Local Restaurants

How to Find the Top 10 Restaurants in Harrisonburg, VA

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg is nothing short of amazing. There is never a shortage of things to do in Harrisonburg as it is loaded with endless attractions, activities, and restaurants all located in close proximity to By The Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the fun, we have compiled some suggestions of where to eat and what to do during your stay at any of our vacation rentals.

Restaurants in Harrisonburg, VA

Local Chop & Grill House

Local Chop and Grill House is a restaurant centered on providing the freshest, locally sourced products to its consumers by using only ingredients from the Shenandoah Valley. Located in Downtown Harrisonburg in the renovated City Produce Exchange Building, Local Chop and Grill House offers not only fresh meat and produce, but also a desirable atmosphere while dining. Enjoy a number of delicious appetizers, entrees, and signature cocktails and leave Local Chop and Grill House, one of the most fancy restaurants in Harrisonburg feeling full and satisfied.

Vito’s Italian Kitchen

For authentic Italian cuisine that will satisfy even the hungriest of customers, visit Harrisonburg’s Vito’s Italian Kitchen. Choose from endless Italian entrees including specialty pizzas, delicious pasta dishes, and classics like Chicken Parmigiana. Vito’s is perfect for those visiting Harrisonburg for a romantic dinner date and for larger groups like families or parties.

Island Wing Company

Island Wing Company® Franchise is a full-service restaurant and bar offering customers premium, quality baked chicken wings using proprietary recipes for our chicken, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, mac & cheese, salads and sides. Our wings are never fried. In addition to that, we bake our French fries and various other side items and appetizers. We also offer an extensive selection of craft beer, with over 50 on tap. If you would like to be a part of this growing movement, join us on the island!

Bella Luna

Known for their attention to detail and tradition, Bella Luna creates deliciously authentic handcrafted Italian dishes. Their specialty is their Neapolitan-inspired, thin crust pizza that is made from fresh dough and local ingredients and baked to perfection at 900 degrees in a traditional wood-fired oven. Bella Luna is the perfect restaurant for those seeking a tradition Italian experience. .

Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint

One of Harrisonburg’s top restaurants, Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint is the best place to relax and enjoy a nice tall glass of beer and a delicious burger. Their menu is simple, complete with various types of burgers and a long list of craft beers, local and rare, to choose from. Jack Brown’s is the perfect hang out spot for good beer, good burgers, and a good time.

Grilled Cheese Mania

Grilled Cheese Mania takes the concept of the grill cheese sandwich to the next level with their delectable creations. Choose from signature sandwiches including the Mama Mania, with basil pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato slices and a drizzle of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce grilled into a torta roll until golden and crispy. Our Homemade Basil Pesto Dipping Sauce or Srirancha Dipping Sauce compliment it perfectly. Or choose the Casey Snowcap, with roast beef and fresh mozzarella on a butter baguette. Grilled Cheese Mania also takes on the classic mac and cheese, adding new ingredients to create even more deliciously cheesy side dishes.

Cuban Burger

Located in heart of Downtown Harrisonburg our Cuban-American cuisine is a food lover’s paradise. The menu offers a variety of options: fritas, tapas, Cuban sandwiches, and a full bar serving the finest Hand Crafted Cuban cocktails.

The decor and atmosphere offer its patrons the chance to step into the past and experience Hemingway’s Havana.

Come join locals and visitors alike by enjoying a mouthwatering Cuban Burger today!

Jimmy Madison

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys. Glance inside this menu. Make your selections. Then relax and let yourself be taken back to a time and place where life was slow and sweet.

Clementine Cafe

Ideally situated in the building which formerly houses the Strand Theater, Clementine Cafe proudly provides quality food, live music, and creative drinks to do with the various art, films, and community events in a comfortable urban atmosphere. This local, artsy watering hole is not to be missed!


Chic and modern is how one would describe Beyond, one of the best restaurants in downtown Harrisonburg. Be sure to stop by for their Asian-fusion dishes ranging from sushi to Asian-style tapas, try one of their cocktails, or just enjoy the ambiance of this hip spot’s sleek, modern, and art-filled space! This is by far one of the hippest Chinese-style restaurants!


Rocktown Kitchen

Rocktown Kitchen is an intimate, farm-to-table restaurant in Harri VA serving elevated American cuisine in a casual fine-dining environment. We also have an extensive wine list, featuring unique and exceptional wines from around the world, and local craft beers.

If you need even more suggestions of great restaurants to try during your visit to Harrisonburg, visit our Things To Do page for more suggestions of restaurants and more!

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