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Local Chop & Grill House, Harrisonburg, VA

Local Chop & Grill House

4.7
4.7
1933 Reviews
$50 and over
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. Our menu features fresh, hand-selected, LOCAL and seasonal foods prepared with a progressive flair.
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (540) 801-0505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Zale
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisonburg
  • Cross street
    Noll
  • Parking details
    Parking available on city streets or in our semi-private lots.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Overall

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Food

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Service

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Value

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Good for groups

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Healthy

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Lively

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Most Booked

1,929 Reviews
  1. GreggK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best dining experience in Harrisonburg by far. We tried a half dozen different dishes and they were all very very good. My wife and I both commented that our server, Hudson was probably the best we’ve ever had, and he made the experience even better.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always outstanding and top notch. Great selection and service. I love the atmosphere. I only gave the ambiance and noise level less than perfect because I’m not really sure WHY people bring their disruptive, crying children to an upscale, expensive restaurant. It was obvious the people around us also did not appreciate the disruption. Unfortunately, we were right beside them.

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  3. Stacey

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our go to place when in Harrisonburg! The food and service were outstanding! We sat in the sunroom, which needs to be cozied up, to make it more atmospheric.

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  4. Just

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was ok. Not worth the price though. Scallops were a little spongy and not cooked properly.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to eat when in Harrisonburg! The food is always amazing!! And the service is always the best you would ever find! Absolutely wonderful all around!

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  6. TerriK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A brilliant place to go to experience a real foodie atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always superb! Scrumptious food & perfect service Parking is not ideal but worth it

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  8. Ma2cool

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandon was our server and was amazing! Before dinner drinks, appetizers, entrees, desert and after dinner drinks were all excellent. A lovely bartender brought out after dinner drinks and she was so friendly. My granddaughter’s 9th birthday dinner was lovely.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Hudson is one of the best servers we’ve ever had. He was very knowledgeable about the building, Shared the history, and gave us excellent recommendations on the menu. Kudos Hudson! We were very impressed! We’ll be back!

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  10. Alexander

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a nice dinner in Harrisonburg. Upscale and excellent food. Waiter was very knowledgable about the menu. Will be back for sure.

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  11. DavidT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fair. Steak was fair. Had higher expectations and didn’t feel they met my standard.

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  12. FoodGal

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The first two times we went to Local Chop last May/June were amazing. However, it has seemed to go down hill since then. The last 3 visits have been progressively worse with our last one being by far our worst experience. We waited over 30 minutes with a reservation. Once we were seated and ordered, it took about 40 minutes to get our appetizer. Two of the appetizers were not good and not eaten. After we were done with our appetizer course 2 tables were seated nearby. Both received their appetizer, entree, and were already eating their desert when our entrees finally arrived. My daughter ordered her steak Medium and it arrived Rare. I ordered my steak well done and it was very overcooked and crispy on the outside. My husband's was cooked Medium Rare as requested. The deconstructed cheesecake was fantastic. The other 2 desserts we ordered were just Ok.

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  13. Cassidy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the Valentine’s Day dinner, we had a wonderful and romantic night!

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  14. HarveyJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Your menu understand shrunk during the pandemic. That excuse should be long gone. You offer one soup, of which you had none, and limited salads. My trout was tepid and undercooked. You need to improve. Hj

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  15. JimK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is outstanding from service to menu to comfort. Hudson was very knowledgeable, professional, and engaging-a credit to this establishment!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience at this fine dining, yet comfortable establishment. Attention to detail is number one on their to-do list. Fantastic filet. Succulent scallops. Service impeccable. Thank you!

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  17. DavidS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Standard of service and attention seems to have declined a bit. Staff seemed a little disorganized. We arrived early for our reservation and the place was empty, but we still were not seated until a few minutes after our reservation time. The food is very good, and the portions are generous, but the increase in prices also means a decline in value comparatively.

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  18. KeithV

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently an enjoyable place to dine! Great food and service

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our dinner experience at Chop was excellent. The service was wonderful & the food was exceptional. I have celiac and the staff as well as the chef were knowledgeable and accommodating to be sure I had a safe dining experience. We will definitely be returning.

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  20. TyroneM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were traveling and made reservations for a birthday dinner. Everything was excellent. Great food, great staff...it was and amazing experience!

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  21. StephenS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frankly, I can't say enough about my experiences at the Local Chop & Grill House. I dropped my membership at the Country Club this past year and the Chop House has become my "go to" place for family and friends and special occasions. The staff is professional and very pleasant and making reservations online is a breeze. I went on a date there recently and she fell in love with the place. Last evening I brought friends and we were fortunate enough to have the same waiter as last time (Chris) He is an exceptional talent and a credit to the establishment.

