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The Local

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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the food here. We brought our teen-aged kids and they enjoyed as well. Reasonably priced and try the local wines.

Thank Terps892015
North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there this past weekend for the Rehearsal dinner for a family wedding. It was beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable! Wait staff was so friendly and fun and the event went off without a hitch. They also catered the Wedding dinner the next night out at Mount Ida Farm and the food was also great... More 

Thank TravelArunk
Aspen, Colorado
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for a rehearsal dinner and it was a nice cozy place to do it, it was modern yet with a touch of ambiguous. Food was really good and service was just a little slow but nothing that would ruin an experience.

Thank Betty R
Richmond, VA
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you've had an intense work week, sometimes the only thing that will make it better is comfort food! The Local does not disappoint! I had their meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. Every mouthful was like being in my grandmother's kitchen and the stress ebbed away. My husband had the porkchop which was tender and flavorable. Friendly, helpful waitstaff.... More 

Thank Love2Travel804
Syracuse, New York, United States
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good. I got the beef short ribs. Absolutely delicious. Great wine list and we sat in the wine room. Reasonably priced and very fresh. Great service. There were many areas to eat. They even had tables under a large tent in the back. They are well organized to pull off the great food and service. I... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice, had excellent food on both occasions, on our first visit we were shown upstairs in the open barn like structure and with a lot of people coupled with the acoustics it was unbearably noisy so we asked to be moved down to the more intimate and quiet downstairs which also has interesting art displayed. The real... More 

Thank Jonathan H
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended here by our B&B & we're very pleased. It was packed on a Sun. Night. Waiter was very attentive but didn't seem to know much about the food. For example, he said the trout was deep fried. Not so, fortunately. It was very lightly battered and seemed more sautéed. It was served over polenta, and I really... More 

Thank Sherry S
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a cozy place to dine! The food is delicious and options are just enough to find something you'll like. The duck and trout are yummy! The Lobster Mac n Cheese is some of the best I've had. The service is fast. Don't forget the dessert!!

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Somerville, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went on a busy Friday night. Booked a table from our hotel room for 2 hours time after a day sightseeing at Monticello. Tough to find parking on a dark and stormy night. But once we got there, we sat at the bar until our table came free and had a delicious locally sourced meal with interesting wines.

Thank Rosemary B
Stafford, Virginia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited "the Local" with a group of friends on a Wednesday night. Restaurant was recommended by several people and has a cozy atmosphere with fairly limited seating. We called ahead so there was no issue was seating. I had a special ginger and lime drink, a scallop dish and fresh pasta with vegetables. Quality was very good and fresh! Would... More 

Thank FoodNWine1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?