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We had a special my husband had ...
We had a special my husband had prime rib and cheesecake and I had chicken fried steak which I shared with my 13 year old daughter then upgraded to unlimited soup and salad bar for $4.99 extra. Soup and salad bar was just that simple salad with some variations of toppings and a many dressings to choose from.  But just salad fixings. ... read more
Adam Y. via yelp.com - May 23, 2017
Best restaurant I've been to in ...
Best restaurant I've been to in Richmond Hill. Monster portions and friendly service.
Mike G. via yelp.com - May 23, 2017
I am completely blown away by Jay and his staff. My family and I celebrated my parents 41st wedding
I am completely blown away by Jay and his staff. My family and I celebrated my parents 41st wedding anniversary here and had such an awesome experience. The staff were very kind and attentive, the food was AMAZING, and Jay made sure my family was taken care of. Highly recommend this place! Thank you guys for such a great night!
Keri Ann Edwards via facebook.com - May 22, 2017
Just returned from an anniversary dinner for my parents. They were able to accommodate 8 adults and
Just returned from an anniversary dinner for my parents. They were able to accommodate 8 adults and 3 children with no reservation. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Everything from the appetizers to the ribeyes were properly cooked. The filet is out of this world! I cannot thank the staff enough for a great eve ... read more
Robbie Edwards via facebook.com - May 22, 2017
Delicious! We had the filet trio ...
Delicious! We had the filet trio and the prime rib, with collard greens and garlic mashed potatoes. We ordered the Reata Pinot noir. Our server Chris was very polite, attentive and fantastic. The meat was very tender and the flavors very on point! They had some delicious dipping sauces...the cajun lobster/crab and cream sauce was off ... read more
Laura V. via yelp.com - May 21, 2017
Friendly staff, good and fresh food cooked to order. We had a ribeye and scored flounder entree that were great! Definitely check it out- pretty decent alcohol selection, especially for Richmond Hill.
Sami Chriqui via google.com - May 21, 2017
Fried Deviled Eggs
While traveling through Georgia, we enjoyed the food and staff at "the Local on 17". Our hostess and waitress offered great recommendations of dishes starting with Southern Fried Deviled Eggs--delicious and a must to try! We also had Shrimp and Corn Chowder, Stuffed Mushrooms and...More ... read more
Bonnie A via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2017
I had a hard time with this review and debated about it for a while. I'm going to open with two things: we arrived close to closing time, about a half hour before hand. We asked if they were still seating and they said of course, come in. Also, the owner seems like a great guy. He saw that I'd had a bad experience and tried to make i ... read more
Ashley Deen via google.com - May 20, 2017
Happened by...
Stopped by here after driving all day. Was seated at the bar and was told about the Martini drink special for $5. It was a bargain and I then ordered the Shrimp Trilogy. It was excellent and had an abundance of 3 types of shrimp....More ... read more
Kevin C via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2017
Dinner Date
My husband and I went for dinner and drinks. My husband ordered the ribeye which he said was very good. I ordered the pork chop which was ok, but pretty dried out. They have an early bird prime rib special that sounds good. Waitress was...More ... read more
Ksftwf06 via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
Mother's Day special
We had a great time! The food was fantastic and the service by Chris was great! Couldn't have asked for a better time with Mom!
Rob S via tripadvisor.com - May 15, 2017
Great Shrimp and Oysters
We enjoyed our dinner at Local on 17. I had the shrimp trilogy and our friends had the fried oysters. Both were excellent. The side dishes of Collard Greens and Broccoli were also very good. They have a full bar. I just wish they'd have...More ... read more
MarneMP via tripadvisor.com - May 14, 2017
Will stop there next time iam thru. Food was perfect
Will stop there next time iam thru. Food was perfect ... read more
Paul Hlosta via facebook.com - May 14, 2017
A good place for an evening meal ...
A good place for an evening meal after a long day driving the interstate.   The selection was broad, the ambiance pleasant and the service effic9ient.  They had a table set for MIA/POW's which I liked.
William F. via yelp.com - May 13, 2017
Finally, a REAL steakhouse in Richmond Hill!
We had seen this establishment for a few months after it became The Local, but never got around to trying it. What a mistake! The décor is true red, white and blue America. The proprietor is a vet and has a passion for steak. Between the four of us, we had half seafood and half steak. It was all good. Prices were in line with the are ... read more
JoeSixpac via tripadvisor.com - May 13, 2017
Everything was great! Prime rib was delicious, the flounder was crispy on the outside and very moist on the inside. The chicken was very flavorful. The owner was a nice guy and seemed to spend a few minutes at every table making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. Great experience!
rick brando via google.com - May 10, 2017
Perfect ending to our day
After a long drive and check in at our hotel we arrived at this restaurant tired and hungry. Great atmosphere, food excellent, great variety at all price points. Service with a smile. My husband had the savannah style paella and he loved it. He is a great cook himself so that it a good review coming from him.
