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Local Chop and Grill House

₹₹₹₹American, Steakhouse,
56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
+1 540-801-0505
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (25 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got a recommendation from a winery and decided to try this place. Very happy we did!!! Great service by Tim and amazing food. The Rib Eye was perfectly seasoned and cooked and the scallops some of the best we ever had. The crabcake was...More

Thank jobilove
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I join our golf group for dinner. We always choose the bar room because the atmosphere is a little more casual and the food is as good as the restaurant. The waiters went out of their way to take care of our...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall an unforgettable experience! Repurposed heritage seed mill ambiance sets the tone for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Charming and witty waiter, varied menu appeals to ALL diets while maintaining an upscale feel. Caesar salad starter, sirloin steak, trout, focaccia bread, creme brulee, 'made...More

Thank 118donaldp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decor is spectacular when you arrive, but was disappointed from there on. Made reservation well in advance because of parents weekend. 2day prior I was advised that they are only offering a price fixe menu @ $55 pp before T&G. At this point, I could...More

1  Thank peggyrobins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here with a group of 6 total and the service was good, the food was average, but the portions were very small. I ordered a vegan wrap and asked for a add on side of chicken. I knew I would have to pay...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The steak portions aren't huge (12 ounce ribeye was the largest on the menu) but they're seasoned and cooked perfectly, with no need for sauce. We also had collard greens, steak fries, and appetizers of pork belly and fried oysters. All of these were excellent,...More

Thank Emil_J_Padar
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a real gem of a restaurant just outside of the main college town. Everything was handled perfectly from start to finish. Seating (with reservation) was quick and easy, but most seating is upstairs (which I liked). Lots of steak and sauce options cooked...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had heard much about it and expected much. Turns out it was just another high-priced restaurant with neither service nor food being anything out of the ordinary.

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We have not found a better place to celebrate our important day. Staff is amazing, food is delicious and worth every penny.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We visit the area every year and never miss this restaurant. We brought friends this year and were boasting about it for days. We were not disappointed once again. The food was excellent, service perfect.

Thank James S
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11 October 2016|
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Response from ZeeGalax | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. There was a big family having dinner next to our table.
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dominic S | Reviewed this property |
If you don't mind sitting in the bar area you should be fine. If you want a real table in the proper restaurant, I'd make a reservation.
Cliff G
14 July 2016|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
It was Easter Sunday when we went but it is mostly a casual restaurant. Patrons were dressed up after church so our experience was different. I really like this place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 W Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-3954
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-801-0505
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Massive wooden door, old bricks and rustic beams of Harrisonburg's old City Produce Exchange building, the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience at The LOCAL Chop & Grill House. Bring your friends and savor the atmosphere, food and drink that set us apart from other restaurants. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Colin Auckerman. Farm to Table is the mainstay of our eating philosophy. That's why we work with community food producers to support organic, sustainable, LOCAL farms, and put the finest, freshest foods on the table for you. We're serious about making choices that are environmentally sound, from the food we carefully hand-select to the aprons our kitchen and wait staff wear. Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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