm to table restaurant. It was very expensive and the portions were very small. What we ate was very delicious. But very tiny.

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Thank Tawny V
wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Tawny V., First let me thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent Local Roots experience. I am glad to hear that your food was delicious. In fact our prices are commensurate with area fine dining establishments with the added plus that what we serve is local, organic and sustainably-produced, and so compatible with... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I chose Local Roots for our 20th wedding anniversary dinner. We are not accustomed to high class dining so we had to ask about some of the dishes named on the menu. It must be remembered that this is a "farm to table" restaurant, so everything, and I mean everything is fresh and locally sourced. This is... More 

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Thank Patrick K
wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Patrick K., Thank you for your recent review of your 20th wedding anniversary dinner at Local Roots. It sounds as if you had a lovely selection of food and enjoyed yourselves. Yes, we definitely serve freshly-sourced products from our area. Our prices are actually commensurate with area fine dining restaurants with the added benefit that you are eating local,... More 

Salem, Virginia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We enjoy going to Local Roots every couple of months because the menu changes with the season. Service is always good and unlike some restaurants in the area, relatively quiet even when totally full. One can easily carry on a conversation. The farm to table food is extremely well prepared in very creative ways. The only thing keeping this from... More 

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Thank DrB2011
wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear DrB2011, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Local Roots. We are so glad to hear that you have been pleased with the food and atmosphere. We do strive to continually be the best we can and present local, organic, sustainably-produced food in season. I am however wondering why the parking would... More 

Dublin, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We eat here about once per month. Good Sandwiches and pizza and salads. They have a very nice but small patio for eating outdoors in good weather. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. My wife and I love to split a pizza and salad.

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Thank PriorityBob
Monroe, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Wanted somewhere nice to take my mom begore going to a concert. She loves trying new things and Local Roots hit the spot. The soup was fabulous and the cheese plate was interesting. My sister, mom, and I all got something different for our entree and each of us couldn't finish because the portions were ample. Everything tasted so great... More 

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Thank Diana H
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Local Roots is a "Farm to Table" restaurant that I thoroughly enjoy. First, everything at Local Roots is full of flavor. Not over seasoned, but they are able to bring out an intense flavor in everything. You will definitely want to eat all your vegetables here. They are incredible. I had the a Tasso Ham and Smoked Farro and as... 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: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?