Vinton Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Vinton

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Vinton is a town in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,098 at the 2010 census. Vinton is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Roanoke Region of Virginia.
Things to do in Vinton

1. New York Pizza Incorporated

708 Hardy Rd, Vinton, VA 24179-3538 Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 540-342-2933
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

New York Pizza Incorporated

Reviewed By newt239 - Roanoke, Virginia

Tony Montuori started this iconic Vinton eating establishment back in the early 1980's. Tragically, he passed away on his mountain farm back in 2011. Over the years, I had visited the restaurant many times. Back when my kids were younger, we found that everyone could find something they liked to eat here. Since the kids have grown, I hadn't much reason to head over to Vinton for a meal, but my hiking group found ourselves in the Vinton area this week, and we decided to celebrate our successful hike with lunch at this wonderful gem.

The restaurant, seemingly perennially under construction, boasts a spartan, eclectic interior complete with a wall of plants that eat up every inch of window space in the main room, casting the whole place in a chlorophyllic glow. The banquet room has a fully functional bar stocked with functional arcade video game consoles and claw machines. Quirky, right?

Like many other endearing local gastro destinations, knowing how to order is key to a successful visit. Upon entering, you grab a menu (If you don't already know what you want), visit the cashier, pay, and get a wooden key with a number. Go find a seat and wait for your key to be called. Then go up to the kitchen counter and grab your food.

My friends ordered either slices of pizza or steak and cheese subs. I ordered Stromboli. Each of us was blown away by how good the food was. For me, I can honestly say that I've never had a better Stromboli. The crust...oh the crust...perfection. Despite the massive size of the pie, I felt compelled to eat every scrap.

So the quirky ambiance, complete with 15 feet tall welcoming Jesus statute in the grotto adjacent to the main building, coupled with affordable, delicious food makes New York Pizza a fantastic choice for an escapist lunch or dinner. My only regret was that I couldn't snag a prize from the claw machine on my only try.

2. Regency Dining Room

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 29 - SGD 42 +1 540-985-5900
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

Regency Dining Room

Celebrating More Than 75 Years of Southern Hospitality This autumn, The Regency Room will be rich with bountiful colors and fresh ingredients as Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco and Chef de Cuisine Colin Lloyd introduce their new Autumn/Winter Menus. Make a statement in The Regency Room each and every time you dine! The Regency Room is located adjacent to the Hotel lobby.

Reviewed By Enjoysgoodfood21 - Charlottesville, Virginia

We were in town on business and this restaurant had been on my "must try" list for a long time. Finally, the day came and it was even better than I had hoped. The buffet was plentiful, offering peanut soup and on this day, chicken and mushroom soup for starters, many salad selections, with excellent spoon bread and rolls on the side.

There are several main courses on offer with plentiful vegetables and everything was totally delicious. The service at the buffet and the table was friendly and delightful.

And for those who saved room for dessert, there were plenty of excellent and delicious choices. I tried the raspberry and redcurrant mousse and, I must confess, the chocolate ganache cheesecake. Heavenly!

I will be back next time I am in Roanoke.

3. Bread Craft

24 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-2007 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 540-562-4112
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Bread Craft

It is our goal to introduce the Roanoke area to our style of baking. There is a simple joy in eating a loaf of bread made fresh daily and not loaded down with preservatives to make it last for weeks as it travels from one part of the country to another. Our bread is fresh and local.The hard crust provides satisfaction of eating something substantial.And the soft yet firm crumb contrasts the mouth-

Reviewed By Sandy R

Went for breakfast not knowing what was in store for me. The manager had told me on the phone about this dish. It was very delicious and it came in a casserole dish with four slices of delicious fresh baked bread. Served just right piping...MoreThank you for taking the time to review our bakery. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

4. Dogwood Restaurant

106 E Lee Ave, Vinton, VA 24179-2518 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 540-343-6549
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Dogwood Restaurant

Reviewed By wattsjr - Thaxton, Virginia

Great stick to your ribs comfort food. A classic meat and 2 veg diner. Went in for lunch had country style steak, mac and cheese, cabbage. Mac and cheese is baked which I prefer. Great flavor on everything, everyone in party was very satisfied with their lunch. Go early fills up quick for lunch. Service is good and food came out quickly

5. Red Jasmine Thai Cuisine

210 S Pollard St, Vinton, VA 24179-2530 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 540-345-1165
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Red Jasmine Thai Cuisine

Reviewed By paws4u - Vinton, Virginia

Went with a friend from out of state and was so disappointed. The shrimp were overcooked and the rice gummy. The first clue should have been only one other couple in the restaurant when we entered.

6. Lucky

18 Kirk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1704 Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 540-982-1249
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Lucky

A mix of Southern American and Southern French Cuisine with craft cocktails and an excellent wine list.

Reviewed By Heelraiser - Raleigh, North Carolina

We were greeted with smiles upon entry to this quaint jewel. Our beer selections were followed by bread with garlic infused butter. Our fried chicken was crispy outside while remaining tender and juice inside. The chicken was on a bed of kale sautéed with onions and bacon and a large serving of garlic mashed potatoes. Both of us loved the dinner so well it led to sharing bread pudding for dessert. The staff was courteous and attentive.

7. Jerry's Family Restaurant

1340 E Washington Ave, Vinton, VA 24179-1820 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 540-343-4400
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Jerry's Family Restaurant

Reviewed By Bradley C - Roanoke, Virginia

Look, this place is not for the critic. My sons and I eat breakfast here every week, and we are treated like family. I have eaten lunch and dinner as well. Good home cooking, for a reasonable price. Jerrys is hard to beat for a lazy day meal!

8. Cedars Lebanese Restaurant

120 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 540-761-3030
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 475 reviews

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant

Reviewed By Ryan R

My wife and I stopped in here because she is half Lebanese and she loves to try the food at these restaurants. We got the grape leaves, hummus, fried kibbeh, tabbouleh and fattoush. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about all of the food. We'll definitely go back when we're in the area.

9. Mission Bbq

2229 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-3208 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 540-613-5513
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Mission Bbq

Reviewed By regiontravelreturns - Roanoke, Virginia

Casual restaurant with very friendly, welcoming staff. Lots of smoked meats you season with options including 6 sauce varieties at each table. Delicious sides include mac-n-cheese, cheesy potatoes, etc. A little more expensive than similar restaurants but food is high quality. Walk-up ordering. Decor highlights the achievements of veterans, first responders. Does serve some alcohol but does not have full bar. Very clean.
Convenient location at Towers Shopping Center, upper level near Fresh Market.

10. Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

210 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1802 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 540-433-5225
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

Reviewed By jolee54 - Roanoke, Virginia

A small, narrow place but worth checking out. Busy all the time so be patient. Eclectic decor which I like a lot. Who has the front end of a car on the wall? They do, along with a ball of bras hanging from the ceiling. Not nuts over that one. Lived back in the bra-burning days and this place seems a notch above this style.
Even though they were packed it took less than 5 minutes to get waited on. Tried the "Cowboy Burger" and oh was it good! Small bun which I would suggest they upgrade to a larger size or different type. The fries were great and when you pair it with a good craft beer, life be good folks! :) Had to give the cook a big thumbs up when he turned around for a moment from the grill. Great job on the burgers.
Music rocked from great speakers which increased the atmosphere. The waiter was quite informative when it came to the beer and was happy to help and check on us.
I would like to see the prices come down a touch. Seems quite high but I will come back another day. Thanks guys for a cool place. You are doing a great job and it shows.
Will be back for the "fried oreo".

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