Local Chop & Grill House

4.5
1608 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1608 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DyrickD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing , my wife and I had a great time for our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I were visiting from Virginia Beach and found this restaurant. All of the dishes were delicious and service was impeccable. Kudos to the staff.

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AnnieR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and even better service! We had a great birthday dinner for my husband!

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is excellent. Easy to see why they are voted "best in the valley" Service needs some fine tuning. Understand staffing issues. But, still needs to step up to the price level.
If you like fantastic food, fancy worded menu items and have time this is the place to go.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great people. Have always enjoyed their establishment.

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vipStargazer
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience-loved the food and service.

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viparlingtonfoodie
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were at the Massanutten resort celebrating a friend’s 65th birthday and looking for a dinner spot on a Monday—very tough in that area—so we decided to head into Harrisonburg and we are so glad we did. We picked the Local based on reviews and the great menu. We requested outside seating, and the ambiance was a bit lacking compared to the lovely, rustic chic interior, but the service was absolutely outstanding and the food was truly memorable. Our server Hudson was amazing—he adjusted both the temperature and the music volume for us, and was very helpful on the menu choices. We ordered a special clam/corn chowder that was decadent and delicious, and my friends both got burgers,one the “regular” and one bison. They were both raving about the burgers. I got the sirloin with mushrooms and Mac and Cheese. The sirloin was perfectly cooked and came with a nice homemade steak sauce that I didn’t use because the steak was great with just the mushrooms. But the Mac and Cheese was literally TO DIE FOR. The best I have ever had. We also had the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower appetizer with gojuchang aioli and that aioli was killer also. I just wished we lived closer because there were many things on the menu that I wanted to try. A really good experience. Plus we got a candle in our ice cream for the birthday girl!

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Samba
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steaks, and awesome service. Will definitely return.

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MargeeG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go-to place for special occasions. Legendary service. Never disappoints.

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JimAtari
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at Local Chop & Grill House. The service was great, the drink menu was extensive, and the food was delicious. We both love cocktails and their menu has something for everyone’s tastes. I got the ribeye and my wife got the sirloin, both were cooked perfectly. The sides were solid as well. Collard greens, mashed potatoes, and pimento cheese grits were all great choices.

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TomG
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointing overall. Ww expected far better since it was a chop house. Mac n cheese made with goat cheese was not liked. Duck was disappointing. Only 1 of 4 in our party enjoyed their meal. Unlikely to return.

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ErinC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean, friendly and helpful when I asked about parking. Sat near bar and the waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing! Steak special and bison burger and shrimp and grits all delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food.

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AnkitR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food ! Everything from soup to dessert was super good . The duck is a must try !

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vipSteph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Food was lacking, but drinks and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great! Service is A+! Great drinks too!!!!

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JesseM
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We asked for a table, if available, and our request was quickly taken care of.
Nice and relaxing with a great meal!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Passing through from North Carolina to New Jersey.

Excellent service. Waitstaff very attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable.

Loved the Panzanella Salad. Refreshing vinaigrette with delicate tomatoes, sliced onions and kale greens with House made croutons. Would recommend more Goat cheese for palate balance. Overall, a winner.

Salmon was on point, perfectly prepared, fresh and flavorful. Chimichurri was nice accompaniment to add tartness.

Duck Breast was very flavorful, but I should have ordered it medium instead of medium rare. It was slightly under done as the rare centers were a little chewy, but flavorful. I would order it again.

I highly recommend this establishment

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Our medium steaks were very rare, barely warm, and tough. The waiter forgot to bring our complimentary anniversary dessert.

Last year, we had a pleasant experience with an experienced waiter, and a good meal.

It was a disappointing wedding anniversary meal. We won't be going back.

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MonicaMJ
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Harrisonburg!

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JulianD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was great. We had cocktails that were perfect. Everything was great and we can't wait to go back.

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TimothyB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I was passing through Harrisonburg and consulted Trip Advisor for a recommendation. the reviews for Local Chop and Grill House (a rather pedestrian and misleading name) seemed good so off I went. I was not disappointed. The salmon and asparagus were excellent. My server (Ethan) was excellent. Overall a great experience, and I would definitely recommend it to all, and will return anytime I am in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent in the restaurant, the ambience was absolutely amazing. The bathrooms were spectacular, they were clean BUT THE FOOD WAS so pleasing to the pallet. Everything was bursting with flavor, the steak was perfect, the salmon that we had was absolutely perfectly medium and the chimichurri is to die for. We’re going to make a special trip just to come back.

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JuanChris
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful birthday dinner!

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Gene
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Order took excessive amount of time; potatoes were cold. Couldn't get drink order correct.

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vipDiscerning
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Waited over an hour for food

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Stoney
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful 'farm to table' restaurant that I highly recommend.

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CaryH
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is so good. Filet just melts in your mouth.

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JoWe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Also great atmosphere.

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JHamet
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience at the Local Chop & Grill House from the time we were greeted to the time we left. Chris was an exceptional waiter in all respects. Our food was enjoyed by everyone in our party. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and respect for each party's space. We will definitely be visiting again.

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BillyB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

Really, Really Slow !!! I would never set in the bar area to have a birthday dinner with my wife !!!

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Dinner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, really good food and good service. Definitely will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Service suck! For reading reviews it is a coin flip on which server you get. Took ten minutes after seated to be greeted. Then waited another ten minutes to get water. The apps took a long time, the pork belly was very good. The calamari was ok and cold. When the steaks came out they all where cold, had to have sat in the window for a long time. When told that they are cold she took away out in microwave and came back, no manager interested in coming over. The food was good for the price I would say middle of the road.

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vipPastalover
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We have always enjoyed eating at the Local Chop. The food is always excellent. Our waiter was very good. The only complaint' would be the wait between the appetizer/salad course and the main course

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StephenN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Space is very unique and well designed. Service is some of the best we have experienced in our dining out adventures. Love the local food, fresh from the garden salads and you can't go wrong with the ribeye and scallops!! Definitely worth the trip!!

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KittyMomo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to Chop House, and dinner this time was fantastic as always. The pork chop special was phenomenal. We’ve never had dry aged pork, and we were blown away by how fatty and flavorful it was.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We have been to Local Chop & Grill many, many times and we have always highly recommended. This time was totally different. Felt rushed. Had to ask for bread and it was brought after entree. Ordered a second drink and it was never received. Ordered brownie with ice cream. Brownie was overdone and so hard we could not eat. Service did not met expectations of a restaurant of this caliber and price. I would have to seriously think about recommending or returning.

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QuicksDiner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Lovely private dining area. Drinks were well made but VERY late arriving. Steak was delicious and perfectly cooked for me. Some of the sides were over-seasoned.
Main concern - service was poor. Young man, obviously new,tried his best but... forgot to bring bread, struggled to open wine, didn't serve ladies first.. all rookie mistakes
We chalked it up to difficulties finding/retaining staff after COVID. We'll try again .... sure situation will improve with time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was delicious. Calamari appetizer, duck and ribeye entrees. Asparagus was perfectly cooked, and the mac/cheese was tangy and rich. Definitely worth a visit (make a reservation to make sure you get a table).

FAQs

Local Chop & Grill House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 801-0505.

Local Chop & Grill House is rated 4.5 stars by 1608 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.