Billy's Roanoke
Billy's Roanoke

Billy's Roanoke

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.billysroanoke.com/
  • Phone: 5402063353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00pm, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Mason
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Billy's offers two private dining spaces. The Boardroom seats about 25-30 people and is great for business meetings, small birthday celebrations, graduation dinners, retirement parties and much more. It is a lovely room full of windows with a great view of downtown Roanoke. It also includes a large flat screen TV perfect for any slideshow or video presentation. The second option is the Ritz Room which is great for any large celebration. It holds around 100 people for a sit down dinner and up to 200 people for a standing cocktail party. The Boardroom is now available and the Ritz Room will be opening shortly! Please call for more details and to book your event today!
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren File or Colin Jones 5402063353

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salem Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on the street is the best option however, there are many pay-to-park parking lots within a short walking distance of the restaurant.
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Billy's Roanoke reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Consistently very good
    starvalleyguy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Billy's has become our new go-to place for out-of-town guests. The menu is varied, the service consistently good, and the food well-prepared. On this occasion our praise of the crab cakes won the day as four of six people ordered them. As usual they were excellent. One of our group ordered a blue fish special. Although the server described the fish as fresh and flavorful, our guest was not impressed and thought the meal "too fishy" in aroma and taste. The strawberry salad with chicken was also reported to be very good. One guest, who considers herself an iced tea officianado, ruled Billy's iced tea second to her own. High praise indeed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for a business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the third time I have used Billy's as a place to bring bussiness associates after a meeting. The staff is great and food is awesome. I will continue to use this establishment for business and personal dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    Restindine1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was excellent, cooked to perfection! The service also was more than exceptional also. Being in food service myself. This restaurant will be at the top of its class for a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Billy's Always Delivers
    JLC3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Can't beat Billy's for a casual dinner, celebration with numberous friends/family, or romantic spot for two. The food is always top-notch with great service too. The prices are spot-on with the quality of food, service, and atmosphere. Always a hot-spot to take out-of-towners to when visiting Roanoke (The Star City). Thanks again for another great evening - we'll be back real soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A keeper
    tabletalk
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great drinks,food and service. Menu ranges from super sandwich to gourmet dishes. Whatever you feel like, snack to full gourmet spread, you'll enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    soso
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was excellent but,.just as the last time we tried it, we were disappointed in the food quality and portions for the price. Cocktails were good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good....But
    JENJR
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our group of 4 enjoyed our dinner experience. Food was very good but pricey. Our server Sarah D was outstanding. One of the bartenders struggled with what a cold gin martini meant. The martini had a strong after taste the first time. Another bartender fixed our second try and got it cold but still a strong after taste that should not have been there. I suspect the shaker was not adequately rinsed between drink orders or vermouth was added when we specifically asked for no vermouth. Very noisy in the front dining area. If you want more quiet, ask for a table in the back area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    1234
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was delicious and service was great! The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Deff a good spot for a special ocassion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in Roanoke
    bear2239
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The filet mignon is outstanding. The blue cheese on top was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very friendly but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was excellent and the choices all sounded amazing. The waitress was extremely friendly and engaging but it took us just about an hour to get our bread and appetizer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recent Dinner
    2foodanddrink
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Recently went to dinner with a party of 7 on a Friday. Excellent service and very good cuisine at a price that is reasonable for what you get. Many of us had fish entrees and the fish was extremely fresh. Good wine list, but too expensive. Fairly good choice of tap beers at a more reasonable price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Louweelim
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was alright but the service was great. They have a good selection of desserts. The chocolate torte had a good presentation and it was also delicious. Their prime rib is so big that you would need a To Go box.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place is awesome. Great food. Great service. Great people watching. It has it all
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was very good but lacked some creativity in presentation. The service was good but it was somewhat slow for a restaurant that was less than packed. The dessert was the only disappointment in the evening. The cheesecake was tiny and lacked flavor. The atmosphere was very nice in appearance but the noise level was loud for a dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Service
    AnnR
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere and comfortable ambiance plus great service. The food was good but only had salads this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Saint
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The sound level was a little too high, but the quality of the food, wine and service made it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Made reservations on line on the day my wife and I decided to go down town to eat. We got there and our choice of seating was no what we requested. The hostess listened to our concerns and was able to get us what we wanted. Great evening from all the staff and meal was great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have dined at Billy's many times before and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Brunch
    alwvt
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My family went to Billy's for Father's Day Brunch. It was our first time eating here. Ashley, our waitress was awesome. Very nice and informative about the menu. It did seem like the food took a little longer than expected, as the restaurant didn't seem that busy at the time. However, the food was delicious and I'd love to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cfudlovr
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is excellent! The crab cakes and lobster Alfredo were incredible, and we split a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake--home made and delectable. Staff was attentive, helpful, and friendly. Best food we've had in Roanoke in some time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lunchtime treat
