Local Chop & Grill House

4.7
1327 reviews
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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 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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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 !

TV
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic in every way!

S
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice portions - and wonderfully attentive service!

KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One bartender in the bar wasn’t the best. Walked away half way through my ordering drink because my elderly parents were taking to long to make up their minds

BC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and everyone was so nice. Our waitress Emily was amazing. Will definitely eat here again when in Harrisonburg.

ZZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience here. It was our first wedding anniversary this past Saturday, and the service was outstanding. From walking in the door and being greeted with a smile and a happy anniversary(I called ahead). To our server going out of his way to make sure it was a wonderful night. My wife and I thank all those at Chop House that made our anniversary amazing! Definitely will be back in the future!

VM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to the Local Chop and Grill House (we were here last August for our 47th wedding anniversary). this time to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. One again, everything about the Local was fantastic - food, service, ambiance, even the valet parking. We both had the U-10 scallops, which we both love and which did not disappoint. If you are a wine aficionado, try the Private Reserve red made especially for the Local - very nice, smooth, and tasty red that goes with just about anything. I really cannot say enough about the Local - you will just have to try it and you will see. It is definitely on my list of the top five restaurant experiences I have had in my 71 years on this earth! Six stars!!!

b
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was outstanding. I asked for Med Rare and it was cooked to perfection. My son had the duck and he complemented that it was the best he's ever had. I've paid alot more for alot less all over the world. The service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend them!

DE
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a late reservation. When we arrived most of the restaurant was empty of customers. In spite of this we were seated at a small table (my husband is 6’4”) in an out of the way location, while there were larger tables and better light at others. Never got over the feeling of being treated at the convenance of the resturant As a result got a light meal. This resturant is used to being the high end in town, rather than treating customers like valued guests.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had 6:00 reservations, but still were not seated until 6:25. Then they put us in a corner by the door. Sounded like acoustic guitar upstairs, but didn't get to enjoy it. Food and waiter were very good. A little pricey, but expected that. We sat in the bar, but the hostess never came and got us. Bartender went out twice to get her, finally we walked out there and she seated us. A little disappointed.

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Excellent, locally-sourced food, creative cocktails and a lovely ambiance. Top it off with great service and it’s a winner every time. The chef does a nice balance between creative new things - coffee-roasted carrot salad was phenomenal - and the old favorites! .

GW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The good was delicious. We came here for the first time a couple of years ago. We were in the area again for our anniversary and decided to celebrate with dinner here. It was a great decision. The locally sourced food is very good and the entrees are uniquely and well prepared. The various sauces that accompany the entrees accentuate the meats nicely, and the duck fat fries are amazing. We'll be back (again).

DM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the Chop House was excellent people were polite and courteous waiter was very functional all services or a high standards noise volume was extremely low and relaxing the food was absolutely the best we enjoyed our time there and look forward to coming back

KP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Everything was prefect!

m
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

an overnight stop on a road trip usually means substandard chain restaurants. treat yourself at Local.
excellent steaks. ate here 4 years ago and it did not disappoint on this return visit.

JJ
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and service. A very enjoyable dinner. Will definitely visit again.

TL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The main dishes (filet and duck) were superb -- as were the accompanying dishes. My oyster
appetizer was also very good.

KM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother lives in Harrisonburg and my wife and I try to stop here every time we visit. Great experience every time.

AK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! We will definitely be back. They helped me out so much with my first wedding anniversary, it was an effortless experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out.

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