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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Without a doubt, Local is the best restaurant in Harrisonburg. The quality of the food and service is on a totally different level than anywhere else in town."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. I make reservations every time I am in Harrisonburg. Food is delicious and service is great."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Amazing food, fantastic wait staff and beautiful ambiance. Would eat here again."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were driving through Harrisonburg, VA again and I just had to stop here for dinner. We ate here in 2011 when we were down visiting JMU on out way farther south (we are alumni). It was just as good as I remember. We eat out a fair amount in Northern VA and I still tell people this is my favorite place to eat! It is almost worth the 2 hour drive just come here!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I ate at Local on the way back from a trip. I couldn't wait to take my wife there. It took a year to get back but it was worth the wait."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Excellent food!Farm fresh and plenty of gluten free items to choose from. Attentive service, just by far the best restaurant in the area!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We came in to celebrate a very special occasion and were not impressed at all. Our server was almost non-existent and trying to get her attention was nearly impossible. She ignored us completely after our dinner was served and we had to flag her down to get our bills, even though we would have preferred to stay for dessert and after-dinner drinks. During dinner, refills on sauces took over 20 minutes and beverage refill orders never showed up. Service in the bar after dinner was much better than service in the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful first time dinner. Peach salad was excellent. All the Steaks were great and frozen mousse was very tasty. We booked our reservation for JMU parent's weekend already!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant and bar area. First rate entrees and service Harrisonburg's best."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We were driving north and our route took us through Harrisonburg, VA. Found Local Chop & Grill House online, and it turned out to be the perfect spot for a cocktail and meal after 11 hours of driving. The service was prompt and courteous. My wife ordered the small filet, which was a good cut of beef cooked perfectly. My chili was nice and spicy, with good chunks of beef inside. My only disappointment was their chopped salad. First, it didn't come chopped. Second, I thought it was a little light on all of the ingredients other than the mixed greens. All in all, though, a nice oasis in an unfamiliar town."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We visited Local Chop & Grill while staying at Massanutten Resort about 30 minutes away. The option to choose your protein, rub and sauce looked intriguing and we could not have been happier! My husband had the ribeye and I had scallops - both were so delicious you didn't even need the sauces! Sides were delicious and so were the desserts - cheesecake and chocolate mousse. Our server Jill was great and had excellent recommendations for what sauce paired well with each entree. I wish we lived closer so we could come back! Great diverse wine selection and craft been selection too."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Chef Ryan continues to prove that he is one of the best chef's in all of Virginia and this is Harrrisonburg's standout restaurant by far. Outstanding quality ingredients, many sourced from the extensive local farming in the area. The regular menu is simple and features great apps and a 'select a protein, preparation, sauce and sides'. The bar menu is fantastic small bites, and the special 'farm to fork' meals are Ryan's specialty when his creativity shines the brightest with prix fixe using a few local farms and wineries to build a multi-course feast!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Made reservations, could not have been more impressed and satisfied with the quality of food, service, and overall ambience in the setting. We will return again AND more frequently . Wonderful evening"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I just dinner at the Local Chop House in celebration of our one year wedding anniversary. We had a marvelous dinner in a great atmosphere. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The Chop House is one of my favorite restaurants in Harrisonburg! If you're looking for the perfect place to have a nice meal the Chop House is the place to come. Their tasty food and classy ambiance makes it the best fine dining experience in the area. I have nothing but good things to say about all of my visits. The food is superb and the service is excellent! In addition, if you're looking for something a little more casual, their bar area is a great place to relax and grab a drink with friends. A very laid back atmosphere with live music and performances."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We celebrate our anniversary at Local Chop and Grill. Never disappointed, always amazed at the menu; the mixture of textures and flavors. If you want a true, high end, dining experience, this is the place."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "One of the best places we have ever eaten at. Food is awesome and service impeccable."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and service was phenomenal! There was not a single monlent that we were displeased in any way. My husband and I agree, we would drive 4 hours from our home in Maryland back to local chop house just to come there for dinner. Thanks to everyone there for a unique and memorable time :)"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great night with above average service, food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Local Chop & Grill House. We were warmly greeted, our table was ready, and we were seated immediately. Our server explained all the menu options and made recommendations. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was excellent. This was our first time at the Local Chop & Grill House, but it won't be our last. The whole experience was top-notch."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Local Chop & Grill was a vacation find for us! My wife & I enjoyed the "DIY" menu - pick your meat to have grilled (or seafood or tofu or cauliflower), choose from 3 rubs, & add one of 12 sauces to go with your entree. Then pick two of the 8 sides available, and you've got a chef to put it all together for you. Our meal - Oysters Rockefeller, steak, duck breast, polenta with roasted tomatoes, mushroom spinach gratin, creme brulee & blackberry sorbet, along with great cocktails and wine - was first class & expertly prepared. All in all, the ambiance (a former poultry & egg exchange building), food & price were right. