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Restaurants in Roanoke, VA

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Alley May 6, 2002 12:10 PM

A group of my coworkers are headed to lovely Roanoke Virginia for a document review - the deadliest work on earth. I thought I'd see if I could liven their time with a few good places to eat in the area: any suggestions? Thank you!

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    M RE: Alley May 12, 2002 10:37 PM

    ok.
    #1. Community Inn, its in the Grandin/Raleigh Court area

    #2. Chico & Billy's pizza, on Brambleton Ave.

    #3. Luigi's, also on Brambleton Ave.

    #4. Arzu's, located in downtown Roanoke.
    #5. Texas Tavern, also in downtown Roanoke, on Church Ave.

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      kw RE: Alley May 18, 2002 05:00 PM

      cafe succotash in vinton: name sounds cornball but very good food presented beautifully there. it is a hidden gem. the decor is simple and immaculately detailed. the personnel have deft social skills and provide beautiful service. everything out of the kitchen is delicious. it is a great place, on a summer evening, for gin & tonic and crab chesapeake.

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        hokie2009 RE: kw Nov 28, 2006 02:58 PM

        Pretty sure they are out of business.

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        J RE: Alley May 28, 2002 06:03 PM

        Angler's Cafe is very nice. It is located on the corner of 2nd street and Kirk Ave. Do not let the name fool you, it is anything but a seafood joint. There aren't too many really good restaurants in Roanoke. There are plenty of pricey ones, but quality is lacking at most.

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          hokie2009 RE: J Nov 28, 2006 02:59 PM

          Out of business. Rumors of relocating, but it's been nearly a year and no news.

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          John Fugel RE: Alley Dec 9, 2006 09:10 PM

          Here's a quick update on the Roanoke restaurant scene:
          Both Angler's Cafe and Succatash (Vinton) have closed. Big losses for the foodies here in The Star City. The lobster/garlic mashed potatoes at Succutash were heavenly!
          Good news is that the past year has brought many excellent places to our little town, including:
          Trio Bistro, Bar and Bottle - restaurant, wine bar and wine shop in one location! Great assortment of wines by the glass, as well as wine flights. Excellent food, well prepared and presented.
          Table 50 - just down the street from Trio. Former Chef from Frankie Rowland's Steak House has opened his own place to rave reviews. Innovative cuisine, but a bit noisy.
          Older Favorites:
          Metro - a little bit of Manhattan in Roanoke. Innovative, expensive and trendy.
          Frankie Rowland's - best steaks in the area and great service in a "clubby" environment, but the cigar smokers in the bar have ruined too many dinners for me. They talked about opening a special section for smokers, but it never came to fruition. Hoping that Virginia bans smoking in public places soon!
          Carlo's Brazilian - great food, excellent desserts and a wonderful mountaintop view.
          Roanoke is worth a visit!

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