47 Court Square | 540.432.1179
Hours: Sun-Mon 8:30am-10pm; Tues-Sat 8:30am-2am
Known as the "living room" of downtown, from wake-up call to last call, they offer a unique and casual environment. Much of their charm is attributed to the eclectic decor. The walls feature an ever-changing display of local artwork and the largest collection of vintage clocks in town.
TOD Special: The Dodger will offer a special breakfast and brunch menu with seasonally inspired dishes. Their craft cocktail menu will feature drinks that are inspired by seasonal fruits and herbs and showcase that ingredients are locally grown and sourced.
Featured Items: ($8 and includes a cup of locally roasted coffee from Crazy Fox Roasting)
Oyakodon (Japanese Rice Bowl) - A combination of locally sourced veggies in a sweet and savory broth with eggs, served over rice, and topped with fresh green onion and togarashi seasoning.
Mollete - Toasted baguette topped with avocado, house made chorizo chili, fresh mozzarella, and homemade pico de gallo, garnished with orange wedges.
Artisan French Toast - Their signature artisan french toast featuring locally-made sourdough hearth bread from Bella Bakery, topped with a southern comfort maple syrup reduction, seasonal fruit, and whipped cream.
49 A W. Water Street | 540.217.5657
Hours: Sun 9am-9pm; Tues-Thurs 7am-10pm; Fri-Sat 7am-11pm
Bella Gelato & Pastries features hand-crafted Italian ice cream, house-made desserts and pastries, artisan breads, and locally-roasted coffee and espresso drinks. They support local farmers and source the milk for their gelato from a local, all-natural family farm.
TOD Special: Pastry Chef Avery Fary will create a specialty-flavored gelato and dessert utilizing a Stout or Porter from Brothers Craft Brewing. The "beer gelato" will be available a la carte at Bella Gelato, but you'll also find it on the dessert menu at Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza during Restaurant Week.
80 W. Water Street | 540.433.1366
Hours: Sun 11:30am-9pm; Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
Located in the historic Livery Building, Bella Luna delivers a gourmet farm-to-table dining experience in an elegant, yet rustic environment. Award-winning pizzas, hand-made pasta and creative appetizers grace the menu.
TOD Special: Chef Colin Auckerman will create a special 3-course menu, featuring an appetizer, main course and dessert. Each course will be paired with the perfect Brothers Craft Brewing beer.
Starter paired with Brothers Good Adwiess: $7
Goat cheese croquette, mixed greens, pickled shallots, all with a sweet beet vinaigrette
Entree paired with Brothers Hoptimization: $14
Braised pork, kale, chile flakes, smoked paprika fettuccine, and parmesan
10" organic thin crust pizza with spicy napoli salami castelvetrano olives, pickled red onions, tomato puree, and mozzarella
Dessert paired with Brothers Daylight Cravings: $8
Dark chocolate and walnut tart with a maple coffee stout gelato (also available a la carte at Bella Gelato & Pastries)
50 W. Water Street | 540.432.0105
Hours: Sun 11:30am-9pm; Mon-Wed 11:00am-9:30pm; Thurs-Friday 11:00am-11:30pm; Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
This swanky restaurant brings Asian Fusion flavors to downtown. In addition to tapas, salads, and entrees, Beyond's Sushi Chef Praserth Saesow serves up more than 17 different types of sushi rolls. You can dine inside or opt for the patio on beautiful, warm days.
TOD Special: Enjoy a 2-course meal with a glass of wine or beer for $20.
92 S. Main Street | 540.433.1793
Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-Midnight; Thurs-Sat 11am-2am
You'll find chandeliers made out of Mickey's grenade bottles, suspended lamps over each table made from old school colanders and vintage doors on the walls. The menu features 12 rotating craft beer taps, house-made pub grub items, an oyster bar, and a popular weekend brunch with none other than chicken and waffles and mimosa pitchers.
TOD Special: Throughout the week, Billy Jack's will be offering a wide array of shrimp dishes including sticky shrimp, shrimp tacos, a shrimp po' boy, and a shrimp caesar salad.
On Friday, March 10th, Brothers Craft Brewing will take over the taps and Billy Jack's will offer food specials like Brothers' beer cheese bowls during the event. For brunch on the weekend, enjoy shrimp and grits and special Bloody Marys.
