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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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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant provides very good food at locally standard prices. Not cheap bur reasonable for what you get. The parking here is a definite challenge, mostly on street if you can find a place. There are some steep steps if you want to sit in...More

Thank Applegreenhouse
Reviewed 6 days ago

The local is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in town. They always have a great selection of locally sourced food (hence the name) and great local beers and wine as well. I love The Local so much that I've chosen them as my wedding...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

For our 20th anniversary, we wanted a special place, and were happy to come back to the Local. Typical for Ch'ville on a summer Saturday, it was packed with hipster millennials, couples dressed up for dates, and even families with kids in flip flops. We...More

Thank Rob003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We had the salmon, meat loaf, and short ribs. The service, however, was terrible. Our server announced as soon as we sat down that the was behind. It took awhile for him to come back. When he finally arrived, he wanted...More

Thank nqh1223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We researched Charlottesville carefully to find a unique local(pun intended) restaurant. We hit the jackpot with The Local. The food was excellent, and the service was great. It was hard to find. My iphone google maps took us to a spot several blocks away. You...More

Thank 193barryl
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Located in the one block of trendy restaurants in Belmont. Extensive wine and bar list. Good menu although we had burgers. Burger was huge and really tasty accompanied with a huge amount of perfectly cooked fries.

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Another consistently excellent Charlottesville restaurant, the menu features food from local vendors. Of course not everything comes from locally but they really make an effort to try to source their produce and meats from around Charlottesville. Excellent mixed drink and beer menu as well. We...More

1  Thank danricc7
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful. I love to eat in beautiful old buildings. We didn't have a reservation but they were more than happy to accommodate us. The food was super tasty and the staff was super friendly.

1  Thank LAURA T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our reservation for 5 took us through a kitchen area, upstairs to the back of a drafty hall to a table for 4. They shoved a chair at the end, in the aisle, and we were crammed it. The table was a simple wooden one,...More

1  Thank Stephen R
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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