Local Chop & Grill House

4.6
1205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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 Brian Bogan.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
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Phone number
(540) 801-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Colin Auckerman
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Cross street
Noll
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Parking details
Free Valet parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food always great; service well above average; portions reasonable.

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant. I have never been disappointed. I know I will have a superb meal, the service is fantastic, and I truly don't have anything constructive or negative to say.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Chop House is a Harrisonburg classic but the steak did not live up to our expectations. Ordered the 10 ounce sirloin, but it came with about 4 ounces of grizzle making it a lousy value. Also, we were first seated at a table that had two air conditioning ducts on the floor, one on each side. Would have been great in the summer, but it was 24 degrees out! Plus there was some sort of machinery running under that section of the flor that made it vibrate. Host eventually moved us but it was a hassle. So, all in - not the best Chop House experience we've ever had.

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J
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. This is the first time we have eaten there and already looking forward to going back.

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f
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food local sourced. Great wait staff. We always enjoy eating there when we are visiting the area.

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DC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good restaurant. Request a table in the main dining room. We were seated in what looked like a glassed in porch that had no ambiance. Fried green tomatoes were disappointing as they were tough and flavorless. The entree special of grilled pork chops made up for them.

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SU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Birthday celebration here. Good food and atmosphere.

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GC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Passing thru Harrisonburg on the way home. Wanted to try a new place - we typically have gone to a pizza bar when passing thru - and a steak house sounded good. We ate at the bar rather than a table and it was a good move. The bar tender John was a good guy, very attentive and mixed my wife a great gin cocktail.
I had a filet mignon and my had a crab cake. Both were ok, nothing great but we ordered a fried calimari appetizer which was fantastic. Our night was enjoyable - the bartender was a great server and we met the manager who was a nice fellow. His name was Logan and I told him I would remember him as “Wolverine”! LOL.

We will definitely give the place another try on the next run!

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JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed our meals every time we visit. Never have been disappointed with the menu and our server. We plan to return for special occasions in the future.

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CL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The wine and cocktail selections and the starters were all very good, my only issue with the meal was the inconsistency of the steaks, two people had the filet and they looked and tasted totally different, one was very good and the other was very tough and a little fatty, the same could be said about the ribeye. Even with my issues with the quality of the steaks I thought the meal on a whole was very good and would definitely would return.

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GR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal and experience was perfect! I don't know what else to say!

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HE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. The server was excellent plus. But being crammed into a corner (lower level) was not our idea of a lovely evening out. Upon arrival we were told to wait while our table was prepared and then we were shown the stairs. We had requested the main (lower) level which my wife had to point out to the hostess. We were asked to wait again while our table was prepared. Our server deserves to be complimented. We will save up to make a return visit.

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for dinner with a friend and it was very good. Kid of expensive for this area of the country, but that did have a good selection.

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MW
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. Awesome fries. Great overall gem in Harrisonburg!!

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E
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, service, and apps! Steaks are not the best... very thin and not worth the dollar amount. Need to get a REAL steak. Fish or chicken options are the best way to go.

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Raleigh
56 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner which the restaurant did not acknowledge at all, why ask at reservation time if it is to be ignored. We found the meals to just be mediocre and pricey. We have eaten here before and the meals were inventive enough to merit the prices but not this time.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our meal at the Chop House. Great food and service. Only thing to know is that the seating area can be loud. If you want quiet go grab a table at the back of the bar or go before the dinner rush or later in the evening. This is our families favorite place to dine.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food ... outstanding service. Also very willing to accommodate dietary restrictions in our group.

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GW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

If it weren't for the great interaction we had with the valet, hostess and our server it would not have been worth the money. The food was not to the standard from a previous dining experience from 1 year ago. For its price point, I hate to say I was disappointed in the food.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate here on a friday night at 5:30. Sat in the enclosed patio seating area. It was quiet as we were the only ones in that section until about 630. The food was very good, however the portions are not overly large. This is especially true for the appetizers. We ordered three different starters and all were quite small. This was the only disappointment for the meal. All in all, a good place to eat.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Come every year when we are up. Filet is beyond amazing! Local ingredients. Worth every penny.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional from the minute you walk in. The staf are courteous and efficient. The atmosphere is like no other. And the food, perfect.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Amazing food was well worth the price and wonderful staff made the date night sweet and romantic.

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HM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant in Harrisonburg for quality dining - good menu selection, great service and attention to detail, food is excellently prepared and some locally sourced - all in all a very good place to eat and enjoy!!

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Took my girlfriend there on our first date almost a year ago and found that my food was extremely salty, but I passed it off as a one time fluke. Again on this occasion it was as if someone had coated my vegetables and chicken in a salt bath. My girlfriend’s food was equally as salty. Our server was friendly and prompt, but when I asked him to make change so that I could tip the valet on the way out, the valet then brought me my change and told me that he was leaving for the night as if I should tip him right then while we still had dessert in front of us. For a $100 meal, it has neither time lived up to the hype or the cost. I think the next time I want Polyface chicken I’ll go buy it from the Salatins and cook it myself.

