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Local Chop & Grill House

4.7
1137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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
Brian Bogan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Noll
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Parking details
Free Valet parking
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 1137 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

First time in 3 years I left disappointed. Sides and cocktails on point but both parties steaks not cooked to order. Menu with a more limited selection and wait staff without the pizzaz I’d so enjoyed. Maybe just an off night or was there a management change? In any case, made our drive from another state for a special dinner a little less so.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

3rd time there. Was somewhat disappointed because either the waiter or the kitchen did not process our ticket and we ended up waiting an hour and 45 minutes for our meals. It also took that long for our waiter to realize we were without those meals. Because of the long wait, you could absolutely tell that the kitchen rushed our 3 steak meals (out of the 6) because they missed the mark on properly cooking to each of our asked preference. This was also a trio-anniversary special occasion and the best that the team could do was give everyone an additional sauce that they didn’t ask for and each couple 1 scoop of melting vanilla ice cream. I had talked the place up before and thought you all had dropped the ball from the previous 2 times we had been there.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our second visit to Local Chop & Grill House and they did not disappoint. The evening started with Andrew, our parking valet. He was professional and friendly. We were immediately greeted and seated by our hostess. Sam, our server, was professional and very knowledgeable of the food options as well as the wine choices. Food was cooked to perfection and spaced out properly. Dessert was fabulous. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was very good and the menu with many options available with a limited number of entree choices. There were multiple choices of seasonings, side dishes, etc. very nice experience.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Service was everything we asked for. The food was less than acceptable. After they served me raw filet the third time, I gave up on getting it the way I ordered (medium). One of the other gentlemen at the table ordered the ribeye, which one would expect to be marbled, but his was a gelatinous, fatty, inedible mess. Based on the other reviews, I think our visit was an anomaly.

Surprisingly, after three failed attempts to serve me a medium filet, they were apologetic, but still charged me for it. I didn’t ask for him to remove it, but I didn’t think I should have to ask since we both knew their chef messed up.

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1.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Restaurant was very nice, but we didn't get to experience much of it. I made reservations months in advance and we had traveled from PA on our way south with our parents to give them a wonderful weekend. First, we were taken out to the patio where there was 1 other couple and atmosphere not as nice as inside. I asked to be moved to inside because I had been very careful to choose the restaurant for its charm months in advance. W were then seated in the corner right across from the host stand. So, it looked like your restaurant might be charming, but we didn't see it. Staff seemed agitated that we asked to move. I wouldn't return.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

third time at restaurant. Good food; little overpriced. Special occasion place.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We’ve always had a great experience at the Chop House. This time we celebrated on the eve of an art show opening by my wife. Service was outstanding. We each enjoyed a ribeye grilled exactly as requested, mine preceded by a Caesar salad.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at the Local Chop and Grill House. The food was outstanding! The service was very good. The steaks we had were fixed just right.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

As we have come to expect, the food is delicious and service is exceptional. We’re never disappointed when we eat at the local Chop Grill House!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A great venue for an outstanding meal. Everything from food to service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. The food and service was excellent. Tim was an extremely professional, kind, and attentive waiter. The Ribeye was juicy and tender both medium and rare. And Pork Belly appetizer was yummy as was the sorbet. Highly recommend this place. Great place for any occasion. For us it's mom birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Dining in a beautiful, old, rustic building with an interesting history. Love the table settings complete with white linen cloths. Friendly yet expert servers. Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Dining experience was fantastic from the delicious food to the attentive wait staff. Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food is great, with a number of protein options (steak, fish, poultry) as well as several vegetarian options. The waiters are very knowledgable about options - so don't be afraid
to ask for recommendations. Good wine and beer options are available as well. Also - much of the food is locally sourced - and you can taste the freshness!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We have frequented the bar at the Local Chop & Grill House for a good while and liked the atmosphere and the beer selections. We occasionally ordered from the bar menu and liked what their offering. For our anniversary we decided to go to the restaurant. Unfortunately it was a MAJOR disappointment. We were offered an 8:30 seating (earliest available) and arrived promptly at 8:25 and were seated immediately because there were a number of open tables (so much for earliest available). We ordered - very limited menu for a chop house if you wanted anything other than steak. Did you ever hear of pork or lamb + they had sold out of the seafood option for the evening. The wine came and was good, followed by our entrees, portions were minuscule - 6 beans, 5 small pieces of meat in an 8 oz. duck breast (Giving them a break I estimate 4 oz) and my steak fries were cold and soggy when they arrived. I might have complained to the waiter but he never returned to the table until I was in the Men's room after completing my meal. Not once during our meal were we asked "how is everything". So on top of lousy food we got non-existent service - because of the good wine and the fact that what food was served appeared well prepared I grudgingly give them 2-stars.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We live in Colorado now and here for a visit. Chris was our server a couple of years ago. He was our server this time and remembered our prior visit. Impressive ! We celebrated our wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased with the food and service. Hats off to Chris !

