Where to eat American food in Roanoke: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 15, 2019 Ying Subia

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Roanoke. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. A 100-foot high star atop a mountain and visible from miles around welcomes you to the "Star City of the South," a great beginning for your weekend getaway to this city rich in culture, history, fun and entertainment. Close to the star is the Mill Mountain Zoological Park, where you'll see the endangered Snow Leopard, Amur Tiger and Red Wolf, along with 40-plus other animal species. The Center in the Square is the city's cultural hub, where you can catch a Broadway-quality show at the Mill Mountain Theatre or hear the celebrated Roanoke Symphony. Museums are everywhere, and whether your interest lies in art, history, science or transportation, you'll find a museum to match it. The Harrison Museum of African-American Culture honors achievements of African Americans and includes an impressive African exhibit. For underground delights, head over to the Dixie Caverns for a 45-minute tour of breathtaking cave formations, after which you can browse through pottery, rock and mineral and other shops. There's something to keep you occupied and entertained every minute in this environmentally-conscious, friendly and very welcoming Virginia city.
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10. Evie's Bistro and Bakery

1212 4th St SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4540 American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available [email protected] +1 540-343-4543 http://eviesbistroandbakery.com/
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4 based on 221 reviews

Evie's Bistro and Bakery

Reviewed By mary a

Just in town for the Virginia Garden Tour. Ate here on the recommendation of our Airbnb host. A quick walk through an interesting neighborhood to this quirky, airy local favorite. Food was GREAT, fresh, creative, and the service was excellent. Unpretentious and fun. Multi-generational clientele. Just sorry we were too full to try the yummy looking desserts!

9. Shakers Good Food & Drink

1909 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-2002 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-366-4783 http://shakers.com/
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4 based on 333 reviews

Shakers Good Food & Drink

Shakers Restaurant is proud to provide you the best casual dining restaurants in Central Virginia. Our restaurant location in Roanoke VA is near the Valley View Mall. If you are looking one of the top restaurants in Lynchburg with one of the best menus co

Reviewed By Paul L

Established in the 80's, this place was very popular back in 90's. Mostly forgotten now, I am grateful I have two chef friends who have cooked here, otherwise I would not have know how good the food still is! Had the beyond meat burger--with cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and fries. Veggie patty had heavy smoke flavor! Amazing!!

8. Billy's

102 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1427 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 540-206-3353 http://billysroanoke.com/
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4 based on 804 reviews

Billy's

Reviewed By Desiree626

Went here for lunch with friends during a recent visit to Roanoke. We all raved over our choices. My mermaid mojito was amazing and one of the best I've ever had. Same for my shrimp and grits. Another had the BLT which was enormous, one friend had a burger which she claimed was one of the best ever, and another had the crab chowder which was also amazing. Interesting decor. Definitely recommend. Very friendly staff!

7. Alexander's

105 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011-1305 American, Cajun & Creole, Fusion Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-982-6983 http://www.alexandersva.com/
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4 based on 224 reviews

Alexander's

We are SW Virginia's dining destination located next to the Farmer's Market, Hotel Roanoke Conference Center and the Taubman Museum of Art. Alexander's is an oasis for casual upscale dining. Focusing on superb ingredients; fish, seafood, prime quality Vir

Reviewed By 32ericp

After a awful experience with the valets at The Hotel Roanoke, it was redeemed by the staff at Alexander’s! From the time we walked in to the time we left everything was perfect. Made a reservation and asked for the window seat. They had it ready for us. Everything from the filet, seafood and pork chop was cooked to perfection. The staff was attentive and always ready. Great job Alexander’s! Will be back every visit to Roanoke.We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner at Alexander’s! We also appreciate your remarks about the important unofficial public relations role that our professional staff play in the community- aren’t they the Best? Thanks for your lovely review and we look forward to your next visit. May I note that because we are a small restaurant with changing seating needs, we cannot promise specific tables, even to our most loyal customers. Please dont be disappointed if your “favorite spot” is not available next time- all of our tables are good tables, and you’ll get the same great food, service, and reasonable prices.

6. The River and Rail

2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483 American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Ta [email protected] +1 540-400-6830 http://riverandrailrestaurant.com/
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4 based on 236 reviews

The River and Rail

Southern, Local, Seasonal cooking in the heart of Roanoke nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Executive Chef Aaron Deal is James Beard nominated and is delighted to be serving traditional yet upscale southern classics in his Roanoke kitchen.

