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Blue 5

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American, Bar
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2nd St, Roanoke, VA
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I recently had dinner here during a short visit to Roanoke. This was a wonderful dining experience. The staff was top notch, the food was spectacular and very well prepared, and the drinks were fabulous.

Thank C6125PIdc
Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Blue 5 is about as good a local tap room & restaurant as one can find! Something like 50 beer taps that are in constant rotation--pick a favorite you've heard or read about and enjoy reading about all the others on tap while you savor that new one! The food at Blue 5 is far and above the average tap-room... More 

Thank Patrick K
Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food is a bit pricey, more of a New Orleans twist but the music venue is great! Live music and most times with no cover if you are not eating at the restaurant.

Thank deidrem150
Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A fun place. Open for lunch and diner. In the evenings there is live music and there always seems to be a crowd.

Thank jolee54
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and i took our niece out to dinner, we all had different dishes and they were all great. We each had a cocktail and they were very good as well. We really like going here to eat,

Thank Teresa C
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you enjoy craft beer this is your place. The selection was incredible, both local offerings and national. The server was very knowledgeable about beer and could describe any of the choices offered. Once a day the beer officionado comes out and offers a tasting of one of the new beers they are offering for anyone interested. My wife and... More 

Thank Jim W
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We are always treated wonderfully by the staff and the food is always excellent! Blue 5 has some great exclusives on their food and drink menu.

Thank BigMercury
Fairfield, Connecticut
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch out waitress Heidi was super friendly. We also spoke with the bar tender about his favorite breweries in the area. We we there for lunch so no live music but they had a nice set up for a band. If in Roanoke definitely check it out!!!

Thank Born2love2travel
Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Blue 5 is a local favorite for any fan of good food and blues music. Blue 5 fuses cajun inspired dishes with a taste of Americana in a comfortable eating environment. I had the crab cakes and they were delicious. Pair your favorite dish with a choice of many local brews and you've got a meal to remember.

Thank proudest_munkey
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My brother and his girlfriend came in for a visit from out West. That morning we had breakfast and had gone hiking;well we were really hungry. Just a small note about the eating habits of our friends on the west coast.Their eating choices are a tad different then what I think of. A lot of words that I hear when... More 

Thank D4666TNdanb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd St, Roanoke, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

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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?