F L via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 2017
Excellent regional specialties
We stopped in here on the recommendation of hotel front desk folks, and they were right on the money. The independent eatery offers lots of Low Country specialties, including side dishes such as collard greens and grits. I had fried oysters that couldn't have been lighter or more delicious, accompanied by cheesy grits and tasty coles ... read more
pthomas156 via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 2017
Top notch in Richmond Hill
On a night without the kid, we decided to give Local on 17 a shot. The hostess sat us promptly and- not long after- our server was at our table with a drink order. Our waitress was probably one of the best I've ever had personally. She would stop by and glance over our table, but never ask anything unless she noticed our glasses were ... read more
Reggie B via tripadvisor.com - May 8, 2017
Proud to be an American!!!!
When you walk in this place you will feel the support for our troops! The atmosphere is awesome! The food was very reasonably priced And the Food was AMAZING. We had a cute waitress named Cat and she gave great recommendations. I went with the shrimp and grits and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were better than expected. And ... read more
BrianJ_and_Family via tripadvisor.com - May 7, 2017
When you walk in this place you will feel the support for our troops! The atmosphere is awesome! The food was very reasonably priced And the Food was AMAZING. We had a cute waitress named Cat and she gave great recommendations. I went with the shrimp and grits and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were better than expected. And ... read more
Amy Jankowski via google.com - May 7, 2017
My mother, son, and myself had ...
My mother, son, and myself had a wonderful experience here at The Local.  The food, service, and environment was great!  The service was extraordinary...very nice waitresses!!  We had the "The America Burger," and can't wait to order the other burgers the next time we come!
Tim P. via yelp.com - May 6, 2017
This restaurant is amazing!  The ...
This restaurant is amazing!  The food was very reasonably priced,  and the quality was outstanding.  The filet mignon was tender enough to cut with a SPOON, and melted in your mouth.  The cola cake was like heaven with ice cream on the side.  Our waitress, Cat was super sweet and took great care of us, and the bartender Miranda kept ... read more
AB J. via yelp.com - May 6, 2017
Great food and People. Loved the atmosphere. Very reasonably priced.
Great food and People. Loved the atmosphere. Very reasonably priced.
Steve Graham via facebook.com - May 3, 2017
I thought the food was ok. I got the shrimp platter and thought the shrimp could use some additional seasoning. My fiance loved his salmon and grilled shrimp. We both agreed our plates were pricey for the portions given. We'd try it again, though. Very friendly service. Love the decor and the antique car outside. ... read more
Erica Hickman via google.com - May 3, 2017
Dining in the Country
Traveling north on I-95, the wife decided it was time to eat. Exited in Richmond Hill, Ga, immediately she saw the place. The Local on 17 was across the highway. The food was so good and had the best flavor. I had the combo of shrimp & oysters that were cooked to perfection. My wife had the shrimp scampi which she said 'is to die for ... read more
James D via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
Great food and the young owner makes an awesome martini.
Great food and the young owner makes an awesome martini.
Ted Rowan via facebook.com - May 2, 2017
Super friendly owner and staff. Food was amazing! Service was prompt. A well deserved 5�. Will defi
Super friendly owner and staff. Food was amazing! Service was prompt. A well deserved 5�. Will definitely be coming back for more.
Josh Freeland via facebook.com - May 2, 2017
LOVED IT! Perfect date night. <3 We'll be back!
LOVED IT! Perfect date night. <3 We'll be back!
Katie Wise via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2017
Don't Miss It!
We were spending the night at the Hampton Inn and the receptionist recommended it for dinner. It was right down the road, easy to get to and easy to park. We were both very pleased with the menu choices and service. Owned by a veteran with great memorabilia all over the restaurant. If you are a veteran, you will definitely want to pa ... read more
NYNann via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2017
Wonderful surprise
My husband and I were traveling and stopped overnight in Richmond Hills. The hotel recommended The Local on 17 and we were very happy they did. The staff and owner were extremely friendly and went out of their way to be sure we were taken care of. Since it was late we decided to share appetizers which were delicious. The emphasis on ... read more
julie m via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2017
Great Food and Atmosphere
I was staying overnight nearby and was looking for a place for supper. I saw this restaurant and read the reviews on TA. Thanks to all for your reviews. It made my decision easy. Upon entering, I was greeted by a pleasant hostess. My server was prompt and courteous. I had ordered the blackened salmon/shrimp. The food was good. If I v ... read more
Geocacher48 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 29, 2017
This place is great. Service is excellent, owner is super nice and seems to care about his custome
This place is great. Service is excellent, owner is super nice and seems to care about his customers. The food is a little pricy but it's fresh food and to me worth the price. I highly recommend The Local on 17. Cornbread is the best I have ever had.
