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The Local

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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the Christmas holidays we took our daughters and their spouses for dinner. It was as good as it has ever been. It was a real treat for all. This is our favorite place to dine in Charlottesville and very reasonably priced. Family friendly.

Thank Charles D
Severna Park, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Local to meet up with family who live in Charlottesville at their recommendation. The ambiance was lovely--we were in their upstairs back building. It was a busy night and our waitress kind of forgot us in the fray as the night went on. My husband and I both got the grass-fed burger and asked for them... More 

Thank clairemI3677WS
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here about a year ago and had awful service. We waited over an hour for a table and had an indifferent and borderline rude server who felt it was more important to socialize with friends at the bar rather than do her job. We waited more than 20 minutes for drinks and refills and even... More 

Thank Kate S
Jacksonville, Florida
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412 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a post game dinner outing with the group of 7. Everyone ordered something different and they all seemed to like their dishes. Mine was good but not terribly remarkable. The ambience is great, cozy/rustic and very lively. Service was fine. Charlottesville has alot more to offer than you might expect so I would probably try some other places... More 

Thank MrsH0dges
Springfield NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our son's rehearsal dinner here 12/16/16. Michele was so professional and competent. Everything was handled down to the last detail. FOOD was excellent and so was the service. Dont judge this little place from outside appearances. The Hearth room upstairs is perfect for 40 people affairs. It is very charming, rustic and service is great@

Thank helenf963
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for a rehearsal dinner. The atmosphere was very cozy and relaxed. The food was fabulous. I had the beef. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. A definite place to eat if you are in the Charlottesville area.

Thank Carolyn H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We had heard such great reviews from a lot of the local residents near our resort, so we had to check it out. We are on our honeymoon and needed to find a good place where my husband and I could both enjoy food and alcohol with our certain dietary restrictions. Absolutely delicious! My husband had the fried snapper over... More 

Thank Candice C
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the food here. We brought our teen-aged kids and they enjoyed as well. Reasonably priced and try the local wines.

Thank Terps892015
North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Was there this past weekend for the Rehearsal dinner for a family wedding. It was beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable! Wait staff was so friendly and fun and the event went off without a hitch. They also catered the Wedding dinner the next night out at Mount Ida Farm and the food was also great... More 

Thank TravelArunk
Aspen, Colorado
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I was there for a rehearsal dinner and it was a nice cozy place to do it, it was modern yet with a touch of ambiguous. Food was really good and service was just a little slow but nothing that would ruin an experience.

Thank Betty R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?