Downtown Directory / Outdoor Seating

Bella Gelato & Pastries

Situated across the street from Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza is their sister restaurant, Bella Gelato & Pastries. As the name suggests, gelato is the star of the show. It's made by hand, on site, using milk from Mount Crawford Creamery. In addition to gelato, the bread is baked daily, an espresso and coffee bar features locally roasted beans, and the pastry case is filled with house made croissants and desserts. It made be hard to choose, but you can't go wrong with a seasonally flavored scoop of gelato in one of their waffle cones! more

Benny Sorrentino’s Pizza

Benny’s is known for their incredible 28” pies, which they claim are large enough to feed two whole families. Not to worry for those who can’t handle such an enormous meal, they also sell pizza by the slice, although the slices alone are so large they have to be served on two plates. Their menu features classics like cheese, pepperoni, and sausage, while their specials spice things up with new and fresh offerings like pulled pork and jalapeños or garlic mushroom. They also offer a wide variety of drinks ranging from every soda imaginable, lemonades, teas, and juices to a list of domestic beers and ever-changing local ones. more

Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

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. 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

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

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

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

Joshua Wilton House Restaurant & Inn

Enjoy your stay in this elegantly restored Victorian home within walking distance of 35+ restaurants, five breweries, one-of-a-kind shops, museums and more. The quaint rocking chairs on the porch are a small preview of the charm and coziness that you'll find inside. more

Local Chop & Grill House

Local Chop & Grill House strives to provide creative meals with locally sourced products from the Shenandoah Valley. Share a meal with friends in the main dining room, located in Downtown Harrisonburg's historically renovated City Produce Exchange Building. Enjoy fresh, hand-selected, seasonal foods prepared by progressive Chef Brian Bogan. Experience local flavor—with dishes of high quality steaks and chops, organically raised poultry, house-made charcuterie, organically grown seasonal produce, and fresh baked goods by Pastry Chef, Alicia Barger. 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