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The Local

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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Oakton, Virginia, USA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 16 was very pleased with the menu, the service, the drinks and the overall experience. Nice atmosphere upstairs on the "deck" and the noise level was not a problem.

Thank raymondw818
Washington DC
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally sourced food with good but limited menu. Beer and wine selection excellent. Nothing special but nothing too bad either. Was there with a group and I can't remember my meal but several people got the steak special and enjoyed it. I also remember an organic hamburger on the menu but n server did not recommend it. Beer and wine... More 

Thank Sandy M
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was wonderful and the service very good but it was so noisy in there that it made for a terrible dining experience. Unless you want to just eat and not talk to or hear anyone...then you are okay. But...if you actually want to enjoy your company a little then be wary of when you go. There were tables... More 

Thank joseph15642
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Local is one of the coolest places I've dined in a long time! Food was delicious. Local craft beers and wines. Our waiter Chris made our evening as he seemed to turn waiting tables into a fine craft. This was the best introduction we could have hoped for to the city of Charlotte. We'll be back to this great... More 

Thank sdjax1
Bronxville, New York
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Local was a blast. Loud, casual and welcoming, The Local is a great place to take your UVa student and his friends, as well as 10 family members (which we did) without breaking the bank. The food is better than what one can now find on the Corner and the kids who dine here appear to be more graduate... More 

Thank John A
New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh American style food in a very hospitable environ. Ordered the pork belly and my son, who never had pork belly before, enjoyed most of it. Their scallops were delicious too. Will visit again on our return trips to C'ville.

Thank GSP_Exit_109
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic wine list, fantastic cocktails. The ambience while sitting at the bar and having a duck confit dinner surpassed my expectations.

Thank Lannae E
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to The Local a number of times and the food has always been excellent. This time the food was delicious and the service great, our waitress was so gracious and prompt! This was the first time I was seated in a huge room upstairs; it's nice looking but SO noisy. We could not hear each other talk! It... More 

Thank Nellysford
Charlottesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner! I enjoy my meal every single time I go here for dinner. The pork chops are AMAZING! They have a steak dish that the name is escaping me now is excellent as well. The shrimp appetizer is SO good as well. I love The Local and the owners are great. Highly recommend it!

Thank Valorie E
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And it's conveniently located in a trendy area near the tire store "I love Charlottesville" sign. I like the local, farm to table concept and The Local did not disappoint. I enjoyed the meatloaf, and others in my party enjoyed the veggie pasta of the day (loaded with veggies and homemade pasta), and the gnocchi. Nice portions with fresh ingredients.... More 

Thank WCDeb

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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: 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?