Whether you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee or the most delicious dinner in town, Roanoke has you covered. Choose one of the more than 60 restaurants in downtown Roanoke, or branch out for more unique dining options.

Marathon supporters (we encourage you to support them just as they support the race):

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Load up on carbs at the marathon pre-race pasta dinner and hear Zoe Romano’s story.  Thousands have climbed Mount Everest. Hundreds have run across the United States. But no one had ever run the route of the Tour de France until Zoe came along.  Last May Zoe Romano made history by being the first person to accomplish this daunting feat. She ran to save the lives of critically ill children through World Pediatric Project.  Limited to 200 people, buy your tickets now (this event will sell out).


City Market Building
Not only is the City Market Building “race cecitymarketlogontral” for the Blue Ridge Marathon (registration, expo, etc.), it is also the heart of Roanoke’s Historic Market District. Located within the City Market Building you will find:

The River and Rail
riverandrailA southern Bistro located in the heart of Roanoke Virginia. Chef Aaron Deal changes the menu weekly based on the availability of seasonal products from our local providers. He and his team produce Southern and French classic dishes for this neighborhood restaurant, located just a block off the course at mile 16 . It’s really, really good food.

Texas Tavern
Sintexastavernce 1930, the Texas Tavern has held a spot in the history of Roanoke, VA as well as the hearts of everyone who has visited. Over 20 million bowls (and counting) have been served. In addition, we have several other menu items that have become synonymous with the culture of this Roanoke, Virginia landmark. For years we have been serving favorites such as the unique “Cheesy Western”. No trip to Roanoke is complete without a visit to the Texas Tavern.