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Blue 5

American, Bar
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2nd St, Roanoke, VA
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch out waitress Heidi was super friendly. We also spoke with the bar tender about his favorite breweries in the area. We we there for lunch so no live music but they had a nice set up for a band. If in Roanoke definitely check it out!!!

Thank Born2love2travel
Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue 5 is a local favorite for any fan of good food and blues music. Blue 5 fuses cajun inspired dishes with a taste of Americana in a comfortable eating environment. I had the crab cakes and they were delicious. Pair your favorite dish with a choice of many local brews and you've got a meal to remember.

Thank proudest_munkey
Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and his girlfriend came in for a visit from out West. That morning we had breakfast and had gone hiking;well we were really hungry. Just a small note about the eating habits of our friends on the west coast.Their eating choices are a tad different then what I think of. A lot of words that I hear when... More 

Thank D4666TNdanb
Check, Virginia
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our nephew had a lay over in Roanoke and we took it as an opportunity to visit a restaurant we'd never been to. My P/T said he always had nice meal at Blue 5. I'd never been there so off we went. We had a nice stroll in downtown Roanoke our GPS took us right there. Very nice, clean bar/restaurant.... More 

Thank Pat from check L
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and friendly staff convenient to the government agencies. Mac -n-cheese pie. Great salads.

Thank D0nald_trip
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue 5 is a great bar for LIVE blues music - they have regional names and great area bands as well.. the beer and food is top notch -

Thank Scoopspk
Greensboro, North Carolina
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my folks here for lunch while in town visiting. The reviews were right, great place. We all loved what we ordered, and I loved the beer selection. I'll be back.

Thank sgtsbud
Williamsburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here for a company event dinner. Early dinner, had seating upstairs. Strange little place, a bit dark for my taste. Had heard the drinks and food were good so was eager to try something here. Wasn't impressed with the drink menu. If you're a beer aficionado, this place is probably great but I'm in for vodka. Tried on of... More 

Thank Burgie64
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We have dined at Blue 5 several times and have enjoyed each visit and each item ordered. A highlight is their Coconut Crème brûlée. Their micro-brewery beer list is fabulous. Sit in the balcony if the music is too loud for you. If you like the music, all the better.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Listed as one of the best beer restaurants in Virginia. It is not clear to me why. It is extremely hit and miss that your server will be familiar with what beers are available. Rarely is the beer menu you are handed current. The folks over at Jack Browns are more knowledgeable and there is likely to be a better... More 

Thank Jeffery M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd St, Roanoke, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

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