217 S. Liberty St. #102 | 540.434.3542
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2pm (Lunch) & 4:30-8pm (Dinner)
BoBoKo offers a bright and cozy space with a total of 20 seats and a view of the kitchen. The foods that Chef Ridwan creates use the exotic spices and ingredients of Indonesia. You'll find many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, including homemade ice cream and French macarons for a sweet ending.
TOD Special: For this week only, BoBoKo will offer Indonesian Rijsttafel (pictured), which translates to 'Rice Table'. Rijsttafel consists of many side dishes served in small portions accompanied by rice. Diners can enjoy this Indonesian tradition while trying a wide array of dishes from the menu (a total of 10 items to share). Rijsttafel will be offered to parties of four of more. Price: $22 per person plus tax (includes rice with various side dishes, dessert, and tea or soda).
41 A Court Square | 540.564.2537
Hours: Sun 10am-Midnight; Mon-Thurs 11am-Midnight; Fri 11am-1:30am; Sat 10am-1:30am
Craft beer lovers - this is the place for you! An upstairs and downstairs bar offers over 100 draft beers on tap with the choice of table dining, seasonal rooftop patio relaxation or an evening of fun with billiards and darts. Their German-American-inspired menu features sandwiches, entrees, salads and daily specials!
TOD Special: Choose from a small plates menu consisting of five dishes sourced from the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. Local beer flights will feature Brothers Craft Brewing and Pale Fire Brewing. Small plates range from $6-12.
153 S. Main Street | 540.801.8881
Hours: Sun 10am-10pm; Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight
Owner Clay Clark's vision for this restaurant was an innovative space that focused not only on food, but also music and art. This concept is infused into every part of the business, from the changing menus and art-lined walls to the band line-up. Clementine always tops the list of great places to see music in town, bringing in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis.
TOD Special: It's no surprise that Restaurant Week diners will experience food, music, and art during their visit to this hot spot. In addition to rolling out their new, Spring menu, they've also lined up small musical acts to perform during selected times. They're rounding out the schedule with an on-going wet canvas art show that will begin Sunday afternoon and extend through Friday.
Brunch (Sun 10am-3pm) - Enjoy Bloody Mary and Mimosa carafes for $6, as well as brunch and drink specials from their Spring menu.
Lunch (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm) - Their lunch menu will showcase great homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. They'll also offer small plates of upcoming Spring menu items. Price: $6-12
Saffron, tomato, chickpea
Roasted corn and pepper chowder
Sweet potato bisque
Smoked pork and white bean
Fried chicken and pimiento cheese wrap
Hot house cured and smoked pastrami on rye with Swiss and brown mustard
Tarragon chicken salad
Arugula, pear with spiced pecans, brie, and maple cider vinaigrette
Baked goat cheese over mixed greens, and honey chervil vinaigrette
Iceburg wedge salad with grape tomatoes, shredded cucumbers, pickled red onion, and blue cheese vinaigrette
Dinner (Sun-Fri 4-10pm) - On Sunday, enjoy half price appetizers, a preview of new menu items, as well as old favorites from years gone by. Throughout the rest of the week, enjoy more items from their upcoming Spring menu in the price range of $12-20. On Saturday (6-830pm), enjoy the Pale Fire Brewing and Clementine Beer Dinner and event showcase. $18 will include beer samples and tastes of Clemetine event style cuisine.
Grilled pork chop with green curry jasmine rice, Haircot verts and papaya, and mango slaw
Farmers Market primavera (pasta made with seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market)
Fried chicken with red eye gravy over dirty rice and black beans
Crab cakes with coconut rice pilaf, black beans with roasted corn cream sauce and pepper relish
Chilled soba noodle salad with a sweet soy dashi, fried tofu, long hot pepper and kimchi
- Live Music: The schedule is as follows:
Sunday (11am-2pm) : Michael Bowman
Monday (7-9pm): Bob Driver
Tuesday (7-9pm): No music, but trivia sponsored by Pale Fire Brewing
Wednesday (7-9pm): Joel Delgado
Thursday (7-9pm): Ellen Atwood
Friday (7-9pm): Bill Howard and friends
Saturday (all day): Chloe Youtsey, Walker Turner, and Amy Holosky
- Art: Artists will create a piece throughout the week, working when able. The completed piece of artwork will be auctioned off during the party on Friday night, emceed by Bill Howard and friends. Diners will be encouraged to fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win the canvas as well as a dinner for 8 prepared by Chefs Matt Clancey and Bill Bleeker at your home. There will also be nightly drawings for gift cards.
