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“Worth a visit - family owned decent place” 4 of 5 stars
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Local
2262 West Main, Norman, OK 73069
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Ranked #40 of 291 Restaurants in Norman
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 24th
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth a visit - family owned decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I never knew it existed in this small town. Pleasant change from heavy cheesy, frozen food places. Tasteful preparations, educated menu- meeting needs of vegetarians, vegans, gluten free food with good taste.
Portion size- by typical American standards a bit smaller. But when I leave the table- I say to myself- eat like a poor man. No free breads or free chips- one remains so used to getting as one takes a cozy seat in a booth. Perhaps some free nuts to munch while food comes would be a good suggestion, I would take if it is my restaurant.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Fun girls lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went here with my girlfriends and we sampled the lunch specials. Very different menu for Norman! and service was excellent. Have a glass of wine and enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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Oklahoma City
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Local ingredients, local owners, local goodness.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I've eaten at Local several times and everything I've eaten has been really great! Risotto, scallops, ravioli, lasagna - all very well prepared and perfectly seasoned. Their cocktail menu is great - I recommend asking for the Bee's Knee's - a Gin based cocktail with honey. Their desserts are great. My wife had the Banana Split Bread Pudding tonight and I got a few bites...it was amazing!
Kids are not only welcome but also have their own area. Give this place a try.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norman OK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food at local slipping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have been to local many times. i used to love the food and wait staff. The last 2 times I have been there they have really slipped on quality and waiter that served me my ratatouille with a poached egg on top, I asked for it Vegan style. I will still go again but they need to kick it up a notch again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Norman, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“An Unexpected Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

With such a plain name and due to the location, we really didn't know what to expect. But friends had told us of this new place and we were delightfully surprised! Located in a strip mall on the corner of Main and 24th St., it is tucked away in the corner. Outside the front door is a small patio area for outdoor seating. Upon entering, however, you would have thought you had walked into a restaurant located in Bricktown in Oklahoma City.

The decor is tastefully done in, what I would call, aquatic colors of blue and green. Their private banquet areas have artwork by local artists that are for sale. To appeal to families, there is a colorful playground area for children to occupy themselves while waiting on the food.

Their philosophy is to use "locally sourced" food so their menu may vary throughout the season. They also have daily specials based on food items of market.

We the Warm Goat Cheese for an appetizer, the "Big Salad" consisting of organic greens with roasted okra, roasted carrots, marinated eggplant and cherry tomatoes. We decided on the Fish Tacos for our entree. Everything was unique, well-prepared, well-displayed, and made with fresh ingredients. And the service was top quality!

They have a good selection of wines and imported beers, as well as a full bar. I enjoyed the Jalapeno-Hibiscus Margarita and my wife enjoyed a Caipirinha.

The next time we go back, we plan on trying the table-side Absinthe Service! They also have "happy hour" and serve a "family-style" Sunday brunch. I believe they also have entertainment on certain evenings.

Overall, one of the most enjoyable meals we have had in Norman!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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