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Fork in the Alley

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza
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2123 Crystal Spring Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Columbus, Indiana
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275 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting family in Roanoke, we were looking for a good burger. After researching on TA, we decided on Fork in the Alley. It is located near downtown. We could only find street parking. Thus, parking was a bit of an issue. You have to walk down the alley next to the Cupcake place. It was a nice little place... More 

Thank Amos C
Blacksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place a week ago, and so glad we did. Unpretentious little place with very helpful waitstaff and hostess. Had really good pizza and pulled pork. Will definitely return.

Thank Suzanne R
bellefonte, pa
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went on line and found this place as it is a couple blocks from the Carillion Hospital in Roanoke. Got there late but they still were doing pizzas and finger foods. The pizza was great and they had some great beer selections. Staff was friendly, the place with cook art hanging and patrons having a good time. Not a large... More 

Thank bellefontebob
Forest, VA
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited here after going to another local attraction. Had a special with pizza, so we had some. Delicious! Lots of other choices. Great service.

Thank Maine2VaForest_VA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were so glad when we discovered this place over a year ago! We came on the recommendation of others, and we're so glad that we did. The food is surprisingly good! I love the Inferno Burger, and their specially pizzas are fantastic. The service has always been exceptional as well. The atmosphere in the pub area is great, and... More 

Thank Craig H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went as a pair of couples. The food was adequate and priced fairly... it was not bad, nor did it blow us away. The server was fine, but could have stopped by more, I had an empty glass a couple times. We would return again, but it isn't on our list to visit right away.

Thank David M
Hertford, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a late afternoon lunch. Everyone's food was great and each person took home enough for a another meal. Pizza, salads, and a kids CEO all great! Beer selection is nice too.

Thank Atthepool
Bellaire, MI
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223 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice bartender, with good hiking tips! Monday night, burger and a side for $6!! You can't beat that!! The Lipes and the burger with the olive relish were great! That pimento cheese spread is awesome🙀love it!! About 16 beers in tap, about 1/3 being local craft selections. Cute location! Check it out!!

Thank Bellaire56
Durham, North Carolina
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Service friendly and good, patio closed in for winter and dog friendly. Also well heated. The food was mediocre at best.

Thank DeniseReaves
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

So let me start with the good – I like the setting, with an inside-outside sort of laid back feel and a good bar area with two or three screens showing sports. I think this small restaurant is also in a progressive part of Roanoke, with a handful of equally-minded cool original restaurants near by. We had pizza, and it... More 

Thank Tim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2123 Crystal Spring Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: 540-982-FORK

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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?