Duration: Approx. 3 - 3.5 hours

Location: Tours start inside the Hotel Roanoke -110 Shenandoah Ave. N.W., Roanoke, VA.

Dinner Tour

$67 - $90

Per Guest

Private Group Tour only. Price per guest will vary based on a number of factors (e.g. # of guests, option of alcohol pairings, etc.). Please contact us for date availability.

For Private Groups only. A unique local, delicious, satisfying, and memorable bonding adventure. Impress your guests, staff or friends.

  • Uncover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, back alleys and our colorful history.
  • Discover Roanoke's vibrant food scene and our exploding historic downtown.
  • You'll discover Roanoke like an "insider."
  • Taste the many cultures that make up Roanoke's past — and future!
  • Take in the fantastic architecture that makes up our city.
  • Enjoy the glorious views of our Blue Ridge Mountains as you stroll our friendly streets.
  • This tour can be customized for private groups up to 25 people.

Walking tour of Roanoke's historic downtown. Easy, flat, hard surface walking.

Enjoy 5-6 food tasting locations, enough for a hearty dinner, all food and beverages are included.

Tour start times can be customized. Typically no later then 5:30pm.

Alcohol pairings can be included.

Private group tours can be scheduled year round Monday - Thursday nights.

Tours held rain or shine. Wear weather appropriate casual clothing and shoes for walking.

This tour IS accessible for guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.

Celebrate and enjoy the company of friends.

What to Expect

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During and between food & beverage tastings, we’ll enjoy a glimpse into “The Magic City’s” untamed & wide open early days and how this impacted our local food scene and culture. We’ll explore how our local food scene is repeating historical patterns. And we’ll witness our city’s latest boom and growth. Our enthusiastic, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions and restaurants.


Have a large group?

Are you hoping for a company outing where your guests get plenty of time to socialize.  Or perhaps you want a bit more local Roanoke colorful history & lore? Do you prefer more wine and less craft beer?  Is it a birthday and you’d like a cake?   We’ll be certain to talk with you in order to create the perfect experience for your group. Whether a company function, entertaining clients, or celebrating a special occasion, you’ll never view Roanoke the same again.

Still have questions?

Ready to enjoy the mouth-watering tastes and fun of the Historic Downtown Dinner?
Still have questions? Call us to talk about available dates and details – (540) 309-1781 or email 

We'll carefully select delicious, fun and iconic eateries for your tour from the list below based on their availability and your input.

Hotel Roanoke -

Fine dining with a distinctive French cuisine. Voted one of the "Top Historic Hotels" in the U.S. (est. 1882)

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant -

Authentic Lebanese cuisine. Celebrate the immense Lebanese impact on Roanoke’s food culture. (est. 2013)

Wall Street Tavern -

Gastropub with a "new American" menu. Located on an historic corner in the historic City Market (est. 2015).

Eli's Provisions -

Local Virginia food and beverage at this store located on one of the oldest farmers markets in the U.S. (est. 2015).

The Quarter -

Inspired by a love for New Orleans serving authentic Cajun recipes. You'll think you're in the French Quarter. (est. 2012)

The Candy Store -

An intoxicating store filled with novelty, regional, specialty and vintage candy & chocolate. It’s just a delightful place. (est. 2012)

Billy's -

Iconic restaurant with just the right mix of upscale and casual, in the heart of Roanoke. (est. 1979, reopened in 2012)

chocolatepaper -

Chocolates from around the world and just around the corner, but so much more. (est. 2006)

Firefly Fare -

Locally sourced ingredients with a world influenced cuisine. With a touch of southern comfort food. (est. 2011)

Where to Meet

Plan to meet your tour guide near the fireplace in the front desk lobby of the Hotel Roanoke. Parking suggestions for guests can be provided.

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Everyone had the BEST time. We've done many food and pairings tours and yours was simply the best! Kudos!!!

T. Turner

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