Taste of Downtown

March 4-10, 2019

Don’t miss this annual week-long culinary celebration! Downtown restaurants and breweries will serve up fresh, innovative menus, daily specials and one-of-a-kind collaborations. Can’t decide? Get tickets for the Rocktown Bites Food Tour on March 9th from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Your tour guide will take you to six independently owned restaurants where you’ll get behind-the-scenes dish from restaurateurs and chefs while sampling food and drink.

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Billy Jack's Wing & Draft Shack

92 S. Main Street

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 non other than chicken and waffles and mimosa pitchers. 

TOD Special: Coming soon. 

Hours: Mon-Wed, 11am-12am; Th-Fri, 11am-2am; Sat 10am-2am; Sun 10am-12am

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BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe

217 S. Liberty Street, Ste 102

BoBoKo offers a bright and cozy space with a total of 20 seats and a view of the kitchen. Chef Ridwan creates dishes that use the exotic spices and ingredients of Indonesia. You'll find many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on the menu, including homeade ice cream and French macarons for a sweet ending. 

TOD Special: Four or more diners can enjoy Rijsttafe, which translates to "Rice Table" - a dinner served family style. Rijsttafel consists of many side dishes - spring rolls, beef rendang, and chicken satay to name a few - served in small portions accompanied by rice. Diners can enjoy this Indonesian tradition while trying a wide array of dishes from the menu (10+ items to share). Soda, tea, or coffee and assorted desserts are included. Cost: $25/person. Reservations recommended. 

Hours: Mon. + Wed. - Sat. 11am-2pm and 4:30-8pm. Closed: Tues. and Sun. 

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Brothers Craft Brewing

800 N. Main Street

The Shifflett brothers opened Harrisonburg's first brewery in the renovated Coca-Cola bottling plant in 2012 and ever since, they've been making craft beer fans happy while supporting the community. Events, fundraisers, live music, food trucks, and games are all part of the Brothers experience.

TOD Special: Brothers is teaming up with Prepopsterous to offer a popcorn and beer pairing experience. Sample various popcorn and beer pairings for free, then hang around to enjoy a bag and pint of your favorite picks.  

Hours: Mon-Fri, 4am-11pm; Sat Noon-11pm; Sun Noon-8pm

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Capital Ale House

41 A Court Square

Craft beer fans - 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: Choice of 3 specials and a local beer flight featuring Harrisonburg breweries. 

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10am-1:30am; Fri. 11am-1:30am; Sat. 10am-1:30am; Sun. 10am-midnight

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Cuban Burger

70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Inside Cuban Burger, customers are offered a look back into Hemingway's Havana. The Cuban-American inspired menu features fritas, tapas, Cuban sandwiches, burgers, and a full-bar with Cuban Cocktails.

TOD Special: Coming soon.

Hours: Sun.- Mon.11am.-9pm, Tues.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat.11am-11pm.

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126 W Bruce St. Ste 101, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Food.Bar.Food is a restaurant that isn't afraid to push the boundaries. With an inventive menu that explores a wide-variety of cuisines, cultures, and styles, the restaurant stays close to its roots in the Shenandoah Valley by using fresh, local ingredients, creating a menu that is constantly evolving.

TOD Special
Three Bento Box Lunch Specials $12
Weekend Brunch Special: $11 Poutine, $5 Sparkling Special, and $5 Brunch Cocktail.
Special 3 Course Culinary Adventure Dinner: $35 per person
Gluten-free and Vegan menus are available for the Taste of Downtown specials.

Hours:  Weekday Lunch; Brunch Tue-Thur 11am - 2pm
Weekend Brunch Fri + Sat 11am - 2pm, Sun 9am - 2pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 4 -10pm Happy Hour Tue-Sat 4 - 6pm

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Indian & American Cafe

91 N Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Indian & American Cafe is known for serving up authentic Indian cuisine with just a hint of classic Americana. Enjoy a variety of delicious dishes, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly options. 

TOD Special: Free Indian chai and rice pudding

Hours: Mon. - Sat. Lunch: 11am -2:30pm  Dinner: 5-9pm

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Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

80 S. Main Street

Harrisonburg is the original location for this cool beer and burger joint, which now has 12 locations throughout the East Coast. The atmosphere is eclectic, the music might be a bit loud, and the staff believes in hospitality. 

TOD Special: Coming Soon. 

