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Local Roots

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1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316 (Memorial Ave)
+1 540-206-2610
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Local Roots with some friends for breakfast. I understand that it is a farm to table type restaurant. While the food is good, I think the prices seem high for what you pay. Service was very good.

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Thank Brad T
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It troubles me that this place is #1 in the Roanoke area. It makes me think ratings can be biased, Overrated, over priced, small entree portions, half cooked vegetables and rice I don't think they cooked at all. There has to be more going on in a restaurant than so so atmosphere and pretty plating.

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Thank MarkWEverett
wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear MarkWEverett, First of all thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant. Our very first priority is an excellent experience for each of our guests. Obviously, you did not have this experience for which we are very sorry. It would be helpful to know... More 

Falls Church, VA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in northern VA outside of DC. Our destination for the night was Blacksburg but we decided to stop for dinner in Roanoke. Chose Local Roots based on reviews and were so glad we did. We called while enroute and were lucky enough to get a table at around 6 pm on a Saturday on a couple hours notice.... More 

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Thank LalaFallsChurch
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and visited with another couple who live just down the block. This is our second visit. The house salad was extremely fresh. My wife and I split a great burger- cooked as we asked and served with aioli sauce.

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Thank Dennis L
New Jersey
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went Sunday night and the place was bursting at the seams with a very diverse group of diners - multi-generational families, couples on a date, groups of friends, older couples, singles. There was so much positive energy - people were having fun and really enjoying themselves. The decor and design of the restaurant was very welcoming. We sat at... More 

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Thank SusanAdventure
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places that I have eaten at in a long time. The mussels are great. Save some bread to dip after they are gone. The apple spice cake had apple butter ice cream. 👍😀

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Thank Paul F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of, if not the best farm to table experiences I've had! First off, I love local dining, and local sourcing! The menu had the farms listed on almost every meal! All different! Now, some may have the misconception that farm to table may not be as high a quality- this is NOT the case. The food was... More 

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wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review

Dear cgrzesik, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and such a favorable review of your recent Local Roots experience. It is very gratifying when a guest so appreciates what we are doing here at Local Roots - a Farm to Table Restaurant. Yes, Chad the bartender is an outstanding human being. He and the... More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked this out online through Tripadvisor. Eclectic food with very fresh ingredients. We really enjoyed the combinations of food and the unique methods of preparations. I have never had a mushroom like the oyster mushroom. It had a flavor of campfire smoke and the mashed cauliflower was excellent. Thanks everyone for an experience in Roanoke.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of Drinks--the Abingdon Cream Brew was a good start. Smoothest beer I have had in years. The oysters on half shell was our appetizer. My main course decision was catfish with a sweet potatoe sauce . Boy what a good combination. Fish melted in my mouth. We had a caramel apple desert to end the meal-- superb! I... More 

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Milton WV
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to the Bob Dylan concert, we found Local Roots for dinner. The farm-to-table, local sourcing of ingredients is the big theme, and a tasty one at that. Our waitress took great care to tell us about all the menu items, and only mildly scoffed at me when I had to cover my mouth to cover my giggling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?