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Awesome food and nice atmosphere. If ever in this area again, its a must do!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I have been to the Chop House several times before. On this night, the NY Strip Steak and the scallops were terrific. The sides were very good. Service was quick and professional but he was a bit too sarcastic with his humor. Not a big problem. I had talked to the restaurant the day before, explained it was an anniversary meal, and asked what they could do for me. The told me what they usually do (pretty simple, but nice) and I agreed. When desert arrived, they had done exactly what they said without me needing to remind anyone. I like that level of service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for a date night, and we were impressed (as usual). Service is great, food is wonderful. Definitely cannot pass up the duck fat fries with peach ketchup (we always get as an appetizer)"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had been hearing about the Local Chop & Grill for several years and so arrived with high expectations for our 33rd anniversary celebration. We were not disappointed. Everything was great and local, which made it even more impressive. Our only regret is that after the local cheese plate, the lamb soup, and the delicious entree and sides that we were not able to save room for desert! We will be back. And we will bring friends."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent in every way. Between us we had three entrees and everything was spot-on. Entrees, sides, sauces, appitizers, bread, drinks, service, atmosphere, price. Above and beyond. Very appreciative of a great meal well served. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service! There were 8 of us including 2 children and each dish was superb. The waiter was informative , attentive and was able to have a special sauté spinach dish prepared for us, which my husband said was the best he ever had.The entire staff was friendly and helpful,great food and great ambiance! A must if you're looking for that special meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have never had a filet as fresh and flavorful! This restaurant is a must go to! Service was excellent, Rob was our waiter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Truly surprised after many years away from the area. A cool place to relax, enjoy great food. No negatives from our experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant strictly from its online reviews. Was not disappointed. Large list of appetizers...all were great except the "bacon and eggs"...pork belly was overcooked and dry. The rest of the menu was great...pick a protein, decide on the rub you like, decide on the sauce you want with it, and decide which two sides you prefer. Gives the diners a lot of flexibility, especially good for picky eaters and those with restrictions. Desserts didn't disappoint, either. We were seated in a great little enclosed area, perfect for our party of 5 to talk and laugh openly. Our waitress was a pleasure...informative, helpful, and accommodating.Definitely plan on eating here again when in Harrisonburg and would definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Had a really great meal at this restaurant. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food and service. And to top it off free valet parking with the car ready for you right after dinner. Very attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This place was very professional and had gourmet everything. Unique menu where u can choose the spices/rubs the sauces along with the meat. Everything was so delicious"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our experience Saturday night was very nice as usual. We took guest that had never experienced the Chop House thought the restaurant was great also. The menu you offers a good variety of main courses and side dishes. The dessert selections are much better than most restaurants. We will surely visit again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I travel to Harrisonburg a couple of times each year. As its name implies this restaurant always presents the best of local, fresh produce. The restaurant is fairly small but if you can't get a reservation, the food in the bar is essentially the same. We four diners raved about the salads and felt that we would have been totally satisfied with this opening course alone but we did have awesome local trout and beef. An excellent meal with a terrific bottle of wine."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were on vacation at Massanutten and found this through a quick Internet search. We were not disappointed. I, who love to try new foods and flavors, and my wife, who likes familiar foods and flavors, were both completely happy with our meals. Our server was terrific: gave us time when we wanted it and gave us attention when we needed it. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have had both private and family group celebrations and have been pleased every time with menu choices, food quality and service. We enjoy the complete experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Another trip to one of our local favorites and again a wonderful meal. Nice wine list. Solid locally sourced options across the menu. Great energy and comfortable ambience. A must try when in Harrisonburg."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great and the food was even better. This was the first time we ate at this restaurant and we will definitely return. Wonderful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband took me here to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. We were ushered to a little private table, given menus and delicious bread, and our waiter was SO nice. He recommended pairings to us. My husband, who isn't much for trying new/fancy foods, had the filet mignon and said it was great. I ordered scallops and they were BY FAR the most amazing scallops I had ever eaten. I didn't even dip them in the sauce I was given because they were that good just by themselves. We were so sad that we had eaten so much that we had no room for dessert -we'll just have to go back again sometime! The meal was pricey, but we knew that in advance and chose it because it was a fancy dinner to celebrate. If you are in the area, definitely go here!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Outstanding dinner experience. Food fabulous. Would go again when in area"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
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