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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (48 reviews)
“crispy shrimp” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing menu, service and selection of some of the best short ribs gnocchi and fried chicken our family enjoyed in Charlottesville. A must do place when visiting for pleasure or business

Thank Rbs7562
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did was good enough but staff were not paying attention. Slow paced service but nice environment overall.

Thank Abyss171
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got the opportunity to eat in The Local. Nice setting, with old world feeling with it's big bar setup. Lots of wood since the building is very old. Heading upstairs to dine, the floors are all wood, as well as the ceilings and walls. The...More

Thank FourDogsMom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We choose this restaurant to go to dinner tobased on reviews online while visiting Monticello. My family walked into the restaurant and server walked right passed us and did not even address us. The bartender was not busy and also did not address us. So...More

Thank mrsway2018
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We loved this restaurant. There was a great variety of choices which served us well, including several veggie options. Would recommend the fried cauliflower and sprouts starter, the gnocchi and the portobello burger. And the brownie sundaes were fabulous.

Thank Katharine G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We were a party of six at 730 pm on a Saturday. We made reservations and were seated fairly promptly and ordered promptly too. Appetizers of fried cauliflower and brussel sprouts and the pork belly were good. The gazpacho was served in bowels right out...More

Thank Marybeth S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is our go to dinner spot when we visit with a group. They have plenty of space and they take reservations. They offer "normal" food with a twist and everyone can always find something they enjoy. There are many other restaurants we love in...More

Thank Gray G
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We sat up top on the patio and had great views of the street while we ate. We had their homemade gnocchi and the meatloaf/ both great dishes that we would try again. The food wasn’t anything that was outstanding but it was good, good...More

Thank TheGlobetrotter77
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We live in Charlottesville and The Local has a great reputation. Went with a small group recently. Nice atmosphere, lively, good service. Food was disappointing: Two ordered trout --- overcooked and dry. One order steak, said to be tough. Lack of variety on menu lead...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Have been here several times, just two of us or with groups of friends. Never disappointed. Interesting menu. Fine service. Reasonable prices. Good drinks (but you have to be sure to ask for Martinis dry).

Thank Thomas N
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5 April 2017|
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Response from WandaP615 | 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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