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Local Roots

Certificate of Excellence
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Contemporary
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15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good service, good food, good atmosphere reasonably priced. Give it a try. My wife and I were there on a Saturday night on the patio. Live band started at 7pm. Get there early for a table outside.

Thank Gozz
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What's not to like? The patio with live music in the spring, summer and fall; amazing beer selection and the food is always good.

Thank Rob U
Powell, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is always consistently yummy....never a disappointment. Service is excellent. The only negative about this restaurant is when it is busy, it is also very loud which makes conversation difficult at best. We always go either before or after peak lunch and dinner hours and have a fine meal in a relaxing time. Also, during the summer months they have... More 

Thank kpenrod1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a lovely morning with my significant other outside we stopped for a quick appetizer and spritz whom our server grant promptly put it. Buffalo dip was delicious as well as the hummus trio. Quaint wonderful place

Thank sara r
Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a gorgeous summer night to be outside on a Friday night so we wanted to try something different, so we went to Local Roots which is located downtown Powell on corner Olentangy and Liberty Street. We called ahead and was told if we got there by 5pm we would get a seat (we called at 6pm so that... More 

Thank Don H
Powell, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason to go to Local Roots is if you have no other options. For the price the food is definitely not worth it. The patio has live music in the summer so going there for drinks is ok, but don't go there hungry. The food is just not good.

Thank Lcowzr
Local R, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are constantly growing and looking to become better in what we do. As an independent and locally owned and operated restaurant I truly value feedback. I want to become better at what we do. We all work very hard to try to provide a wonderful experience and environment for all of our... More 

Galloway, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local restaurant in the heart of Powell. Had a great dinner with my husband. Both of us had the fish and chips, I ordered baked and my husband had the fried. It came with perfectly well done potato wedges and horseradish slaw. It was delicious! Adult beverages are reasonably priced and they aren't stingy with their wine pours. Love... More 

Thank Cathie G
Local R, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! It is great to pass along positive feedback to the staff. Everyone always works so hard. Warmly, Jessi Iams ~Proprietress of Local Roots More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to Local Roots for a weeknight dinner after a lapse of a few months. We found parking in the lot immediately to the East of the restaurant and were warmly greater by the hostess who seated us inside without delay. Outdoor seating would have required a wait. We were greated immediately by our server Evan who was very helpful... More 

Thank BluesCreek
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Recently had my first visit to Local Roots. Very disappointed I did not come here sooner. The wait staff, the freshness of the food, the presentation was outstanding. I will definitely return with my family, knowing I am supporting local businesses, and dining in a well run family establishment, that really does want you there.

2 Thank Joseph E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We came in and sat at the bar and just grabbed a drink but it was very good. No parking really but you can find a spot on the street. Food looked great.

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Local R, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! I hope you enjoy dinner next time visit. Also, when you visit again, we have 130 parking spots to the east of the entrance of the building. Look forward to seeing you soon. Warmly, Jessi Iams ~ Proprietress of Local Roots More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
American, Gluten Free, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 East Olentangy Street, Powell, OH 43065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: 16146028060

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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?