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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crispy shrimp” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love The Local! It is definitely a must stop when visiting Charlottesville! The Berkshire porkchop is amazing! A must try on the menu! Very affordable. Popular spot for locals to have cocktails or wine. Call ahead for a reservation because it is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared the Crispy Shrimp and Lollipop Lamb as appetizers. The shrimp was very nice. The lamb was just a bit over cooked but had great flavor. I had the duck for a main course, which was served 2 ways. The breast roasted and a...More

Thank Larkin M
Reviewed April 16, 2018

My fiance and I were in town for the weekend and had a fantastic meal here. I am gluten free, and their menu is clearly marked with what can be accommodated to be gluten free, which is fantastic. Our server was super friendly and efficient....More

Thank Meg M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Took a chance and made a reservation for a Thursday night for 4 people after reading some reviews on Trip Advisor. We arrived at 6:00 and were promptly seated downstairs...didn't get to see the upstairs but there must be plenty of seating as lots of...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We had dinner on a Sunday night during a week when students were out of town. The restaurant may have been slightly understaffed but tried to accommodate. We had John as our waiter and he was friendly and attentive. There was a selection of meat...More

Thank saba1946
Reviewed March 27, 2018

My husband and I took our son and his date to dinner here. We did have a 630 reservation and arrived at 630. We had appetizers, wine and dinner. The food was good but unfortunately I can't review the desserts due to the following. After...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We had reservations for UVA parents weekend at 6:30 upstairs. We had a nice dinner but it ended abruptly when we were told another reservation is taking the table. This was reiterated twice to us once from the waiter and then the hostess. This is...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I had a nice meal here. The service was good. Food is good, too and the restaurant is inviting with a neighborhood feel. I think there are better restaurants in Charlottesville, but I would come back if in the area.

Thank EmilyG1515
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We visited The Local on a weekend getaway. We had a reservation and watched a party turned away for lack of one when we arrived. We were seated promptly in the upstairs section, which is larger than the lower room (and I think there's another...More

Thank Loribbb
Reviewed March 18, 2018

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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April 4, 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
August 11, 2016|
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Response from baron1244 | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to make a reservation
Sharon L
March 12, 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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