The Local was started in March 2008 to provide a venue to showcase the abundant supply of small farmers, artisan cheesemakers, breweries, distilleries and award-winning vineyards located in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. We are truly blessed to have such a wide variety of agriculture readily accessible and a local population so willing to support the local food movement. In addition, we strive to support local craftsmen, and much of what you see in the restaurant is fabricated locally.

We also offer full catering services for both onsite and off-site events. We specialize in weddings, rehearsal dinners, private parties, and corporate events.

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Sunday-Thursday: 5:30-10pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:30-11pm


Parking is available in the 7th Street Lot (701 E Market St), the Market Street Garage (550 E Market St), and the Water Street Garage (200 E Water St).

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