Local Chop & Grill House

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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 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.

Casual and fun, The LOCAL Chop & Grill House brings you world-class dining with a decidedly LOCAL flavor.
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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chop House is one of our favorite places in Harrisonburg. We were seated promptly for our reservation and Michelle very capably outlined the specials. We started with the green pea arancini and a special salad of grilled eggplant, charred tomatoes, red onion,goat cheese and honey vinaigrette. The salad was very good but could have been outstanding with a bit more attention to the eggplant - it was barely grilled and extremely firm. We ordered the filet and ribeye, both perfectly cooked. Sides of chèvre Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes were great, but the asparagus we both ordered was woody, not properly trimmed and underdone. More attention needs to be paid to the vegetables. Dessert sounded better than it tasted - a brownie sundae. Brownie was a bit on the dry side but the sesame ice cream was delicious.

Service was outstanding but there was a lengthy pause between starters and mains, I suspect due to several large parties. All in all a good meal but room for improvement. We’ve eaten here numerous times and the kitchen just wasn’t on their A game.

K
Savannah
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Chop is one of our favorite restaurants in our travels up and down the east coast. The food is consistently excellent and Service was extremely attentive. Always a repeater when we're in Harrisonburg.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - superb service. Great portion size.

PK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Local Chop has been Harrisonburg’s référence for consistent high quality dining with a menu offering fresh locally sourced produce and meats. Our party enjoyed a seasonal green tomato gazpacho as starters and had steaks, scallops, fish and chicken as entrees. All were cooked extremely well and the seasonal vegetables, duck fat fries and pimento grits were top rated sides. Upstairs was quiet, and the bar downstairs is always a good choice for a lighter meal and great local beers. While the chefs have changed over the years, the management of the restaurant and the service are second to none in the area. Highly recommend for any occasion meriting a great meal.

DM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time at the Local Chop and Grill House...we will be hard pressed to go anywhere else when visiting Harrisonburg as the whole experience was so memorable.

KS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anna, our waitress, made it a memorable experience. Food and wine were excellent as usual. We live in Ky and always look forward to eating there when we visit. If you love seafood their U-10 scallops are a must.

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Garret took care of us tonight for our date night tonight. We ended up being the first table sat in the restaurant so it was VERY quiet. We were very impressed with pretty much everything tonight!! Garret took fantastic care of us the food was excellent (even though both of our steaks were over cooked, they were so delicious we didn’t send them back and we both ate almost all of it), and everything was fantastic. Thank you for a great evening!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible.

C
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good service. Friendly staff. Had a large party upstairs that caused over an hour delay on our order. Reservations were for 7:30 and we didn't receive our meal until 9:30. Will be eating there again.

CS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience--a beautiful evening with my wife, sitting on the glassed-in porch

CR
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

May be the best restaurant in the Harrisonburg area. The cuisine is fresh and local and the service always good.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Local Chop and Grill house was fantastic. Our waiter Chris was very knowledgeable about the menu and food, charismatic, and humorous. The food was very delicious, ambiance was great, and we actually had the entire area too ourselves for most of our meal.

AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Business meeting - was a good place to take a client etc.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 6 celebrating identical twins 75th birthday. They seated us in a quiet alcove, at a large round table; where we could all see each other. It was like having our own dining room.
All of our food was of excellent quality and presented beautifully.

Well worth the prices for such a special occasion. An extensive wine list with moderate price wine also.

The birthday girls were each presented with a special dessert.

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, from the bread to the salad to the entree! Excellent service as well! Once of the best duck breasts we ever had - tasty and cooked to perfection! Our daughter just started JMU, so we look forward to many more dinners at Local Chop & Grill in the future!

