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Fork in the Alley

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French, American, Pizza, Bistro
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2123 Crystal Spring Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
540-982-FORK
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Bad for Lunch

A very busy, small restaurant. Four of us gave this a try. The service was good. The food was reasonably good. Three of us had either hot dogs or bratwurst, while I had a hamburger. Good fare if not spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Sonny P
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A very busy, small restaurant. Four of us gave this a try. The service was good. The food was reasonably good. Three of us had either hot dogs or bratwurst, while I had a hamburger. Good fare if not spectacular.

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Devens, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great location with nice outdoor seating. Random spot we found and were very pleased. Delicious hamburger.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate here because of the rating on Trip Advisor. It was a fun little restaurant back behind another shop and beside 7-11. We enjoyed a Hawaiian pizza. It was delicious and the waitress was friendly and attentive. Try it!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Found this on Trip Advisor. Really enjoyed our meal. Good Pub type food. Had their special pulled pork sandwich which was quite good. Nice pour on the wines. Would go back if in that area again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

i had called prior to leaving the hotel, found that they were open on Sunday evening. it was hot, humid and raining when we arrived. We opted to sit at the bar, indoors where it was not hot and humid, less noise than outside (they had a band playing country music). i had a wonderful beer from the far end... More 

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someplace
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a good dinner on the patio with my dog. The pasta servings are HUGE so plan to either share or take a ton home. I appreciated that they split an order for my daughter and me but did not charge a split plate fee. The service was good and she was friendly as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We arrived around 6 pm on a Sunday, happy to find the restaurant open (we forgot to check before leaving the hotel). The hostess asked us if we'd like to sit outside and listen to the live music or sit inside; when we requested outside she said they were full and could seat us inside. Ok. We got our drinks... More 

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jkoldtown
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Neat little place, tucked away in a residential area, but food was nothing special. We ordered 2 kinds of pizzas, they took A LONG time due to other guests ordering pizzas. They got our pizza order wrong so had to wait more, but the server did bring my son some mac and cheese while he waited. So, nice atmosphere, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great food, especially their pizza. You might wait long for your food during dinner hours. Once in a while we get a server that seems to have an attitude, but most of the time they are pleasant. Outdoor patio is great in the evenings.

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Boones Mill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fork in the Alley drew me there one night last month because I wanted brats, and quite frankly there are not too many places in the Roanoke Valley that serve brats, much less good ones. 'Fork' did not disappoint, as I left satisfied from my brat and polish sausage evening!

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Additional Information about Fork in the Alley

Address: 2123 Crystal Spring Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone Number: 540-982-FORK
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2123 Crystal Spring Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-982-FORK

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?