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Local Chop and Grill House

56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
+1 540-801-0505
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting the 'Burg to show JMU to my niece, we had dinner at the Local Chop & Grill House. We did not have reservations on a Friday night and therefore had to eat in the bar area. Given the clientele, eating in the bar...More

Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, which is not so hard to find if you read reviews, but when paired with great service... ahhh, now thats the sweet spot! And sadly, thats whats usually lacking in what could be a fantastic dinner. We enjoyed every element of our dinner...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it seems like we've had a lot of bad luck with restaurants in Harrisonburg, but this time I liked the place well enough to overcome the mishaps - they have valet parking which is good because the free parking is limited, the steaks were all...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was perfect for an anniversary dinner for my wife and I. We came from out of town and spent the weekend in downtown Harrisonburg, with this dinner finalizing our trip. The staff was extremely courteous and we did not have to wait long...More

Thank Worth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very basic and quite salty. Service was good. Don’t think I would go back. We had to eat in their bar area because they close the dinning área at 8:30 pm.

Thank cyndie b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trip advisor has never steered me wrong and definitely not tonight! Excellent food and impeccable staff. Wish they had a few more offerings for dessert but can’t rave enough about the food. Will definitely be back again next time we are in town.

Thank KateBixby
Reviewed 13 March 2018

While we were on the college tours, we ate at Local Chop and Grill House for my granddaughter‘s 18th birthday. She said it was the best chicken and sauce she ever had as well as the mac and cheese. My Caesar salad was delicious and...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great Service. Valet parking. Ribeye and duck fries my fave. Sauces great.

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great food. Fun bar. Fabulous Atmosphere. Enjoyed our times there. When it is warm, the outside seating is so nice.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a favorite local place for a casual evening with great food. We love the cozy atmosphere and tasty beer and food.

Thank Carlinda T
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11 October 2016|
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Response from ZeeGalax | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. There was a big family having dinner next to our table.
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
If you don't mind sitting in the bar area you should be fine. If you want a real table in the proper restaurant, I'd make a reservation.
Cliff G
14 July 2016|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
It was Easter Sunday when we went but it is mostly a casual restaurant. Patrons were dressed up after church so our experience was different. I really like this place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-801-0505
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Massive wooden door, old bricks and rustic beams of Harrisonburg's old City Produce Exchange building, the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience at The LOCAL Chop & Grill House. Bring your friends and savor the atmosphere, food and drink that set us apart from other restaurants. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Brian Bogan. Farm to Table is the mainstay of our eating philosophy. That's why we work with community food producers to support organic, sustainable, LOCAL farms, and put the finest, freshest foods on the table for you. We're serious about making choices that are environmentally sound, from the food we carefully hand-select to the aprons our kitchen and wait staff wear. Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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