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TE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the valet parking, to the beautiful exposed brick decor, to the final serving at the end the evening --a small piece of candy made at the restaurant with local honey, -- the Local Chop & Grill House is a great place for an evening meal. We made reservations online and even received a reminder phone call from the restaurant about three hours prior to our reservation time. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were immediately seated. Our waitress, Emily, was wonderful. She greeted us with a smile, promptly brought our drinks and appetizers, answered questions we had about the menu, and was just an all-around great server. Our food was nothing short of absolutely delicious! I had the duck and my friends had a filet and a sirloin steak. My duck was cooked perfectly, as were the steaks my friends had. The side dishes of red-skinned mashed potatoes and local farm-house vegetable medley were seasoned to perfection and delicious. If you haven't tried this restaurant, you need to plan an evening there as soon as possible. You won't be disappointed.

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DS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a great spot for a "nice" dinner. Waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic - from the bread and butter for the table to the soups, steaks, sides and dessert. I am from the Philly area and have dined at some of the nicer places in the city, and this place held up to those in terms of quality and execution. Steaks were cooked perfectly and we appreciated the "Happy Anniversary" written on our dessert plate. Will definitely be back if we return to the area.

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was easy to make reservations with the host, Logan, who was very accommodating for our specific table request. Our waitress, Jill, was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious! Great locally-sourced menu options. We always make this a dinner destination when we visit Harrisonburg from Waco, Texas.

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PJ
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal! Started with a delicious glass of their house Trifecta red blend. Awesome local wine. The meal was filled with wonderful flavors. The chef has paired perfectly sauces that compliment the food. I had the filet and crab cake. The paired sauces were divine, especially for the crab cake. The whipped red potatoes were remarkably flavored. Such care was taken into everything. Even the fresh focaccia bread was memorable. Service was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening in a great local restaurant. Fine dining at its finest.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect upscale dining in Harrisonburg. Great food, nice unique setting.

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MG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go-to" for special occasions and for out-of-town guests. Never disappointed!

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Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It was my son's 21st birthday so I made the reservation a month in advance; when we arrived they said it had been cancelled and sat us on the enclosed porch, the string of lights were not working, lots of street noise and chilly for September...it was very disappointing. The food was very good.

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, this is our top date night spot! The food is always fabulous and the service is superb.

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c
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The local foods were prepared with great expertise and very tasty. My husband had the steak special and I had the filet mignon. Both where fresh and cooked just as we liked. I loved the Autumn Olive Pork Belly appetizer as did my husband. The macaroni and cheese is very rich: I highly recommend to any who like this comfort food. We will be coming back again!

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LR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Our anniversary and sat us at a cozy table for two, beside a couple with a 2 year old. Then brought in 2 older couples who were apparently hard of hearing because they talked so loud we could not even hear each other talk. Asked if the crab cake of $10.00 extra was a fair amount of crab meat or breading. Was assured it was mostly crab, but was not. It was mostly breading. Poor value for my money. Asked us if we were celebrating anything and on open table had stated it was our anniversary. Really was not acknowledged. Could have at least given us a scoop of ice cream. Restaurant did not measure up.

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive wait staff. Prompt service. Upstairs venue was neat.

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VM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife of 47 years and I dined at Local Chop and Grill House to celebrate our anniversary, after selecting the restaurant based on great reviews already in TripAdvisor. I would like to add another one. From the moment we pulled up to the complimentary valet parking, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by all concerned. Our server (whose name escapes me, unfortunately) led us through the menu and answered all of our questions. The chef's artisanal platter of meats and cheeses was wonderful, especially the white cheddar, and all locally sourced (as is almost everything else in the restaurant). My wife chose the U10 scallops, which were perfectly cooked and as good as any we have ever ad when dining out (and comparable to the U10s I order via overnight from Maine for my wife's birthday every year!). It being a chop house, I chose the ribeye (perfectly cooked and very tender) along with mac and cheese (yum) and collard greens (nicely prepared). Chocolate cake for her (with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate, just like the recent post in TripAdvisor!) and creme brulee for me (also as good as I have ever had) finished up the delightful meal with feeling over-stuffed - quite an accomplishment. And our car was waiting for us outside as we exited! I cannot say enough good things about this place, and will DEFINITELY dine here again whenever I am in Harrisonburg. GO THERE! And try the special Local Chop and Grill House private reserve red wine - worth the price!

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p
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was outstanding! Stopped here on our way down to NC to drop my son off at College, both of our meals were delicious! Will definitely be back!

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DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation in advance. The food was truly outstanding. It was worth the wait

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