Meree Barron via facebook.com - Apr 29, 2017
Been here 3 times with mixed results ...
Been here 3 times with mixed results  1st time was really good.  2nd time, maybe we went on a low supply day, because the shrimp were all really small and seemed a little older than they should have been.  3rd time, I decided to go non-seafood and had the chicken fried steak.  Good stuff.In terms of side dishes, fries are really good ... read more
Sean M. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2017
This place is fantastic! It's a ...
This place is fantastic! It's a small steakhouse with huge personality! The staff was great from the time we walked in the door ! Our waitress was very attentive and super friendly. My husband ordered the ribeye with a added side of shrimp and it was great! I ordered the salmon and shrimp which was also fabulous. We tried two differe ... read more
Candace F. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2017
Great general restaurant and Pub
A nice restaurant for the family but a bar also appropriate for the two-fisted drinker. Excellent service. I had oysters and they were perfectly done. My guests seemed satisfied. They had a POW/MIA memorial table 9in the foyer- I liked that. Lots of parking.
VIAJERO225 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2017
Accommodated gluten and dairy free needs
I am sensitive to gluten and dairy, so I try to find restaurants that can accommodate me. This restaurant does not advertise that they offer these choices, but our waitress, Catherine, was extremely caring about meeting my needs. She checked with another waitress on staff that is also gluten free as to the foods that would be suitabl ... read more
MJCOntario via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2017
Was a really relaxing place to go...love the Shrimp and grits...was really good...a must go to plac
Was a really relaxing place to go...love the Shrimp and grits...was really good...a must go to place...Raspberry martini is really good as well...
Julie Shadrick via facebook.com - Apr 25, 2017
Driving down to Florida last week ...
Driving down to Florida last week, I passed through NJ, PA, MD, WV, VA, NC, SC, and GA. Visible from every Interstate were malls - each with exactly the same grouping of casual dining joints. I suppose there's a certain kind of safety in sameness, and a Chick-Fil-A in WV is the same as a Chick-Fil-A in Maine, but there's a Groundhog- ... read more
David R. via yelp.com - Apr 25, 2017
Good food
I had the blackened salmon and collards was not worth $17.95 was still hungry after picked off of my mother's plate which she had the lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp over a bed of cheese seasoned pasta $28.95. The seafood on my mom's and my plate was a little overcooked. The best part of the dinner was the desserts I had a praline ... read more
shutterbug2260 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 25, 2017
Low country food with an upscale gourmet flair. We had fried green tomatoes and onion rings for apps. We got 3 thick slices of fried green tomatoes, battered n fried a deep dark brown luscious color. They were drizzled with a tangy yet delectable remoulade and feta cheese. Aside of the slices was a small portion of a pepper and corn ... read more
Anthony Behrens via google.com - Apr 24, 2017
The Tomahawk Angus For Two Bone In Rib Eye was very tender and had a great flavor. The presentation
The Tomahawk Angus For Two Bone In Rib Eye was very tender and had a great flavor. The presentation was unlike any steak I have ever had. We enjoyed our meal. We will be back.
Pamela Turner via facebook.com - Apr 24, 2017
I tried prime rib with mashed potatoes and salad. Prime rib was good, potatoes not so much. Salad w
I tried prime rib with mashed potatoes and salad. Prime rib was good, potatoes not so much. Salad was good.
Pamela Adams Hanlon via facebook.com - Apr 24, 2017
Deliiiiii!!! I really recommended it. Excellent food and great service!!!
Deliiiiii!!! I really recommended it. Excellent food and great service!!!
Mauris Pedraza via facebook.com - Apr 22, 2017
Their food is quite good, the wine that was recommended was great, the ambiance is cozy BUT the pr
Their food is quite good, the wine that was recommended was great, the ambiance is cozy BUT the prices are way too high for what you get. This is not the Ritz Carlton and for an "just off the highway" establishment... I didn't expect to get charged $25 for a hockey puck sized piece of fish, a small scoop of mashed potatoes and about ... read more
Helen LaScola via facebook.com - Apr 21, 2017
The steaks here are sooooo good! ...
