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Local Roots

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1314 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA (Memorial Ave)
540-206-2610
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    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
What a treat!

I was in town for business and my associate recommended this place for dinner based upon the reviews on Tripadvisor. We both went around 6:30 and were seated immediately. Very nice place with a cozy atmosphere. I was impressed with the beer and wine menu, lots of local drinks to choose from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Mike L
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I was in town for business and my associate recommended this place for dinner based upon the reviews on Tripadvisor. We both went around 6:30 and were seated immediately. Very nice place with a cozy atmosphere. I was impressed with the beer and wine menu, lots of local drinks to choose from as well. This place prides itself as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I came to eat here solely based on Trip Advisor rating and reviews. It was awesome from the entrance. I was welcomed and sat quickly. The menu was limited but still everything sounded good. I ordered the vegetable frittata. It was scrumptious. The eggs were light and fluffy with a little crunch on top. The onions were sweet and buttery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Roanoke for fun and wanted to try some of the local cuisine. Well, I got what I wanted. Very interesting food and the sparkling water was as crisp as I've ever had. The tomato cucumber salad had fried oysters on it that were cooked wonderfully. Caleb was my server; he was excellent and made my dining experience that... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is probably the fourth time I've been to Local Roots, and only once did I have a good experience, so it will be my last visit. Earlier my mother's fish was overcooked and sent back for a salad so she was still hungry afterward. This time I ordered the fish & chips as nothing else was appealing to me~~~it... More 

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wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear karentdesign, As always we are grateful that you took the time to write of your experience at Local Roots. We learn from each review . Of course,we are chagrinned that you were so unhappy. Also, I am sorry that your mother was so unhappy. We surely could have brought her something instead of or in addition to the salad... More 

princeton,nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow. Professional Service and Outstanding Food. The Oysters were the freshest I have ever tried. The Bison was a revelation. My wife had a Salad and the Chicken. Both very well prepared. Worth going out of your way to try this place!

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Subbiano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For me is the best restaurant in Roanoke. The dishes taste really good and the desserts are amazing. Really suggested.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Friends and I just watched a movie next door that required some thoughtful discussion over a drink. We went to Local Roots because it has a great atmosphere, wonderful staff and an excellent bar and bartender. They stock Fernet Branca, not easy to find in Roanoke, and a wide assortment of craft brews. We've also been several times for dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Friendly staff with lots of knowledge about the menu and beverages. Fantastic food, local grown and ecological. We had oysters, shrimps, house salad, a fantastic chicken and a marvellous bread pudding to die for. Together with nice Virginia wine and local Beer it was a fantastic evening. Well worth a visit.

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Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been to Local Roots numerous times for various occasions: family celebrations, dinner with friends, just drinks, and on dates. The quality of the food is always high and entrees are creative and sometimes quirky. Relying on local sources, menu options frequently change as does the preparation of menu items. Always changing, one is never sure what will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had brunch there on Sunday, and it was the best meal in a restaurant we've had in weeks! The smoked trout Benedict was delicious: slightly salty, rich, super-yummy; and the brioche french toast with vanilla and blueberries contrasted sweetly. Fresh squeezed orange juice, hot coffee, breakfast perfections!

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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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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
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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