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“Flavorful and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Local Roots

Local Roots
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Ranked #1 of 467 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Memorial Ave
Solana Beach, CA
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Flavorful and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us and it was certainly a top notch recommendation. The atmosphere is wonderful, not noisy... great for talking, business lunch or ? warm and inviting. The food is unique, fun and very flavorful. We enjoyed meeting the owner when we were in the first time (we've been back repeatedly) who asked if the restaurant was as good as those in San Diego where we live. Had to say, honestly, that Local Roots was better than a great many in San Diego... certainly it would be a very popular option in any city. We enjoyed one of their 'deconstructed' candy bar desserts. The main dishes were varied and each of us enjoyed what we ordered immensely. Looking forward to having another chance to visit this wonderful restaurant.

Visited July 2011
Thank Erin_SC
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English first
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fresh local ingredients presented at their peak of perfection....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

We were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and spending the night in Roanoke. Was curious about Local Roots based on the Advisor reviews and were really hungry for a great meal. It lived up to all the reviews! Hubby had the homemade herb pasta with braised bison and I had the best trout I have had in a long time. Service was great and chatted with chef and GM. Changing travel plans to eat there again in 2 days!

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Thank Mccardinalphoto
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Roanoke, Virginia
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

The service is very good, the staff very friendly, but the food is mediocre. I had the (grass fed)sirloin steak and my girlfriend had chicken. The waiter told me that the steak would be a little tough and taste different, and he was correct. the chicken was also tough, and slightly bland. the scallop appetizer was very good. Although I like the idea of supporting local farmers and more natural foods, I find no reason to rush back to experience this restaurant again considering the somewhat high cost compared to the low wow factor.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank dougamsterdam
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

We often find ourselves in Roanoke after going to a Va Tech game. We went last night based on other reviews and that they try to get many of their ingredients locally.
Everything was good but they also had drink specials with a martini that had fresh peach puree as an ingredient. LOVED IT!! The cornmeal rolls, our appetizer of scallops, my brown rice risotto, my husband's sirloin and the creme brulee were all delicious. We will go back.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Vencill_11
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you are on your deathbed, this should be your last meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

We asked some locals where we should eat (we were considering Thelma's Waffles), and they said "if it's your last meal, go to Local Roots". We were not disappointed in the least. The food is AMAZING !!!!!!!!! It is a bit pricey, but it's SOOOOOO worth it. We talked w/the owner/manager, and she exudes positive energy, and told us all about how she buys local produce, and where she gets it from (on the back of their menu is a list of all the food co-ops they participate in). This place is the real deal when they tell you they buy fresh local produce and herbs. And you can taste the difference in the meal. I normally never eat lamb, but I ordered it, and it was fantastic. My husband got a salad and carrot soup..........soooooo tasty ! This place can do no wrong. Please do yourself a favor, and try it out. You won't be disappointed, and you'll be supporting local fresh produce and filling your belly at the same time !

  • Visited May 2011
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