    starvalleyguy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our last-minute reservation change was handled graciously and without issue. At a noontime working lunch, the restaurant was packed and service, as a result, was a bit leisurely, but no one in our party of five complained. Salads, wraps and sandwiches were exceptional as always, although one of us thought the chicken wrap was a little dry. A request for additional chipotle mayo was fulfilled promptly. Food at Billy's is consistently first rate and service is, more times than not, very good. You can't go wrong with this choice at lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissappointing
    CBnVB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were hoping for a great dining experience, but our visit feel short of that. Billie's is more of a bar than a good food place. Them drinks were weak, the food was mediocre and the service was poor, plus they weren't busy. Enough said.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!!
    oowee
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The hostess and waiter went out of their way to ensure we have a wonderful time, celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was phenomenol. Highly recommend for any special, intimate occassion or having a great meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependably good
    Hokie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My crab cake meal was excellent. My husband's salad was just what he likes and the bread was wonderful. He enjoyed his Monk fish special except for a small portion where it seemed a membrane or something should have been removed before cooking. Our waiter helped me select the best of two glasses of wine - clearly understanding his offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    starvalleyguy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Billy's is one of those places you can rely on for a consistently good meal time after time. The food is very good, the service refreshingly attentive, and the ambiance casual, but not in a sports-bar sense. It's an upscale crowd, but never stuffy. Our party ordered lamb chops and crab cakes, both cooked to perfection. Portion sizes were generous and food quality top-notch, but we note the quantity of food one receives varies widely from visit to visit. On this occasion my crab cakes were small, but garnished with a huge mound of cheddar potatoes. On a previous visit it was just the opposite. No complaint, just an observation. Billy's is always a sure bet for a great dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 220 reviews are from the Billy's Roanoke reviews archive.
  • Great Place!
    readyfordinner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The menu choice was top level. The meal was great and the service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A breath of fresh air
    starvalleyguy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our party of three ordered crab cakes, filet mignon, and a made-to-order hamburger, and all were the best example of each we have enjoyed in quite sometime, and certainly in Roanoke. Our server, Alex, was personable, knowledgeable, and gave good advice to us and those around us. On a warm and still Sunday evening, we chose to eat on the patio, which was our first al fresco experience at Billy's. This area is nicely arranged and beautifully furnished, but close quarters make it a better venue for drinks than relaxed dinner conversation. That being said, our food and service were top notch and, gratefully, there was not an ounce of pretention on display anywhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    2dine4
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our server Lauren was fantastic! She recommended a perfect wine and told us about the specials. Ended up with the soft crab, which was amazing! ( I am not a seafood person) Will visit Billy's again and will ask for Our server Lauren was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    swcountydiners
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere. Service was super.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for a family occation
    DotMVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We came to celebrate a college graduation. The food was delicious, particularly the crab cake. They have a great wine list and they had a varierty of cocktails. Our waiter, Bradley, was friendly and attentive. Would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was best part
    SkiKudles
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Skeptical at first due to it being very loud, small bar, and general ambience not very cozy. The food was AMAZING. The service was not. However, it was Mothers Day so I give them a pass for that one. Would go back again next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food and over priced
    Skyznana
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother there hoping for a nice Mothers Day meal. The buffet was very poorly stocked, looked like a hers of bulls ran through it! I was HIGHLY embarrassed for her special Mother's Day treat. Would not recommend!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family took me to Billy's for Mother's Day Brunch and I have to say I couldn't have been more pleased. The food selection was perfect for a buffet. They offered a nice selection of breakfast and lunch items without being overwhelming. The portions were on the small side, which I prefer when I'm eating a buffet because it offers me the chance to sample everything. After all, you can always go back for your favorites, which, believe me, I did. There was plenty of "light" choices, such as smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit and a delicious spinach and cranberry salad. For the carnivores, the meat station had very moist pork roast and a delicious prime rib. I could go on, but I think I've relayed the food was good!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant
    womack900
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Would only go here on special occasions with my budget, but good food and just as good service as anywhere else. Crab Cakes were cooked beautifully and piping hot. My girlfriend order the Lobster Alfredo which was very filling and also good. We had the Lemicello Cake for desert which was so light and fluffy, if I wasn't so full I would've got another one!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    mygirlsandI
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food, service and the atmosphere are remarkable. 100% satisfaction, every time I come here its perfect and I cannot say enough about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The bar and the bar service weren't the best. Gin and tonic came without lime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy joint in Roanoke
    EatingwellinCharlotte
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Billy's is in the center of downtown, walkable from The Hotel Roanoke. The menu is solid, the Caesar salad almost as good as the one I make at home (haven't found a better one yet). Loved the mussels appetizer swimming in an aromatic sauce. Trout Almondine with smashed garlic potatoes was delicious. Frank Sinatra in the background and attentive but not overbearing service. A pleasant dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick to weeknight for quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Apparently Saturday's are Billy's day for inconsistency in quality and ambience. Will never again drive 2 hours expecting a great dining experience unless it's a week night.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    First time at Billy's. I found it on the web since I am an out-of-towner, and we were very impressed. Overall experience was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have been to Billy's several times and they never disappoint!...the seafood was outstanding, especially the lobster mac and cheese and the seafood trio!... the service was absolutely stellar!...Albert was our server and he was top-notch in every way!...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate