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Billy's Roanoke

4.6
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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1222 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Super attentive staff & delicious food!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I didn’t think the food was worth the price. The crab cakes were on the dry side, the asparagus was chewy, and the steak needed A1. The mashed potatoes were delicious but I didn’t make a reservation for the potatoes. The service was impeccable and everyone I encountered was very nice and professional.

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KG23
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Billy’s! Food was really well done and service was friendly and safe. Would highly recommend!

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Cabana
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Billy's never disappoints. I had the lamb pops and fried oyster salad. They were excellent. Although expensive, it was a great evening.

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DorothyO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The front desk was turning away customers right and left. I would never let my employees talk to customers the way they were.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and great ambience!

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EileenP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time in Roanoke we had dinner at Billys. The dining room is very nice and the tables are spread out so distancing was easy. Definitely recommend making a reservation. Many people were walking in off the street and being turned away because they were full up.

The food. NY Strip for the boyfriend, I had the crabcake. Their crab cake is almost 90% crab, 10% filler to hold it together. Covered in a remoulade sauce over succotash. It was good. My own fault for not asking for the sauce on the side. Not a huge fan of remoulade. NY strip was cooked perfectly. He very much enjoyed it

Dessert: Got a slice of the Limoncello Cake with Mascarpone Icing to take to go. We didn't get to eat it until a day or two later. It was still amazing. Totally recommend.

Our server Hannah was really nice and made our dinner even better. Thank you Billy's for the great night.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Aranchini appetizer was fantastic. Everything cooked per request and needed a take out box to bring extra home. Good social distancing and staff was conscious of safety precautions. Go there when you can

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TeresaU
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was excellent!
It was the best prime rib I have had for a very long time. The oysters rock were out of this world. We had an excellent waiter who knew his food and was very helpful. Everyone seemed to doing the correct social distancing and you felt safe to be in there eating.

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vipOmrb
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ahi tuna and crab cakes. Sat in courtyard for a drink prior to dinner reservation. Manager came by and gave us a history lesson on Billy’s. Octavia did a wonderful job serving us. RG

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TamiC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Over three decades of experience at this restaurant, it has clearly lost much of its attraction. They no longer serve favorites like Billy’s Texas steak chili, blackened fish, had no fresh bread at lunch. The pimento cheese sandwich with soup was mediocre, the chicken and dumpling soup was mostly (undisclosed) peas, etc. a very loud patron seated in the middle of the restaurant made for a very uncomfortable situation for others.

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TonyS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate Sunday brunch. Omelets were huge and well prepared. 2 people ate for $30 which I thought was a good price. The grits and cooked apples were delicious. Server was attentive without being around too much.

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to eat at Billy's. The food is delicious, the service is good, and everyone is friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration for two family members

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful dinner with an attentive server. Delightful

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vipTracyW
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great location, good food, little pricey, didn’t appreciate waiter calling us “girls”. Little low class, demeaning. Ladies, or nothing, would have been more appropriate. But, “alright girls” was a huge miss. And, while it may have just been the crowd on the night we were there, it was super loud.

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TravisW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome quality for the money! Food was great drinks were even better!

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JohnW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Table placement and servers meet Covid-19 requirements.

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MelodyJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and very good food. The smashed potatoes are soooo good.

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JasonC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal to celebrate our anniversary. My wife loved her lamb shank. The Butterfinger cheesecake was excellent, starting with a fabulous crust. We sat in the courtyard and really enjoyed the environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caleb our server was a delight!

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MallorieF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's is our go-to for brunch as well as special occasions. The food and service never disappoint. I had fried chicken over biscuits and gravy and a terrific glass of wine. It was amazing as always! My husband loves the prime rib. We will be back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our first time to Billy’s during our first trip to Roanoke. The service was great as was the food! We especially enjoyed their bourbon collection!

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william
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The goat cheese salad was excellent! We ordered the pan seared trout which was ok, but the kitchen sent out a replacement meal when I said the trout was not up to par. Very thoughtful. Our server was excellent.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks and seafood! The service was wonderful. We took my mother there for her birthday and she said "everything about the evening was perfect". Can't get much better than that.

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ScottM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were in Roanoke visiting our daughter. To celebrate my wife's birthday we took her to Billy's and could not have been happier with our decision. We had a reservation for 6 PM, when we arrived on time we were taken directly to our table. Our waitress Julia was a pure delight, and went out of her way to ensure our experience was exceptional. My wife had a fish dish which she could not rave enough about, I had the rib-eye steak which was cooked to order and delicious. Our daughter had the lobster pasta dish, which was loaded with lobster. She could not finish it and happily took the leftovers home. We had a lovely evening and will certain visit Billy's again when we are in Roanoke.

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TylerK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, and an amazing selection of bourbon and wine.

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MiaT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Especially the limoncello cake!!!!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went to Billy's to celebrate 50 years of a happy marriage, so we knew we were splurging. We chose Billy's because their menu was extensive.
The wait staff served us well.
My husband's Caesar salad (with added anchovies) was delicious.
I was disappointed in the soup du jour, watermelon, blood orange and cucumber gazpacho. It was not to my taste. I was also disappointed in my bloody Mary cocktail. I asked for it with only light spice. It was WAY too spicy for me and I was not able to finish it.
The entrée (prime rib) was wonderful as were the grilled asparagus and the cheddar smashed potatoes.
I'd rate the evening as success.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. We started with soup and salad and the corn chowder was amazing. I had the prime rib and my wife had pasta. Both dishes were amazing.

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KevinK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was as well.

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vipDougB
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service and great cocktails. We spent a couple nights in this charming city and chose Billy's for a special meal and were not disappointed. We had a ribeye and a strip with a cold-water lobster tail. Server recommended the lobster mornay sauce too and it was a wow! Craft cocktails were great. We'll be back to visit Roanoke someday and when we do, Billy's will be on the schedule!

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Bad to barely mediocre food.

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NJBean
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific experience at Billy's. It got busy, and the manager came by and took our order (even tho we were fine waiting for the server), the servers worked together seamlessly and the food came out hot and as ordered.

This time we had the NY strip, which was solid. We wouldn't order that again with so many great options. But it was still tasty, and the cheesy mashed potatoes were sublime.

The rainbow trout was delicious and plentiful, esp with the risotto and veggies.

The bread is amaze-balls even without butter. We would be happy with a basket of that and a few drinks:-)

Speaking of drinks, the Good Vibes beer was the night's choice and an excellent one. The peach sangria was refreshing and packed a punch, the lemon pound cake cocktail really did live up to its name -- OMG -- and the mermaid mojito remains the fave.

The limoncello cake was divine. What a wonderful, comfortable place to hang out and enjoy inspired food and attentive service. Thanks, Billy's, for doing everything spot on.

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DebI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Billy’s and have never had a bad meal there. Their Sunday brunch is fantastic, but we did miss their Bloody Mary bar😩. Totally understand though, can’t wait for things to return to normal!!

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NikkiW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Billy's. We make sure to visit every time we are in Roanoke.

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NancyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, and social distancing was perfect! We love Billy’s.
However; our meal was over seasoned and salted, we didn’t enjoy the bloating feeling we had afterwards. I ended up taking my meal home. It was the Mornay chicken. Yummmm, but over salted for sure. Sorry to complain. We want to come back again and support you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to celebrate a bday plus super Convenient to our hotel which was awesome. The historic Roanoke hotel and conference center.

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vipGeorgeA
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From top to bottom Billy's provides an excellent dining experience. Great selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts combined with a wonderful wine list makes this one of the best places to dine in Roanoke.

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