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Stephen's Restaurant - CLOSED

2926 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-1002
540-344-7203
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

51 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Shame this place is now closed. Recently had nice medical industry dinner here. Rolls and lobster bisque are to die for.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We're visiting Roanoke for the first time on a weekend getaway. We chose Stephen's tonight based on Trip Advisor reviews. Every course was special....starting with Fried Oysters Benedict (amazing), Onion Tart w Gruyere and caramelized glaze...yum. Then we had on of the specials, a seared Carolina Redfish served in a tasty sauce long with one of the best crab cakes... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Trite but True - the food is great and the service friendly in this family owned and operated resturant. Great for that special night out, ask for a quiet semi-private table. Crab cakes remind one of Maryland's Eastern Shore and the featured seafood is as good as it gets despite being miles from the ocean. Experiment with the Crawfish and... More

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Hinton, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We are the traveling family but when we are at home and we have a special event, it is always Stephens. We have ate there numerous times and never been disappointed. Love it!!!!!!!!

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Roanoke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

we went for an anniversary dinner. We will not go back. I called the next day about a problem I experienced, and the woman on the phone (who said she was the owner's wife) got very defensive. There was no effort at all on her part to understand my point of view.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Let me start by saying the food here was excellent, with the bread being especially good. The service was reasonable and the prices a bit on the high side. With that said, the place looks rundown on the outside and the decor looks like someplace my grandma would choose. Update the decor to something from the 21st century and this... More

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Blacksburg, VA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have heard about Stephen's for years but since we live in Blacksburg, we don't get to Roanoke for dinner all that frequently. Anyway, we decided to go last Saturday night and were both blown away by the experience. First, the dining room is very nice, definitely warranting more dressy wear and we were seated at a table for two... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I am allergic to seafood, but since I am the only one in my family with this problem I have the unique opportunity to try steaks at seafood restaurants! I have eaten a lot of steaks in my day and Stephen's has one of (if not THE) best filets I have ever had. At a seafood place!! Service is always... More

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Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Selected Stephens to go out on evening before Easter and it was a great selection. If you desire good fresh seafood in Roanoke this is the place. I had Virginia founder with oysters and it was wonderfully prepared. My wife had an equally excellent meal. The lobster bisque was perfectly prepared with large chunks of lobster. Wine selection is very... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Stephen's is an amazing little restaurant we have enjoyed many times, and will enjoy many times ahead. The fish is always beautifully prepared and cooked perfectly, and the Louisiana touches add a sublime effect to the flavors of all the dishes. Must tastes: Crawfish Etoufee and the Redfish if it is available. Also, if you see the sign out front... More

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