Roanoke's Best Restaurants


Editor's Note: The results below are from our 2014-2015 Dining Awards reader survey. For the results of our most recent survey, view our FREE digital edition archvies now!




Readers' Choice Dining Awards


Our readers love dining out. And as discerning partakers of the best of the restaurant scene in the Roanoke Valley, they express their opinions strongly – as in more than 30,000 votes cast – to create these 15 pages of awards in more than 75 different categories! Read on to find out who won, or view the results in our digital edition today!

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Best Overall Dining

Best New Restaurant (since July 2013)    

Best Chef    

  • Platinum: River and Rail, Aaron Deal
  • Gold: Blue Apron, Scott Switzer
  • Silver: Crock and Roll  (since closed), Charles Hooper

Best Overall Kitchen Staff

Best in the Neighborhood

Best Diner, Drive In or Dive

Best Hotel Restaurant

Best Sunday Brunches

Best Overall Staff

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Pizza

Best Subs & Sandwiches

Best Hot Dogs

Best Chili

Best Hamburgers

Best Steak

Best Chicken

Best Buffalo Wings

Best Buffalo Wings-Chain

Best Ribs

Best Fish and Chips

Freshest Seafood

Freshest Seafood - Local Chain

Best Biscuits   

Best Bagels   

Best Bagels–Multiple Locations

Best Bagels–Chain Winner

Best Grilled Cheese

Best Appetizers / Small Plates

Best Soups & Salads

Best Vegetarian Menu

Best Comfort Food

Best Cakes / Baked Goods

Best Chocolate Store

Best Dessert Menu

Best Candy Store

Best Ice Cream / Frozen Treats

Best Beer Selection

Best Wine List

Best Winery Within a 2-hour Drive

Most Creative Cocktails

Best Overall Bar

Best Happy-Hour Deals

Best Local Coffee Shop

Best Indian Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Japanese Restaurant

Best Traditional Virginia Food

Best Sushi

Best Mediterranean Cuisine

Best International Taste Not Covered Above

Best Farm-To-Table Menu

Best Kid’s Birthday Spot

Best Kids’ Menu

Menu That Makes The Whole Family Happy

Menu That Makes The Whole Family Happy–Local Chain

Best Anniversaries/Special Occasions

Best Bachelorette Party

Best Bachelor Party

Best Live Entertainment

Best for Watching the Game

Best for Watching the Game–Chain

Best Picnic or Tailgate Food

Best Picnic or Tailgate Food–Chain

Worth an Hour in the Car

Restaurant That Makes You Forget You’re In Roanoke

Best Vinton Restaurant

Best Southwest City/County Restaurant

Best Smith Mountain Lake Restaurant

Best Salem Restaurant

Best New River Valley Restaurant

Best Hollins/North County Restaurant

Best Downtown Restaurant

Best Botetourt-Area Restaurant

Best 460 / Bonsack area Restaurant