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“Enjoyable college bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hokie House

Hokie House
322 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA
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Ranked #66 of 103 restaurants in Blacksburg
Cuisines: American
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Earlysville, VA
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“Enjoyable college bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Yes, it's a college dive bar, with cheap beer, pool tables, and loud music... but my family and I found it enjoyable as a restaurant. I recommend the wings, as well as the Hokie-Pokie Burger (various interesting ingredients).

The Caesar salad that was mostly just a bucket of romaine lettuce, with a few croutons. But the veggie-burger was surprisingly good.

The four students at the next table got an astonishingly large pile of nachos (like, basketball volume), with lots of tasty-looking components. Remarkably, they demolished the whole thing, except for a few pickled jalepenos. It looked *really* good.

Important note: DO NOT assume that the fellow at the door is the maitre d', and ask him for a table for five. He is the BOUNCER. He will tell you, quite kindly, that he doesn't mind where you sit, as long as you don't hit anybody.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Cheap Beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

...Hokie House delivers more or less what you would expect from a large college bar that requires two forms of identification (I applaud their lack of drunk 19 year-olds). At 7pm on Trivia Wednesday, the place was pretty filled. It's a regular-looking crowd with (what seemed like) a solid mix of townies and grad school-ish type people...

...One of my complaints on the "buffalo" steak sandwich I ate for dinner that night was the ambiguous nature of the meat. I was expecting thin strips "Chinese pepper steak style" or shaved beef "Philly cheesesteak" style. Instead I was greeted by minuscule nuggets of mystery meat swimming in a warm gooey sea of mediocrity, making it difficult to even find the meat. (That's what she said?) The whole dish could be easily upgraded by using bigger pieces of meat, less blue cheese dressing, more blue cheese, and a different flavor of tabasco, preferably green...

More on Hokie House and other Blacksburg establishments at http://eatingtheburg.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/hokie-house/

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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