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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    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
A Great Find

Food and service without flaw. The server was cordial and knowledgeable. The décor was modern but interesting. The food selection was very varied and preparation was expert. This restaurant is worth a special trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Rich_C313
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food and service without flaw. The server was cordial and knowledgeable. The décor was modern but interesting. The food selection was very varied and preparation was expert. This restaurant is worth a special trip.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Menu frequently changes using local current foods. Some hits and some misses depending on personal tastes but certainly worth a try. We liked the salad; grouper good, slightly dry; cocktails very good. Liked choices of portion size they offer. Excellent service in this neighborhood restaurant.

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charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The attention to the details is very good. My parents took my wife and and me here to celebrate our anniversary. They had printed special menus for the 4 of us that said Happy Anniversary on the front. The waiter who attended to us for the evening had extensive knowledge about the food and the wines available. He also had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We made reservations for six a day in advance. When we got there on time the table was ready and waiting. Our server was very knowledgeable and answered every question about the menu items. The food was excellant. The portions sized appropriately. The desire to support local farmers and suppliers comes at a cost. The price of each item that... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We dined at Grass Roots as we traveled through the area on vacation. We chose this restaurant due to the other positive TA reviews and were not disappointed. The staff was super friendly and stayed and chatted with us since we were there early and the restaurant was pretty empty. They gave us some great tips on local sites and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The first time I dined at Local Roots was with my roommate and her parents for Sunday supper. The atmosphere was very welcoming and casual, yet refined. Wonderful experience!!!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Their brunch is so amazing! Love the concept of a farm to table restaurant. Everything was fresh and delicious. Got the eggs benedict with a regular mimosa and couldn't be more pleased. Will definitely be going back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I love restaurants where the freshness of the food is allowed to stand out. Local Roots is such a place. We went for the Sunday dinner with a limited menu. My husband have the meatloaf which was anything but ordinary, while I enjoyed gently sautéed flounder. I don't like cabbage, but I loved it here--prepared with apple, onion and cardamom.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my first visit here with some friends. This was the best place I've down south yet! All the southern charm you'd expect. Waitress was amazing and food was of equal caliber. Can't wait to come again!

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NoVA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I were visiting from out of town and had dinner at Local Roots on a recent Saturday evening. We both started with their in-house mixed drinks. While both were good they each just missed the mark. My drink had rye, bitters, maple syrup, and beet juice and tasted good but was a little too sweet. I was... 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: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?