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Blue 5

2nd St, Roanoke, VA
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
“shrimp creole” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2nd St, Roanoke, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was reccomended from our hotel staff as a fun spot while we were in town. We were not disappointed. The place was pretty crowded when we arrived about 8:30 Saturday night. The music was great and our dinner was fabulous. We split the Mo-Joe...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We love going to Blue 5 with friends for good food and music. We usually go on Wednesday evenings to hear Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul who are fantastic. If you haven't heard Hoppie you need to. A great combination of food and...More

Thank SaxMon
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We've eaten here several times, and always been pleased. The menu changes quite a bit, so it's hard to recommend dishes, but we've liked everything we've tried here- it's hard to go wrong.

Thank TeamNextGenChris
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner after reading about it on a review website. The place has excellent food and a huge beer selection, which was one of the reasons we chose it. I had teriyaki salmon and it was perfect. My wife had a pasta...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Not supre great food, the place is primarily known for its music on Saturday Nights. So come for the music and either eat before or be prepared for more expensive average food.

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I have heard very good things about this restaurant and so my buddies and I wanted to take our dates out for a nice triple date. The food was okay, but not worth the price. The waitress told us it was okay to substitute sides...More

1  Thank jack732335
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Blue five is a bit more than a bar, the food is great along with an outstanding beer selection. On my last visit, I got the Shrimp Creole and Grits which was fantastic. The staff is pleasant and courteous. The atmosphere is downtown industrial, everything...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Fun restaurant & bar in downtown Roanoke. Tons of beers on draft, friendly service and Cajun / Southern food. They also have live music some nights. Good option if you want to try something local when you’re visiting Roanoke.

Thank kevindC14HC
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Thought I would try this place on a slow Friday. Not busy, nice music playing, not too loud. Gumbo is just perfect, chicken and sausage, spicy, not too much rice. The lunch special was catfish poached in beer and o.j. over a potato cake with...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Stopped in after dinner for a drink and to listen to some music. Great band and very attentive wait staff. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank beachiekeen2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd St, Roanoke, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
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