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“Fresh local ingredients presented at their peak of perfection....”
Review of Local Roots

Local Roots
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Ranked #1 of 474 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Memorial Ave
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fresh local ingredients presented at their peak of perfection....”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and spending the night in Roanoke. Was curious about Local Roots based on the Advisor reviews and were really hungry for a great meal. It lived up to all the reviews! Hubby had the homemade herb pasta with braised bison and I had the best trout I have had in a long time. Service was great and chatted with chef and GM. Changing travel plans to eat there again in 2 days!

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wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Local Roots - a Farm to Table Restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and that we met your expectations from our reviews. Yes, the bison and trout are tasty, both from very near Roanoke. We do change our menu very often as we are seasonal so next time you come, we will be offering other local, organic and sustaiinable delights.
We look forward to your next trip whenever that may be. Bon Appetit!

Diane Elliot, Owner, Local Roots
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cozy place and great food”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We were there on a chilly February night, and the restaurant had a great drape around the door that kept the restaurant warm and cozy. That was a great first impression of this wonderful little restaurant. I had a delicious squash soup for my starter and the duck entree. Both were great and the duck was cooked perfectly.
My daughter and I both wanted to try desserts - even though we could not finish our entrees. The desserts were the perfect size - just enough to give you a fantastic end to the meal without being ridiculously big as they so often are these days.
Definitely will be going back on a future trip to taste the menu in a different season.

  • Visited February 2012
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wolfwomanRoanokeVA, Owner at Local Roots, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Local Roots. We aer so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your meal including the duck and the dessert. We appreciate so much when guests enjoy what we are doing at Local Roots: local, organic, sustainable, ethical and, delicious.

We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again, Diane Elliot,Owner
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Roanoke, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brunch in Grandin”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Had a great breakfast with fresh ingredients, nice ambience and staff.

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1 Thank Bess M
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Vegetarian”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Love this place, but can't seem to get there enough. I love their variety of vegetarian dishes. The only down side to Local Roots is the noise level. It pierces your ears when the restaurant is full. May I suggest sound panels? Anyway, still love their food!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Concept.”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Great concept, highly priced, inconsistently executed.

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