Get to know the Blue Ridge’s food scene a little better with the Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke! Take a walk in the historic district to sample the food from locally owned eateries. From one of the most acclaimed taverns in town to an iconic Roanoke restaurant, you’ll get to know the town a lot better in just three hours. Check out one of our favorite ways to tour Roanoke, VA!

The Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke has been known to inspire visitors to find out even more about the Blue Ridge area! Download our Vacation Guide to find out our favorite museums and historic sites in the area. From the Booker T. Washington National Monument to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, there are so many great places for history buffs to visit during their stay near Smith Mountain Lake.

Go on the Food and Cultural Tour in Roanoke

The Downtown Roanoke Food & Cultural Tour is held every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. Tickets cost $52 for adults and $34 for adolescents ages 8 to 12. The tour lasts around three hours and you’ll meet in the front desk lobby of Hotel Roanoke. Aside from the walking and sampling, you’ll also be learning plenty of fun architectural and historical facts, as well as an insight into the local culture and food scene. Aside from the Food & Cultural Tour, Tour Roanoke also offers the Roanoke Sunday Brunch Tour.

Get a sneak peek of the restaurants you’ll be visiting on the Downtown Roanoke Food & Cultural Tour.

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

The starting location for the Food & Cultural Tour of Roanoke, this famous restaurant has been featured in national publications. It’s a good ramp-up to the other incredible spots on the tour!

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant

The newest addition to the tour, Cedars Lebanese Restaurant features authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. At this stop, you’ll learn about the impact Lebanese cuisine has had on Roanoke.


Billy’s is an iconic spot that features great seafood, delicious steaks, and a selection of decadent desserts.

Firefly Fare

Firefly Fare is a fantastic restaurant that specializes in Southern farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll find the best comfort food around right here!

Texas Tavern

Texas Tavern opened around 1930 in Roanoke and has been considered a staple ever since!

On the Rise Bakery

Located in Roanoke Market, On the Rise Bakery features way more than just baked goods. You’ll love the chance to tour one of the oldest markets in the U.S.


What meal is complete without chocolate? Enjoy the goodies from chocolatepaper, which features cocoa confections from around the world.

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