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2nd St, Roanoke, VA
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Drinks

The beer selection here is very impressive with dozens of micro brews on tap. My steak was prepared perfectly. My colleague ordered the short ribs and they looked awesome. My only complaint is that our server was in no hurry at all. We sat with empty drinks for a very long time waiting for the bill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Jski529
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Lincoln, NE
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Lincoln, NE
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408 reviews 408 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The beer selection here is very impressive with dozens of micro brews on tap. My steak was prepared perfectly. My colleague ordered the short ribs and they looked awesome. My only complaint is that our server was in no hurry at all. We sat with empty drinks for a very long time waiting for the bill to arrive.

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went to Blue 5 for lunch today. It took over an hour from the time I ordered until I received my food. The slaw did not arrive with the rest of my meal. When I did get the thimble portion of slaw the waitress FINALLY brought I nearly choked on the first bite. WORST SLAW EVER! It tasted like it... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by a friend for after dinner drinks. We visited on a Saturday night about 9:30. It was very crowded. The bar section was overflowing into the restaurant side and you could see frustration by the diners about the bar patrons. Service at the bar was labored because of the amount of people and... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Came here as a couple with another couple for weekend dinner at 6:30pm. Were told it would be a 90-minute wait because they were full for 8pm seating. Imagine my incredulous look because I stopped counting after i saw twenty-five EMPTY tables. No big deal... we had a beer at the bar, burned an hour and checked back with the... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My first visit to this restaurant was for lunch. The special was a peanut butter burger with bacon and pickled onions. At first it didn't sound that great but I've learned to not turn my nose up until I try something. This was a great burger! Sweet potato fries with the apple dipping sauce rounded it off. Most unusual and... More 

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Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Used to visit on a very regular basis. Loved the food, the atmosphere, the music and the service. Almost all of that is not what it was. The waiter we had was excellent, but there is something to be said and it's not positive when the first words the hostess utters to you are "As a reminder your reservation was... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here this weekend. We had reservations and were seated promptly, served quickly but the good was just average. I ordered the shrimp creole which was ok but not special. Two members of the party ordered BBQ platters which included chicken which just had BBQ sauce added. It wasn't even particularly warm. My husband asked for... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There seem to be a lot of mixed reviews on this place. We went on a Wednesday night. I didn't expect live music since it wasn't the weekend. The band was very good. We sat near the back and received very prompt service. There is a very good selection of beer and a menu to please just about everybody. My... More 

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Pittsburgh
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The good thing is....a good variety of Micro brews on tap. Food was good but somewhat overpriced. Service was fine. Bar area has limited seating. It seemed like alot of people were talking VERY loud to be heard which was a distraction. Although a large number of microbrews the selection was unbalanced ie 1 amber, 1 brown, 2 IPA, 10-12... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant after the Roanoke holiday parade. It came recommended by our friends so we were really looking forward to this dinner. We were greeted by our waitress who seemed less than excited to be working that evening. She offered little information on drink options and just stood there waiting for us to make up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2nd St, Roanoke, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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