70 W. Water Street | 540.434.1789
Hours: Sun & Mon 11am-9pm; Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11am-Midnight
Owner, Steve Pizarro is a first generation Cuban-American with a deep passion for all things food and drink. He's re-imagined the Cuban-style burgers, known as "fritas", that he enjoyed during his childhood. The burgers take center stage on the menu, but you'll also find classic cocktails, craft beer and a creative spin on traditional Cuban cuisine. The low-light atmosphere sets the tone and the music keeps things lively.
TOD Special: Cuban Burger is featuring an Autumn Olive Farms Chorizo burger with pickled red cabbage slaw and avocado aioli for $11. In celebration of Restaurant Week, they're also collaborating with Three Notch'd Brewery to offer a specialty-brewed plantain wheat beer for $6. The brew will be on tap at Cuban Burger and at Three Notch'd during this week.
30 S. Main Street | 540.217.2006
Hours: Sun-Sat: 10am-8pm
The whole family will enjoy this ice cream store, which features a great selection of ice cream flavors, banana splits, sundaes and milkshakes.
TOD Special: Double fudge brownie banana split with mixed nuts and all of the toppings you could ever want.
126 W. Bruce Street | 540.433.3663
Hours: Sun 10am-2pm; Tues-Fri 11am-2pm (Lunch) & 4-10pm (Dinner); Sat 11am-2pm (Brunch) & 4-10pm (Dinner)
One visit and you'll see why guests crave their global comfort food, inspired cocktails, and gracious charm. The menu explores a broad spectrum of styles, traditions and flavors, and is filled with truly unique dishes you won't find anywhere else. You don't want to miss out on their award-winning brunch and cocktails (2015-2017 Best Brunch and Most Creative Cocktails, Virginia Living Magazine).
TOD Special: In addition to the following specials, Food.Bar.Food will be launching their Spring menu this week.
- Lunch: Choose an entree and beverage for only $10 (choice of: soup & grilled cheese; turkey wrap; peanut ginger chicken; or falafel wrap with soda or Thai ice tea). They are also offering a daily bruschetta pairing at Pale Fire Brewing.
- Happy Hour: Inspired cocktail trio for $9 and select draft beer & appetizer pairing for $6
- Dinner: Enjoy a 3-course menu for $25 (appetizer - risotto fritters; entree - grilled sirloin strip with smoked garlic butter, arugula pesto, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and wok fried veggies; dessert - chocolate cardamom tart with vanilla creme fraiche). A seasonal, vegetarian option will also be available.
150 E. Wolfe Street | 540.801.8882
Hours: Sun-Sat 8am-9pm
Friendly City Food Co-op is downtown's grocery store. They carry the freshest, natural and local ingredients and cater to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences. There are plenty of grab-and-go options in addition to the hot bar, salad bar, and soups made daily.
TOD Special: Each day, Friendly City will feature a special dish on the hot bar that highlights a Three Notch'd brew. Their Monday tasting will also feature Three Notch'd beers, expertly paired with various cheeses from the Co-op.
181 N. Main Street | 540.901.2628
Hours: Sun 9am-2am; Mon-Fri 11am-2am; Sat 9am-2am
Voted Best Music Venue in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living Magazine, the Pony is a cultural hub, hosting live music nearly every night. The casual atmosphere is fun for everyone, including the kiddos who will love the pinball machines and 'scratch-made American pizza'.
TOD Special: Get any sandwich or one-topping personal pizza with a local craft beer, signature cocktail, or glass of wine for $11 (available for both lunch and dinner).
91 N. Main Street | 540.433.1177
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-2:30pm (Lunch) & 5:00-9:00pm (Dinner)
You can indulge in the richness of another culture without leaving downtown. The Indian American Cafe serves authentic Indian cuisine.They specialize in traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are guaranteed to delight all of your senses.