Reviewed By MobBossesDaughter

First time stopping in, sat at the Bar- Shane is excellent- bartenders here are very technical in application and drinks are upscale .. too fancy for my taste, so Pinot Grigio was good enough for me! :-) ....cheese board was delicious, pork rinds with pimento was good.. each individually was nice but I think the pimento would have been better paired with something else, no offense to the chef- Brussels sprouts with the spicy mayo- so tasty, cornbread was okay- honestly the butter made it. Fried oyster wraps were a nice little treat and the banana pudding was excellent. Would definitely come back- the atmosphere is very nice- bathrooms are clean and you are able to view the kitchen from anywhere you sit in the restaurant- the restaurant is small so others conversations do echo. - reservations are a must

5. Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

210 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1802 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer +1 540-342-0328 http://www.jackbrownsjoint.com/roanoke/
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4 based on 331 reviews

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

We're a beer and burger joint, plain and simple. You can always expect a friendly, intimate experience when you walk into our quirky little barspace. Amazing burgers made with 100% Wagyu beef, over 100 craft beers to choose from, and a personal touch from

Reviewed By jnzoller

Casual, loud and tasty. Nice selection of specialty burgers with a daily special. Friendly staff who helped us decide on food. Visited similar establishments in other cities and this is definitely the place for burgers and an excellent selection of brews in Roanoke - all with great music!

4. Lucky

18 Kirk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1704 American Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-982-1249 http://www.eatatlucky.com
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4 based on 266 reviews

Lucky

A mix of Southern American and Southern French Cuisine with craft cocktails and an excellent wine list.

Reviewed By journeymaid48

We had dinner here on our stay in Roanoke. The service is good. The food is very regional and reminded me of my grandparents. The quality is exceptional. The kale is amazing and so is the fried chicken. The bread pudding is outstanding and an excellent choice for dessert. I would defintely recommend stopping here if you like southern comfort food.

3. Local Roots

1314 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-2316 American, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-206-2610 http://www.localrootsrestaurant.com
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4 based on 578 reviews

Local Roots

Reviewed By 106AnnH106

We enjoyed our food very much. We had gazpacho as an appetizer that we shared was absolutely delicious with wonderful depth of flavor. The gnocchi were large but tender, with delicious flavor. The scallops were slightly under cooked but the presentation was gorgeous and the blend of flavors was delicious. Service was good. Thank you for your visit and positive review. We're so glad you enjoyed the summer gazpacho, gnocchi, and scallops. Please let us know next time if anything needs to be cooked more and we'd be happy to do so. We strive to send our dishes out both delicious and perfectly cooked, so if something goes out too quickly, we definitely want to correct it. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

2. Hollywood's Restaurant & Bkry

7770 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-4343 American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 540-362-1812 http://www.hollywoodsrestaurant.com
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4 based on 1291 reviews

Hollywood's Restaurant & Bkry

Reviewed By Susan W

What a nice surprise! Riding by , pulled in, checked Trip Advisor; and had a fabulous lunch. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food and desserts homemade! Clean place and comfortable. Will def be back when we come to Virginia. Check out the US map with push puns from all the hometowns of the visitors that have eaten there. Wish we could have dinner. Nice wine selection .

10 Things to Do in Roanoke That You Shouldn't Miss

1. Regency Dining Room

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center 110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016 American, French, Seafood, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar +1 540-985-5900 http://www.HotelRoanoke.com
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4 based on 432 reviews

Regency Dining Room

Celebrating More Than 75 Years of Southern Hospitality This autumn, The Regency Room will be rich with bountiful colors and fresh ingredients as Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco and Chef de Cuisine Colin Lloyd introduce their new Autumn/Winter Menus. Make a

Reviewed By freespiritedone

This is a very elegant and upscale restaurant! Jesse was friendly and welcoming as we entered. Brody was a friendly and excellent server who anticipated our every need. We loved the banana foster! Josh also helped us have us have a wonderful dining experience!Dear freespiritedone, thank you for your review and for choosing the restaurant for your dining! We are honored to have you as a guest and are delighted you enjoyed the service! We strive daily to present the absolute best in product, service and experience and are delighted to see it presented in a review! I will share the kind words with our team and hope you'll be back to visit again soon! We look forward to your return and serving you again. Sincerely, Brian WellsGeneral Manager

Where to Eat in Roanoke: The Best Restaurants and Bars

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