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The River and Rail

2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
+1 540-400-6830
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are "foodies" and seek out special places when we travel. We had heard great thing about The River and Rail and went for Sunday brunch. The River and Rail is worth seeking out, as it is beautifully decorated, has great service and excellent, imaginative...More

Thank ATravelingVirginian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love River and Rail for every course of every meal. The food is always so inventive, fresh and just really good. Favorites include the pimento cheese, burger (lunch and bar only) and I love all their desserts but the banana pudding is amazing so...More

Thank CKiser_BC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at River and Rail and couple of years ago and really liked it. Since we moved from this area over 10 years ago, a lot has (thankfully) happened to the Roanoke food scene. So while we were back in Roanoke from the...More

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint restaurant is located in the old Lines Pharmacy building in South Roanoke. Nice interior and great food. Small portions but excellent preparation. Good wine list. Knowledgeable and attentive servers. But very loud and almost impossible t hold a meaningful conversation unless you'r almost...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stopped in Roanoke on a journey from home (Hilton Head Island) to Maryland for a family event... Found these folks through reviews and they were understated... We had been driving for 10 hours so Nexas, our server let us sample a beautiful cab we were...More

1  Thank DocHarrisHHI
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife and I had lunch with my nephew and his wife. Place and staff very inviting. Menu items lean toward fresh and seasonal. We shared the pimento board. The cheese was homemade and excellent. Bread was just slightly burnt. My entree was the green...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The staff opens the doors & welcomes you in with smiles. Everyone was polite & give you excellent service. The food was superb, I ate every bite.

1  Thank MissLadyK503
Reviewed 7 May 2017

So, I have eaten here once before and thought the food was good, although I'm not a fan of the acoustics. It is noisy and hard to hear your guests. But since the food was good, I made a reservation for my son's 20th birthday....More

1  Thank Loveofryen
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great neighborhood spot. Salad and fish dishes I had offered creative mix of flavors and texture. I also came near closing and they wonderfully accomodated me.

Thank WorkingMomTraveler
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We went with a large group, and everyone without exception was wowed by their meal. Appetizers of corn bread and ramp pesto was addictive, the pickles just the right blend of sweet and tart, and the pimento cheese a delicious delicacy perfectly paired with the...More

Thank Tanya C
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Questions & Answers
14 December 2015|
Response from TheMadTraveler_13 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling. Open Table is not accepting Reservations for December 24th, so I would expect it to be closed. However, it could be a special menu and could be reservation only. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-400-6830
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Southern, Local, Seasonal cooking in the heart of Roanoke nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Executive Chef Aaron Deal is James Beard nominated and is delighted to be serving traditional yet upscale southern classics in his Roanoke kitchen.
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