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Downtown Directory / Kid-Friendly

Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Owned and operated by mother daughter duo, Heritage Bakery & Café is truly a passion project. They run an intimate café with a 200-square foot kitchen filled with local art and a collection of coffee mugs and plates in mismatched vintage patterns. There is a small outdoor seating area surrounded by gardens that make the café feel as if it’s tucked away in the French countryside.  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

Kline’s Dairy Bar

If you've ever seen the lines on a warm summer evening, you'll know why Kline's has been a downtown icon since 1943. Their ice cream made fresh daily in an old fashioned, custard-style ice cream machine and served out of a walk-up window. Check out their website for the flavor of the week. more

L & S Diner

L & S Diner provides guests with a classic American breakfast and lunch experience, with a side of southern hospitality. For breakfast, you can't go wrong with their selection of omelets, home fries, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, french toast, grits, bacon, and more. If you're an early bird, this is the place for you! more

Larkin Arts

Owned by local couple, Valerie and Scott, Larkin Arts is a community-minded art center, committed to promoting and supporting artists and enthusiasts of all ages and levels by providing quality art products, education, exhibits, and working studio space. Larkin Arts offers 4 main components: a supply store, school, galleries, and studios. more

Lola Mo’s Delicatessen

Downtown’s deli, LoLa Mo's, is named after the three friends who opened it together: Logan Strawderman (Lo), Lauren Penrod (La), and Mollie Randa (Mo). Seeing a need for more “grab-and-go” eateries, they modeled their after the best of New York Delicatessens and European-style gourmet markets. more

Massanutten Regional Library

Founded in 1928, Massanutten Regional Library has been an integral resource for the central Shenandoah Valley for over 80 years. The library is conveniently located next door to the children's museum. more

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Pale Fire Brewing is one of five 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 Little Free Library 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. 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

Ruby’s Arcade

Ruby's Arcade is a family-friendly pizza & BBQ spot with a stocked bar, plus pool tables, bowling, ping pong & darts. Their make-your-own wood-fired pizza allows for guests to choose their own toppings and pizza sauce. Ruby's also serves salads, sandwiches, subs, and classic appetizers that get you in the mood for a fun game with friends and family. more