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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316
+1 540-206-2610
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“vegetable salad” (12 reviews)
“charcuterie” (6 reviews)
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed the Sunday Dinner menu, which consists of family style salad and sides plus individual entree orders. The food was quite good, and as mentioned by so many others, the portions were small; especially considering the prices. The Curried NC Fish Stew...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one was recommended by the folks at Black Dog. It was good. I had the burger and was expecting something else my fault. The ham sandwich was excellent my wife had.

Thank Carl T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a road trip across the Southeastern US, my friend and I went to Local Roots. The decision was based on reviews and awards that I had seen in magazines for the slow food, farm to table cuisine. Loved it. Not only was the...More

1  Thank D. C
Brian S, General Manager at Local Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We hope to see you again the next time you're traveling in our area. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely, fresh meal, served by a friendly caring staff. Vegetable salad with a surprising combination of textures, colors and tastes. Trout on a bed of cauliflower purée with roasted root vegetables and for desert shared bread pudding with ice cream and pecans.

1  Thank orna g
Brian S, General Manager at Local Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive feedback. The vegetable salad has been a real hit and we're so happy you enjoyed it as well. Please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local Roots is located in a pleasant storefront. Service was generally good with some lapses. The restaurant take the farm-to-table experience very seriously. The wine list contained a number of good local Virginia wines. We were there on a Sunday evening when the restaurant serves...More

1  Thank areview28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unpretentious surroundings, bustling atmosphere, great menu, superb service....we had a great time at this heralded little place. Nothing but good things to say about the restaurant and it's staff. Great food....wonderful night .

1  Thank chuckiek
Brian S, General Manager at Local Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a wonderful evening dining with us. Thanks for the positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 4, 2018

The fish was good but!!! I have to tell you the extreme small portion of Cod that you get makes the dish not worth ordering. As inexpensive as Cod is there is no reason they can't give you a reasonable portion size. They could also...More

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted at the front window while we were looking over the menu. We couldn’t have found a friendlier place anywhere! The food was excellent. As a couple we shared the unusual hummus (no chickpeas) and each had the vegetable salad. That was more...More

1  Thank UwchlanJohn
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Colleague and I had trout dinner, perfectly cooked. Her trout roasted (gluten free). Her special bourbon cocktail was tasty as well. Will definitely go out of my way to eat here again.

Thank sksouth
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Have eaten here quite a few times, whenever I'm in town. No question it's a wonderful restaurant all around. On a recent Friday night, my husband had a wonder scallop dish--just spectacular. I had mussels, which I often do, and they were fantastic. We ordered...More

Thank Tricia B
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Questions & Answers
April 19, 2016|
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Response from Cathy G | Reviewed this property |
The bar menu is a little less expensive - but the hamburger is one of the best in Roanoke. The regular menu varies, but it's not cheap. They organize their menu by size of appetite. The medium appetite items average $7-11... More
Joy V
January 18, 2015|
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Response from AGrayghost | Reviewed this property |
Be surprised if not an option. This place has only an A game
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 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: +1 540-206-2610
  • E-mail
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