TOD Special: Choose from two featured dishes - Chicken Tikkamasala (Chicken with spice) or Vegetable Brianni (curried vegetables with rice, raisins, almonds and cashews. Price: $7.50
80 S. Main Street | 540.433.5225
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-2am
Harrisonburg is the original location for this beer and burger joint, which now has 10 locations throughout the East Coast. The atmosphere is eclectic, the music might be a bit loud, and the staff believes in hospitality.
TOD Special: Jack Brown's is unveiling some new additions to their burger menu, as well as few special edition burgers created just for Restaurant Week.
28 S. Main Street | 540.434.8282
Hours: Sun-Sat 10am-8pm
This family-owned restaurant has been serving hot dogs and burgers since 1920. They've since added other fare to the menu, including salads, sandwiches and pie.
TOD Special: Jess' is featuring a Philly Cheeseburger with sauteed peppers, onions and mushrooms, and cheese and mayo on a toasted hoagie with fries.
121 S. Main Street | 540.432.1000
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-11pm
Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys. Then, relax and let yourself be taken back to a time and place where life was slow and sweet.
TOD Special: Enjoy the following specials:
- Lunch Combo: Pick one from each category for $12 (Or, order any option a la carte with choice of side for $9)
1. Warm Spinach Salad or Succotash Salad
2. Potato Bowl or Grit Bowl
3. Pulled Pork Slider or Taco
- Dinner Combo: 3-courses for $30 (pick one from three categories) or 4-courses for $40 (pick one from all four categories)
1. Truffle Potato Salad or High Country Bourride
2. Mac & Cheese Tower or Spam Dynamite
3. Scallops or Beer Can Quail
4. Bourbon Ball or Baked Virginian
412 S. Main Street | 540.434.4464
Hours: Sun 10am-2:30pm (Brunch); Tues-Sat 5-9pm
The Joshua Wilton House is located in a charming Victorian home built in 1888. The fine dining restaurant features refined Virginia cuisine with a French influence prepared by Chef's Brian Bogan and Tom French.
TOD Special: Enjoy a 3-course dinner featuring local farms throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Price: $45
58 E. Wolfe Street | 540.434.6980
Hours: Sun Noon-9pm; Mon-Thur 10:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm
In 1943, John Kline started serving ice cream out of the window on the first floor of his downtown family home. Seventy-four years later, the hand-scooped custard style ice cream is still made fresh daily.
TOD Special: Indulge in a brownie sundae topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Price: $5.59 plus tax
621 N. Main Street | 540.434.3594
Hours: Sun 8am-3pm; Tues-Sat 7am-3pm
In age, the Grill is one of the oldest restaurants downtown, but for the last decade has operated under one of the newest and most innovative business models: a worker-owner collective. Their mission is to serve food in a manner that is responsible economically, socially and environmentally. With an occupancy of just 49, weekend brunch tables are at a premium and lines down the sidewalk are to be expected. But, it's more than worth the wait.
TOD Special: Look for breakfast and lunch specials featuring local ingredients.
56 W. Gay Street | 540.801.0505
Hours: Mon-Sat 4-11pm
Located in the City Exchange Building, the LOCAL Chop & Grill House is a rustic, fine dining chop house that focuses on locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes. They strive to educate and connect diners to their food while highlighting the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley.
TOD Special: Pair a featured appetizer with a wine, beer or seasonal cocktail. They'll also be featuring a locally sourced sandwich in the bar area with the option to pair a wine, beer or cocktail.
14 E. Water Street | 540.217.5816
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-9pm; Thurs-Sat 11am-Midnight
Magnolias is downtown's newest restaurant. Their menu features burritos, tacos, salads, and as you might expect - an impressive tequila selection.
Lunch: Enjoy all single tacos for only $2.50 each.
