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Local Roots

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American, Contemporary
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1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316 (Memorial Ave)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, VA
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So our son searched and found this farm-to-table restaurant and we are happy he did. Local Roots certainly met our expectations. We dined late on a Friday shortly before regular closing, but all of the menu items were available. The menu has around 6 items each in the "petite", "modest" and "substantial" categories plus a bar menu with another half... More 

1 Thank gdo_fred
Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found out about Local Roots when checking Trip Advisor for places to eat in Roanoke. It was voted #1- so we decided to check it out. And we LOVED it! Great atmosphere- relaxed feeling even though very busy. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, specials, ingredients. We never felt rushed, yet our meal arrived fairly quickly. The... More 

2 Thank Ahappyadventurer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ready for something different, this is the place! Yes, it's a limited menu, but each item is new and fresh and locally produced. The menu changes continuously, so here's a photo of what was available last weekend. Loved how they listed the menu items according to size. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly, and the wine selection is... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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97 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, unique preparation food and wonderful service. We were there as a family and everyone found something they wanted to order and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are in the Roanoke area from the northern Virginia area, make time to visit this Farm-to-Table restaurant.

2 Thank OceanAndy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu can vary somewhat with the availability of only the best foods. Dishes are prepared with utmost care and uniqueness by the talented chef. The meat is flavorful and pure. You can tell the difference when you dine here. The owner Diane Elliott stays involved and cares about her menu and service. Prices are a bit higher than chain... More 

2 Thank Sallie S
Roanoke, Virginia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not actually eaten dinner here, I am more of a dive fan for my food, that's just a preference but know the service and food is delicious. The happy hour is great from 5-6 on weeknights. It's fun to go and hangout with friends. The bar menu is pared down and the cheese tray is awesome. I love... More 

2 Thank Caroline M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a change of pace, local roots is a pleasant place to eat. From farm to table is what is served and it is delicious. A very pleasant amosphere.

2 Thank Barbara L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasty, but we would have loved more options and some with more reasonable prices. It felt a little pretentious at times, but everyone was very nice.

Thank Liz A
Diane E, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear Liz A, We are always appreciative when a guest takes the time to write a review of Local Roots, so thank you. I do not know if you were there for lunch or dinner. If lunch we have about 10-12 entree choices plus some sides and dessert, for dinner we have about fourteen offerings from small to large plus... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through town and stopped in based on TripAdvisor reviews. Very well done. Sometimes "Farm to Table" relies more on the strength of their fresh ingredients, and creativity around the dish is secondary. Not here! The fact that the food is sourced is secondary to the efforts to prepare them. Every dish had a complex depth of favor. We started... More 

2 Thank Richard C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful flavors. Great service . Not your ordinary menu. Variety of adult beverages. Has open table for reservations. Easy to get to.

2 Thank Garry O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316
    (Memorial Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-206-2610

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?