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The River and Rail

2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
+1 540-400-6830
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (12 reviews)
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
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1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has been a few years since being here...too long. Forgot how good it was. Came for lunch...had fried chicken served with cheese grits and collard greens with kim chee. It was great. Wife had a pimento grilled cheese sandwich and their own home fried chips...also...More

Thank chiknlvr
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words - great review and thoughtfulness. It means so much. Please come back soon! Lauren

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding hidden gem ~ We will without hesitation be back. The bartender is very personable and passionate about his work. The Chef is a Master!!! I highly recommend eating here if your in Roanoke you will not be disappointed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Debbie B
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Debbie - Thank you so much for the great review and kind words. Come back soon! lauren

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I very much enjoyed my evening here. I appreciate that the menu changes based on what's locally available and in season to ensure the food is always fresh and enjoyable (Everything I tasted was delicious!). Our server, Megan, was very knowledgeable and willing to answer...More

1  Thank JetB-80
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with others. We are so grateful. Please come back soon! Lauren

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We are "foodies" and seek out special places when we travel. We had heard great thing about The River and Rail and went for Sunday brunch. The River and Rail is worth seeking out, as it is beautifully decorated, has great service and excellent, imaginative...More

Thank ATravelingVirginian
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please do return --- and thank you for sharing your great experience with others. Lauren

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We love River and Rail for every course of every meal. The food is always so inventive, fresh and just really good. Favorites include the pimento cheese, burger (lunch and bar only) and I love all their desserts but the banana pudding is amazing so...More

Thank CKiser_BC
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your love of the Rail with others - we love you back! Lauren

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had dinner at River and Rail and couple of years ago and really liked it. Since we moved from this area over 10 years ago, a lot has (thankfully) happened to the Roanoke food scene. So while we were back in Roanoke from the...More

Thank Tricia B
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Tricia - thank you for sharing your great experience with others and complimenting our staff. We are so grateful you came in. Please come back! Lauren

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This quaint restaurant is located in the old Lines Pharmacy building in South Roanoke. Nice interior and great food. Small portions but excellent preparation. Good wine list. Knowledgeable and attentive servers. But very loud and almost impossible t hold a meaningful conversation unless you'r almost...More

Thank Don M
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Don - thank you so much for taking time to share your experience. The volume is something we have been actively working on for years - and we are sorry it had a negative impact on your meal. Please do return - and thank you...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped in Roanoke on a journey from home (Hilton Head Island) to Maryland for a family event... Found these folks through reviews and they were understated... We had been driving for 10 hours so Nexas, our server let us sample a beautiful cab we were...More

1  Thank DocHarrisHHI
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Doc Harris - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your great experience and compliment our staff. We are so glad you made us part of your trip. Lauren

Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife and I had lunch with my nephew and his wife. Place and staff very inviting. Menu items lean toward fresh and seasonal. We shared the pimento board. The cheese was homemade and excellent. Bread was just slightly burnt. My entree was the green...More

Thank Mike S
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mike - thank you so much for sharing your great experience with others. Please come back soon! Lauren

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The staff opens the doors & welcomes you in with smiles. Everyone was polite & give you excellent service. The food was superb, I ate every bite.

1  Thank MissLadyK503
Lauren E, Owner at The River and Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Miss Lady --- Thank you so much for taking the time to share your great experience. Hope you come back soon! Lauren

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551sandy
14 December 2015|
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Response from TheMadTraveler_13 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling. Open Table is not accepting Reservations for December 24th, so I would expect it to be closed. However, it could be a special menu and could be reservation only. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-400-6830
  • E-mail
Description
Southern, Local, Seasonal cooking in the heart of Roanoke nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Executive Chef Aaron Deal is James Beard nominated and is delighted to be serving traditional yet upscale southern classics in his Roanoke kitchen.
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