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Excellent Table

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119 N Main St, Ste 103, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3944
+1 540-951-1094
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Excellent Table is a tiny local restaurant attached to the Blacksburg Farmer's Market and although they have a small table and a table against the glass, this is really a take out place. The Ethiopian food is prepared fresh with love by the owner who you're equally likely to find cooking or studying her Bible between customers. Harlequin makes only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on our way back home to DC. We are so glad we did! The food is Ethiopian and was very tasty and expertly cooked. Our dishes were cooked fresh in a few minutes. We shared chicken, pork, vegetables, lentils, couscous, and injera bread. Outstanding to me was the blend of spices and... More 

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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401 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

My husband and I have dined at Excellent Table several times and we have always had a positive experience and wonderful food. The owner, Haregewin, is from Ethiopia and serves up incredible, authentic dishes. Her suggestions are always spot-on when ordering up a meal, and the food is always delicious and spiced perfectly. Conversation is always a pleasure with her... More 

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Blacksburg, VA
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Really tasty, really authentic Ethiopian food, including homemade injera bread. The place isn't the most visible, and there really isn't a whole lot of room to eat inside (although it always smells wonderful and makes you hungry as soon as you go in), but do yourself a favor, seek it out and bring it home for a delicious meal. Remember,... More 

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300 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This place incorporates local farmer's produce into authentic Ethiopian dishes using the chefs knowledge of her homeland. We had a shrimp summer and vegetable "stir-fry" with lentils, and couscous. I also had the special summer tea. It was all freshly made and delicious served on the typical tef bread. I have been to Ethiopian restaurant in DC and Chicago and... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Ethiopian food was a new cuisine for me. The food was reasonably priced (about $50 for 4 people). We liked the "family style" serving: everything on one giant plate. But make sure you like the people you are eating with, because it's finger food and it's a tight squeeze. The restaurant can seat maybe 10 people total. I found the... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

As a small town, Blacksburg is lucky to have this top-quality Ethiopian food. The restaurant has only a few tables, so does much of its business as carry out. If you stay to eat, however, you can chat with the friendly owner and learn a lot about this delicious cuisine. She makes her own injera, the lovely soft steamed flatbread... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

This place is tiny but it packs a punch with the food! I like Ethiopian spices and so this is a great place to grab a to-go meal. It does have a few tables if you want to eat there but it is a no-frills kind of place. The owner is so nice. It is a little bit on the... More 

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Thank ThereIsNoTry
Blacksburg, Virginia
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

As the name suggests, excellent food. The owner and chef is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Our visit was dinner, and we were the only ones in the small indoor dining area. The candles, peaceful music, pleasant service, and lovely decor, made the food taste even better. I read on another review that when asked for recommendations, the owner pointed... More 

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Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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401 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I have eaten at Excellent Table several times over the years and it just keeps getting better and better. Everything is prepared fresh and the owner is lovely! She'll guide you into making the perfect combination of food in regards to picking meats, vegetarian sides, etc. We will return again and again for perfectly flavorful food! This is some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Main St, Ste 103, Blacksburg, VA 24060-3944
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-951-1094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?