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Everything was great! The food was delicious! Our waiter was awesome!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My wife and I went to the Local Chop and Grill for our 51st wedding anniversary dinner. The soup of very good, the service was very good and our steak was just right. A comment or two the vegetables were tasty but just barely warm. We reported to the waiter and he offered to replace but by that time our steak would have cooled down. The table for two was very small.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

This was the second visit to the Local Chop house. It has continued to exceed our expectations. Food is excellent Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very attentive. Will definitely return next time we visit the ares

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Had a great meal for my husband’s birthday. Only criticism is that they are really not vegan friendly, even the salads had dairy based dressings with no other options listed on the menu. I did enjoy the cauliflower “steak” however and give good marks for having 1 plant-based diet friendly option on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. Great food, creative menu, excellent service, and an attractive decor. It's fine dining without being stuffy. I highly recommend this.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Delicious meal & excellent service by Doug. Only complain, lobster tail, that was ordered along with a filet, was over cooked & extremely salty!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A delightful meal with a beautiful wife! What more could I hope for?

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Enjoyed an excellent meal with friends. Food was very flavorful and hot! Service was also very attentive from Emily our server. Reservations are recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a great place and the food was amazing! Our steaks were grilled perfectly and the sides were a great compliment to the entree, and the sauces...just superb. We even got dessert, which we don't normally do, the homemade cinnamon and peanut butter, chocolate chip ice creams were a great way to top off an already incredible meal.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Service and food was amazing! From the moment we walked in the door the hostess seated us in a location away from other diners. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. And most importantly the food (my husband and I both got the ribeye) was incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

You kind of expect to order a steak at a steak house, but this might be the best steak I've ever had. I loved the customizable menu, getting to choose your own rub, sauce, and even topping, not to mention the delicious side options. The steak was cooked to perfection. It had a great wine list - we had the 1000 Stories Zinfandel. I highly recommend this bourbon barrel aged California Zin. However, was most impressive was the service. From the complimentary valet, to the friendly front desk who actually took our coats, to our outstanding server Chris who was certainly the best we've ever had. He made me and my date feel welcome and at home while providing excellent food and wine recommendations and engaging us throughout the meal. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. Thanks to Chris and the rest of the staff for an amazing time!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Visiting JMU with family and celebrating bday. Excellent. Would go back

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Awesome restaurant! The food and service were excellent. Perfect evening to celebrate my daughter’s birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were in town visiting JMU and picked this restaurant for our one dinner in town. What a great choice we made! Everything about our dinner was outstanding. From the hostess who greeted us, our waiter and the food. Oh the food! It's been 3 days and I'm still telling people about our wonderful dinner in Harrisonburg. Thank you for adding to a great visit to JMU.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was great and food was perfect portions and delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great night, great food, and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We stopped here while traveling through Virginia for dinner. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. Recommend the Pork Belly appetizer. We would definitely go here again !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our waitess was fantastic! The food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. It was chilly where we were first seated, and the staff speedily and graciously changed our table. We ended in a small triangular room right next to the door, but it felt very private and quiet.

The food was special. Best steaks we'd had in a long time, and terrific sides. Fine, thoughtful wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere,
Well worth the price! Go as local as possible to truly enjoy this place!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent service, and delicious food. We enjoyed a nice evening of dining in this wonderful restaurant. You should too.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

While I understand management's need to maximize table space, this restaurant has attempted to shoehorn couples into a space ill suited for a pleasant dining experience. The table literally was too small to accommodate menus. We had been there before with a couple and were seated in a much better space. This time we were relegated to space that might well once have been a cloak closet. Not impressed.

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