Hours: Daily 11am-2am 

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Jimmy Madison's Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

121 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Jimmy Madison's is a restaurant that seeks to reinvent comfort food as we know it. Taking the classic taste of southern cuisine and putting a modern twist on it, their menu is full of classic soul-food dishes, reimagined. 

TOD Special: Special Combo Platter with your choice of any two house smoked meats. Served with cornbread and two side options to include collard greens, red beans and rice, Mac & Cheese, and their Almost World Famous Brussel Sprouts.

Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11am - 11pm

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Joshua Wilton House

412 S. Main Street

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. 

TOD Special: 3-course pre fixe menu for $35/person

Hours: Tues-Sat 5pm-8:30pm; Sun 10am-1:30pm 

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Kline's Dairy Bar

58 E. Wolfe Street

 In 1943, John Kline started serving ice cream out of the window on the first floor of his downtown family home. Seventy-five years later, the hand-scooped custard-style ice cream is still made fresh daily. 

TOD Special: Try salted caramel crunch - a brand new flavor that features salted caramel ice cream with a salted caramel swirl and chocolate covered pretzels

Hours: Daily, Noon - 9pm  

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Local Chop & Grill House

56 West Gay Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

Established in the old Wetsel Seed Company building, built in 1911, Local Chop & Grill House strives to honor the rich history of Harrisonburg. Featuring creative meals made from locally sourced ingredients, their menu embodies the very best of the Shenandoah Valley.

TOD Special: Coming soon.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri. - Sat. 5-10pm
Local bar hours: Mon. - Sat. 4 - 11pm

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Montpelier Restaurant & Bar

710 S. Main Street

Montpelier Restaurant & Bar is downtown's newest restaurant that just opened inside of Hotel Madison. Enjoy southern-inspired regional fare crafted with locally sourced ingredients.

TOD Special: 
Lunch: Soup, salad, sandwich combo with a non alcoholic beverage for $9
Dinner: Family meal with pot roast + choice of 3 sides - creamed corn, garlic broccolini, fried Brussel srouts, mashed potatoes, simple green salad. Cost: $29 per person. 

Hours: Lunch 11am-2:30pm; Dinner 5-9pm Su-Th, 5-10pm Fri-Sat

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Rocktown Kitchen

217 S. Liberty Street, Ste 101

Rocktown Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant serving elevated American cuisine. Their ever-changing menu reflects seasonal ingredients, an extensive wine list and local craft beer. The high quality food and service comes without the formal or stuffy atmosphere - no white lines or jackets required here. Just top-notch service from friendly, knowledgeable servers. 

TOD Special: 3-course dinner featuring micro arugula and poached pear salad for the first course; a choice of prime filet of beef tenderloin medallions, onion crusted halibut fillet, or seared tofu for the second course and a sticky toffee cake to finish. Cost: $39/person 

Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri. - Sat. 11am-11pm; Sun. 10:30am-2pm

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Taj of India

34 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Taj of India is an authentic Indian restaurant that offers a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly options. Using spices from all corners of India and only the freshest of ingredients, Taj of India prides themselves on the quality of their food, as well as their top-notch service.

TOD Special: They will be introducing a new dish, Chicken Seekh Kabab, which is paired with a variety of Indian beer or wines. They will also have a variety of discounts available throughout the week

Hours: Daily 11am- 2:30pm, 5 - 9:30pm

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El Paisano Bakery

56 East Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

El Paisano is a bakery that carries just about everything. From delicious, classic Mexican sweets to beautiful, custom cakes and everything in between, they have something for just about everyone. 

TOD Special: A different special will be offered daily.

Hours: Mon - Sun. 6am - 9pm 

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Union Station Restaurant & Bar

128 W. Market Street, Ste 202

The first thing you'll notice when you step inside 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. They provide quality service and food at a reasonable price while showcasing the history of this beautiful city. 

TOD Special: Daily specials coming soon

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. - Sat. 11am-11pm; Sun. 11am-9pm

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Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza

80 West Water Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Located in the historic Livery building in downtown, Bella Luna has a warm, inviting atmosphere that goes hand in hand with their delicious food. Featuring wood-fired pizzas, gluten-free optional, handmade pastas, and salads using fresh, local ingredients, Bella Luna offers a variety of incredible dishes. 

TOD Special: New Spring Menu (Coming Soon) 

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm, Friday to Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9pm

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Bella Gelato & Pastries

49a West Water Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

With fresh made gelato featuring incredible local ingredients, delicious house-made pastries, artisan breads, and locally roasted coffee, Bella Gelato is not your average coffee shop, they're so much more. 

TOD Special: Coming Soon

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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