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Blue 5

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2nd St, Roanoke, VA
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Diverse menu, large beer selection, live bands that rock! Always a good time when we go there! There is even outdoor seating available. And all this at a reasonable price,

Thank Ralphie808
Roanoke, Virginia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The food is pretty good, but I've been there a few times and there's been major problems with consistency. Once I even had to wait 15 minutes for my server to come back with the salad dressing that the kitchen forgot to put on the salad. But for all that the service and food isn't, the beer list is very... More 

Thank lgwacbb
Vienna, Virginia
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I came here to attend a private party so we were located in what I believe they call the Red Room downstairs. Staff is friendly and attentive, they definitely had enough people working on busy Saturday night. I never felt like it was overcrowded or I had to wait for my drinks, which were strong, not watered down. I did... More 

Thank grapeeape
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you are looking for live music and good food, Blue 5 has both. The atmosphere is fun and casual. This is the perfect place to meet with friends.

Thank Kim S
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Great vibe. Excellent food. I eat there for business lunches and the occasional dinner with out of town guests.

Thank carlinthecyclist
Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

I met some friends for drinks and dinner on Wednesday. I guess I am just old, but it is noisy the band played at top volume you had to yell to be heard. I ordered the barbeque with tomato sauce. It came out barely warm and the sauce was thick like goop. I should have ordered the NC style sauce... More 

Thank cedarridge2014
Vienna, Virginia
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535 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

I came here for a private party and it was a very pleasant first experience. The restaurant itself was very energetic, band was awesome, and the catered food was great! I never got a chance to taste the restaurant menu but it looked pretty good. If you get the chance to host a private party in roanoke take advantage of... More 

Thank Kevin P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were there for a friend's rehearsal dinner and enjoyed the food, overall atmosphere, and service. The basement where our party was can be a little on the dark side so be sure to watch out where you are going.

Thank MacKenzie H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This place has it all - food, service and atmosphere. The place where I suggest to all my out of town friends. Try the shrimp and grits or rack of ribs. Outstanding! Top craft beer selection in the area.

Thank FincastleHokie
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Love the live music with no cover charge! The music schedule has declined over the years, but still gets other than local talent occasionally. The many entree's I have ordered were all great; love the BBQ and Cajun Cuervo Pasta, but be ready to spend a bit more than you may want as the prices are a bit high especially... More 

Thank Daniel W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd St, Roanoke, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?