Downtown Directory / American

Artful Dodger Coffeehouse and Cocktail Lounge

Since 1992, the Artful Dodger has been serving downtown Harrisonburg a unique experience they'll never forget. The Dodger serves everything from breakfast (all day!), lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails, as they're up "From Wake Up Call to Last Call." Events like Jazz & $3 Tuesday through Salsa Night every Friday, the Dodger is always waiting for you to stop in. more

Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack

At Billy Jack's, 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. more

Capital Ale House

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! more

Clementine & Ruby’s Lounge

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. With two stages for live music performances - upstairs or downstairs at Ruby's Lounge - they bring in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis. more

Finnigan’s Cove

Finnigan's Cove has been home to many patrons and seafood lovers since 1996. Their seafood bar and grill offers an extensive menu including fresh seafood, salads, steaks, sandwiches, wraps, and homemade soups. Finnigan's has a fully-stocked bar of beer, wine, and liquors. more

Food.Bar.Food

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). more

Friendly City Food Co-op

The Friendly City Food Co-op is a business that’s owned and democratically controlled by a large group of owners right here in our area. As a friendly, neighborhood grocery store with a distinctively modern twist, the co-op offers meat and produce from local farmers and producers, bulk spices and herbs, gourmet cheeses, delicious baked goods from local bakers, locally made soaps and lotions, and more. They also have a pleasant seating area so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or soup and salad from their deli. more

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Jack Brown's purposely simple menu specializes in unique burgers and craft beer. Always stocked with an exciting variety of all styles of craft beer, ranging from local darlings to rare beers from around the world, Jack Brown's 34 person occupancy allows for a chance to meet up with friends and make new ones, both inside and outside on their patio (with heat lamps and blankets during the colder months). more

Jess’ Downtown Restaurant

Jess' has been serving hamburgers and hot dogs lunch-counter style since 1922. They've since added other fare to the menu - salads, sandwiches and pies - but it's the hot dogs and hamburgers that customers come back for. more

Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys at Jimmy Madison's. Chef Isaac's use of fresh ingredients to create menu items such as fried green tomatoes, a selection of southern burgers, baby back ribs, jambalaya, and more will make you feel like you just landed in The Big Easy. more