Residents of Harrisonburg know that small-town charm doesn’t mean small-town cuisine! Harrisonburg’s culinary landscape is a varied and surprising blend of delicious flavors and excellent atmosphere. If you haven’t explored the wide array of restaurants in Harrisonburg yet, start with some of these suggestions:
- The Joshua Wilton House
- The Local Chop & Grill House
- Jack Brown’s Beer & Burgers
- Rocktown Kitchen
- Beyond Restaurant & Lounge
- Jimmy Madison’s
The Joshua Wilton House
The beautiful, historic Victorian home in Harrisonburg serves as a fine dining restaurant that offers quality and romantic style. Visit the chef’s garden before sitting down to dinner. Signature craft cocktails and masterfully prepared farm-to-table dishes pair in this fairy-tale atmosphere to create a fantastic dining experience that you can only find in The Friendly City.
The Local Chop & Grill House
The name says it all: The Local Chop House features all things local, beginning with locally sourced products from family farms. A fresh, seasonal menu highlights hand-selected fresh ingredients in creative dishes that will reward your taste buds with outstanding flavor. Handcrafted cocktails and n impressive wine list complement the dining menu for a memorable (and delicious) night out.
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burgers
Harrisonburg is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and a burger with friends, and Jack Brown’s is the place to do it. More than 100 beers can be found in this casual burger joint to prove their passion for craft beer. Award-winning Wagyu burgers will get your mouth watering while you tour great craft beer from across the globe.
Clementine is known for its funky vibe, live music, and delicious food. They serve a shrimp and grits dish that will elevate your thoughts on “southern fare”, and they also offer some truly creative and delectable vegan dishes. Enjoy dinner with friends on their open-air patio, and you won’t want to miss their Sweet Potato Pancakes for brunch!
Farm-to-table is a way of life in Harrisonburg, and the Rocktown Kitchen elevates local ingredients in an intimate venue. While Rocktown features excellent fine dining, local craft beer, and exceptional wines, the restaurant fits into the laid-back Harrisonburg atmosphere with a casual sensibility. Rocktown Kitchen is a wonderful metaphor for the Harrisonburg dining experience – sophisticated without being stuffy.
Beyond Restaurant & Lounge
Harrisonburg’s best-kept secret is Beyond, a Vietnamese restaurant serving stellar sushi and pho. Make a point to try their fried green beans and the Angry Salmon. Outdoor seating and great service make this an easy place to relax and enjoy a very respectable rotating beer and cider menu.
Great food and better whiskey make Jimmy Madison’s a great place to listen to some music and relax. The Wafflewich is just one of their creative twists on traditional southern cooking and one of many handheld delights that are perfect accompaniments to their distinguished selection of whiskeys. Try a whiskey or bourbon flight and some smokehouse wings!
These are just a few of the many restaurants in Harrisonburg. The Friendly City is home to a wide variety of tasty venues, with something to appeal to any appetite. You can find even more dining options in the area by visiting our Dining in Harrisonburg page! Bon appétit!