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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” (35 reviews)
“crispy shrimp” (15 reviews)
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is fresh and local. The pulled pork is amazing, the cornbread is addicting and the vegetarian squash entree is a unique blend of textures and flavors that works well together and is unique. Fried chicken is moist, delicious and flavorful. The green beans and...More

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great family dinner for 10 The service was excellent and the food was great. The short ribs were extremely tender and the blueberry cobbler was the best I ever had.

Thank Alissa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint restaurant, the food was all from local farms and very fresh. The Salmon was delicious, the only "complaint" is the pasta was too salty for my liking. I would definitely go back, the menu had lots of choices i'd still like to try.

Thank CruiseElisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just needed comfort food on this trip and enjoyed the meat loaf tremendously. The place was bustling on a Friday night but service was timely. This is not fancy, nor expensive...just relaxing with tasty options of all sorts. We all agreed we would go...More

Thank jca014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and ambience was great. We had a group of 17 people and had an upstairs room reserved. The service was good but not exceptional. The local wine (cab) was good. There are vegetarian options and the restaurant serves local farm grown ingredients. I...More

Thank Shouvik D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner on the upstairs patio. Service was great, food was creative and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank MJJS-123
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal. The have a fair number of vegetarian options. The short ribs were delicious, the pork chop was tasty, the mushroom pasta was good. The blackberry cobbler was disappointing, not much crust & watery, small serving & wouldn't order again. Service...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a two part review. One is for a casual dinner and one is for catering events. Dinner here is amazing with great food, drinks, and vibes. The food is not in question. It may be some of the best food you can find...More

Thank samanthamcarr1
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Staff friendly ;food okay; but our burger was undercooked and took a lengthy time to fix. Therefore, everyone else was finished eating. Maybe just an off night

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Splendid food in abundance, good service, a generous drinks list and a great atmosphere - I thoroughly recommend 'The Local' to anyone visiting Charlottesville. It was a place that seemed to appeal to people of all ages; the downstairs area was the quieter floor, upstairs...More

Thank Countrybumpkin2015
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Wanda P | 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
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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