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. Ingredients are locally grown and sourced.
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 of Bella Gelato 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 or
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)
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 an award-winning weekend brunch with none other than chicken and waffles and mimosa pitchers.
TOD Special: Brothers Craft Brewing will be taking over the taps on Friday, March 10th! Billy Jack's will also be offering food specials like Brothers' Beer Cheese bowls during the tap takeover.
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, 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.
Lunch (Mon-Fri) - Look for great deals! Their lunch menu will showcase homemade soups and sandwiches. Soup and half sandwich options will be available. They'll also offer small plates of upcoming Spring menu items. Price: $6-12
Dinner (Sun-Fri) - Enjoy featured items from their upcoming Spring menu. Price: $12-20
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 noodles with a sweet soy dashi, fried tofu, long hot pepper and kimchi
- Music: Hear The Judy Chops, Joel Delgado, Michael Bowman, and Chloe Youtsey and Gypsy Town to name a few. A full schedule will be available soon.
- Art: Artists will create a piece throughout the week, working when able. The completed piece of art will be auctioned off on Friday night during the free Judy Chops show. 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 taken inspiration from the Cuban-style burgers, known as "fritas", that he enjoyed during his childhood and put a unique spin on them. 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. In celebration of Restaurant Week, they're also collaborating with Three Notch'd Brewery to offer a specialty-brewed plantain wheat beer. The brew will be on tap at Cuban Burger and at Three Notch'd during this week.
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 & 2016 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)
- 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 features 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.
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.
TOD Special: Look for breakfast and lunch specials featuring local ingredients.
56 W. Gay Street | 540.801.0505
Hours: Mon-Sat 4-11pm
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.
135 S. Main Street | 540.437.9000
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 9am-4pm
PULP is a smoothie bar located inside of 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 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 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. Events will be happening all week, including Ruby's One Year Birthday Bash on Sunday, March 5th.
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.
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 brew 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.