Dinner: Dinner for 2 for $16.99, includes:
Appetizer: Chips & salsa
Entree: Any 2 two taco combos
Dessert: Choose any one dessert
Beer Special: $1 off Draft Agave Wheat (until 9pm)
217 S. Liberty Street, Ste 105 | 540.217.5452
Hours: Sun 1-9pm; Mon-Thurs 4-11pm; Fri & Sat 1pm - Midnight
Pale Fire Brewing is one of four craft breweries in downtown Harrisonburg. They've mastered the art of entertaining by creating a beautiful space to relax with great tunes and beer. Grab a book from their collection and a pint and sink into their comfy couch or enjoy the patio and take in their long list of events, from music performances and trivia nights to a monthly Books & Brews events with local authors.
TOD Special: Pair a pint with a free bruschetta appetizer from Food.Bar.Food.
135 S. Main Street | 540.437.9000
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 9am-4pm
PULP is a smoothie bar located inside of the Shenandoah Bicycle Company. Their specialty is açai bowls. These sweet treats, made from the fruit of the açai palm tree in Brazil, are the perfect healthy snack or meal. They are blended with organic non-dairy milks, apple juice or mate and a variety of organic fruits.
TOD Special: Add a fresh fruit topping to your açai bowl for free! Pulp will also be introducing their new smoothie menu during Restaurant Week. Every smoothie on the menu is $7.50.
165 S. Main Street | 540.615.5351
Hours: Sun Noon-10pm; Tues-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-Midnight; Sat Noon-Midnight
The arcade is one of downtown's newest hot spots. The venue features four rare duck pin lanes, antique pool tables, old school shuffleboard, foosball, ping pong, and darts. A wood-fired oven for pizza, smoker for meats, and a bar area provides food and drinks alongside the fun.
TOD Special: During Restaurant Week, Ruby's will offer their handmade pizza and cooked daily smoked pork and beef. They're also serving a lunch buffet and extending their happy hour to include free gaming from 4-6pm (Tues-Fri). Happy hour is the perfect time to get half price pizzas to take home or eat-in while trying some of their games. Here is a schedule of events:
Sunday (1-3pm): Ruby's One Year Birthday Bash - Free games, 1/2 off pizza and prizes
Tuesday (7-10pm): Pale Fire Brewing Bar Wars - Two person teams competing in bowling, foosball, pool, and ping pong
Wednesday (7pm): Foosball Tournament - All participants eat pizza for free
Thursday (7pm): Duck Pin Tournament - $10 to enter, cash prizes, all participants eat pizza for free
34 S. Main Street | 540.615.5888
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-2:30pm (Lunch buffet) & 5-9:30pm (Dinner)
Taj of India is an authentic, fine dining Indian restaurant located near Court Square in downtown. Their lunch buffet has a large selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to satisfy every craving.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch from the buffet for only $9.95.
The buffet includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, soup, salads, appetizers, desserts, sauces and fruit. Their Mango Lassi - a delicious mango and yogurt drink - is $2.95 for this week only.
Dinner: Your choice of two specials for $10.00.
Chicken Momo or chicken wings with a 12 oz beer of choice or
Vegetable platter or Paneer Pakora with a 12 oz beer of choice
241 E. Market Street | 540.217.5939
Hours: Sun-Sat 4-10pm
Three Notch'd is leaving their mark on the craft beer scene in Harrisonburg with their small batches of beer. The taproom is casual and comfy and the perfect place to hang out with friends and a brew.
TOD Special: Locally sourced charcuterie platters from the Friendly City Food Co-op will be available to pair with your favorite Three Notch'd brews. They're also teaming up with Chef Ryan Zale from Cuban Burger to create a collaborative beer that will be on tap all week long in the taproom. It is a plantain Belgian ale, which will also be featured at Cuban Burger during this week.
128 W. Market Street, Suite 202 | 540.437.0042
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am
The first thing you'll notice when you step inside Union Station is the historic photos, narratives and memorabilia that line the walls. The family-owned restaurant takes great pride in serving in-house smoked meats and hand-cut steaks. From the turkey on your sandwich to the ribs on your plate, every meat served is prepared in-house. They provide quality service and food at a reasonable price while showcasing the history of this beautiful city.
TOD Special: In honor of Taste of Downtown, they'll be curing and smoking their own pastrami and piling it high on a sandwich with fried pickles, Lager mustard, and Swiss cheese on a toasted Filone roll.