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  22. 4xxblessed

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was perfection. With a full restaurant, it was very loud and I couldn’t hear the people next to me without leaning in, but I will still return every time because it’s an outstanding place to dine! When we arrived for a 5pm reservation it was lovely and quiet but by the time we left it was extremely loud. Maybe some noise absorbers would be beneficial.

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  23. DaveS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plenty of options with fantastic and numerous drink options.

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  24. CynthiaN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with wonderful service! I love this restaurant!!

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  25. DinerM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great New Year’s Eve dinner for a family of four—two parents and two teens. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family of 6 had dinner here last night. It was a great experience all around. The food was delicious and our server (Jake) was outstanding. If you are looking for an experience in Harrisonburg well beyond all the chain restaurants, give Local Chop House a try.

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  27. JohnH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Wonderful job renovating an old building. Excellent place for a special date.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! The service was amazing and our food came out hot and fast. We dined in the sunroom and it felt warm in there which was nice considering it was super cold outside. I know it would be even better during the summer time. I’ll definitely be going back.

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  29. SandraG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a milestone birthday and couldn't have picked a better restaurant. Our server was awesome! Two in our party order beef it was cooked to perfection and two ordered rainbow trout, a whole fish also cooked to perfection. The ambiance was very pleasant in a refurbished industrial building. Well balanced menu with a nice selection for any taste. Will go again soon! Thank you.

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  30. JonP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The steaks tasted of the grill and the seasonings, but lacked strong "beef" flavor. The pork belly appetizer was quite excellent.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely excellent!  Wait staff was superb 

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  32. DougM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we pass through Harrisonburg we usually eat at Joshua Wilton house Last time there a couple recommended your restaurant. I’m glad they did. The atmosphere was more casual than the Josh but the food equally as good. My only disappointment was that you were out of duck. We only go through Harrisonburg twice a year so maybe next time. Jake was outstanding.

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  33. DerekL

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. All plates arrived cold. Steaks were cold, sides were cold. Noticed a number of tables within our vicinity all expressing the same complaints. Disappointing experience given the menu pricing. If you’re charging those menu prices, your kitchen should probably learn how to time food leaving the kitchen. No need for a second visit. Our waitress was wonderful though. She did a great job and was very attentive. We understood the kitchen fiasco was no fault of hers.

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  34. MerrillP

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Hopefully, this was just a bad night. It's always a pleasure to celebrate with loved ones at The Local Chop & Grill House or to present gift cards from here. During our most recent visit, they appeared to be understaffed, but they did have a waitress who appeared assigned to just move between tables to clear dishes and refresh beverages which was helpful. The waitress who served us was somewhat formal, not real friendly. My spouse ordered a ribeye and I had a filet. We also bought three appetizers to split among the five of us in our group. There wasn't much of an appetizer menu, and none of the options were large enough to share. My thin filet had a rough, mangled surface and lacked flavor, resembling a filet that had been cut in half horizontally with a dull knife. The ribeye was dense with fat and gristle, and it tasted bland. While he rarely complains about steak, my husband thought his ribeye was simply just ok rather than the normal, that was great response at this restaurant!! We had the reservation for a long time but we were seated in the "heated" sunroom, which was very chilly, It was impossible to have a conversation at our table because of a group of boisterous, obviously inebriated women seated in the room and acoustics in that room are not good; this was not the restaurant's fault. The typical "high 5" feeling was just absent from our evening here. Because the wait staff was working so hard, they received two stars instead of one. Our rating is based on food quality and not seating. We will take a break from celebrating here for awhile. So disappointed. (as an fyi, our bill was the usual, a little over $500 for 5 with tip. We did not skimp on tip as waitress had no control over food quality) Hopefully, it really was an off night and you will have a completely different experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, food, and service! We will dine there again!

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  36. SaraV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Chophouse! We have a great experience each time we go!

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  37. AugustaR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, but the bread basket and honey butter was out of this world!!!!

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  38. Mary

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a pleasant experience. Food, service and atmosphere never disappoints! Definitely a compliment to Harrisonburg's downtown dining!

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  39. special

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The house salad has changed for the worse. My salad a maybe a 1/4 diced boiled eggs, and a few cherry tomatoes. Definitely not the quality salad I was accustomed to. We ordered creme brulee and could only take a couple of bites to figure out that something was very wrong with it. The taste was aweful. We told our waitress and it was replaced. The replacement tasted normal.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Friendly staff. Filet mignon was excellent. Duck fries yummy. Good margaritas. Pricey but worth it

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 1933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Local Chop & Grill House

56 W. Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Noll
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisonburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking available on city streets or in our semi-private lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Zale
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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