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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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“crispy shrimp” (19 reviews)
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We randomly ended up at the Local after seeing positive reviews and happened to be there on an open-mic night. The food [AND CRAFT COCKTAILS] was excellent, service was great, and live entertainment was awesome. We indeed felt like Locals and were welcomed and embraced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank skywalker4554
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nine family and friends ventured to "The Local" for the day after Thanksgiving dinner. I enjoyed the bacon-wrapped meatloaf with honey bbq sauce, fresh vegetables, and smashed potatoes. The crispy bacon wrap added a nice crunchy texture and saltiness to the moist meatloaf. The smashed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andonima
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely need a reservation as the restaurant is popular. Street parking nearby is available. They did not have our first 2 choices of wine and the only next one was a lot more expensive. We were surprised they did not offer us some money off....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with an out of town friend and we both enjoyed our dinners, food was excellent. She had a pasta special with duck and I had fish.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Local in Belmont and a delightful evening. Welcoming, friendly, good menu, great food and outstanding food. The wine list was also good. This should be a repeat place to visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Local has become our go-to place in Charlottesville. We dined there with friends and had a lovely evening. My buddy and I arrived on time but our wives, off together on a shopping trip, got badly hung up in interstate traffic and we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 31 October 2018

"The Local" offers fresh food, sourced to Virginia farmers and producers, elegantly prepared. The menu gives a very good range of items at reasonable prices. It is difficult to get a table, as The Local is no longer a local secret, so plan to book...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Edward_699
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Though it was a Thursday night, the place was packed. We were seated on the second floor, a room with lots of light and windows. The downside is that when the room fills up, it is quite noisy. I started with a nice garden salad...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Claire M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant and this neighborhood. I had the salmon which was fresh and cooked perfectly. Loved sitting on the balcony. Good portions of food. Great cocktails. Will definitely come back here again

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E4092MZsusanc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Luckily Monday is ‘jam night’ with lots of good open mic. Again a quirky place but we really enjoyed our evening. Food and wine was pretty good and inexpensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WelshToGo
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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