Local Chop & Grill House

4.6
1523 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Guests must wear face coverings inside the establishment unless seated at their table. We are also offering To-Go ordering for our entire menu. Outdoor seating available upon request.

We are only accepting reservations in groups of 4 or smaller online. To book a larger group, please call (540) 801-0505.

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. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair by Chef Colin Auckerman.
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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1523 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CraigF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chop House, but you do really need to get reservations way ahead of time.

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ChrisS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread was the most delicious I have ever had. I am 100% Italian so I know bread. Wonderful meal, steak was perfect!

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partyof5
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were greeted immediately and shown to our table. The waiter was very pleasant and went over the specials and took our drink orders promptly. We had a few appetizers - one which was so delicious - Brussel sprouts and cauliflower in a delicious and spicy sauce. Calamari and wings were yummy. I had the salmon entree which was cooked well with the pimento grits...it was a nice departure from a rice or potato side...atmosphere was nicely spaced away from other diners..it was very cold out so I didn’t notice any outside area but the room had high ceilings and no one was near us. I would definitely go back and my steak eating friends all thought it was worth repeating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

So my husband and I came here 8 years ago. We were dying to come back. It wasn’t the same due to Covid but the food was amazing. Wasn’t impressed with our waitress. She was nice but not an experienced waitress. We will be back.

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DarrenG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Definitely be back. Great Experience.

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OlTexian
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food quality, ambiance were all outstanding. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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Moderate1
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Warm welcome and decent seating, would prefer not sitting along banister distracted by arrivals. Knowledgeable waiter but slow on service, main course was hot and delicious; only con is a little heavy on salt (chicken) nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was absolutely wonderful!!

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EthanA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic steakhouse, the best steak I’ve ever had and the sides were amazing. Not a lot of selections for appetizers or desserts, excellent selection of alcohol.

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vipNancy
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pandemic has made many changes here, but none have impacted the great food and service! This is my favorite restaurant in Harrisonburg!

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RyanB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Service was excellent and food was amazing

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zouhairb
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was expecting a much better food than what we ate

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SunshineKate
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. Reservation recommended

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RobertP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated upstairs near the servers area - we heard "corner" each time a server entered the back area - easy to figure out this was to let other servers that they were entering the partially blocked corner area to prevent collisions.

Menus were on printed paper so they could be discarded and not reused - good idea to reduce germs. Table and silverware was neat and clean.

Service was slow - our dinner appointment was at 5pm and we got there 15 minutes early and had to wait outside until they were ready to open. Once seated service was slow.

Our son and his wife ordered the steak roast for two and it took nearly an hour for us to get served. We also had the fried duck, and filet mignon were excellent. The duck fat fried french fries are great but serving size could be larger, as well as the other 'sides'. They have beer, wine and whiskey - great choices.

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ebhoney
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend's birthday and enjoyed our dinner very much. Everything was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was delightful (I think it was Jonathan) and was very helpful in helping us decide what to order. The beet salad was excellent! We highly recommend The Local Chop & Grill House!

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SeanR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak house. Limited options but that is what most people like about it. What they do, they do very well.

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JulieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating, the food was phenomenal as usual, and our waiter was quick + knowledgeable... he got our orders perfect and never forgot anything! Overall a great experience and I will continue coming here.

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Claire
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Really knew his stuff and I really appreciate that when I go to restaurants. It was fun to be able to BYOB, the corking fee was expected but still very reasonable. Food was delicious, small portions were expected. Slightly bummed they didn’t do anything for my fiancé’s birthday...but I will go back just for that mac and cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!! Worth the trip down from Massenutten. 5/5 recommend

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NormD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!! Sat in the Bar area, nice and quiet dining experience!

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TimJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was a great quality cut and it was cooked perfectly the way we asked for it.

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Gary
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality ingredients. Expertly prepared. Relaxing atmosphere. Great special occasion meal. Try the brussels sprouts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great.

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JasonF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect as always, excellent service, we love this place for a quiet evening together.

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Arshia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good stake, ok salad, service was good, we asked for vinegar on the salad but got ranch!, didn't mention it.

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Timothy
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner there. We were visiting from outta town and were very pleased and satisfied with our experience and the food. Even in this COVID time we had a wonderful evening. We sat in the bar seating area and were very pleased with the noise level and table spacing. It was more of an intimate setting. Would recommend for a nice dinner out and are willing to spend a little extra for the quality and service.

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EllenS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a date-night meal here to treat ourselves at the end of a visit in town, and it was just what we were looking for. Definitely a bit fancy, but we didn't feel it was over the top. (I wore jeans) The steak was cooked perfectly, the wait staff was fully versed in the menu and while she was warm and welcoming she was also professional (Jessica I think). While it was pricey, we definitely got what we paid for and it was worth it. The wine selection offered some of the whole spectrum, and we were able to find something that suited our budget and our pallette. Overall a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food and service was tremendous! We highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion!!!

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Xeee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was perfect for the occasion I was there for (my boyfriend’s birthday). He loves steak and he couldn’t get over how great his ribeye was....or the bread and chive butter combination! I ordered the roasted chicken and was told it took 45 minutes to cook and it was worth every second. It was so moist and seasoned perfectly and ironically enough the chimichurri sauce it came with paired well with my boyfriend’s steak. Our waiter Ethan was fantastic and gave us perfectly detailed explanations of our drink choices. If you like strong cocktails this restaurant is for sure a win win haha. Additionally, we were spread out from surrounding parties and I could see all of the staff and kitchen staff properly masked! And the lighting and decor were perfect mood setters. I’ll definitely return the next time in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,
Fantastic waitress - they are so good about food allergies - we love this place! Get the oysters for sure!

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, taste and presentation. Great place to go for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris B is the best!

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vipNancy
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Harrisonburg... Management has done a terrific job of distancing tables, and the wait staff - Tim - particularly efficient and cheerful. I so enjoy entertaining there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food was beyond amazing. This is definitely a place that we will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

JH
JH75
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! It surpassed the hype, and we look forward to going again in the future.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food, very nice atmosphere, fairly covid safe as well

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Julia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared an excellent steak dinner with house made cocktails served in the bar. They made the room comfortable despite COVID-19 measures. The bartenders took great care of us. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for an upscale American steak house!

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WadeP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you don't get the mashed potatoes then you done messed up.

FAQs

Local Chop & Grill House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 801-0505.

Local Chop & Grill House is rated 4.6 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.