Billy's Roanoke

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$30 and under
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American
Billy's will continue the tradition of bringing excellent dining and hospitality to downtown Roanoke by offering inspired American cuisine in a comfortable yet refined atmosphere. We welcome you to our redesign of this historic Roanoke landmark and look forward to sharing many special events and experiences in the years to come with you!
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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week and had prime rib. Appetizers (tuna on wonton chips and crabcake) were good. Prime rib and mashed potatoes were very good (I even got my preferred end cut). Desserts were OK (bread pudding a bit dry and lemon cake was good but nothing special.

Our waiter, Jesse, was very attentive and did great job of explaining things. Beer list was OK but a little pricey. The 2 IPAs I had were very good.

I'd definitely recommend for dinner. Next time we go back we'll likely have steaks from the regular menu. :)

f
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was delicious and recommend the signature cheesecake for dessert

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Was a very good experience as usual, however service was not as good as usual and it was very noisy.

NW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and vibe! Bourbon bar is the best I’ve ever seen!

ML
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was outstanding, a little pricey but overall a good experience

RJ
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reservations were on time. No wait. Waiter was awesome. I had the lamb shank and it was incredible. Melts off the bone and in your mouth. Oysters on half shell were fresh and good size. Price was reasonable for all we had to eat. I would highly recommend eating here if in Roanoke or surrounding area.

J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's did not disappoint and never does. Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. Highly recommended. One of my favorite places to eat downtown.

BP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I would be hard-pressed to recall a better meal, I can say with certainty that I’ve never had better service (by Octavia!)! My wife and I are from Atlanta, and since discovering Billy’s quite by accident, if we find ourselves within 100 miles of Roanoke we make it a point to stay at the historic Hilton and walk across the tracks bridge to enjoy another delicious meal at one of the absolute best restaurants in America! See you again soon!

JL
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at Billy's before, but never ordered steak. I tried the cowboy ribeye and it was excellent. My wife had the prime rib and it "melted in her mouth" it was so tender. The sides were excellent also. Service was efficient and courteous. This is my favorite restaurant in Roanoke.

j
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Atmosphere and this is our special place to dine while in Roanoke.

AO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The waiter went over and beyond to provide great customer service. He even acknowledged my daughters birthday.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We reserved a table for two at 7:30 pm on a Friday night. We were put in the room with families with small children. There were tables in the main dining area that didn’t have families with small children. When I mentioned to manager that a table for 2 in the “family” room was not preferred and he told me it was my fault for not specifying that we wanted to be the “adult” dining area. Are you kidding me???? The service was slow and the food was just OK. We used to be regular customers, we hadn’t been in about a year and now we won’t go back. For a meal at those prices, I expected exceptional food, service and ambiance!

SG
Charleston
100 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We once again dined at Billy’s while staying in Roanoke. It’s our favorite restaurant there. We had a very friendly waitress, who checked on us frequently. We again enjoyed their jerk chicken and strawberry salad. Parking can be challenging but we always manage to get a spot within a block of the restaurant. I recommend making a reservation as this is a popular place.

LE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went Christmas Eve, so it was extremely busy. There were a few minor glitches, but overall we were very happy with our dining experience. We highly recommend this restaurant, and we plan on going back.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from this restaurant is outstanding. Food and service are never found to be lacking.
Owner pays attention to detail and often is on site speaking with clients.

H
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Billy’s is our go to favorite in Roanoke. We always book through Open Table and Billy’s always has the reservation correct and a table waiting. We were here on Christmas Eve after church services and service and food were superb. Appreciate that the management made a point to visit each table and continued to check on things.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with out of town family. Everything was great. Everyone was impressed by the food!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding Anniversary

k
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! We had a great time!

CD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas brunch with fam, the place was packed! Our waitress, Crystal, was polite, friendly, attentive and professional. We never felt rushed and were well taken care of. The food was delicious and portions were more than adequate. Billy’s provided a memorable place for our holiday meal!

AL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing (Prime Rib Salad and Southwest Omelet), and I would definitely recommend either entree to anyone. Our waiter, Trevor, was very attentive, and he provided excellent customer service. There was little ambiance due to the loudness and a very busy dining room. We were near a large and rowdy party of 12, and we were a party of 2. Other than the ambiance, the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holiday. We will definitely go to Billy’s again, but we will go during a quieter time. Thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steak! Great Food overall. Service was great!

MC
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need an espresso machine desperately!

B
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved the shrimp and grits! Great service!

b
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was pretty busy when we were there but the food was good. A couple of us got burgers and they were awesome. It does take a while for it to be ready.

My group enjoyed our time together and it was a good experience.

NO
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch with some friends on Sunday. Everything was great, and our waitress was wonderful!!

PW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our dinning experience at Billy's. Our favorite restaurant.

BC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service with good value in great atmosphere.

BT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Service is always the best and the food is outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great but were w friends and the place was too loud to be able to carry on a conversation. Putting in all the hard surfaces to make easier to clean makes sound just bounce around. Need something to absorb sound

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

TC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, the dinner was better than expected given several recent reviews. The restaurant was crowded with several large parties on a Saturday night. We were a little nervous when our server stated that it was her first night of being a server, but she did a great job and there were no problems with our orders. Overall, food was great and was in line with our expectations.

MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Roanoke for several days each Christmas Holiday season. Billy's has become one of our regular stops. The bar is on point with a good, but not overwhelming selection of craft beers. The Bloody Mary's and Martinis are top notch. Honestly, my wife and I come back for the Prime Rib. It is as good as I have had anywhere, often for MUCH higher price. My wife is not a big beef eater any more, so I was surprised when she ordered the Prime Rib. She said she had been thinking about it since last year. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere is upbeat. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable of the food selections. Looking forward to next year's visit, already!

j
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

LE
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Billy's, and we can't wait to go again. Such a warm, homey atmosphere despite it's size, and the food was, to say the least, excellent. Everything we tried on the Thanksgiving day buffet was so delicious; each dish was better than the last. Paired with a wonderful wine, it was one of our best dining experiences.

J
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable Thanksgiving buffet. Everything was delicious except for cakes. They were all very dry. Other desserts were tasty. Service was great. Things moved along very easily without delays. Will definitely return.

TN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Billy's and I was not disappointed. The occasion was an important family lunch meeting for which Billy's provided the perfect setting. The food was very good and the service was top shelf. My wife and I will be sure to return.

AB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good, the food was so-so to below average. My trout was dry, my boyfriend’s prime rib was gristly and lukewarm. That was the biggest disappointment -the food. The place was packed and very loud as a result. Almost surprisingly loud. Unfortunately, the restaurant did not live up to the hype. There are too many other great restaurants in the area, with better food, better ambience, for the price.

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The shrimp & grits and short ribs were both amazing! We always dine at Billy’s when we’re in Roanoke!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Waitress, Casey, was superb!!!! Going back again tonight!

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