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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (39 reviews)
“crispy shrimp” (15 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed yesterday

The local is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in town. They always have a great selection of locally sourced food (hence the name) and great local beers and wine as well. I love The Local so much that I've chosen them as my wedding...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 days ago

For our 20th anniversary, we wanted a special place, and were happy to come back to the Local. Typical for Ch'ville on a summer Saturday, it was packed with hipster millennials, couples dressed up for dates, and even families with kids in flip flops. We...More

Thank Rob003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We had the salmon, meat loaf, and short ribs. The service, however, was terrible. Our server announced as soon as we sat down that the was behind. It took awhile for him to come back. When he finally arrived, he wanted...More

Thank nqh1223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched Charlottesville carefully to find a unique local(pun intended) restaurant. We hit the jackpot with The Local. The food was excellent, and the service was great. It was hard to find. My iphone google maps took us to a spot several blocks away. You...More

Thank 193barryl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the one block of trendy restaurants in Belmont. Extensive wine and bar list. Good menu although we had burgers. Burger was huge and really tasty accompanied with a huge amount of perfectly cooked fries.

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Another consistently excellent Charlottesville restaurant, the menu features food from local vendors. Of course not everything comes from locally but they really make an effort to try to source their produce and meats from around Charlottesville. Excellent mixed drink and beer menu as well. We...More

1  Thank danricc7
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful. I love to eat in beautiful old buildings. We didn't have a reservation but they were more than happy to accommodate us. The food was super tasty and the staff was super friendly.

1  Thank LAURA T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our reservation for 5 took us through a kitchen area, upstairs to the back of a drafty hall to a table for 4. They shoved a chair at the end, in the aisle, and we were crammed it. The table was a simple wooden one,...More

1  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Based on other reviews I was highly anticipating this dinner when we took our daughter and her sorority "big" out for dinner on a visit. While I thought the service and food were good, I can't say that it was remarkable. Several of us had...More

Thank AmericanexpatKL
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I've been to The Local a number of times and it has improved. My filet of beef was really delicious this week. It was rare as I ordered and served with the very best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten and asparagus. My husband had scallops...More

Thank Wallacks
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Wanda P | Reviewed this property |
We had my sons resherasal dinner there and it was fabulous! We had around 25. They have a separate room for speacial occasions! The food is amazing and Michelle the coordinator is awesome! Everyone raved about it... More
Stephanie J
11 August 2016|
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Response from baron1244 | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to make a reservation
Sharon L
13 March 2015|
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Response from Rahaal | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no dress code. Tuxedoes and evening gowns might be a bit too formal, otherwise it's come-as-you-are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9749
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