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Local Chop & Grill House

4.7
1122 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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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 1122 People Are Saying
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4.8
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2.0Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was so good the first night that my friend and I went back a second night while on vacation . The food was great .

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

It was awesome, the best salmon I have had in a long time .

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very good....will dine there again on next visit to Harrisonburg.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food prepared perfectly and presented beautifully! Service was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Overall good meal. Felt filet was little overcooked

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, fantastic service. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Delicious local food and relaxing atmosphere. Love their prime rib and scallops. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very good server. He was very knowledgable of the menu and had very good recommendations for wine parings.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Everytime I come up to see my son from James Madison Unversity I take him and his friends to dinner and it’s wonderful and when you have a big group they make it work!

Wonderful staff and food.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Harrisonburg. Tonight started with the beet salad; followed with had the NY Strip with red smashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. House rub and horseradish cream sauce. Everything was perfectly prepared.
Our waiter, Chris, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating.
Local Chop and Grill never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We were touring James Madison University and it was my granddaughter’s 18th birthday so I was looking For a nice place to take her. I stumbled into the Local Chop and Grill House and it was fantastic. My granddaughter said it was the best chicken she ever had and my scallops melted in your mouth. I loved the fact you could customize your own meal. Caesar salad was delicious, the bread was delicious and they brought my granddaughter the orange raspberry sorbet, which is homemade and to die for. I only wished I would be able to buy a gallon of it to take home. The wait staff was friendly courteous very knowledgeable and attentive. My granddaughter and I both think it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. I am only sorry we live 400 miles away!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I enjoyed a tasty pork chop. The root vegetables were nicely seasoned. The bread was warm and delicious.

Douglas was an excellent server.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always a great meal. Good for special occasions or just a quiet night out for two.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A bit pricey, but the food was well prepared and good. Our waitress Emily remembered us from 5 months ago and was fantastic. The sauces were phenomenal. The presentation was beautiful. My only complaint is that I would have preferred my sides (heat) hotter. But I like my food very hot. My family had no complaint.

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