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105 South Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011 (Campbell/Salem)
Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
540 982 6983
Website
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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 crab cake ever

I ate early and staff very pleasant and accommodating. I had a selection of appetizers- cheese plate, scallop with potato panzanella, crabcake with lemon cream. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. The menu notes they can do vegetarian options but it is not really set up that way- lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I ate early and staff very pleasant and accommodating. I had a selection of appetizers- cheese plate, scallop with potato panzanella, crabcake with lemon cream. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. The menu notes they can do vegetarian options but it is not really set up that way- lots of seafood options- I don't normally take pics of my food... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Alexander's has great service and tasty food. The portions for certain dishes (scallops) can be on the small side and prices are high. But you will be guaranteed friendly & professional service and very good food. Wonderful for a special occasion

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Roanoke, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been dining at Alexander's for over 20 years. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is consistently outstanding. The service is equally outstanding. It is a restaurant one can go to and have a conversation with their table mates where one can hear and be heard. Varied menu. Excellent wine selection, wonderful deserts. We... More 

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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We didn't have reservations, but stopped in here for an appetizer/small plate and a glass of wine prior to dinner. They were fantastic in accomdating us and even made recommendations for other places for dessert. We had the shrimp appetizer for two and a glass of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Excellent by the glass wine. The service was fantastic, as... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Alexanders has been the best restaurant value for service, food and wine selection for the past couple decades. Bonny creates amazing dishes of fresh seafood, especially the scallops and crab cakes. Bjorn and Mark are well educated in wine and proper pairings for those welcoming suggestions. It is a great place for a family dinner or an intimate night out.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service was good and the ambiance were first class. I felt the portions were a bit small and over priced.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were excited to try their Lousiana dishes. I dont know how they get away with calling theses items etouffee and such. Horrible. All of it. Over priced for the quality. Ive had better service at fast food restaurants. Never again

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Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Have eaten here several times recently as parts of groups. Food is pretty pricey... there are better values in town. That being said the food is nearly always excellent and very consistent. The deconstructed sushi roll is one of my favorite appetizers in the area. The glace du chocolat is not to be missed for dessert. Entrees are variable. I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Alexander's service, ambience, and food are excellent. I so enjoy having dinner there on special occasions ... because everything is so special.

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Springfield, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We picked Alexander’s for our Saturday dinner on our getaway weekend in Roanoke, and it was a highlight of the trip. This cozy restaurant offers great food and service at a surprisingly reasonable cost. The menu offered number of fascinating dishes, such as my Deconstructed Cajunese California Roll appetizer (with onigiri, marinated lump crab, avocado, aïoli wasabi, and toasted nori)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 South Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
    (Campbell/Salem)
  • Public Transportation: Adjacent to City Bus Station and Smart Bus from VA Tech, Blacksburg & New River Valley
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540 982 6983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?