The steaks here are sooooo good! First time we just just apps (YUM) and dessert (bread pudding to die for). Tonight was wine, steaks (cut 'em with a fork), potatoes. Really great. And the service is delightful...efficient, but with some soutbern charm. Love this place!
Laure K. via yelp.com - Apr 20, 2017
Veronica was amazing! My bf had the pork shank sub mashed potatoes ( delicious and tender!)instead
Veronica was amazing! My bf had the pork shank sub mashed potatoes ( delicious and tender!)instead of grits and I had the stuffed flounder and it was mushy, but they quickly corrected and I got the shrimp po' boy instead and it was awesome! Great drinks, food and service!
Melody Browning via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2017
Recommendation of our hotel
We ate dinner here at the recommendation of the desk clerk at our hotel in Richmond Hill. We had driven by a few times but not noticed the restaurant. First impression was that it was like 1001 other seafood eateries in South Georgia - cute décor, lots of wood... what a surprise!! The food was delicious; we tried salmon, shrimp and g ... read more
Sherry H via tripadvisor.com - Apr 18, 2017
We are here so far so good here at the Local on 17 I like this.
Jerome Singleton via google.com - Apr 16, 2017
Fantastic food, and great service. We are going back for brunch tomorrow.
Fantastic food, and great service. We are going back for brunch tomorrow.
Austin Hubbard via facebook.com - Apr 16, 2017
Husband, kids and myself stopped in on our way home to WV. The food was wonderful and the restauran
Husband, kids and myself stopped in on our way home to WV. The food was wonderful and the restaurant spot on! We enjoyed our meal and time to together... Thank you very much! We wish y'all the very best! Thanks again, The Huffmans Aka the tank top Guy and family =) ... read more
Kim McMillion Huffman via facebook.com - Apr 15, 2017
Great place!
I love this place! My family is visiting from Ohio and this is the one place I HAD to take them! The food it always delicious (My husband loves the bison ribeye) the service is great, decor is comforting and clean, and the owner/gm jay is the sweetest! My husband and I both work in the biz and my husband's a manager for a large resta ... read more
JuliaBlvD via tripadvisor.com - Apr 14, 2017
One of the best steaks I've ever had. Very casual restaurant with reasonable prices and a good amount of options. Staff was very friendly and quickly rectified a small error.
CS Mo via google.com - Apr 14, 2017
Thank you from accommodating our group of 8 . Table was ready when we arrived , and as always with
Thank you from accommodating our group of 8 . Table was ready when we arrived , and as always with friends it takes a bit for everyone to settle in . Never once did we feel rushed and all the order's placed arrived at the table together ! My ribeye was perfectly cooked med rare as ordered . Highly recommend ~ ... read more
Rebeckah Maganaenzi via facebook.com - Apr 13, 2017
A Good Down Home Place, with Good Down Home People, serving good Down Home Food!
First let me preface this review: "If you are traveling the I-95 Interstate and in a hurry, this isn't Fast Food to stop, gobble and run. All of that is on the South side of the Interstate and if you are in a hurry go to WaffleHouse". Now with that said, I live here and The Local is just what it sounds like. It is a local restaurant ... read more
Savannah_Ghostwalker via tripadvisor.com - Apr 12, 2017
Best food in Richmond Hill super friendly environment ... read more
Roger Chriswell via google.com - Apr 12, 2017
Love the food and staff, we ate here on multiple occasions with out any issues would recommend eati
Love the food and staff, we ate here on multiple occasions with out any issues would recommend eating here to anyone.
David Kalita via facebook.com - Apr 11, 2017
Great food and wonderful service. Will stop here every time we pass by on our way north or south .
Great food and wonderful service. Will stop here every time we pass by on our way north or south . Exit 87 off of I 95 ... read more
Kathy Bethel via facebook.com - Apr 11, 2017
Ok
Good burger 🍔 varied menu but pricey. Second visit here. Has changed hands in July. Veteran owned. Hope he makes it.
Carl O via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Great Food and Service--Wonderful Atmosphere
Would highly recommend!! A delight to eat at a non-chain restaurant. Ordered the pork chop w/grits and a local draft beer. Owner spent his time talking to patrons and asking about their experience. Don't get that these days. Has a nice patio area w/propane heater as the evening was chilly.
