Roanoker Restaurant

2522 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24015 USA

115 Reviews
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Opens Tue 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Wifi
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“Serving Roanoke since 1941!”

The Roanoker Restaurant was started on July 1, 1941 at 11 South Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke by Crafton Warren and two friends. They began as a limited partnership with $600. World War II broke out 6 months later and both partners were called to other areas. Crafton and his wife Florence stayed and operated the Restaurant and served as civilian neighborhood volunteers and packed food to feed soldiers on troop trains stopping in Roanoke. After the War, his partners sold their share to Crafton and the Roanoker continued to serve Good Food at Good Prices with a staff of 10 people and seating for 50 people. His cook, Cordelia “Knookie” Clarkson had 4 sisters who would all work at the Restaurant at one time or another. He was never sure which sister would show up each day, but one of them always did. At times the sisters would call their mother for advice and then write the recipe on the wall next to the phone. One night the landlord painted the Restaurant and all the recipes were lost, but only for a short time until they decided to write them in a note book.

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Mark S.

This restaurant has been in business about 80 years. Was in Roanoke for a friend's birthday and couldn't resist going as it's been years. It's a solid choice for breakfast which is their claim to... Read more

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Jessica T.

In town for work and this place seemed as local as you can get. Stopped by for lunch and was the youngest patron in the building (I even got a seemingly default senior discount). The waitress... Read more

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E K.

Having spent a night in Roanoke, we went in search of a good local restaurant & after checking some reviews (of course;) we found ourselves here. We opted for both breakfast and lunch choices - an... Read more

Roanoker Restaurant

2522 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, Virginia
24015 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations
Does not take
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
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