The Local Room

4.7
127 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Local Room sets the standard for restaurants in the area and is the favorite location for any occasion. From business meetings, family celebrations, date nights and friendly hangouts, we are the catch all destination to provide any occasion with the perfect setting to gather with friends and family. Our location has the space to accommodate many different needs. We intend to continually grow our family and become yours. We are the place to come and enjoy a quality meal in a fun environment. Our food is professionally prepared with quality ingredients. The flavors are bold and unique. We demonstrate a certain passion for our craft while taking pride in the taste and presentation of our food and cocktails. We have a preciseness for execution and exacting our standards. The Local Room is where the locals go. You are all locals to us. Welcome!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I like the local room but the service is soooo bad. I have been about 6 times and have had bad service 4 of those times. It’s like being at the mercy of teenage mean girls who think you need them rather than knowing your the customer. Hostesses fighting in front of you on who will get seated next and a waitress who tells you your food will be 10 more minutes for 35 minutes with an attitude that your lucky to be getting food at all. The best description of the whole dining experience is awkward.

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AngelaH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Do not miss this gem. Truly well designed food and excellently crafted drinks. Make a reservation if you intend to go on a weekend night. Every bit the quality of Uptown restaurants without the traffic. Great for special occasions or a casual lunch. They really create a dining experience either way.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Jimmy, one of the owners, visits customers at their tables, to ensure things are perfect. The food is always great. We asked for a different and were immediately accomadated.

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vipMarkA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Friend’s birthday. Service was slow. Food was cold and expensive for the quality/quantity.

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CindyS
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we have ever had there! Both of our salads were perfect! My husband loved the ribeye and loaded sweet potato! My salmon was delish! I especially loved the side dish of macaroni and cheese!! You should add that to the menu permanently!

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JLowe
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visiting The Local Room. Food and drinks were outstanding! Service was really good as well. We're "locals" and it's great to have a top notch establishment in Locust to dine! Definitely coming back soon.

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BlakeneyA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal at The Local Room. We had the Pancetta Chicken with Gruyere. It was outstanding. Our server, Nickolas was knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend making reservations as they are extremely popular. Even with a reservation we still had to wait 15 minutes for our table but it was well worth the wait. I would highly recommend The Local Room.

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CharB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food and service was excellent. We enjoyed a lovely evening on the patio indulging in delicious food, drinks and dessert.

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sparepress
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather. The outdoor seating area is very comfortable. Kids both got burgers, which they love, I had the small order of salmon and my husband, the steak special. Service was great as was each of our meals.

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RachelB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very attentive service. Hugely accommodating! The best fried green tomatoes I have ever had! We were out of town and looking for a nice place to eat. Wonderful date night for my husband and me. My steak was undercooked but I know this is common when I order well done but they were so gracious. If I lived closer this would become a regular haunt for us!

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GoodCLTeats
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in Locust. We drive over from Charlotte and really enjoy it. Consider visiting a local vineyard and then stopping by for lunch or dinner. Friendly service and great food and drink menu.

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CINDYT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS AMAZING WELL WORTH THE MONDAY. MY HUSBAND GOT THE 3 LOBSTER TAILS AND I GOT THE HAMBURGER STEAK. MAC AND CHEESE TO DIE FOR.

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AlexisK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would highly recommend! Great for date nights! Would love to see some new things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food choices were great but some were overcooked or dry .

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CindyS
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service.

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DawnK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Fast seating on a super packed Friday night! If you haven’t tried them yet, the fried green tomatoes are a MUST. Sounds so simple, but the chef at The Local Room really elevates this “simple” appetizer! Dining here makes EVERY day feel like a special occasion!

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yanoforme
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We had reservations and were seated upon arrival. Took almost 20 minutes before drink orders were taken. Server told us that “she was covering for someone”. Ordered bottomless mimosas and only received 3 because of the poor service and time in between being checked on by server- so price was absolutely NOT worth it, and the drinks were not “bottomless”. Food portions for brunch were so small we went to Wendy’s to get a meal after we left. Meal was WAY overpriced for the small portions. Extremely disappointed and do not recommend to others for these reasons.

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NiraM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Server was very informative on the menu and attentive to our needs. The manager has become a friend because he is so attentive to the tables and quality of experience. Food is superb, full of flavor and perfect portions.