Gail O via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Great place to eat! I've dined in numerous times, as well as placed to-go orders numerous times. Th
Great place to eat! I've dined in numerous times, as well as placed to-go orders numerous times. The food is always delicious.... Jay is an awesome owner, very friendly, and personable, will bend over backwards for his customers. The patriotic atmosphere is very welcoming, and comfortable. If you want a place where you can feel at ho ... read more
Michael Duggar via facebook.com - Apr 10, 2017
Oysters were awesome! My 9 year old son said he wished this place would move closer to home near Ri
Oysters were awesome! My 9 year old son said he wished this place would move closer to home near Richmond, Va. My Mom loved the oysters, my 14 son loved the burger and said the fries were the best, he gave one to everybody at the table for them to try. My 11 son you loved his shrimp platter, and my wife loved her shrimp and grits. T ... read more
Kenny Blaylock via facebook.com - Apr 10, 2017
Absolutely great customer service. The owner came out and introduced himself and gave suggestions.
Absolutely great customer service. The owner came out and introduced himself and gave suggestions. The servers were awesome, and the food was AMAZING! We will be back ☺👍🏾 ... read more
Alysia Logan via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2017
Tremendous little restaurant, delicious food, and great people! I'm so glad I stopped here. I foun
Tremendous little restaurant, delicious food, and great people! I'm so glad I stopped here. I found a new regular place to stop when passing through. Thanks Jay! RLTW!
Robert W. Girsham III via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2017
Absolutely great food, service ...
Absolutely great food, service, and timeliness. I loved the fried deviled eggs, bread pudding, and everything else! It was great!
Alysia M. via yelp.com - Apr 9, 2017
This is some of the best food I've ...
This is some of the best food I've ever had served by some of the kindest people I've ever met. Owner welcomed us at the door. We were seated in no time at all. The waitress was funny and eager to answer all of our questions and give suggestions. I love this place so much I'm considering moving closer just to be a local.
Basil L. via yelp.com - Apr 9, 2017
Love the food there been multiple times, going with family tonite
Love the food there been multiple times, going with family tonite ... read more
Robert Lewis Elliott Jr. via facebook.com - Apr 8, 2017
We were staying over night and asked for a good place for seafood and it was recommended. We stopp
We were staying over night and asked for a good place for seafood and it was recommended. We stopped and what a great meal. The deep fried devil eggs for starters and the Shrimp and Grits for entry. Service was great. The owner/manager thanked us for coming. We will go there again anytime we are in the area. Try the Bread Puddi ... read more
John Lovelette via facebook.com - Apr 8, 2017
Been east, north, west and south...HANDS DOWN BEST BAR, GRILL, PUB, RESTAURANT FOR ANYONE AND EVERY
Been east, north, west and south...HANDS DOWN BEST BAR, GRILL, PUB, RESTAURANT FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE for any occasion! FRIENDLIEST STAFF AND MOST HELPFUL! The food is OUTSTANDING! Go see for yourself! I give it a all around �"10"� for food, service and environment.
Melinda Beatty via facebook.com - Apr 8, 2017
Great food
We stopped at The Local on 17. Good menu with fair prices,food was excellent and waitress Nikki was great. But the service was very very slow. It appears the slowdown was in the kitchen. The waitress's we promptly placing orders but took a long time for the food to arrive, ours about 20 minutes.
philandterri via tripadvisor.com - Apr 7, 2017
Local flavor near I-95
Referred by a local friend. Seemed too close to the interstate to be good, but that is not the case!! Our appetizer may have been the best onion rings ever! Sweet Vidalia in a light and tasty batter. Dinner was red rice seafood paella with shrimp, clams, and chicken. Very good!
Blay11 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 7, 2017
I had the Maple Pecan Chicken.
I had the Maple Pecan Chicken. It was delightful! So moist! Salad bar was fantastic with mixed greens, chick peas, beets and all the fixings! The owner came out and talked to me and all the other patrons! All good reviews as people walked out the door and the owner asked how they liked their meals!
Todd J. via yelp.com - Apr 4, 2017
Best shrimp and grits ever!!! Cornbread was awesome, too!
Best shrimp and grits ever!!! Cornbread was awesome, too!
Karen Salvato Fullmer via facebook.com - Apr 4, 2017
Wow just wow. Perfect wait time. 10-15 mins. Best service ever. I recommend the cheese grits.
bluemagma Minecraft via google.com - Apr 2, 2017
The first time I ate here, it was very good. The staff and owner are nice people. I ordered to-go o
The first time I ate here, it was very good. The staff and owner are nice people. I ordered to-go on a Saturday night and took it home and it was delicious. I went in tonight to place another to-go order (Saturday night) and the girl at the bar told me they don't do to-go orders on the weekends. When I tried to tell her that I have o ... read more
Anthony Jones via facebook.com - Apr 2, 2017
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