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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (44 reviews)
“crispy shrimp” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to eat and drink. We started with a cheese plate, that was tasty, with a number of local cheeses. We had the spare ribs for dinner, based on a recommendation from a server, at a previous restaurant the day before... OMG were they...More

Thank Megnd06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hardest part is deciding what to order. Everything looks delicious. Everything I had was delicious. I don’t think you could go wrong with anything here. Lots of “local” food options.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here based on a recommendation from are hosts at Arcady B & B. This is an older building, which just adds to the character of the restaurant - wood beams and best of all a wood stove that provides only the warmth...More

Thank RMD70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Local serves yummy comfort food, all beautifully prepared. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoy it. The Local also does a beautiful job of catering.

Thank Barbara19421357
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly place in up and coming Belmont. We’ve eaten there twice and great food both times. The fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are excellent. The short ribs are the best I have ever had-perfect for a cold winter night! They do not scrimp on the...More

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Seven of us had dinner at The Local. For appetizers we had the crab soup, black bean and bacon soup, fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and crispy shrimp. All were delicious. The fried cauliflower and sprouts were almost entree-sized (a recurring theme) with a dash...More

Thank Susan and Vinh N
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Their truffled mushroom ragout was very good - decent quantity of delightfully flavored shiitake and wild mushroom in a not too massive fettucine concoction. Their cauliflower and Brussels stouts appetizer was good. My meat-loving friends seemed to be enjoying their fare too!

Thank Hindustani76
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

When visiting an area, I always check Trip Advisor I normally pick a restaurant in the top few. I normally am quite happy with my choice. However, tonight I was very disappointed. I chose a restaurant a little further down the list because I thought...More

Thank Tunstall14
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We dined here last night and had a fabulous dinner. We’ve eaten here a number of times and have always had a great meal. Last night, we opted for the gnocchi starter - excellent. My fried chicken dinner - a southern tradition with Mac and...More

Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant on the raving review of a friend! Was not disappointed! Delicious food and phenomenal service!!!! A great 'taste' of Charlottesville!

Thank ChesterfieldVA
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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