Downtown Directory / Brunch

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

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

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

Rocktown Kitchen

Rocktown Kitchen is an intimate, farm-to-table restaurant in Harrisonburg, VA serving elevated American cuisine in a casual fine-dining environment. At Rocktown, Chef Kristo prepares a range of menu items pleasing to all, such as their stuffed fresh mozzarella burrata, chicken quesadilla, kale caesar salad, grilled chicken and risotto, jumbo lump crab cakes, New York strip steak, and more. Their drink menu features an extensive wine list with unique and exceptional wines from around the world, and local craft beers as well. more

The Golden Pony

Specializing in scratch-made American cuisine, The Golden Pony offers high quality pizza, burgers, salads, subs and an inspired children's menu. Enjoy pinball machines, an art gallery, an outdoor patio, two full bars and a professional sound stage for live music Sunday-Thursday with DJs on the weekends. Voted Best Music Venue in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living Magazine, you're guaranteed to see local and regional musicians that you'll want to add to your playlist. more

The Little Grill Collective

The Little Grill has been a restaurant in Harrisonburg since the 1940’s, and up until now has continued to work in the direction of localizing their ingredients and cooking food with a conscience. The Collective focuses on vegetarian and vegan meals such as an array of omelets, several varieties of homemade pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and other breakfast specials, with ethnically inspired foods ranging from Mexican, Mediterranean, and American. The Little Grill also serves meat items, such as their famous local free range chicken burrito for lunch. more