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The River and Rail

2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
+1 540-400-6830
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“hanger steak” (14 reviews)
“pimento cheese” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River and Rail is my favorite restaurant in Virginia. My wife and I drive three hours one way to visit this restaurant. The oyster wraps and flank steak are my favorites. My wife loves the homemade raviolis and their daily homemade ice creams. You...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I just went out to River and Rail with some friends last night. We are all gardeners, farmers, homesteaders and foodies. We were amazed at how fresh, local and diverse the food and beverage options were. The staff was very knowledgeable about everything on the...More

Thank burgeoningtravler
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited last night and had a delightful dinner. They were very accommodating for my celiac disease! The food was fresh with a beautiful presentation. Just delightful......

Thank Debora S
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This restaurant is a lovely place to eat lunch or dinner. Not boisterous. Varied menu and your food is always done just right. We chose to start our last lunch there with a jar of pickles - pickled mushrooms, cukes, carrots, etc. The lunch sandwiches...More

Thank WVMaven
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot say enough about our fabulous evening at R&R last night! The drinks were a delicious accompaniment to the ribs and oysters we enjoyed as starters. Our waiter was friendly and attentive with no pretentiousness and he made us welcome and appreciated as guests....More

Thank patiencein03
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Ok, wow.....I couldn't believe this place existed in Roanoke. Recently, we've moved to Roanoke from Northern Virginia where extremely good restaurants are everywhere. The R&R is definitely in competition for many of the NOVA style restaurants but quite frankly, I was at peace here. Modern...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good but would have been more enjoyable if the place was not so loud. On a Wednesday around 8 and this place was roaring. Although plated nicely, the food was a bit over priced for the flavors that were present. Regardless,...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Ally was an amazing server; thoroughly knowledgeable about the menu. Oyster wraps and green asparagus salad were amazing, as was the scallops and rockfish. Wonderful wine pairing with a Macrostie Chardonnay. We will be back on our next trip to Roanoke!

Thank Lviehmyer
Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you haven't tried this place you need too. Very friendly staff and excellent prepared food with great presentation. Thank you

Thank marino22
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We have visited Roanoke for the last 6 years and decided to try a different restaurant. So glad we did. The food was amazing. We had the oyster wraps and asparagus salad for starters. The oysters are not to be missed. For our main course...More

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Questions & Answers
14 December 2015|
Response from TheMadTraveler_13 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling. Open Table is not accepting Reservations for December 24th, so I would expect it to be closed. However, it could be a special menu and could be reservation only. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-2483
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-400-6830
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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.
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