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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 3 days ago

Totally awesome place and very busy with a good vibe on the Saturday night we came for dinner. I had the burger and fries and it was all good. The waitress was friendly and attentive. She worked the cash payments in her favor…I was in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here the day after Christmas and not many restaurants were open! !! Everything we ordered was fresh and locally sourced (hence the name !). Also everything was cooked perfectly !! And packed with interesting flavors. Salad was perfect and dressing was excellent. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Local with high expectations - it came highly recommended and we read many solid TripAdvisor reviews. It did not live up on our #1 criteria - the food. Pork belly appetizer looked beautiful on the plate - but texture and flavor...More

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Local last night for the first time and everything was delicious. Our favorite dish of the night was the crispy shrimp appetizer. They seemed to be a little understaffed for the amount of people dining, however, the staff seemed to handle...More

Thank calbmel15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and drink. We started with a cheese plate, that was tasty, with a number of local cheeses. We had the spare ribs for dinner, based on a recommendation from a server, at a previous restaurant the day before... OMG were they...More

Thank Megnd06
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The hardest part is deciding what to order. Everything looks delicious. Everything I had was delicious. I don’t think you could go wrong with anything here. Lots of “local” food options.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here based on a recommendation from are hosts at Arcady B & B. This is an older building, which just adds to the character of the restaurant - wood beams and best of all a wood stove that provides only the warmth...More

Thank RMD70
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Local serves yummy comfort food, all beautifully prepared. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoy it. The Local also does a beautiful job of catering.

Thank Barbara19421357
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly place in up and coming Belmont. We’ve eaten there twice and great food both times. The fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are excellent. The short ribs are the best I have ever had-perfect for a cold winter night! They do not scrimp on the...More

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Seven of us had dinner at The Local. For appetizers we had the crab soup, black bean and bacon soup, fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and crispy shrimp. All were delicious. The fried cauliflower and sprouts were almost entree-sized (a recurring theme) with a dash...More

Thank Susan and Vinh N
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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