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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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Brandywine, Maryland
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75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner here in December while staying at local B&B and the meal was spectacular. I had the meatloaf which was so good and I don't typically eat a lot of beef. My BF had the gnocchi bolognese which he said was "spectacular." The drink menu was quite extensive with many local wines, beers and ever liquors. We also... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must have reservations on a weekend evening for this is a happening place! Beautifully restored building, great service and wonderful food. Our waiter was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable about the wines. Our table ordered filet, duck and trout dishes. Rave reviews for all. The only complaint was the few feather bones left in the trout filet. We look forward... More 

Thank jinksj
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My SO and I ate here for Valentine's Day dinner! Reservations are necessary for dining here on holidays, weekends, and if you have larger parties- the building is rather small. Which leads me to one of the downsides to dining here, very small space, the table next to you is so close they can involve themselves in your conversation- which... More 

Thank PeacockLady
Chapel Hill
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit with very good food. Excellent bar. Downstairs is bustling adjacent to the bar. Upstairs is open space. Feels collegiate. Good menu variety. Service was attentive.

Thank Timothy T
Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Local was recommended by a friend who visits Charlottesville frequently. We couldn't be more pleased. It is located in an old shoe repair shop. The decor is very attrative. Our reservation was honored promptly the service was top notch. Our meals were interesting and delicious. I had the pork chop which came with an amazing gravy. My partner had... More 

Thank scott g
Savannah, Georgia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited this restaurant on the way through town and it was a wonderful experience. When I asked the waiter for his recommendations, he said that the home made gnocchi was delicious, but suggested that we ask for it with the mushroom ragout from another menu item. It was amazing! I still dream about it and have tried to... More 

Thank L33333
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant. I heard the place was good but looking at it from the outside I might not have stopped, I'm glad that I did though because the food was great and the staff was top notch.

Thank Aaron C
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Six of us ate here for a sibling weekend. 2 had duck, 2 had the pork chop, 1 had the meat loaf and 1 had fish, so we were very diversified with our menu choices. All meals were excellent and the service was very good considering it was a Saturday night and they were extremely busy. We ate upstairs which... More 

Thank Judy H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

During the Christmas holidays we took our daughters and their spouses for dinner. It was as good as it has ever been. It was a real treat for all. This is our favorite place to dine in Charlottesville and very reasonably priced. Family friendly.

Thank Charles D
Severna Park, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to the Local to meet up with family who live in Charlottesville at their recommendation. The ambiance was lovely--we were in their upstairs back building. It was a busy night and our waitress kind of forgot us in the fray as the night went on. My husband and I both got the grass-fed burger and asked for them... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?