KR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in Virginia. Outstanding service. Will return always.

h
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Overrated, overpriced, nothing special here. Service started out ok until restaurant started filling up. Long delay after our appetizers till entrees came out, diners seated after us were getting served before us! All dishes came out lukewarm at best. If I didn't know better, I'd swear they were just sitting in the kitchen. Had the ribeye...was probably the size described on the menu, however, was thin and chewy. Whipped potatoes should not have lumps. Duck fat fries nothing to write home about...McDonald's just as good. Everything overloaded with salt, not properly seasoned. The only thing that was done right was that we were offered a few free desserts. Overall, portions are small (for a steakhouse) and overpriced for the quality of the food. Do yourself a favor and try a chain like The Palm or Ruth Chris and see what experience what steak should be.

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the food was very good, the service was very slow - from ordering of drinks to the delivery of the check!

b
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden gem of a restaurant features attentive service, well-prepared dishes, and a warm ambience. Thank you to Anne for making our birthday celebration festive.

VW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decided to try this restaurant out for our anniversary while vacationing at Massanitten Resort. Enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The waitress was also very knowledgeable concerning all the cruisine. My only negative comment would be that the food was over priced. The food was good but not exceptional. Although, we thought the bread was delicious.

F
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed another visit to the Local Chop and Grill. They always offer a varied and delicious menu, but this evening included some fabulous specials, highlighting all the fresh foods of Summer! The peach gazpacho and peach and tomato salad, were top notch. Each entree was nicely prepared and served with the always stellar sides. Only complaint was the filet and fish were barely warm, and could have been served
a bit sooner. Great wine list, and sumptuous dessert offerings. This is a must visit when in town.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for dessert only and had a wonderful experience. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and she confirmed that we were here only for dessert only and then she wished my wife a happy birthday, nice attention to detail. We were quickly seated and the waiter came over and confirmed it was dessert only (good staff communication) and was very pleasant. We ordered one cocktail and two desserts, the food and drink were all very good, all-in-all a great experience.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best restaurant in Harrisonburg, as they have the best service and the heat food.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch. We had a ver good experience and will definitely be back! Parking could have been an issue. But we were able to find a spot right across the street. Valet is free and we will take advantage of that next time if needed.

MA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily was a fanstastic server / very knowledgeable and friendly - food was amazing - homemade sauces paired nicely. Peach ketchup say what??? Good!!!

CW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local Chop provides a consistently excellent dining experience. Never been disappointed.

CH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Local Chop & Grill House is amazing down to the very last detail.

TW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early dinner for a Birthday celebration. We were sad they didn’t have Bold Rock cider but the Buskey cherry cider was delicious. Had never heard of a strawberry or blackberry shrub but it was so refreshing. Our steaks were delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

D
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special meal that included the 27oz KC steak, duck breast and the scallops. Everything was superb, service matched and we had the experience that was hoped for. Thanks to Patrick and his staff.

BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was very slow.. I've ate there several times and it took 45 mins to get our food... It was only 4 other couples in the dining room... So it will be a while intil we come back

BG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere but still felt special. Asked for romantic little table, check! Wine was superb, ribeye and filet were melt in your mouth and cooked perfectly. Server was awesome. Easy parking (valet if needed). A very special experience. WILL be back!!

WV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

my salmon was overcooked and my husbands steak was undercooked.

PG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was in a quiet corner and not too close to anyone else. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent, not overwhelming. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our anniversary dinner. Delicious food, great service, highly recommend.

BA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Our waiter was so helpful and fun to talk to.

BD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are always friendly and service is top notch

BG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so thoughtfully paired and prepared. The blueberry salad, crab cakes and filet were wonderful. Our waitress was outstanding, she went above and beyond fulfilling our orders. The ambiance and structure of the building stays true to the buildings history while making you feel comfortable.

MG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chris,
Is an amazing waiter and asset to this establishment.

f
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was awful! We were there for 45 minutes and still not even an appetizer. For 30 minutes we were told that our appetizers would be served in a few minutes. Disgusting! We finally left. When I was in the car, I called to try to talk to the hostess and they didn’t bother to answer the call. We will never go there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was fantastic We has Connlan as a server and he was top notch very attentive and always asking if we needed anything. The steak was amazing and really lives up to the hype! Would go again !

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