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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The Local has a real casual interesting vibe to it. Had 2 appetizers; scallops and pork belly which were both outstanding! Main entrées were good however nothing jumped out as memorable like the appetizers were. Waitstaff was polite and attentive. The ambiance is really cool....More

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is the real deal. Other restaurants, like The Whiskey Jar, may say they are farm-to-table, but they miss the boat. This place IS farm-to-table and they state every location they get their products from. Freshness is guaranteed and you will like any dish...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

While some of the restaurants in the Belmont area of Charlottesville are a bit over priced for what you get, I was pleasantly surprised by The Local. The prices were very reasonable and the entree portion of meatloaf was not only very tasty but larger...More

Thank TCook1950
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We were looking for a local color setting with great food in Charlottesville. The concierge at our hotel recommended The Local as excellent place to eat and she was right! This restaurant is located in the historic Belmont neighborhood. We were seated outdoors, which was...More

Thank swiftmom
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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