Most of us know that Harrisonburg is home to all things dog – great dog parks, hiking trails, and pet-friendly apartments that put you at the center of it all. Harrisonburg also welcomes our furry friends at many restaurants and café’s, making it easy to turn a puppy play date into a lunch date! Check out some of these great options for fine dining with your canine.
Billy Jack’s Shack
Harrisonburg is home to the original BJ’s, a casual spot with a heavy emphasis on beer and BACON! Enjoy burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, a raw oyster bar, and (of course) bacon on the patio with your best friend.
Brothers Craft Brewing
Brothers Craft Brewing was founded by three brothers (hence the original name “Three Brothers Brewing”) with the goal of creating exciting, unique craft beer and sharing it with the Harrisonburg community. Not only can you enjoy a truly original beer with Fido on the patio, but you can also even talk with the staff about how to brew your own craft beer!
Grilled Cheese Mania
For much more than your standard grilled cheese sandwich, take your dog to Grilled Cheese Mania and enjoy a variety of grilled cheese options with companion dipping sauces. Enjoy the ample outdoor seating and get ready to make this a regular stop on your dog walking route with their customer loyalty program.
Magpie Diner resides in a beloved 1950’s tire service station that has been remodeled as a modern diner. This dog-friendly location features locally roasted coffee beans, seasonal sandwiches and cocktails, and fresh in-house-made bread and pastries. Magpie is a community favorite and a great place to enjoy the small-town charm of Harrisonburg.
The Golden Pony
Pizza, sandwiches, salads, some truly tantalizing starters, and a delicious brunch in addition to patio seating and live music will make this one of your favorite stops on your regular dog walking circuit. The Golden Pony also offers some really cool clothing and gift items to help show your support for this local favorite!
Pale Fire Brewing Company
The renovated Ice House in downtown Harrisonburg is home to the renowned local Pale Fire Brewing Company, whose beer is distributed throughout Virginia and the surrounding area. The taproom includes a patio for your and Fido and allows you to bring your own food with you.
Rocktown Kitchen allows you to enjoy the abundant offerings of the area with their elevated farm-to-table cuisine. An extensive wine list, local craft beer, and a seasonal menu focusing on the best that the surrounding Shenandoah Valley has to offer. Top-notch service and a charming patio make this a great place for you and Fido to relax and enjoy a world-class dining experience.
Looking for a quick bite to eat during the daily dog walk? Try some of these food stands the next time you and Fido step out:
So grab a leash and get Fido ready to enjoy all that Harrisonburg has to offer!