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Local Chop & Grill House
Local Chop & Grill House

Local Chop & Grill House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.localchops.com
  • Phone: (540) 801-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Zale
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Noll
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet parking
A word from Local Chop & Grill House
Massive wooden door, old bricks and rustic beams of Harrisonburg’s old City Produce Exchange building, the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience at The LOCAL Chop & Grill House. Bring your friends and savor the atmosphere, food and drink that set us apart from other restaurants. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Ryan Zale.
Farm to Table is the mainstay of our eating philosophy. That’s why we work with community food producers to support organic, sustainable, LOCAL farms, and put the finest, freshest foods on the table for you. We’re serious about making choices that are environmentally sound, from the food we carefully hand-select to the aprons our kitchen and wait staff wear.

Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fortunate to have a class operation in our small city. Very good! Templeton Rye Manhattan most wouldn't have a clue. The trout was excellent, but the Caesar Salad with crunchy anchovies best ever Caesar bar none."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always a favorite and the 4th of July did not disappoint. We treated a real "foodie" friend to a meal and he was blown away. Drinks were great, wine list impressive, menu was delicious as usual, and service was spot on. Attentive and personable - exactly the right level for our group."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went here on a weekend night. Food was wonderful and the service was better. Our waiter was attentive, polite, and had a good sense of humor. They are the best restaurant in Harrisonburg in terms of food and service. We had the scallops and mussels for appetizers. The scallops were large and delicious. The mussels tasted average - was not a big fan of the sauce. For our entrees we had duck and the local fish special. Both were well-cooked, not the best I've ever had, but definitely the best in the area."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We come to Harrisonburg a couple of times a year, and never miss coming to the restaurant. It is the best restaurant in town. The food is always excellent, the service is great, especially Rob, and the free valet parking is terrific."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A wonderful evening from the welcome through the entire meal. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Give yourself a gift, have a dining experience here."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had family in from Chicago and knew that they would not be easily I impressed. They.were.blown.away. It was to notch in every way."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent. The food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Perfect everything from food, service, menu selection and price. Our party of six had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a great place. My daughter and I enjoyed it. Enjoyed the food, very interesting old building for a setting, extremely attentive, helpful, and friendly waitress. I would do this again. My suggestion would be to pay attention to the cooking directions (doneness), as both of our steaks were on the side of "less done" than we would have expected. It was consistant though, so just plan accordingly. Filet tasted great. My Rib-eye was excellent, if a little rare for my preference. The options of rubs and sauces for the meats were unique and enjoyable. Sides were also unique and enjoyable. If you're looking for a place to treat your college student while on a visit, I don't think you'll do much better than here."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Service, Food Quality and Atmosphere were all top notch. We will definitely be returning!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our group of eight women from out of town raved about the food and service!! We especially enjoyed the wine, trout, macaroni and cheese, as well as the delicious ice cream!! Our waiter was efficient and helpful. We had a fabulous dining experience!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I highly recommend the local chop and grill house. The food and service have been excellent every time we've eaten there. It's a great dining experience to celebrate special occasions."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I are always looking for new places to eat. We have talked for a while about going to Local Chop House, and we finally got a Saturday date night for just the two of us. We started with the bread and dipping oil. The house oil with the herb infusions is the perfect compliment to the focaccia bread. Our scallops came next. They were so tender and silky, and paired with tangy sauces and apple onion slaw. I couldn't hardly wait for dinner. I wasn't disappointed! My salmon was fork-tender, flaky, and seasoned beautifully. I paired it with the Yuzu Vinaigrette, and I would definitely recommend that combination. We finished our meal off with the ice cream sampler. It was a perfect ending to an amazing meal. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was so good & the selections so intriguing, I wish I could come back often & eat my way through the entire menu! I've dined out in a lot of restaurants, both in this country & abroad & Harrisonburg, VA can compete in those arenas! It's pricey, but you won't feel ripped off."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Overall experience was excellent. Food quality, taste and preparations are consistently good with lots of local and organic ingredients. Always something new and interesting offered on nightly specials menu. Professional and friendly waitress, Jill, was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered seamless service. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Waiter was attentive and personal without unnecessary hovering. Food was excellent and nicely presented, with the one exception that the large NY strip steak was a bit tough, though had an excellent flavor."