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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
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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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
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It's still The One after all these years!

Until the other night, I did not realize that Alexander's Restaurant had been a Roanoke institution for over 40 years. In fact, I had never even heard of it. Thanks to TripAdvisor, which ranks Alexander's in the Top 10 among Roanoke restaurants, I found my new favorite downtown dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Charles D
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Hardy, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hardy, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Until the other night, I did not realize that Alexander's Restaurant had been a Roanoke institution for over 40 years. In fact, I had never even heard of it. Thanks to TripAdvisor, which ranks Alexander's in the Top 10 among Roanoke restaurants, I found my new favorite downtown dining establishment. It should go without saying that a restaurant of this... More 

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Roanoke, Va
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable scallops appetizer, main course exceptional and a delightful dessert. Well informed waiter. Small portions, but delightful.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Alexander's is a world class restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia. When you're in Roanoke for the evening, try Alexander's. If you're experience is like mine, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
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
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?