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About Local Chop & Grill House

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.

56 W. Gay St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Noll

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 801-0505

Website:
http://www.localchops.com/

Parking Details:
Free Valet parking

Executive Chef:
Brian Bogan

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Local Chop & Grill House Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great Beer (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Organic (6)
Casual (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, everything was perfect including the food and service. Looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! The customer service was truly exceptional. I have never had a better steak.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a fantastic experience at this establishment. The food was on point and the service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend going here and plan to come back again if I am ever in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this restaurant. Fine but comfortable dining for a special occasion. Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Local Chop and Grill House was wonderful. Not only was the server friendly, but she went out of her way to make sure my food was gluten free and light dairy. The chef even accommodated me with a special salad dressing that was not on the menu but paired well with the beet salad I ordered. Both my husband’s and my meal was delicious! Meals are farm to table so some items change with the seasons and are very creative. Excellent all around! Be sure to make a reservation especially on busy nights!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent meal! Steak was cooked perfect !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We are from out of town and when in the area we always eat here. The food is wonderful and the servers are superb!


Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. Food prepared just right and presentation was great. Wait staff was well trained and checked in several times to insure everything was acceptable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is probably the best steakhouse in Harrisonburg, but that may not be the standard by which you judge a good steak. Lacking is a decent executive chef or grill chef or presumably they wouldn’t encourage patrons to cover the flavor of the cut with a selection of rubs and sauces (at least they didn’t offer A-1 or ketchup). Don’t expect an exceptional, bone-in option but do expect a steak cooked properly to your request and a nice selection of local brews all at a reasonable price.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server Jill was delightful
She knew the menu in detail and gave very good recommendations which made our dinner a great experience
Portions were generous
Good fresh vegetables

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiter was excellent, knowledgeable about the menu and great recommendations. Steaks were great as were the sides. Would go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I'm not adventurous, so I stuck with steak. Outstanding. Incredible flavor. Perfectly cooked. Meals were just enough. All staff was excellent. Not for young kids. And a bit pricey. Worth it once in a while.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good farm to table high end spot in Harrisonburg. Valet parking on weekend evenings is key.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were visiting grandson at college for the day. This was a great place for a delicious steak dinner for him as a treat from cafeteria food. Scallops were delicious too. There was good variety of sides and all were tasty. Service was prompt and food was hot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The experience was outstanding. Our service was a 10+ on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Unique dining locale in historic commercial district of town. Great food with speciality dishes, locally sourced items, delicious homemade desserts. Excellent server-patient, attentive, knowledgeable. Loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food, as always! One suggestion, not as much clove in the apple cider sorbet...delicious but overwhelming. :)

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Staying in the area there were limited choices but we took a gamble and were really impressed. The scallops were great. Proper old-fashioned as well. Service was attentive but not intrusive. When back in the area we will come back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We found the restaurant on Trip Advisor. It was excellent. All four of us enjoyed our meals and the service was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely delightful. My wife and I visited Local Chop & Grill on our honeymoon and were completely floored. The service was extraordinary, the meal was mouth watering and unforgettable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Such a fantastic restaurant if you're in the area. We were on a two day trip to Shenandoah national park as well as to frequent a few Virginia vineyards and we desired a nicer end place for dinner. The area is filled with chains and we wanted a local place to enjoy our vacation. The wine list is unique and the glass that I chose was a great cabernet. Our waiter was very researched in the menu and made great suggestions. He also could answer our dietary concerns which is always appreciated. My girlfriend had the filet mignon and I chose a local aged steak. They were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The sides were great and we were very satisfied. If I'm ever back in the area I would definitely return and highly recommend it to anyone. It is a delightful place to spend an evening having dinner.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great from wine to salad to entree to dessert! Everything was super!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was one the best meals ive ever eaten and my girlfriend agreed. an the price though expensive is worth every penny we will be back!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was expertly prepared. Service was outstanding. Good selection of food on menu. Staff attentive, but not pushy or rushing you. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best in Harrisonburg. At least, the best I've had in Harrisonburg. Always a great choice. Love the steaks, choose your seasoning and then choose your sauce. Been several times. Always a great experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent meal, fresh, local ingredients with a unique menu. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I ordered Filet Mignon with two sides. We ordered them medium/well but both were WAY over cooked. We should have sent them back, but didn't due to a lack of time.
The portions were miniscule, but the bill was Gigantic! Not too impressed by this joint!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food and service. A great place for special occasions!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Menu is limited. Only one entree special. Food seems to have slipped a little since our last visit. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The ambiance and look of the restaurant were great. However, we waited 10 minutes for a waiter to greet us and take our drink order. It was as though they forgot that they sat my husband and I in the corner. Once we placed our drink order, we waited a LONG time for our appetizer and drinks to arrive and almost an hour after arriving we were finally eating our dinner. If the restaurant was busy we would have understood, but there were open tables everywhere and it was a Monday night. Overall the food was good and the service was terrible. We would not advise eating at this restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best food in Harrisonburg by far! I heard the owners bought the Joshua Wilton House and hope the food there improves to this quality. Every item ordered by our party was amazing.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was amazing, service was amazing, everything was amazing. Will be coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was wonderful and wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient. A delightful ambience with exceptional farm to table ingredients and preparation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything was wonderful! From the service to the food, we could not have been happier! Special thanks to Chef Bogan and the kitchen staff for the exceptional food. Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was good, however the description of my wife's salad was a a little misleading. It was supposed to have hard boiled duck egg on it, but we could not find it. The excellent waiter explained that it was "crumbles of duck egg". If that was the case then they were microscopic!
Apart from that we had a very good meal, but I personally think it and the wine were over priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Went here with my grandfather and the staff was able to adjust their plans for our seating very quickly (stairs would have been a challenge, so we were quickly put in a ground-level area). Food was exceptional, nice wine.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We loved our dinner at Local Chop House. They used locally sourced food for the most part. Very fresh, not overdone presentation. We shared the pork belly and sweet potato appetizers. Highly recommend both. I had the duck breast with pimento cheese grits and green beans. My husband had a steak. We both loved our meals. And get the salted caramel ice cream! Delish!
Nice venue in renovated old building. If we ever happen to be in this town again, we will definitely stop by!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The Chop and Grill House is my favorite restaurant in Harrisonburg: classy while not stuffy. Great service...perfect timing and attention without hovering.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Delightfully flavorful and well presented smallish but sufficient portions with attentive service and a waiter who understood my drink request. Go there confidently 👌🏻

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Organic, Romantic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Not a place I would go back to. Menu was average. Underwhelmed.

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