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Sophie was an excellent waitress - very attentive & exceptionally pleasant. The food & its presentation was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was superb. The french saving non blanc was great. The waiter was extremely pleasant"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I had a very memorable dinner, however, I do request that the waiters receive crumbers for the tables. I was consistently wiping away bread crumbs from the cloth. The dinner was phenomenal (I wished I remembered the waiters name) up to the dessert. You could tell that the creme brulee was taken out of the fridge and heated up to quickly - top was slightly burned and did not cut with a crisp movement and inside was too cold. Also, felt slightly rushed during the end, you could tell they were trying to keep in time with other existing reservations. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great restaurant! Even as a vegetarian I fully enjoyed everything and my carnivorous dining companions did as well! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Outstanding historic building with extremely different menu. Food is outstanding and service is genuinely friendly and knowledgeable about all menu items. Meets the criteria of a unique dining experience by stating, " I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!"."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "WOW...what a great dinner...I have eaten at the Local Chop House before but this was the best! Our server (Sophie) was the best server I think I've ever had...Will request her the next time I return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were visiting Harrisonburg and happened on this fabulous restaurant. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We can't say enough about the service, the food, the setting,. Our second visit and we'll be back again!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very noisy --- even with a reservation had to wait about thrifty minutes -- three parties that came in after we did we're seated ahead of us. Difficult to carry on a conversation or hear and understand the waiter because if the room noise. Food was very good and well presented. Waiter was helpful with menu choices. Would go back when not so crowded."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The meal this restaurant expects you to eat is an appetizer, two sides, a serving of meat, and a drink or two. Their steaks and chops are excellent; you get to choose a rub and a sauce to suit your tastes. There are an interesting number of sides, each a large portion. Wines, cocktals, and beers are available in abundance both in the dining area and the bar. If you want a big meal the food is well worth the price. Specials and alternative main courses are of fine quality also, but your most satisfying meals here will match what they do best. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food, the drink and the service were top shelf. We will be returning for certain. The only issue for us was the advertised valet parking. We weren't able to find the valet."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The Local Chop & Grill is our favorite restaurant in the Harrisonburg Area! The food is inventive and always perfectly done! Our server, Jill, was absolutely the best! It was a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The ambiance, food, service, etc. were exceptional! I cannot say enough good things! My wife and I went there this past Saturday for our anniversary dinner, and our waitress (Jill) treated us superbly. Super wine list and craft beer selection. Our appetizer (chicken livers of all things) was so delicious. My wife petite filet and my New York Strip were both perfectly cooked and our side dishes were just divine. We absolutely recommend the Local Chop & Grill House to anyone looking for an overall super dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "we didn't know what to expect as we were just visiting the area. As it turned out the Chop and Grill House had fabulous food and a great waiting staff, which combined to give us a fantastic evening. Th"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We were staying overnight in Harrisonburg. Sadly, there are not many good dining choices in town, but luckily for us we found Local Chop & Grill House. To start, the Margarita on the drink menu was excellent. Both my daughter and I ordered the Petite Filet as our 'protein'. After picking which type of main course you want, you go on to choose the rub you would like used and then the sauce you would like served with it. Our steaks were both cooked perfectly Medium Rare just as we ordered them. The rub and sauces were great. Also ordered: Caesar Salad: Very good Mac & Cheese side: incredible Duck Fat fries: decadently great Asparagus: Cooked perfectly I'd highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten here and the food was great and the service outstanding. It is not cheap so not someone we can go often. We are from out of town but maker an effort to eat here when in the area."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Two thumbs up for service and exceptional food. I am a repeat customer. My associates and I are always pleased with each selection. The service staff is cordial, professional, and accommodating. Our waitress, Amy, kindly asked a favor of the Chef for us and he was most kind to grant our request. We have learned that we can count on every menu item delivered to our table to be fresh, creative, and, most importantly, deliciously prepared. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Driving by on way to Roanoke, VA and stopped by this restaurant. It was excellent. Got early so not ready so I ate at bar and it was great. The BBQ duck sandwich and shrimp bisque were both fantastic. Great wine selection too. Look forward to coming back and trying more! The service was great and the bartenders were all very attentive to patrons!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "It was a fantastic place for us to host some out-of-state customers. The local selection was excellent as everyone wanted to try local brews and dishes. Only improvement I could suggest was that we just wish there was more local wine available as some folks didn't drink beer but wanted to try Virginia wines."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great menu, best dining when visiting JMU. They never over book and the staff is on top of there game."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Not many options for dining in Harrisonburg but the chop house is a favorite. Excellent local wines and steak. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Have been to Chop House every time I am in Harrisonburg. Wish I lived there to go more often. ALWAYS amazing!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Local Chop & Grill House is amazing! We go there every time we visit my daughter at JMU in Harrisonburg. The food is so good. Many different selections that you don't see anywhere else. Great sauces, side dishes and main dishes! Make reservations in advance or you may not get in."
    Dined on 4/5/2014