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, featuring guest speaker Dick Beardsley.

Dick was made famous by two dramatic marathon finishes, one ending in a 1st place tie, other known to this day as the “Duel in the Sun”.   He made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with 13 consecutive marathon PRs, held the record at Grandma’s Marathon for 30 years, and still has the 3rd fastest time by an American man.

Come learn more about this fascinating man, enjoy a delicious pasta dinner and receive a detailed race brief by local newscaster John Carlin.  Limited to 200 people, buy your tickets now.

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. Check your race bib for a 10% off coupon, valid at all the City Market Buidling restaurants!

Present this badge -OR your finishers medal at any of these restaurants and receive 10% off!  Click the badge image below to view a full list of all participating restaurants in the city and thanks for supporting our city and community.  We hope you enjoy your stay in Roanoke!
Blue-Ridge-VBR Badge 2015


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 .  River & Rail is fine dining, but casual dress is allowed.

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.

For a full list of over 60 restaurants in downtown Roanoke Click Here.