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Local Roots

1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316
+1 540-206-2610
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“cheese plate” (19 reviews)
“charcuterie” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely, fresh meal, served by a friendly caring staff. Vegetable salad with a surprising combination of textures, colors and tastes. Trout on a bed of cauliflower purée with roasted root vegetables and for desert shared bread pudding with ice cream and pecans.

Thank orna g
Reviewed 4 days ago

Local Roots is located in a pleasant storefront. Service was generally good with some lapses. The restaurant take the farm-to-table experience very seriously. The wine list contained a number of good local Virginia wines. We were there on a Sunday evening when the restaurant serves...More

Thank areview28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unpretentious surroundings, bustling atmosphere, great menu, superb service....we had a great time at this heralded little place. Nothing but good things to say about the restaurant and it's staff. Great food....wonderful night .

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish was good but!!! I have to tell you the extreme small portion of Cod that you get makes the dish not worth ordering. As inexpensive as Cod is there is no reason they can't give you a reasonable portion size. They could also...More

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted at the front window while we were looking over the menu. We couldn’t have found a friendlier place anywhere! The food was excellent. As a couple we shared the unusual hummus (no chickpeas) and each had the vegetable salad. That was more...More

Thank UwchlanJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colleague and I had trout dinner, perfectly cooked. Her trout roasted (gluten free). Her special bourbon cocktail was tasty as well. Will definitely go out of my way to eat here again.

Thank sksouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here quite a few times, whenever I'm in town. No question it's a wonderful restaurant all around. On a recent Friday night, my husband had a wonder scallop dish--just spectacular. I had mussels, which I often do, and they were fantastic. We ordered...More

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

An authentic food restaurant. this is probably the best local food restaurant in Roanoke. I would suggest, however, that you order your meats rarer by two degrees than you like as meats and eggs have been overcooked the last three times that I've been there....More

Thank loveFoodWestVirginia
Brian S, General Manager at Local Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for your positive review! We do wish to ensure all of our food is cooked as ordered and apologize that this was not the case on recent visits. Please let us know next time you are in if it's not spot on and we'd...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent, although a bit pricey for the portions. I do love the incorporation of local produce and products. The menu changes frequently, so there's always something new to try. The Grandin area where the restaurant is located is lovely and very walkable.

2  Thank Jesserlaw13
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating during a busy Sunday brunch rush...seated us within 15 minutes! The sausage gravy and biscuits was terrific and the ancient white park burger was perfectly prepared as ordered! The neighborhood has a good vibe and we’re hoping to get to return when next...More

1  Thank shvc50
Brian S, General Manager at Local Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for your positive review and for seeking us out during your travels. Please visit us again the next time you are traveling. Cheers!

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Questions & Answers
20 April 2016|
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Response from Cathy G | Reviewed this property |
The bar menu is a little less expensive - but the hamburger is one of the best in Roanoke. The regular menu varies, but it's not cheap. They organize their menu by size of appetite. The medium appetite items average $7-11... More
Joy V
19 January 2015|
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Response from AGrayghost | Reviewed this property |
Be surprised if not an option. This place has only an A game
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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