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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Burger Joint
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“Located in Blacksburg and Radford, Virginia, we have been proudly serving the best wings, ribs, and burgers in the New River Valley since 1992! Looking for great craft beer, a spot to watch the big game, or a place to bring the whole family? Look no further! With daily specials, a friendly staff, and amazing food, it's no wonder that Sharkey's is ​Where Good Friends Go”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“Radford University is nearby, has a lovely campus. It is a good place to get out and walk after a long trip, there are food courts and events to attend. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Food fit for a king, with an atmosphere and service to match! Sal’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria located in Central Square Shopping Plaza, has been serving up the finest Italian food for over 38 years. We offer all of your traditional Italian favorites with fresh specials, made to order entrees, spectacular pizzas, over stuffed subs, and mouth watering calzones. In our family restaurant you will find an atmosphere suitable for a romantic dinner for two, a table for your entire family or any special occasion that you are celebrating. Our lunches are fast and affordable and perfect for when you are in a hurry. We offer private banquet facilities, an extensive wine list and a catering menu to accent any event. Our New York style pizzas are second to none. We have a variety of specialty pizzas to choose from or you can create your own combination from our list of ingredients that are always fresh and delicious. When you join us for a meal at Sal’s you become part of our family and as always your satisfaction is guaranteed!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for the family! Tons of room to play sports, playgrounds, miles of walking trails all next to the New River!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Radford Coffee Company is a piece of a larger reaching partnership. With coffee shops in Vero Beach, Florida and Utila, Honduras, RCC is a part of a sisterhood of shops supporting the education of Miskito children along the Coconut River (Rio Coco) in Nicaragua. ​We are a group of people who are interested in reaching out to our local community and our world. Many of us have traveled or lived in other places around the globe and have a love of other cultures and customs. While we celebrate their lives, we also know that helping with clean water, education, and a safe place to live can greatly impact both young and old. We want to enable more people to have the opportunity to join in opening life changing opportunities to some of the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere. Your purchase from the New River goes to support our school project along the Coconut River. From river to river, we are connected through coffee and Project Ezra. This project, started in 1986 by Mike and Laura Bagby, educates roughly 1,800 Miskito children in 8 different schools along the Rio Coco in Nicaragua. Thousands of children and adults have been helped over the years through the education project. In fact, many of the teachers on the River were our first students! When you are enjoying a cup of coffee at Radford Coffee Company, not only are our profits educating children in Nicaragua on the Rio Coco but we are also involved in many local New River Valley Projects in Virginia. Along with your smile and satisfaction, this coffee is bettering the lives of many people locally and internationally. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“WELCOME TO THE RIVER COMPANY RESTAURANT AND BREWERY We are located in beautiful Radford, Virginia and are mere minutes away from Radford University and Virginia Tech. We have a wide range of flavors on our menu and feature nightly specials. Our Chief Brewer produces all our draft beers in house, offering a wide variety of flavors to please every palate. Not a beer person? Then be sure to ask for our extensive wine list.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
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“The first Macado’s restaurant was opened in 1978 by Richard Macher in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It soon became popular for its eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, and local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs, and entrees. Popular with the college crowd, the restaurant opened additional locations near Virginia Tech, Radford University, and Roanoke College. Locations were added at the rate of one or two per year, including those in neighboring West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Macado’s just recently opened its newest location in Winchester, Virginia. The already-lengthy menu has been changed and expanded over the years, and several events have grown in popularity, such as the Macado’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Macado’s Halloween Party. Loyal customers have made Macado’s part of their own traditions as well! See you at the DO’s!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The Radford Theatre is the place to see daily new-release movies and experience a vintage main street theatre. Cinema is walking distance from all of the shops of downtown Radford.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Bar
“BT'S is a full service restaurant conveniently located in downtown Radford. We offer many unique items on our extensive menu, including many beef, chicken, seafood and dinner specials. We also have plenty of dessert and drink choices to make your meal complete. For more information on our food items, plus a complete list of items and prices, please see our menu. BT'S hosts special events throughout the year. We take pride in maintaining engagement with the community. Please take the time to review our event calendar and come join us while enjoying food, fun & friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Our main supermarket. The Kroger on Main St in Blacksburg is bigger and has more gourmet items if you are looking for something you can't find here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food! Super nice owners! Highly recommended. Also beside an Exxon station that has the best gas prices in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Glencoe is a local museum. Includes Civil Wat items. A remade one-room school house is onsite as well. Also at the Glencoe is the Mary Draper Ingles statue.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“This park offers easy paved trailed with several side trails for hiking. There is a cave to see (but not enter) and a creak to explore. The paved trail leads all the way down to the river at Bisset Park!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Joint
“Located in Blacksburg and Radford, Virginia, we have been proudly serving the best wings, ribs, and burgers in the New River Valley since 1992! Looking for great craft beer, a spot to watch the big game, or a place to bring the whole family? Look no further! With daily specials, a friendly staff, and amazing food, it's no wonder that Sharkey's is ​Where Good Friends Go”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Food fit for a king, with an atmosphere and service to match! Sal’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria located in Central Square Shopping Plaza, has been serving up the finest Italian food for over 38 years. We offer all of your traditional Italian favorites with fresh specials, made to order entrees, spectacular pizzas, over stuffed subs, and mouth watering calzones. In our family restaurant you will find an atmosphere suitable for a romantic dinner for two, a table for your entire family or any special occasion that you are celebrating. Our lunches are fast and affordable and perfect for when you are in a hurry. We offer private banquet facilities, an extensive wine list and a catering menu to accent any event. Our New York style pizzas are second to none. We have a variety of specialty pizzas to choose from or you can create your own combination from our list of ingredients that are always fresh and delicious. When you join us for a meal at Sal’s you become part of our family and as always your satisfaction is guaranteed!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“WELCOME TO THE RIVER COMPANY RESTAURANT AND BREWERY We are located in beautiful Radford, Virginia and are mere minutes away from Radford University and Virginia Tech. We have a wide range of flavors on our menu and feature nightly specials. Our Chief Brewer produces all our draft beers in house, offering a wide variety of flavors to please every palate. Not a beer person? Then be sure to ask for our extensive wine list.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“The first Macado’s restaurant was opened in 1978 by Richard Macher in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It soon became popular for its eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, and local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs, and entrees. Popular with the college crowd, the restaurant opened additional locations near Virginia Tech, Radford University, and Roanoke College. Locations were added at the rate of one or two per year, including those in neighboring West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Macado’s just recently opened its newest location in Winchester, Virginia. The already-lengthy menu has been changed and expanded over the years, and several events have grown in popularity, such as the Macado’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Macado’s Halloween Party. Loyal customers have made Macado’s part of their own traditions as well! See you at the DO’s!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“BT'S is a full service restaurant conveniently located in downtown Radford. We offer many unique items on our extensive menu, including many beef, chicken, seafood and dinner specials. We also have plenty of dessert and drink choices to make your meal complete. For more information on our food items, plus a complete list of items and prices, please see our menu. BT'S hosts special events throughout the year. We take pride in maintaining engagement with the community. Please take the time to review our event calendar and come join us while enjoying food, fun & friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food! Super nice owners! Highly recommended. Also beside an Exxon station that has the best gas prices in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend

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