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RobbW
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food in the service was outstanding

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JenniferN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE that we have a nice date night option so close to home! The food is AMAZING and we love speaking with the staff when we come in, especially Jimmy! No need to drive to Charlotte when we can get such great quality of food, service and atmosphere right in our own town.

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ShelbyS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends for brunch with a great menu selection and quality service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I’ve been to The Local Room several times, and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed. The food seemed rushed - the cheese wasn’t melted in the paninis, the soup was lukewarm. Although we were there when they opened, everyone was sat together is booths back to back. Spent the whole meal with kids in the booth behind me kicking the booth. Have loved The Local Room on every prior visit, but this visit was just lacking.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and server was on point. We had to wait a little longer than our reservation time to be sat but was well worth it. Glad to see them thriving. Had a drink at the bar and the bartenders were all friendly and attentive. So happy to have a great option close by.

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Lisa
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice meal and good service! Nice to have a local nice restaurant to go to without having to drive out of town.

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JoanC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We want to try the brunch soon!

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at the Local Room. Food was delicious, and the service was quick and friendly. I am so glad we have this as an option in Locust!

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Fatnhappy
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Ordered Cajun Sirloin and Grilled Salmon.
Service was excellent. Waiter did not hover, but always made sure drinks were full.
Only non-positive comment would be that we did not observe very good social distancing given the current events. Our chairs were back to back almost touching neighboring table.
Will definitely be back.

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JenniferN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with girlfriends!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and vibe! 🌟

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!!

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RudyC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good friendly service, great bar, a tad on the high $ side, will definitely go back. Easy booking on Open Table!
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday. Food and service are excellent. Love the decor, the atmosphere and everything about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner with the Bride. Wonderful restaurant with great food and awesome service!

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KayciC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great secret place if you want to get out of Charlotte. Food was decent, wine was amazing. We enjoyed our visit. Thank you !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Local Room for Valentines dinner. They did not disappoint.

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LindsayM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and exceptional atmosphere! Food was delicious!

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StephanieD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with excellent food and service!

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SouthernBelleFoodie
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Today was our second time at Local Room. The aesthetics and ambiance of the place is amazing. The food has been (overall) solid both times. First visit was for dinner with a party of 8 and not a single complaint. We all ordered something from all four courses of the meal so we had a great variety from the menu. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and accommodating. It was upbeat and not stuffy at all. Definitely won our hearts this night.

The ONLY thing this night (which was a weekend night) was the bar staff was either just slow or slow due to the volume of people. I am not sure which one. Seems like they needed more than 3 bartenders for the huge bar and a full restaurant. This is the core of the restaurant and where the money comes in and waiting 20 minutes for a drink at your table or at the bar is not a good thing!! If you're waiting on food with a drink, the wait is much more tolerable.

Our meal today was during lunch and it was just okay. Our table had chicken penne, kids burger, blue wedge salad, fried okra, fried squash, and collard egg rolls. The best thing was the fried okra today!!! I will get this every visit so I hope this stays consistent. Just the right amount of crust! Egg rolls were cool coming out (but still okay tasting) and my son's fries were mushy and cool. The penne was just okay. The server was super young and seemed a little nervous. It certainly will not deter us from visiting again but it wasn't as great an experience as the dinner.
The atmosphere is #1 reason we will return.

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Rich12334
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were so excited to try the Local Room for Valentine's Dinner. We were honestly a bit disappointed. We did have reservations (for 4) and were seated immediately which was great! Service was good. Salads/soup/croutons appetizer were all great.

My wife ordered the pork tenderloin. The portion size was very small for the price. 4 small (maybe 2" x 2" pieces). It was decent but not much flavor. Her fries were room temperature.

I ordered a ribeye and was very disappointed. It was the thinnest ribeye I've ever been served in a restaurant. (maybe 1/4 inch thick). Three of us at the table all ordered the ribeye and they were all the same. I ordered mine medium rare and it came out medium well. Very tough and chewy. Our reservation was later in the evening (8pm), so I assume its possible they were running out and we got what was left. ??

Overall, it was not worth the $80 we spent.

FAQs

The Local Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 781-5373.

The Local Room is rated 4.7 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.