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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Very hip spot with a nice 'dining out' vibe that features fresh local meats and produce -- and housed in a very cool historic building. You'll love it.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are hungry for pizza but not the restaurant chain verity, try Bella Luna. Great seating area or eat at the bar (they also have great drink options served by great bartenders). I haven't had a bad pizza there but a couple of favorites are: The Don, Bella Bianca, and the Ring of Fire.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“An eclectic American menu is accompanied by live music, art & trivia at this funky bi-level lounge.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Visit the burger place that started the Jack Brown's craze! this is the original burger bar. We recommend the classic cheese burger and an order of fried oreos! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in the city. Try the pancakes! They also specialize in vegetarian/vegan foods.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our fine dining restaurant. The food is not disappointing and neither are the drinks. If you don't want to spend too much on food, enjoy the small bar area, super cozy in the winter with a fire going and summertime sipping with porch seating. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cuban burger has some of the best burgers in Harrisonburg. Their Cuban sandwiches and the "chop-chop" are also delicious options. They also have a bar area where their menu is also available. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Arcade
“Great place for pizza and games! Duckpin bowling, ping pong, pool and more!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is right around the corner from us and has a couple options we enjoy - their noodle dishes are what we recommend. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rustic-chic joint serving up chicken wings, chili cheese fries, donuts & a variety of craft beers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Been to all the big steak chains in the USA? Not this one. The steaks are phenomenal ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“We love this place. Hands down our favorite ethnic food in downtown Harrisonburg. It's Indonesian food always hits the spot, and their homemade pandan ice cream is delicious - so be sure to save a bit of room. Great for date-night; reservations recommended since it's a small restaurant. www.bobokoindonesiancafe.com ”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Top Pick: An excellent American café, especially good for weekend Brunch, but a good choice anytime. Great service and moderately priced. A block from Court Square and other downtown attractions. “Our space, our meals and our service reflect what we believe a creative American restaurant can be. Our menus explore a broad spectrum of styles, traditions and flavors while celebrating the bounty of the Shenandoah Valley—meals made with fresh ingredients and thoughtful flavors.” They have a great bar, too.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“This tiny, cozy spot is in the historic building in downtown Harrisonburg that houses the Harrisonburg Visitors Center. While you're stopping by for up-to-date Valley brochures, maps, and ideas, enjoy breakfast all day, or home-made tasting sandwiches, salads, and soups -- for reasonable prices. And, wonderful daily baked offerings. Good food!' ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jimmy Madison's is a great place to get some upscale "Southern Comfort Food" and/or your favorite bourbon. They have a wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. During the warmer months, the rooftop dining is a great place to order a few drinks and try a few appetizers. Fried Pickles, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Pimento Cheese Fondue were recent hits with guest from out of town.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great salads, entrees, and desserts! Cool vibe! And, it's right next to the local art house and stage, the Court Square Theatre, which shows classic, foreign. or independent films and produces plays -- so make a night of it!”
  • 7 locals recommend